The city of Chicago is buying an additional 8,500 face shields for its police officers as the city continues to prepare for the NATO conference.The shields, which will cost the city about $757,650, will fit over police helmets and provide added protection against rocks or fluids.The additional purch
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the search continues for a new outdoor shooting range location for the Chicago Police Department after bald eagles nested near the original site.The police department announced this week it was abandoning the long-planned range after the U.S.
Though the Chicago Police Department received more 911 calls in January and February of this year compared to the same time last year, the average officer response time is down in the two months, according the department.In an emailed statement, the police department said average response time for "
Local improv troupe "Baby Wants Candy" performs a musical inspired by President Barack Obama and GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney - from WBEZ on Vimeo.Tensions over Iran’s nuclear capacity have led to threats of (if not a full-on move to) a military attack, which in turn have many pon
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday that crime is significantly down in two districts historically plagued by violence as a result of an initiative aimed at targeting gangs and drug markets in those areas.McCarthy said murders in the Englewood (7th) and Harrison (11th) districts
After a week of discussion, Chicago has pulled the plug on 15-year-old Herbert Pulgar's design for Chicago's new city sticker, citing the possibility that it includes references to Chicago gangs.Justin Kaufman, WBEZ's head of talk programming, stopped by to give his take on "Sticker-gate" and defend