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Heather Daniel, A Chicago Police Veteran, Sworn In As 16th District Commander

Heather Daniel, a 22-year veteran of the department and a lawyer, takes over for retiring commander Maureen Biggane.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Baby Who Survived Shooting At 1 Month Old Will Celebrate 1st Birthday — And All Of Englewood Is Invited

Terriana Smith was shot in her head in July, but she's recovered well. She's walking and loves "Baby Shark," relatives said. Neighbors are invited to celebrate her birthday Saturday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

West Ridge Synagogues, Jewish Businesses Defaced With Swastika, Broken Windows: ‘All The Hallmarks Of Hate-Based Crimes’

Two Jewish businesses, two synagogues and a school were defaced in West Ridge since Friday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

2 Dead After Shooting, Fiery Crash In Ravenswood, Police Say

Two people in a grey SUV were shot near Wilson and Ashland avenues, causing them to lost control of the car and crash, according to authorities.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Shootings Drop, But Carjackings, Robberies Jump On Far North Side

The local statistics mirror citywide trends in escalating crime during the pandemic. In an effort to halt the trend, local alderpeople are opening new offices, partnering with anti-violence groups and asking the city for more police.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City To Pay $2 Million To Family Of Woman Killed By Fleeing Driver In ‘Reckless’ Police Chase

Curtis Pugh killed Julia Lynn Callaway in 2018 as he fled officers who allegedly smelled cannabis coming from his car. Callaway’s family alleged “it was reckless for the police to pursue" Pugh "when the need to apprehend [him] was minimal."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Driver Kills Pedestrian In Hit-And-Run At Notoriously Dangerous South Shore Intersection

The driver of a black SUV hit a woman early Tuesday as she crossed the street in the 1600 block of 79th Street, then fled the scene.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

Police Contract Approved, Giving Cops A 20% Raise Over 8 Years

Aldermen voted 40-8 to approve the $600 million contract. Reform groups said the agreement “fails to make many of the changes we know we need.” 

Citywide

Downtown Pot Sale Expansion, Police Union Contract On Tap For Last City Council Meeting Before Budget Battle

The $600 million police union contract would give cops a 20 percent raise over its eight-year life.

Citywide

Pivot Gang’s Squeak Killed In West Side Shooting: ‘This One Hurts’

Javunte Wheeler, 26, was best known for his work as a DJ and producer for West Side hip hop collective Pivot Gang.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

At Vigil Honoring Slain Chicago Police Officer Ella French, Cops Say They Feel Ignored, Unvalued By City And Department

"At the end of the day, I am a wife, I am a mother and I am a neighbor before I am police," an officer said. "We want to serve and protect the people that we love — even people we don't know."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Top Cop Blasts Federal Judge, Calling Release Of Alleged Straw Buyer In Slain Officer’s Case An ‘Outrage’

Police Supt. David Brown said releasing alleged straw purchasers sets a dangerous precedent that they are not a danger.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘People’s Ordinance’ For Civilian Police Oversight Plan Set For City Council Committee Vote As Advocates Blast Lightfoot, Await Her Counterproposal

As a broadly popular oversight ordinance inches closer toward a vote, advocates criticized Lightfoot's failure to follow through on her promise to deliver a civilian police oversight commission within her first 100 days.

Citywide

Easter Weekend Diaper, Baby Formula Giveaway Event Canceled After Large Group Makes Off With Donated Items

As many as 600 people were expected at Saturday's giveaway at an Austin church, but between 12 and 15 people took all of the donated items on Friday, the pastor said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Black Chicago Alderwomen Demand Search Warrant Reforms After Anjanette Young Raid

The Anjanette Young Ordinance would ban no-knock warrants and place tighter restrictions on the police's ability to get warrants. “We’re going to continue to push this until it happens,” Young said.

Citywide

Robbers Targeting CTA Train Riders At California And Logan Square Blue Line Stations, Police Say

Three robberies have been reported at the train stations since Sunday, police said in a community alert Wednesday.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

With Car Heists At Record Levels, Citizen Sleuths Take To Facebook To Find Their Stolen Rides

The group has helped recover more than 200 cars in the last two months from Chicago and surrounding areas, a moderator said.

Citywide

Despite Mayor’s Claim, City Tried To Stop Release Of Video Showing Police Running Over Woman

Records show the battle for video of the incident that critically injured Martina Standley in South Shore stretched on for more than a year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Fight Over Police Funding Shows Divided Council, With Some Calling For Cuts As Others Beg For More Cops

The differing opinions on police are evident in Ald. Jeanette Taylor's 20th Ward. “Half of my ward hates you, and the other part loves you, so I’m somewhere in the middle,” she said.

Citywide
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