# Chicago police department
Woman Found Dead in Chicago's Chatham Neighborhood, Police Investigate Potential Homicide
Chicago Police launch investigation after unidentified woman discovered deceased in alley. Chicago police have initiated an investigation following the discovery of a deceased woman in the Chatham neighborhood on the city's South Side. According to reports from authorities, the incident occurred Sunday morning in an alley located in the 8200 block of South Vernon Street. The victim, who remains unidentified, was found unresponsive and exhibited signs of trauma to the neck area.
Chicago Police Issue Warning Amidst String of Business Burglaries on South, Southwest Sides
Chicago police issue warning amidst string of business burglaries on South, Southwest Side, reminds owners guidelines to keep business safe. Chicago's South and Southwest Sides have been rocked by a series of burglaries, prompting a warning from the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to local businesses. The incidents occurred between February 1st and 12th in the neighborhoods of Brighton Park, Fuller Park, and Back of the Yards.
Off-Duty Police Officer Involved in Shootout, 17 Shots Fired By Assailants, No Injuries Reported
Gunfire erupts in Chicago's Calumet Heights neighborhood as police officer attacked. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a frightening incident took place in Chicago's Calumet Heights neighborhood as gunfire erupted which was aimed at an off-duty Chicago Police officer.
Oak Brook Residents Worried, Irate Over Retail Crime Spree by Migrants Which Threaten Area Safety
175 migrants arrested in Oak Brook last year, 47 In less than 3 months, mostly for property crimes including retail theft, burglary. Oak Brook, a Chicago suburb, has faced a string of criminal incidents involving migrants residing in or near the Windy City. Over the previous year, more than 175 migrants were arrested with 47 migrants arrested from October 23 to January 17 alone. These arrests were primarily for property crimes, according to Brian Strockis, Chief of Police for the Oak Brook Police Department.
Arbitrator Again Sides With Chicago Police Union, Accuses Mayor, Council of Ignoring Officer Rights
Independent arbitrator criticizes city officials for attempting to bypass arbitration process in police misconduct cases. An independent arbitrator, who presided over extensive negotiations between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police, has leveled serious accusations against Chicago's mayor and city council members. Accusing them of perpetuating "Chicago’s version of 'The Big Lie,'" arbitrator Edwin Benn contends that Mayor Brandon Johnson and 33 alderpersons violated their oaths to the Illinois constitution by attempting to deprive officers accused of severe wrongdoing of their right to arbitration, as outlined in state law.
Tragic Start to 2024: Chicago Records First Homicide Within Minutes of New Year
Windy City grapples with surge in violent crime at start of New Year. Chicago began the new year on a somber note as it witnessed its first homicide within moments of the stroke of midnight, highlighting the city's ongoing struggle with a rise in violent incidents.
Chicago police detective says department retaliated against her after fellow assault
A recent lawsuit has shed light on a troubling case within the Chicago Police Department, where a detective, identified only as Jane Doe, alleges retaliation following her report of threats and physical abuse by a fellow officer she had previously dated.
Chicago Police Issue Warning to Hyde Park Residents About Vehicle Thefts of Jeeps, Hyundais, Kias
Surge in vehicle thefts sparks concerns across Chicago. Chicago police have alerted residents to a recent spree of vehicle thefts on the city's South Side, raising concerns about the safety of parked cars.
At Least 9 People Including Off Duty Chicago Cop Victimized Overnight in Sting of Armed Robberies
Chicago residents concerned with number of gun-related crimes being committed across the city, want Mayor to act. Chicago police are investigating after at least nine people, including an off-duty police officer, were victims of armed robberies overnight that took place across several different neighborhoods. In two of the incidents, the suspects were seen exiting and entering a blue sedan, police said. In four others, witnesses reported suspects fleeing the scene in a black car.
Chicago Crime Out of Hand: Woman Shot in 1 of 14 Armed Robberies Over 3 Hrs Sunday in Multiple Areas
Mayor must make good on campaign promise to keep city safe as surge in robberies plagues Chicago streets. In recent days, Chicago, renowned as one of the most crime-ridden cities in the nation, has experienced a concerning escalation in criminal activities. The city's law enforcement agencies are currently immersed in a comprehensive investigation into a series of robberies that occurred on Sunday morning, involving 14 victims held at gunpoint with one woman being shot.
Has Chicago Mayor Failed to Deliver on Campaign Promise to Keep the City Safe?
Rash of armed robberies, car jackings have Chicago residents worried with lack of police presence. In recent times, the streets of Chicago, notorious for being among the most crime-ridden in the nation, are witnessing a concerning surge in criminal activities. In recent days, the streets of Chicago have witnessed a concerning escalation in criminal activities, solidifying its reputation as one of the nation's most crime-ridden cities.
Chicago Police Department Demands Judge's Recusal in Lawsuit Alleging Framing by Detectives
Jeffrey Cummings, former civil rights attorney recently appointed as federal judge, previously endorsed report that criticized inquiry into allegations of torture by Jon Burge and group known as "midnight crew"
Chicago Officer Under Investigation for Shoving Teenage Student, Caught on Video
Video shows Chicago officer shoving student hard outside school. A Chicago police officer is being investigated after allegedly shoving an 8th grade student outside a South Side school earlier this year. The incident, caught on security cameras in May, occurred at Gresham School of Excellence before classes started.
Chicago's Top Cop Outlines Ambitious Plans During First Budget Hearing
Chicago's police superintendent wants increase in accountability, officers, equipment. Police Superintendent Larry Snelling presented a comprehensive vision during his first budget hearing as the city's new top cop. Promising more police officers, enhanced equipment, and heightened accountability, Snelling addressed the City Council's inquiries about the allocation of the $1.99 billion budget proposed by Mayor Brandon Johnson for the Chicago Police Department in 2024.
Chicago and Police Union Reach Tentative Deal on 20% Raise for Officers
Agreement doubles annual pay raise 2.5% to 5% for Chicago officers in 2024, 2025; cost of living raises in 2026, 2027 to round out the 20%. The city of Chicago and the union representing its rank-and-file police officers have come to a tentative agreement on a four-year contract. This deal promises a substantial 20% raise for the city's law enforcement personnel, as jointly announced by both parties on Friday.
Car Plunges Into Lake Michigan: Driver Rescued, Safe on Chicago's North Side
A 26-year-old man narrowly escaped tragedy after his car crashed into Lake Michigan on Chicago's North Side early Saturday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 3 a.m. in the 3600 block of North Recreation Drive, located in the Lakeview neighborhood of the city.
Chicago's New Police Superintendent Says Police Stations Overwhelmed by Migrant Housing
Chicago’s top cop says city’s use of police stations as temporary housing for thousands of migrants has become "burden" on nation’s second-largest police department. Chicago's new Police Superintendent, Larry Snelling, raised concerns about the use of police stations as temporary housing for migrants seeking asylum. The practice, which began under former Mayor Lori Lightfoot, has continued under Mayor Brandon Johnson and is causing strain on the city's police department.
Video of Chicago Couple in Tesla Attacked by Teen Mob During Chicago Street Takeover Goes Viral
Video captures alarming incident as couple in Tesla faces aggression from group of teenagers during street takeover in Chicago. In a video that surfaced over the weekend, a group of teenagers can be seen attacking a Tesla with a couple inside as they try to escape a chaotic street takeover event in Chicago.
Chicago Police Department Spends $2 Billion 3 Years Following Defund Police Effort
Chicago set to spend record amounts on police department in 2024. Over three years since the tragic murder of George Floyd ignited a nationwide movement to defund police departments, Chicago is poised to spend a record-breaking $2 billion on its police department in 2024.
Two Chicago Police Officers Acquitted in Shooting of Unarmed Man
Judge ruled officers' response was reasonable stating it was self-defense. In a verdict that has generated significant attention, Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood acquitted two Chicago police officers, Sgt. Christopher Liakopoulos and Officer Ruben Reynoso, of charges stemming from the shooting of an unarmed man.