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Top Cop Defends Crime Stats, But Alderman Says 'Perception is Reality'

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy faced grilling from aldermen on crime statistics.

Downtown »

Feud Between Police, City Parking Ticket Crews Getting Nasty, Watchdog Says

Report, police blog cite rivalry, shift of city resources to ticket writers as possible sore points.

Logan Square »

Northwest Side CAPS Meetings Set for July

The Chicago Police beat meetings cover Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale and Hermosa.

McKinley Park »

CAPS 'Smoke Out' Planned for Hoyne Park

Residents are invited to a picnic with police officers.

Chinatown »

Asian-American Groups Protest City Hall Over Alleged Police Brutality Video

The activist groups came together at City Hall in a show of solidarity for the victim, a U.S. citizen.

Englewood »

DUI Strike Force Back In Englewood This Weekend

For the second time in two weeks, Chicago police will be looking for impaired drivers in Englewood.

Auburn Gresham »

Auburn Gresham DUI Strike Force Patrol Starting Friday

Chicago police will be stopping motorists in Auburn Gresham to make sure they aren't impaired.

Hyde Park »

Car Crashes into Bret Harte Elementary After Police Chase

Police said officers chased three men in a car who fired gunshots on South Cornell Avenue.

Englewood »

DUI Strike Force To Patrol In Englewood This Weekend

Chicago Police will be stopping motorists in Englewood to make sure they are not intoxicated.  

Avalon Park »

South Side Motorists Slow Down for Roadside Safety Check

Chicago police will be checking South Side motorists for violations starting Friday.

Lincoln Park »

Lincoln Park Blotter: Dec. 30-Jan. 5

Lincoln Park's 2013 ended with two reported violent crimes a few blocks from each other.

Downtown »

Mayor Defends Police Overtime, Decision Not to Hire More Cops

Budget Director Alexandra Holt said overtime adds flexibility and puts more police on the street.

Roseland »

Rahm Defends Overtime Policy, $135M in Costs for Police, Firefighters

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said legal woes halted Fire Department hires, but police OT was a deliberate decision.

Downtown »

Police Union: Hire More Cops Instead of Paying $93M in Overtime

"These officers are right here, right now," said police Supt. Garry McCarthy to justify overtime.

Downtown »

Council Progressives Support Back Pay for Cops in Any New Union Pact

Aldermen back police officers in their pursuit of retroactive pay raises in any new contract.