The City Council moved to grant taxi drivers lower lease rates and lowered fines.
Two were for botched police cases, another for biased firefighter hiring.
There have been two such robberies in October, according to an Austin community alert.
McCarthy told aldermen crime was down, and the racial disparity for marijuana citations was "erased."
Backers claimed the support of a majority in the City Council and asked the mayor to "step up."
Ald. Joe Moore said Chicago Police are using helicopters as part of routine patrols to combat violence.
U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon took the unusual step of denying an investigation was underway.
Otherwise, Mayor Rahm Emanuel would not discuss probes of police shootings and Cmdr. Glenn Evans.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy faced grilling from aldermen on crime statistics.
Report, police blog cite rivalry, shift of city resources to ticket writers as possible sore points.
The Chicago Police beat meetings cover Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale and Hermosa.
Residents are invited to a picnic with police officers.
The activist groups came together at City Hall in a show of solidarity for the victim, a U.S. citizen.
For the second time in two weeks, Chicago police will be looking for impaired drivers in Englewood.
Chicago police will be stopping motorists in Auburn Gresham to make sure they aren't impaired.
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