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New Chicago police pick: I'll have 'cops' backs'

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's choice to lead Chicago police promised Monday to have "cops' backs" and to earn the right to wear the city's police uniform, both issues that sparked criticism for his predecessor. Full story

Burglars steal hair from Chicago business

Chicago police have a real head-scratching case on their hands as they try to root out who stole human hair from a beauty-supply company. Full story

Chicago police concerned about conceal-carry bill

Chicago police joined gun control groups Wednesday to voice concerns about flaws in Illinois' mental health screening system for would-be gun owners, problems that could be amplified with passage of a bill to allow permits for carrying concealed firearms. Full story

11 hurt in Chicago shooting, bus crash

Eleven people were injured when gunmen opened fire Tuesday morning on a Chicago street, apparently causing a car to collide with a bus, officials said. Full story

Ex-Chicago policeman jailed for lying about torture

A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Chicago police commander Jon Burge to 4 1/2 years in prison for lying about the use of police torture to gain confessions. Full story

Cop arrested in 'honeybees' shooting

A suburban Chicago police officer has been arrested in connection with a series of shootings that killed one man and wounded two others. Full story

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