CHICAGO (AP) — A hearing is set for four Chicago police officers who are fighting their dismissals following accusations they covered up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager...
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is open to an outside investigation into her office's decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett, the prosecutor wrote in a newspaper...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants...
CHICAGO (AP) — Records show Cook County's top prosecutor asked Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to let the FBI investigate the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett before the actor was...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have shut down a private social club where six people were seriously wounded in a weekend shooting.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Chicago Police Superintendent...
Judge allows Smollett to travel to meet with attorneys
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett can travel out-of-state to meet his lawyers while he's free on bond on charges he falsely reported being attacked by two masked...
Correction: Empire Cast Member-Attack story
CHICAGO (AP) — In one version of a Feb. 21 story about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett being charged with staging an attack on himself in Chicago, The Associated Press erroneously referred to...
The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local):
Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized law...
Chicago police chief angry over alleged Smollett hoax
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson took it personally when detectives determined that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and...
Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.
The reports surfaced as detectives were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area of downtown Chicago where Smollett said he was attacked last month.
Pritzker signs bill allowing Illinois to license gun dealers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker authorized state regulation of firearms dealers Thursday in a reversal of his predecessor's policy and prompting a gun owners group to threaten legal action against Illinois.
Funeral held for Chicago police officer killed by train
CHICAGO (AP) — One of two Chicago police officers struck and killed by a train is being remembered as a devoted father and husband, loyal friend and dedicated police officer.
Hundreds of officers on Friday crowded into a Roman Catholic Church on the city's South Side where Cardinal Blase Cupich helped celebrate a funeral Mass for 31-year-old Conrad Gary. Speakers included Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
The Latest: Doctor, pharmaceutical assistant among 4 dead
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local):
Mercy Hospital has identified two members of its staff killed in a shooting that left four dead, also including the gunman and a police officer.
Emergency room physician, 38-year-old Dr. Tamera O'Neal, was described as a fascinating, hardworking person. Hospital officials said that O'Neal never worked on Sunday because of her religious beliefs.
Ex-police commander accused of stealing from Social Security
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police commander has been charged with stealing Social Security funds in a scheme lasting more than 23 years.
Kenneth Johnson is accused in U.S. District Court of bilking the Social Security Administration out of $363,064 from about June 1994 to November 2017.
The Chicago Tribune reports the 54-year-old Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned next week.
2 teens shot to death in Chicago after argument near school
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say two teenagers were shot to death three blocks from Chicago police headquarters after an argument outside a South Side alternative high school led to gunfire.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Wednesday the argument began outside Youth Connection Charter School. The victims, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, ran in the direction of a train line and Guaranteed Rate Field, the ballpark where the Chicago White Sox play, as the shooters fired at them.
Illinois judges take police, court lessons to schools
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Judges Association is introducing a schools program to help young people learn how to interact with police.
The program is called "Your Future, Your Choice." It includes video clips from law enforcement officials and a man who went to prison at age 15 for 25 years.
Son who donated kidney to Chicago police chief becomes cop
CHICAGO (AP) — The son of Chicago's police chief has been sworn-in as a rookie officer, a year after donating a kidney to his dad.
The Chicago Sun-Times says Daniel Johnson got a big hug from his new boss, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, when he crossed the stage Tuesday. The elder Johnson called it "one of the most special days" of his life.
11 Dead, 70 Wounded in Violent Chicago Weekend
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago and state officials released a plan Friday to carry out far-reaching police reforms under federal court supervision more than a year after a U.S. Justice Department investigation found a longstanding history of civil rights violations by the police department.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a plan to carry out far-reaching police reforms in Chicago (all times local):
Chicago has announced a plan to implement far-reaching police reforms under federal court supervision.
The more than 200-page document was released Friday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. The report covers topics ranging from officer recruitment and supervision to the use of force.
CHICAGO (AP) — When a white Chicago police officer fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, it took more than a year for video of the shooting to be released under court order.
When a black man armed with a gun was fatally shot by a white officer on Saturday, it took a day.
The stark contrast shows a city that once engaged in a months-long legal battle to keep the McDonald video under wraps, now is moving more quickly following reforms forced on the police department.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago and a police officer resulting from the 2015 fatal shooting of a teenager.
Quintonio LeGrier's family is suing the city after the 19-year-old college student was shot by Officer Robert Rialmo. Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old neighbor, was also fatally shot.
CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of Chicago's police superintendent has filed a complaint alleging discrimination within the police department.
Lt. Nakia Fenner filed the complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency didn't release details of the complaint, and Fenner declined comment Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — A civil rights attorney has agreed to defend the suspect in the shooting death of a Chicago police commander.
The Chicago Tribune reports Scott Kamin is representing Shomari Legghette without charge. Kamin took on the case during a hearing Wednesday that was attended by dozens of Chicago police officers, including Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is expanding its use of license plate recognition technology to help spot stolen cars and return them to their owners.
The mayor's office said Thursday the devices are being placed on city trucks that boot vehicles across the city. They automatically feed license plate numbers to crime databases and plates from stolen cars are flagged. The devices also identify cars eligible to be booted for other reasons.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expressing outrage that a 15-year-old boy was shot in the head as he rode a city bus home from high school on the city's Southwest Side.
Police say the bullet smashed through the rear window of a Chicago Transit Authority bus in the Marquette Park neighborhood Wednesday and grazed the boy's head. The teen, whose name hasn't been released, is reported in good condition.
CHICAGO (AP) — The suspect in the downtown Chicago shooting death of a local police commander has pleaded not guilty to a 56-count indictment.
Shomari Legghette wore an orange jail jumpsuit and hand shackles Monday when he appeared before a Cook County judge. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attended the hearing with other uniformed officers.
A grand jury indicted the 44-year-old Legghette on first-degree murder and other charges Friday in the Feb. 13 killing of Commander Paul Bauer.
Chicago mayor, police superintendent to be questioned in 2015 shooting of NIU student
CHICAGO – A judge has ordered Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to sit for sworn depositions in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Northern Illinois University student fatally shot by a police officer in 2015.
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge is ordering Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to sit for sworn depositions in a lawsuit filed by the family of a teenager fatally shot by an officer in 2015.
CHICAGO (AP) — Armed security guards are starting to patrol a popular shopping area in downtown Chicago.
The two uniformed guards will be dispatched to State Street south of the Chicago River for several hours during the day and again in the late afternoon and evening in a visible effort to prevent retail theft and other crimes.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats are gearing up for a showdown on gun-purchasing restrictions.
House leaders plan votes today on five measures to restrict firearms purchases and intervene on mental health issues.
The Judiciary-Criminal Committee endorsed each Tuesday evening on 8-5 partisan roll calls. Republicans and gun-rights advocates complain the proposals are rushed, poorly drafted and in some cases represent a constitutional overreach.
Disciplinary body recommends officer who killed 2 be fired
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police disciplinary body that ruled an officer's 2015 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old and a woman bystander was unjustified is recommending that the officer be fired.
Chicago police statistics show increase in carjackings
CHICAGO (AP) — Statistics from the Chicago Police Department show an increase in carjackings over the past two years.
Chicago alderman collapses during council budget hearing
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Alderman Willie Cochran collapsed during a city council budget hearing at City Hall.
Paramedics were called to the scene on Thursday. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was expected to testify about the police department's 2018 budget. Johnson says Cochran was responsive following the collapse. Alderman Carrie Austin shouted "Man down!" when she saw Cochran collapse. Several people rushed to his side.
Chicago’s top cop back at work after kidney transplant
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is back at work after undergoing a kidney transplant seven weeks ago.
Johnson returned to work on Wednesday and department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says he has been cleared by his doctors to work full time.
Guglielmi says doctors put no restrictions on Johnson and that the superintendent is already exercising regularly.
Chicago police superintendent faints at awards ceremony
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was taken to a hospital after fainting during an Illinois State Police awards ceremony.
Chicago's WBBM reports that police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the incident Friday was related to the 57-year-old Johnson's blood pressure, and not his kidney transplant. He apparently took his blood pressure medication on an empty stomach.
Feds say Chicago violated immigration rules on Byrne grant
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department contends the city of Chicago and Cook County violated federal immigration laws when they were awarded public safety grants last year.
The Justice Department made the assertion in letters to Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Although the letters don't specify why the city and county are in violation of the law, the Justice Department gives them until Oct. 27 to prove otherwise.
Chicago police chief leaves hospital after kidney transplant
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has left the hospital three days after undergoing a kidney transplant.
Johnson was discharged on Saturday afternoon. On Wednesday, doctors removed a kidney from Johnson's son and then transplanted into the 57-year-old Johnson.
A day after the surgery, doctors said it went smoothly and that both Johnson and his 25-year-old son, Daniel Johnson, were doing well.
Doctor: Police superintendent’s kidney transplant successful
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's kidney transplant was a success and he was already feeling well enough to check his emails just hours after the surgery, doctors said Thursday.
Chicago police superintendent undergoes transplant surgery
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson underwent a kidney transplant operation Wednesday that ended after several hours with officials expressing confidence about his recovery.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Johnson was resting comfortably after the surgery at Rush University Medical Center. He added the superintendent and his son, who donated the kidney, got through the surgery without incident.
The Latest: Chicago police superintendent gets new kidney
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's kidney transplant operation (all times local):
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has undergone a successful kidney transplant operation that lasted for several hours.
Chicago police superintendent to receive new kidney
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is set for a kidney transplant.
Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Johnson is scheduled to arrive at Rush University Medical Center at 6 a.m. Wednesday for the surgery later in the morning. Guglielmi says that Johnson's surgeon will have a news conference on Thursday to discuss the operation and the operation on Johnson's 25-year-old son who is donating one of his kidneys to his father.
Chicago Police Superintendent to get new kidney next week
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has told officers he will have a kidney transplant next week.
Chicago police superintendent getting new kidney from son
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is poised to receive a new kidney — from his son.
Johnson, who disclosed in January after suffering a public dizzy spell that he's on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, said Wednesday that 25-year-old Daniel Johnson will be the donor of the kidney.
Police: Nearly 6,000 illegal guns seized this year
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say officers have seized nearly 6,000 illegal guns so far this year.
That is about 250 more guns than officers took off the streets during the same period last year.
Chicago mayor calls Trump sanctuary city policy ‘wrong’
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says President Donald Trump's administration is "wrong morally, wrong factually and wrong legally" as it threatens to end funding for cities that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities.