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Young West Siders Launched A ‘Safe Zone’ To Stop Area Violence. Hours Later, One Says He Was Punched By A Cop

Tae Dudley was swarmed by police, punched and cuffed without explanation, he said. He was never charged with a crime. Now, police and the Mayor's Office are investigating the incident.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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Officers Working Weeks Without Breaks Blast Lightfoot For Claiming Cops Have An ‘Incredible’ Amount Of Time Off

Two married police officers said they had to have relatives come to town to watch their children because they haven't had a day off in three weeks.


After Crowds And Shooting Near 31st Street Beach, Some South Lakefront Residents Want ‘More Aggressive Action’ From Police

"Most of us live near the lake because we want to walk on the lake. We can’t do that anymore. It’s not fun anymore," one resident said. Others say the issue has been blown out of proportion.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Police Officers Lied About Why They Dragged Mia Wright From Car, Hurled Racist Slurs In Brickyard Mall Attack, Watchdog Says

When a bystander tried to stop officers from pulling people out of the car, one officer called the person a “f—ing animal," a "c—-,” a "whore" and used other racist and sexist language, the report states. He was allowed to retire.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Infant Girl Fatally Shot In South Shore

The baby, reported to be 5 months old, was inside a car when someone from inside another car opened fire, shooting her and a 41-year-old man, according to police.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Man Shot In River North Robbery Attempt, Police Say

A 26-year-old man was shot in the wrist a man approached and demanded his belongings, leading to a "physical struggle," police said.

Near North Side, River North

Portage Park Man Charged With Shooting US Marshal, Police Dog To Appear In Court

The shooting led to officers sealing off a commercial strip in Portage Park for hours earlier this month.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Shooting At North Avenue Beach Party, Alderperson Suggests Adding Metal Detectors, Private Security To Area

Another party at the Lincoln Park beach left one man critically wounded. Officers were injured while trying to stop a fight during another incident at the party.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

South Side Red Line Commuters Rattled After Rider Shot, Seriously Wounded Near 47th Street Station

A man riding a northbound Red Line train argued with someone who then shot him in his back and legs, police said. "I'm seeing people getting hurt, people getting killed. It's terrible," one rider said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Neighbors On Edge After Man Killed In Another Pilsen Shooting: ‘I Just Don’t See It Getting Any Better’

Robert Martinez, 29, was killed during the area's most recent shooting. Neighbors said it's difficult to remain hopeful things will change.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Police Chase Policy Still Lets Cops Make The Call, But Forces Officers To Report All Pursuits

The policy comes more than a year after police shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo and young father Anthony Alvarez during separate foot chases, leading to officials — including Mayor Lori Lightfoot — calling for change.


3-Year-Old Girl Shot On Same Little Village Block Where Melissa Ortega Was Killed Earlier This Year

Police said the 3-year-old was in a car on 26th Street when she was shot. She was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

31st Street Beach ‘Takeover’ Draws Large Police Response, But Some Locals Say It Was Overblown

Many people at the beach Thursday said partying the night before at the beach didn't impact their safety or summer beach plans.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Woman Who Stole Police Car, Hit Officer Had Been Sexually Assaulted, Report Says

The woman's bail was set at $2 million. She has no criminal history.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Postal Worker Kierra Coles Disappeared Nearly 4 Years Ago. Her Family And Police Are Boosting Efforts To Find Her

Kierra Coles was three months pregnant when she went missing Oct. 2, 2018. "If you know something, please say something," her mother said in a recent video about the case.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Naked Woman Stole Police Car, Ran Over Officer Before Crashing On West Side: Top Cop

Police Supt. David Brown said the officer had been helping an "unclothed" woman laying on the street when she charged the officer, took his squad car and drove off, hitting him during the getaway.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Police Officer Shot Twice During Traffic Stop Released From Hospital Sunday

Officer Erik Moreno, who was shot in the arm and torso June 5, was released from University of Chicago Medical Center a week later.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Man Accused Of Shooting Police Officer In Englewood Did Not Know Cops Were In SUV, Defense Attorney Says

An attorney for Jerome Halsey, 27, said he feared for his safety before the Sunday afternoon shooting after uniformed officers in an unmarked SUV cornered him in a traffic stop and approached him with their guns unholstered.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

West Loop Workers Chased And Held Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed A Cyclist, Prosecutors Say

Courtney Bertucci was arrested Monday and charged with reckless homicide, failure to report an accident resulting in death and drug possession in connection with the April 16 crash in West Loop.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

More License Plate Readers Coming To DuSable Lake Shore Drive To Crack Down On Shootings, Carjackings

Ald. Brian Hopkins said he hopes the additional cameras will help the Chicago Police Department solve crimes as they are short thousands of officers.

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