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NEWARK, N.J.—If Garry McCarthy had a honeymoon as Newark's top cop it ended violently on a single day in July 2009. On July 20 of that year, eight people were shot in two separate incidents, including a drive-by shooting that indiscriminately...
Tribune reporterChicago Police Supt. Jody Weis is leaving his post at the end of today, when his $310,000-a-year contract expires. He is being replaced, on an interim basis, by Terry Hillard who headed the Chicago police department from 1998 until 2003. "Serving as the...
Tags: Richard M. Daley, FBI, Human Interest, Politics, Crimes
Tribune reporterJody Weis stepped down as police superintendent to pursue job opportunities, not because he wasn't granted a short-term contract to stay in the job until Rahm Emanuel takes office, Mayor Richard Daley said today. The lack of a contract extension "didn'...
WGN-TVInterim Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard told police officers at a roll call gathering today in the Pullman neighborhood to focus on their duties and said he planned to visit every police district in the future. Hillard was appointed by...
Tags: Richard M. Daley, Politics, WGN, Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Elections
Tribune reporterJuries found in favor of Chicago police in two cases that spotlight a new city policy to be more aggressive in defending officers in lawsuits. The juries returned their verdicts after federal trials in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, city officials said...
Tribune reportersRev. Michael Pfleger today would not comment about unconfirmed reports that he has been asked to leave St. Sabina Catholic Church to become president of Leo High School, saying his conversations with the Archdiocese of Chicago are a confidential matter. ...
Tribune reporterNew Fraternal Order of Police President Michael Shields hopes to press Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel to protect police officers’ pensions and “hold his feet to the fire” on a campaign pledge to hire more cops. Shields, 33, said he...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago Police Board said today it has begun accepting applications for a permanent successor to former police Superintendent Jody Weis. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has said he hopes to name a new superintendent when he takes office on May 16. The...
Tags: FBI, Politics, Rahm Emanuel, Crime, Law and Justice, Elections
Tribune reporterFallen Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg is remembered by his students as a committed teacher, by friends and family as a generous public servant, and by fellow officers as a leader. Soderberg’s star was retired Tuesday in a ceremony at...
The anguished screams of a father awoke the quiet South Side street in July 2008. "No! No! No!" neighbors heard Richard Lyons bellow. "Not my baby! Not my baby!" Lyons told police he had found his 9-year-old daughter dead, stabbed multiple times, in the...
A person picked up for panhandling was killed and two Chicago police officers were injured as the handcuffed panhandler surprised police with a gun and fired as he was enroute to a police station in the River North neighborhood this afternoon, officials...
Chicago Breaking NewsENGLEWOOD, Ill. -- A man was shot and robbed of a snowblower in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago early this morning -- the first shooting since this week's blizzard hit on Tuesday, police said. This week's storm kept crime down so much that the...
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