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Big cuts are coming to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, including nearly 400 jail guards. “We had no way to plan for this,” said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

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How to reduce shootings in Chicago? One possible answer: jobs. But how much would that cost? WBEZ reporter Chip Mitchell crunched the numbers.

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Two former Chicago Police officers and one current officer pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to cover for former cop Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of 16-year old Laquan McDonald.

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Some 87 people were shot and 15 killed over this year’s four-day holiday weekend, with the lion’s share coming on the Fourth of July.

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The Chicago Police Department says the city saw 56 shootings and eight homicides from Friday night to Tuesday night, with the majority occurring Monday on the city’s South and West Sides.

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Will the mayor cave to pressure to get independent oversight of the Chicago Police Department?

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A Cook County special prosecutor has indicted three Chicago police officers on multiple charges in connection with the shooting death of Laquan McDonald in October of 2014. 

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is lending the city access to technology that police hope will help close thousands of gun cases opened every year.

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A class-action “use of force” lawsuit seeks a federal crackdown on the Chicago Police Department.

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On the road to reform, which path should the Chicago Police Department take: one with or without federal oversight?

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A significant decrease in calls to Chicago 911 emergency services is not matched by an overall decline in crime. We take a look at the numbers.

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Sharon Fairley, chief administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

In the wake of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, the Independent Police Review Authority, or IPRA, is being replaced by COPA—the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Sharon Fairley, COPA’s chief administrator, joins us to discuss the transition.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday commended the Illinois House for passing a long sought-after measure cracking down on people caught multiple times for illegal gun possession, but perhaps they were too quick with their praise.

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Chicago police officers will only be allowed to use deadly force as a last resort, according to new guidelines unveiled Wednesday by Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

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Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot talks about misconduct findings against all 15 officers who faced discipline last year.

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A look at the Chicago Police Department's technological crime-fighting strategy.