Jesus "Chuy" Garcia accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of breaking a campaign pledge to hire 1,000 officers.
Cellphone stores have been targeted in a string of recent burglaries, police said.
The UIC-Northwestern study aims to interview 2,100 people from nearly every Chicago neighborhood.
The thefts happened in Novemeber and December, police said.
The vests will be issued to Rogers Park cops in memory of their father and his partner slain in 1945.
The thieves enter through basement doors, police said.
In one instance, a woman was robbed of her car.
This is the third alert issued in recent weeks by Chicago police about burglaries in Portage Park.
Most of the burglaries occurred in November, police said.
Five Northwest Side homes have been burglarized in recent weeks, police warned.
Witnesses had complained that officers on the scene acted nonchalantly after a man was shot.
Four Northwest Side businesses have been burglarized in recent weeks, police warned.
The parts fetch as much as $1,000 for the thieves — but can cost car owners up to $2,000 to repair.
Pullman artist Chris Campagna made a horse of a different color: beer colors. And it has two taps.
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