The Chicago Transit Authority is doubling its number of security cameras and work with police to start special plainclothes patrols. CTA president Forrest Claypool announced the increased security efforts Monday.
Authorities say they've seized 3,000 pounds of marijuana in two homes on Chicago's North Side and arrested four suspected members of a major drug ring.In a news release on Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department says its detectives and agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency found about 1,000 pound
The Chicago police has moved 70 officers to patrol duty who were on special assignments, and the department said Friday it will tell 400 others to start wearing the uniform and help respond to calls.Interim Superintendent Terry Hillard said he wants more officers in uniform to boost police visibilit
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he hopes to have a new police chief ready to go the first day he takes office. Earlier this week, Jody Weis quit as police superintendent when his contract expired.
Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday said the city's police superintendent abruptly resigned this week in order to pursue other job offers.Jody Weis' resignation Tuesday - the final day of his contract - came as a surprise to the Daley administration.
Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge will get to keep his public pension benefits, despite a federal conviction for lying about the torture of criminal suspects, a police pension board voted Thursday.