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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.

Downtown »

Cop Jobs Have No Place in Budget Talks, Ald. James Balcer Says

The City Council's Public Safety Committee chairman noted that the city is already hiring new officers.

Downtown »

Cappleman's Budget Challenge over Cops Called Empty Threat

Ald. Bob Fioretti said he doesn't see how the 2014 budget debate will lead to more cops on the street.

Chinatown »

Police Warn of Robberies and Burglaries on South Side

Police were urging South Side residents to remain vigilant after several break-ins and robberies.

Grand Crossing »

Grand Crossing Robberies Include One Offender Wearing Mohawk, Cops Say

Police are seeking information on a group of men robbing people in July.

Englewood »

Cops to Tweet More, Accept 911 Photos as Part of New Digital Initiative

The police department announced plans to revamp its website and make reporting crimes easier.

Little Village »

Shots Fired in Retaliation for 2002 Murder in Puerto Rico, Prosecutors Say

Gang member sought revenge for the death of his brother with April 28 shooting, prosecutors said.

Wrigleyville »

Did Rahm Send Severed Goat Head to Wrigley?

Emanuel's top spokeswoman defended the mayor, who only "sends dead fish," she said.

Bronzeville »

Man Convicted of Animal Cruelty Now Charged with Murder

Accused in what police say is a "gang-related" murder, Robert Easter was found guilty of animal cruelty.

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