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Chicago Police Officer Killed In Shooting, Another Seriously Wounded: ‘We Need Your Prayers’

A third person, who police say fired at the officers, was shot and wounded. He and two others were in custody, Supt. David Brown said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Police Pointed Guns At Sleeping Children In Warrantless Raid Of Home, Lawsuit Alleges

Two children awoke with guns pointed at their heads, the suit says. They are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the complaint.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Should Cancel ShotSpotter Contract After Report Shows Police Influence On Technology, Activists Say

ShotSpotter is touted by police for its real-time gunshot detection technology, but recent reports have cast doubt on its reliability.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Police Gang Database Is ‘Riddled With Errors’ And Has Ruined Lives, Aldermen Say — So Why Is CPD Still Using It?

A trio of police officials described a database the department is planning to roll out that will be governed by tighter controls. But some alderpeople want the whole system scrapped.

Citywide

City Council Votes To Make It Easier For Businesses Seeking Sign Permits, OK’s $1.2 Million Settlement

The settlement was one of three approved Wednesday totaling $1.9 million.

Citywide

15-Year-Old Boy Killed, 9 Others Wounded As West Side Sees 2 Mass Shootings Just Minutes Apart

The two mass shootings happened within five minutes of each other, but police say they do not know if they are connected.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Police Department Getting First-Ever Civilian-Led Oversight Commission

The civilian commission is a compromise between police reform advocates and Mayor Lori Lightfoot after a two-year standoff.

Citywide

Boys & Girls Club Will Be Built On Police Academy Campus After City Council Approval

The plan will bring the West Side a much-needed youth center. But critics said it's inappropriate to build a youth center at the controversial police training facility.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

New Police Task Force Will Target Illegal Gun Sellers — And Trace Every Gun Taken In By CPD

Police hope the task force can prevent gun violence in Chicago, which has risen during the pandemic.

Citywide

After Driver Badly Hurt In Logan Square Hit-And-Run, Family Wonders Why No Arrest Despite Insurance Claim Filed For Other Car

Mario Cruz was left with broken ribs, bleeding in his brain and a collapsed lung. Police haven't yet arrested the other driver.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

$1 Million Fund To Reward People Who Turn In Illegal Guns Being Created, Lightfoot Says

Chicagoans who know where illegal guns are being kept will be able to tell police to get a financial reward as the city tries to prevent gun violence.

Citywide

Controversial Plan To Build West Side Youth Center On Police Academy Campus Gets Key City Approval

If approved by the full City Council, the facility would be the first new Boys & Girls Club in decades. The club would be on the same site as the $95 million Joint Public Safety Training Academy.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Watchdog Finds Black Applicants To Police Department Are Least Likely To Be Invited To Academy

Despite making up 37 percent of the initial applicant pool, Black applicants from 2016-2018 represented just 18 percent of those invited to join the police academy, the report showed. But reforms have since been enacted.

Citywide

New Police Program Helps People On Drugs Get Substance Use Treatment Instead Of Jail Time

The Narcotics Arrest Diversion program was launched at a West Side police district in 2018. Soon, it'll be citywide. "It has long been obvious that we cannot arrest and jail our way out of this."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Aldermen Pounce As Brown, Lightfoot Stand By ‘False Narrative’ Linking Courts To Shootings

At least 90 people were shot in Chicago during the Fourth of July weekend, including two police officers and a 6-year-old girl.

Citywide

Aldermen Force Special Meeting To Put Top Cop ‘On The Stand’ Over CPD Summer Plans

Nearly half the City Council used a legal maneuver on Wednesday to trigger a special meeting designed to probe Chicago Police Department leaders about their plans to head off summer violence ahead of the July 4 weekend.

Citywide

Bronzeville Traffic Crash Injures Two Women, Destroys Abandoned Storefront

The women were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Sleeping Man Carjacked Early Tuesday In West Loop

Three men with a gun told the victim to get out of his car, then they drove away, police said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Dueling Police Oversight Proposals Stall After Key City Committee Doesn’t Vote On Either Plan

It was unclear if either proposal had enough votes to set up a City Council vote — but a late compromise had one coalition feeling confident.

Citywide

Chicago Police’s LGBTQ Liaison Team Expands From 1 To 6 Officers As Police Try To Build Trust With Queer Communities

The LGBTQ liaisons are tasked with improving relationships with the queer community by responding to hate crimes and engaging people in training and policy changes.

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