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26 Apr

On April 24, 2017, the Chicago Police Department partnered with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, AAA, the Illinois State Police,, the National Safety Council, the Illinois Insurance Association, supporters from the private sector, and almost 300 law enforcement/fire agencies throughout Illinois, in support of the first-ever Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week and the National Campaign.

Until April 28th, the Chicago Police Department will be conducting Distracted Driving Missions all along Lake Shore Drive.  The goal of these missions is to educate motorists on all aspects of Distracted Driving through strict enforcement for those found to be using a handheld device while operating a motor vehicle.  Additional enforcement will also focus on speed violations that go hand and hand with distracted driving.

Distracted Driving Missions are funded by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

26 Apr 17- Distracted Driving Missions

19 Apr
Giovanni Roman was placed in custody after investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol/narcotics while driving a 2001 Acura that crashed into a truck on April13, 2017 in the 6300 block of S. Harlem Avenue at approximately 4:04 a.m., causing the death of a 26-year-old male passenger and severely injuring a 23-year-old female passenger. Roman was arrested and charged accordingly. No further information is available at this time. For More Information Click Here
17 Apr

Dear Community Member:

Thank you for attending Cook County’s Community Conversation on the Safety and Justice Challenge. Your input and feedback is invaluable in helping the county adopt sensible criminal justice reforms. A report on what was learned from these forums will be released in May.

The next community conversations will be held at Chicago State University on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm and at the South Holland Public Library on Wednesday, May 10 at 6:00 pm. Registration is available at Eventbrite for the Chicago State University event here and South Holland Public Library here.

For more information, contact Bryant Jackson-Green, Office of the Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, (312) 603-2923,

3 Apr

About This Crime

On April 3, 2017, at approximately 8:20 p.m. on the 2600 block of S. Wentworth Avenue, an unknown male offender grabbed the 63-year-old female victim from behind, pulled the victim’s pants down and groped her.

3 Apr 2017 Att ACSA (JA211483) 9th Dist CA