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Tattoos Help Public Safety Officials Identify Bodies

A breakthrough in identifying the body came once it was examined at the morgue. During this time, the coroner noted a green shamrock tattoo on the man...

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Chicago Police Shoot, Kill Kidnapping Suspect

An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department on Monday morning encountered a male victim and female victim handcuffed together saying they had been kidnapped.

Chicago Police Offering $10,000 Reward for Information on Man Who Shot Officer

The Chicago Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who reportedly shot and critically wounded an off-duty officer.

Chicago Mayor Says Planned $95M Police Academy Should Be Bigger, Better

After touring Chicago's current police academy and seeing recruits apprehending mock suspects in a dark hallway, Mayor Lori Lightfoot came away more convinced than ever that replacing the academy is essential to improve police training.

Off-duty Chicago Officer Shot, Critically Wounded

An off-duty Chicago police officer was critically shot early Wednesday morning. He has shown some response, giving a thumbs-up while undergoing treatment at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Illinois Deputy Shot, Killed Responding to Call at Rural Home

Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Troy Chisum, 39, was responding to a battery and disturbance call at a rural home in Avon, IL, when he was shot by a suspect inside the home, authorities said. The suspect is in custody.

Illinois Now 11th State to Allow Recreational Marijuana

Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing or possessing 30 grams of marijuana or less may have those records expunged.

Judge Orders Special Prosecutor to Look Into Dismissal of Smollett Case

“There was no master on the bridge to guide the ship as it floundered through uncharted waters, and it ultimately lost its bearings,” Toomin wrote in the 21-page opinion. “... The unprecedented irregularities identified in this case warrants the appointment of independent counsel to restore the public’s confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system.”

Deputy in Plain Clothes Shoots Teen Who Attempted Carjacking on Him

A deputy with the Cook County Sheriff's Office shot and wounded a teen who attempted to carjack him overnight.

Chicago Police Department Holds Two-Day Mental Health Summit

The Chicago Police Department—which has suffered three the loss of three officers to suicide this year—is hosting a two-day seminar to improve mental health treatment for police and other emergency responders.