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.
Police said officers chased three men in a car who fired gunshots on South Cornell Avenue.
Chicago Police will be stopping motorists in Englewood to make sure they are not intoxicated.
Chicago police will be checking South Side motorists for violations starting Friday.
Lincoln Park's 2013 ended with two reported violent crimes a few blocks from each other.
Budget Director Alexandra Holt said overtime adds flexibility and puts more police on the street.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said legal woes halted Fire Department hires, but police OT was a deliberate decision.
"These officers are right here, right now," said police Supt. Garry McCarthy to justify overtime.
Aldermen back police officers in their pursuit of retroactive pay raises in any new contract.
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