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Police: Boy, 14, impersonated an officer

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Police in Chicago said they have arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly impersonated an officer by reporting for duty.

Political dispute adjusts cell phone law

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Chicago drivers ticketed for using their cell phones while driving can now keep their driver's license thanks to a related political dispute, officials say.

City worker shot while booting car

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A city worker in Chicago was shot Monday while placing a boot on a vehicle on the South Side, police said.

Officer fired for keeping parking tickets

CHICAGO, May 14 (UPI) -- A Chicago police officer has been fired for writing up hundreds of parking tickets that he never gave to offending motorists.

Campus threat closes St. Xavier University

CHICAGO, April 12 (UPI) -- St. Xavier University in Chicago has been closed indefinitely and students were ordered to leave Saturday after a threatened campus shooting, officials said.

Police officer promotes health incentives

CHICAGO, March 8 (UPI) -- Chicago's new top cop is considering new ways to encourage officers to stay fit, a report said.

LaBeouf polite during Chicago arrest

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf was polite and well-behaved during his recent arrest for trespassing at a Windy City Walgreens, police told the Chicago Tribune.

Romanian boxers allegedly shoplifted

CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Three Romanian boxers have been banned from future international events after authorities said they were caught shoplifting from a Chicago store.

Missing Chicago woman's car found

CHICAGO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Police divers searched a pond on a Chicago-area golf course Saturday morning near where a missing woman’s company car was discovered.

Man shocked with Taser during arrest dies

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A man shocked twice with a Taser by Chicago police after allegedly resisting arrest died shortly after he was subdued, authorities said. Authorities said the unidentified 42-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital after police officers used pepper

Chicago Police porn pranks cost $650,000

CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Chicago Police Department is out $650,000 because a jury found male officers harassed a female officer by putting pornography in her mailbox every day.

Chicago fire kills four

CHICAGO, March 10 (UPI) -- Four people died early Saturday in an apartment fire in Chicago a block from Wrigley Field.

Man suspected of killing three with hammer

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Chicago police say a 56-year-old Iranian immigrant in custody is suspected of bludgeoning three people to death with a hammer this weekend.

Chicago thieves may not like veggies

CHICAGO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Chicago police have recovered a stolen tractor-trailer full of asparagus and are looking for three more missing trailers. Thieves broke into a fenced-in parking lot owned by a shipping company on the South Side and stole four trailers full of perishable g

Shooting at 'Gay House' injures six

CHICAGO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Chicago police said a shooting at a south side home known as the "Gay House" may have been a hate crime.
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