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Former Chicago Police Officer Jon Burge Sentenced for Lying About Police Torture

The Justice Department announced that former Chicago Police Department Commander Jon Burge, 63, of Apollo Beach, Fla., was sentenced to 54 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for lying in a deposition in a civil case about torture and abuse of suspects by Chicago Police Department officers. continue reading »

Logan Square Could Soon Have an Orchard

In Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, the Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP) board has been working to give the area not just more green space, but an actual orchard. continue reading »

Chicago Ties Washington D.C. for Worst Traffic in the Country

Done annually, this year's Urban Mobility Report from the Texas Transportation Institute has put Chicago on top, but that's not exactly a good thing. This year's report has Chicago tied with Washington D.C. as the cities with the worst traffic in the country. continue reading »

The  Bears-Packer Rivalry (VIDEO)

The Bears-Packer Rivalry (VIDEO)

The Bears--Packers rivalry is the oldest rivalry between two professional American football teams in the National Football League (NFL). continue reading »

Chicago Police Seize Nearly 55 Pounds of Cannabis

Two Separate Investigations Recover Narcotics Valued Over $450,000. In two separate investigations, Chicago Police Narcotics Unit officers seized approximately 55 pounds of cannabis and other drugs estimated at more than $450,000 in value. continue reading »


The Mayor’s Office encourages graduate students from all disciplines to apply. While there are no preferences to specific graduate fields or majors, the program seeks candidates who are enthusiastic to learn about city government continue reading »

COMMUNITY ALERT: Police Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Homicide Suspects

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying suspects wanted for questioning regarding a homicide that occurred on March 28th, 2010 at the gas station at 3005 West 63rd Street in Chicago's Gage Park Neighborhood. continue reading »

As Black Wards Add Voters, Latino Wards Fall Behind

Since November's midterm elections, Chicago has seen a jump in the number of registered voters, but Latinos do not seem to be registering as much as their fellow minorities, the African-American population. continue reading »

Bill Clinton in Chicago Tuesday to Campaign for Emanuel

Bill Clinton in Chicago Tuesday to Campaign for Emanuel

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Chicago today to campaign for mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel. Clinton is scheduled to appear with Emanuel at the Chicago Cultural Center Tuesday morning. continue reading »

9 charged in Illinois narcotics trafficking investigation

A lengthy joint investigation into a local cocaine distribution operation ended last month with the arrests of the nine subjects who face state felony narcotics charges. The investigation was conducted by the North Central Narcotics Task Force (NCNTF), with continue reading »

Alderman, Police Officer Accused of Collaborating in Drug Business

Sounding very much like a Hollywood movie plot filled with politicians, crooked former police officers, drugs, and as always, money, the scene Ald. Ed Burke of the 14th Ward finds himself in could disgrace the politician's name, and leave yet another stain on Chicago officials. continue reading »

Man Fatally Shot in Little Village

Sunday afternoon, police say a 32-year-old man was fatally shot in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. According to police, at around 1:30 p.m., continue reading »

WOO-HOO !!! Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers  for the N.F.C. Championship Next Sunday

WOO-HOO !!! Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers for the N.F.C. Championship Next Sunday

The Bears Victory on Sunday means that the N.F.C. championship game next Sunday at Soldier Field will be against the Bears’ biggest and oldest rival, the Green Bay Packers. continue reading »

Little Village Residents Should be On the Lookout for Fake Cops

Little Village residents are being asked to be on the lookout for two Hispanic men posing as police officers in order to commit crimes. The two men have been involved in at least six robberies incidents in the Little Village community. continue reading »

Gun Pointed at Hispanic State Rep. Edward Acevedo in Chicago

Chicago Police are investigating a Friday night incident on Chicago’s southwest side involving Hispanic Democratic State Rep. Edward Acevedo. continue reading »