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Illinois Officer Killed Investigating Stolen Car at Gas Station

Officer Tyler Timmins, 36, was investigating a possible stolen car at about 8 a.m. at the Speedway gas station along Illinois Route 111 near Interstate 270. While investigating the car, a man started shooting at him.

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Chicago Police Union Seeks Restraining Order on Vaccine Mandate Dismissals

A court hearing over the union's request for a temporary restraining order was delayed Wednesday, but that did little to ease tensions over the city's attempt to get all police officers vaccinated.

Suburban Chicago-Area Sheriffs Say They Will Not Send Deputies to Support City

"It's like a preplanned police shortage," DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick said. "The lack of logic is the thing that astounds me."

Chicago On Pace to Lose 1,000 Officers to Retirement, Resignations

According to city data, there was a total of 12,258 sworn personnel as of June 2021, down from 13,218 two years ago.

19 Chicago Officer Stripped of Police Powers Over Vaccine Mandate

Most of the officers were assigned to CPD headquarters in Bronzeville, according to John Catanzara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, the union that represents rank-and-file officers.

Chicago Police Union Tells Members to Defy Vaccine Mandate

FOP head John Catanzara said that “it’s safe to say the city of Chicago will have a police force at 50 percent or less” over the weekend.

Consent Decree Monitor Says Chicago Officer Shortage Endangering Public and Police

Between January and June of 2021, Chicago police saw 363 officers leave the department. The losses include Chicago's Deputy Chief at the Bureau of Crime Control, at a time when police struggle to get crime under control with carjackings, shootings and murders all up.

Chicago Mayor Blasts State's Attorney Over Refusal to Charge Gunfight Suspects

The mid-morning gunfight left one shooter dead and two of the suspects wounded. It stemmed from an internal dispute between two factions of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang, according to an internal police report and a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation.

Chicago Police Hold Birthday Party for Wounded Officer's Son

While the boy’s mother couldn’t carry out the birthday party plans she had for her son because of her wounds, she still gathered the strength to use a walker to come outside and thank her fellow officers for making her son’s birthday so special.

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Proposed Chicago Budget Raises Police Funding

The budget includes several points of major investment for the city, including $400 million for community safety with a $142 million increase in the police budget.

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