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Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Mandating Body Cameras for All Officers

A state senate version of the bill would have removed qualified immunity for individual police officers, potentially exposing them to civil lawsuits. This provision was eliminated from the house version of the bill.

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Illinois Sheriff's K-9 Killed in Crash Involving DUI Suspect

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Boone County Deputy Robert Rosenkranz and K9 Loki were conducting a traffic stop on the right shoulder of Interstate 90 near Irene Road when a vehicle driven by a DUI suspect crashed into their vehicle.

Illinois Officer Dies After On-Duty Medical Emergency

Officer Adam Zieminski, a 22-year department veteran, was transporting a detainee to the Markham Courthouse when he suffered the medical emergency.

Suspect Hunting for Rival Criminals Fired 19 Shots at Chicago Officers

Three men, including a 17-year-old and a convicted felon 19 days into two years of probation, were hunting for rivals when they fired on Chicago police officers over the weekend, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Lawsuit Accuses Chicago Officers of Brutalizing, Violating Rights of 60 Protesters

The 203-page lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court on behalf of 60 people who claim they were victimized by officers during protests

Chicago Officer Stabbed on Mental Health Call

The officers Tasered the man and police said while he was being taken into custody, he stabbed one officer in the stomach.

Illinois Officer Wounded in Exchange of Gunfire with Suspect

An officer with the Oak Forest (IL) Police Department was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with an armed suspect early Sunday morning.

Killer of Chicago Police Commander Gets Life Sentence

At the sentencing hearing, Commander Paul Bauer’s daughter Grace, said she envisions what life would be like if her father had stayed home on that February day over two years ago, WGN reports.

Illinois Agency Adds 2 Mental Health Professionals to the Ranks

Officers with the Brookhaven (IL) Police Department will now have the assistance of two mental health professionals when responding to calls involving persons in mental distress.

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Fatal Police Shooting Sparks Protests in Chicago Suburb

The Waukegan Police Department said an officer was "investigating an occupied vehicle" Tuesday when the suspects fled the scene. Later, a second officer spotted and approached the vehicle, which they said began moving in reverse toward him.