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Chicago may settle police suits for $32M
Jan. 15, 2013
A Chicago City Council committee is scheduled to consider proposals that would settle a pair of lawsuits against police for more than $32 million.
Ex-Chicago cop sentenced in gang case
Jan. 12, 2013
A former Chicago police officer has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing from drug dealers and turning the money and drugs over to Latin Kings gang members.
Chicago police arrest man, find AK-47
Jan. 10, 2013
Chicago Police responding to a landlord's report that a tenant had pointed a gun at him found an AK-47 assault rifle and nearly 400 rounds of ammunition in the tenant's home.
Rick Kogan Essay: The beat generation
Dec. 10, 2012
In a couple of minutes, you’ll hear about some bad cops—but first, the story of two beat cops.There was, of course, the day that Jack was knocked to the pavement while chasing a man who had just robbed Walgreens.
Judge may rule on Abbate verdict
Dec. 7, 2012
A federal judge could rule Friday on whether to set aside a jury verdict against an off-duty Chicago cop who beat up a bartender.
City crime-fighting strategy targets problem businesses
Nov. 26, 2012
The city has closed 34 businesses cited with criminal activities like allowing gang activity.
Chicago police chief wants officers caught on gang video fired
Nov. 16, 2012
Footage spotted by WBEZ last year showed the two cops with a gang member after bringing him into rival turf. Their fate rests with the city’s Police Board.
The Haymarket incident
May. 4, 2012
Haymarket Square was located on Randolph Street just east of Halsted, about where the Kennedy now comes through. On this date in 1886, the site became infamous.
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