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Cops Rarely Pull Over Drivers In Their Own Neighborhoods, Data Shows. Motorists In Black Neighborhoods Aren’t So Lucky

Drivers are least likely to be pulled over on the far Northwest and Southwest sides, where many first responders live. Ald. Nick Sposato said that's because "white people just know how to talk their way out of a ticket."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

21 Chicago Police Officers Told To Stop Working For Refusing To Report Vaccination Status

It could take days to see how many Chicago officers will ultimately be taken off the streets for defying the city's order.

Citywide

Man Who Shot Cop In Lincoln Park Threatened Woman At Gunpoint Before Attack, Prosecutors Say

Jovan McPherson, 23, faces several felony charges in connection to the shooting of a police officer Monday. The officer is expected to make a full recovery.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Chicago Police Officer Survives Shooting In Lincoln Park; Suspect Arrested

The officer was shot in his face at the North & Sheffield Commons Mall, but he was later released from the hospital. Supt. David Brown said his wounds are not "life-threatening."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

More Than One-Third Of Chicago Cops Could Be Punished For Not Reporting Vaccination Status — But FOP Boss Says ‘Hold The Line’

All city workers were required to report if they were vaccinated by Friday; those that didn't would be put on a no-pay status, officials repeatedly warned.

Citywide

Judge Orders Police Union Leader To Stop Encouraging Cops To Defy City’s Vaccine Mandate

The city and its largest police union have filed dueling lawsuits over Chicago's vaccine mandate.

Citywide

Chicago’s Police Union Boss Is Encouraging Strike Over Vaccine Mandate, City Says While Filing Lawsuit

"I cannot and will not stand idly by while the rhetoric of conspiracy theorists threatens the health and safety of Chicago’s residents and first responders," Mayor Lightfoot said.

Citywide

Police Officers, Other City Workers Could Be Fired If They Don’t Show Up For Work Over Vaccine Mandate, Officials Say

The city and its largest police union are in a standoff over a requirement that workers report their vaccination status by Friday.

Citywide

Cyclists In Black Neighborhoods Are 8 Times More Likely To Be Ticketed By Cops, New Study Shows

Over 90 percent of tickets are for riding on the sidewalk. But on the South and West sides, where bike infrastructure is lacking, riding can be dangerous — and it's kept cycling from catching on, advocates said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Police Union Boss Urges Officers Not To Tell City If They’re Vaccinated, Predicts 50% Drop In Cops

Four Chicago police officers have died from COVID-19, and thousands have had the virus.

Citywide

Chicago Police Had Inaccurate Data About Foot Chases — And Missed Deadline For Reforming Chase Policy, Monitor Says

The Police Department missed a consent decree deadline for updating its problematic foot chase policy — just months after an officer shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo after a short chase.

Citywide

County Board President Preckwinkle’s Security Officer Fired Shots During Attempted Carjacking Outside Her Hyde Park Home, Officials Say

Preckwinkle's office and local police are all pointing fingers at each other to share specifics — but officials were quick to say the shooting was in response to an attempted carjacking.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago Is Scouring The Country For Police Recruits As City Council Demands More Officers Across City

Supt. David Brown said a "pipeline" of 1,000 officers is needed to push enough officers through the police academy to keep up with attrition.

Citywide

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Unveils A Little Library In His Honor 6 Months After His Killing

The little library is just one step toward making sure Alvarez's name isn't forgotten and his family receives justice, they said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Investigation Into Cop Who Grabbed Nikkita Brown To Conclude In The ‘Next Month,’ Police Oversight Chief Says

The claim was made at a budget hearing Thursday, as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability's interim leaders promised increased transparency at the agency charged with investigating police misconduct.

Citywide

CPS Board Approves Smaller Contract To Keep Cops In High Schools That Want Them

Ten schools opted to remove officers from their campus as of this week, and other schools may reevaluate their school safety plan during the school year.

Citywide

After 3rd Time Being Attacked, Cappleman Defends Street Interventions But Says He Will ‘Be More Careful When I Work’

Some constituents have criticized Cappleman's tactics, with one Uptown group calling it "terrifying and inappropriate."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘I Was Profiled, I Was Threatened’: 911 Audio Shows Distraught Nikkita Brown After Cop Grabbed Her Near Beach

Lawyers say the Chicago Police Department has yet to turn over vital evidence, like body cam footage and police reports taken after a Black woman was grabbed by an officer telling her to leave a closed park.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

‘Historic’ Gang Feud To Blame For Recent Uptown Shootings Near Sheridan And Wilson, Police Say

Six people have been shot at Sheridan and Wilson since late July in a longstanding gang conflict. Neighbors in a nearby high rise are voicing concerns for their safety.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Citing ‘Lawlessness And Violence In River North,’ Downtown Alderman Wants More Cops On Weekends

Ald. Brendan Reilly wrote Mayor Lori Lightfoot to demand more police patrols after a viral video showed two men being attacked in his ward.

Downtown
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