Judge denies Chicago Police union's effort to recuse herself from case
The union wanted Cook County Judge Cecilia Horan to recuse herself because of what its attorney, Joel D'Alba, called the "appearance of impropriety."
Chicago Police Chief, David Brown, ups the ante: Unvaccinated cops risk retirement benefits
In a memo sent Sunday night, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said that those officers who do choose to retire rather than comply "may be denied retirement credentials."
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot takes police union head to court over vaccines
The mayor said in a statement that the city's law department filed a complaint in Cook County Circuit Court for injunctive relief against Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara, whom she accused of "engaging in, supporting and encouraging work stoppage or strike."
Chicago cops won't be sent home over vaccine status - yet
"Nobody is going to be turned away," said police department spokesman Tom Ahern. "Officers will be working their normal shifts this weekend (and) they won't be turned away or sent home... Officers will continue coming to work until they are told otherwise..."
Chicago police union head urges cops to defy vaccine mandate
Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara vowed to take Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration to court if it tries to enforce the mandate, which requires city workers to report their vaccine status by the end of the work week.
New mobile digital lab in Illinois to speed child-exploitation crackdown
The mobile unit is funded by a $174,000 federal grant and outfitted with advanced technology. Tips about alleged exploitation received by the task force increased by 118% from 2017 to 2020 and are on pace to jump another 23% this year.
Illinois trooper's expressway shooting death ruled suicide
District Chicago Trooper Gerald Mason, 35, was an 11-year-veteran of the Illinois State Police.
Trooper dies after being found shot on Chicago expressway
Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly said there was no threat to public safety or law enforcement.