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Chicago's Top Cop Urges "Patience" Amid Violent Times

Following a weekend during which 64 people were shot—13 fatally—in Chicago, that city's police superintendent asked for patience from the public while new crime-fighting strategies are formulated and employed.

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Illinois Officer Drowns in Lake Following Medical Emergency

An officer with the Palatine Police Department drowned last week after having a medical emergency while swimming in a local lake.

Chicago School Board Votes to Keep SROs in Schools

The Chicago Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep School Resource Officers in city schools.

Violence in Chicago Rises, 104 People Shot over Father's Day Weekend

Chicago saw its highest number of gun violence victims in a single weekend this year with 104 people shot—14 of them fatally—with at least five minors being struck by gunfire.

Chicago Officer Shot in Knee Now Listed in Good Condition

An officer with the Chicago Police Department was shot in the knee on Monday night while attempting to apprehend an individual who was wanted for an aggravated assault with a handgun earlier this month.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Dies of Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department has died and a woman is in critical after a carbon monoxide leak earlier this week.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Shot, Wounded in Possible Ambush Attack

An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department was shot in the leg early Tuesday but is expected to fully recover.

Chicago Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest in Shooting

An officer with the Chicago Police Department is alive and recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after he was struck by gunfire that was stopped by his ballistic vest.

2 Men Found with Gasoline Can Outside Chicago Captain's Home

It was not clear if the men followed the captain home. But the neighborhood is known to be home to many CPD officers. The captain’s squad vehicle was parked outside the house.

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2 Chicago Officers Injured While Dispersing Crowd

Two officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured while trying to disperse a crowd Sunday night.