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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

More Police Assigned To West Ridge After 9 Armed Robberies, 2 Shootings

The robberies and shootings have been tied to two armed crews, police said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

There Have Been 950+ Coronavirus Cases Within The Chicago Police Department, But Many Officers Still Won’t Wear Masks

Officers are mandated to wear masks on the job but many fail to do so. "None of our bosses are doing it," one lieutenant said.

Downtown

Mother Held Without Bond In Fatal Stabbing Of 5-Year-Old Serenity Arrington On West Side

Prosecutors say Serenity's older sister witnessed the attack and tried to save her by pulling at her mother's hair and calling for help.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Michigan Avenue Gunfire Leads To Police Chase, Crash Over Dan Ryan Expressway

The chase ended when the shooter's car crashed into another car on Roosevelt Road over the Dan Ryan, where at least one person was arrested, police said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Couple Robbed On Bosworth Avenue In Noble Square: ‘He Put The Knife Against My Neck’

The robber stole a man and woman's phones and wallets.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

At Tense Downtown Protest, Police ‘Kettle’ Activists — And Aldermen Have Questions

Police boxed in protesters in the Loop Saturday, employing a controversial tactic known as "kettling." The tactic has led to lawsuits and large settlements in the past.

Downtown

Police Investigating String Of Carjackings In Wicker Park And Bucktown

It's not yet clear if Thursday's carjackings in Bucktown are related to two other carjackings from earlier in the week, police said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wells Community Academy Votes To Keep School Police Officers In Narrow Decision

No students attended Monday's virtual meeting, but three community members — including a prospective parent — urged the council to vote to remove police.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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