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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, Back of the Yards

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

Police Shoot Man Who Fired Shots At Officers In Englewood, Police Say

The man, described in his late teens or early 20s, was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition. Officers faced a tense crowd after the shooting.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

15 Shot In Mass Shooting Outside Gresham Funeral; Activists Say They Warned Police It Could Happen

The shooting Tuesday night was believed to be the worst mass shooting in Chicago since 2013.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Man Walking Down Street In Irving Park Shot Monday

The 18-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Video Shows Coordinated ‘Ambush’ On Police At Columbus Statue With ‘Vigilantes’ Throwing Bottles, Fireworks, Sharpened PVC, Officials Say

Forty-nine officers were injured, including a sergeant who had a broken eye socket, Supt. David Brown said.

Downtown
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