U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is talking up 29 Chicago-area arrests that were part of a national operation targeting transnational gangs. "Project Nefarious," an operation targeting transnational gangs, led to more than 600 arrests nationwide, according to ICE.
A debate about a Cook County ordinance that frees some inmates wanted by immigration authorities could get hotter. At its meeting Wednesday, the County Board agreed to consider two proposed amendments that would scale back the ordinance.
The Chicago area is getting millions of dollars that safety officials say could help the city prepare for the upcoming NATO and G-8 summits.On Thursday, city and state officials announced Cook County and the city of Chicago would be awarded more than $54 million from the federal government.
Chicago border patrol officers have had their hands full seizing Cuban cigars for the last month.Brian Bell, a spokesman for the Chicago office of Customs and Border Protection, said customs has seized over 100,000 cigars shipping from retailers in Switzerland in the past two weeks.“These are