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  • 2011 prediction-survey roundup: I've already blown one!

     
    In announcing my forecasts in our recently 2011 prediction survey, I said the Bears would not even win one game in the NFL playoffs. I'm glad to have been wrong about that, and hope now that the 42 percent plurality......
  • Daley defends ex-top cop, denies morale is poor

    Jody Weis stepped down as police superintendent to pursue job opportunities, not because he wasn't granted a short-term contract to stay in the job until Rahm Emanuel takes office, Mayor Richard Daley said today. The lack of a contract extension "didn'...
  • Hillard tells officers he will visit every district

    Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard told police officers at a roll call gathering today in the Pullman neighborhood to focus on their duties and said he planned to visit every police district in the future. Hillard was appointed by...
  • New police union head wants more cops

    New Fraternal Order of Police President Michael Shields hopes to press Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel to protect police officers’ pensions and “hold his feet to the fire” on a campaign pledge to hire more cops. Shields, 33, said he...
  • Police board taking applications for top cop

    The Chicago Police Board said today it has begun accepting applications for a permanent successor to former police Superintendent Jody Weis. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has said he hopes to name a new superintendent when he takes office on May 16. The...
  • Juries find for Chicago police in 2 lawsuits

    Juries found in favor of Chicago police in two cases that spotlight a new city policy to be more aggressive in defending officers in lawsuits. The juries returned their verdicts after federal trials in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, city officials said...
  • Rev. Pfleger mum on reports he will head Leo H.S.

    Rev. Pfleger mum on reports he will head Leo H.S.
    Rev. Michael Pfleger today would not comment about unconfirmed reports that he has been asked to leave St. Sabina Catholic Church to become president of Leo High School, saying his conversations with the Archdiocese of Chicago are a confidential matter. ...
  • Weis talks uniforms, politics, case of Daley's nephew

    Weis talks uniforms, politics, case of Daley's nephew
    Former Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis said Tuesday that the 2004 death of David Koschman — after a confrontation in the Rush Street nightclub area with a nephew of Mayor Richard Daley's — should be reinvestigated by an independent law...
  • New police chief: Strong administrator, thick skin

    New police chief: Strong administrator, thick skin
    NEWARK, N.J.—If Garry McCarthy had a honeymoon as Newark's top cop it ended violently on a single day in July 2009. On July 20 of that year, eight people were shot in two separate incidents, including a drive-by shooting that indiscriminately...
  • Issues for the next top cop

    Job openings: The Chicago Police Department has more than 1,100 vacancies on a force of 13,500 officers. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel promises to add 1,000 officers to the city's streets. Public perceptions: In polls, people say crime is getting worse, yet...
  • Star retired for slain officer Soderberg

    Star retired for slain officer Soderberg
    Fallen Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg is remembered by his students as a committed teacher, by friends and family as a generous public servant, and by fellow officers as a leader. Soderberg’s star was retired Tuesday in a ceremony at...
  • 'Dibs' OK on city streets -- for now

    'Dibs' OK on city streets -- for now
    Chicago officials say they will not crack down on "dibs," the tradition of cordoning off shoveled-out parking spaces -- at least for now." And more good news for blizzard weary residents: There'll be no enforcement today of parking meters. In giving a...