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October 12, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
While an investigation continued into the circumstances surrounding the suspected suicide of "MasterChef" finalist Josh Marks, he was mourned Saturday by Chef Gordon Ramsay and "MasterChef" executives who worked closely with the gentle giant during the show's third season. "Just heard the devastating news about Josh Marks. My thoughts are with his family & friends at this tragic time," tweeted Ramsay. A statement released on behalf of "MasterChef," its production companies, and Fox echoed that sentiment.
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October 12, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
While an investigation continued into the circumstances surrounding the suspected suicide of "MasterChef" finalist Josh Marks, he was mourned Saturday by Chef Gordon Ramsay and "MasterChef" executives who worked closely with the gentle giant during the show's third season. "Just heard the devastating news about Josh Marks. My thoughts are with his family & friends at this tragic time," tweeted Ramsay. A statement released on behalf of "MasterChef," its production companies, and Fox echoed that sentiment.
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NATIONAL
October 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Chicago Police Department will disband an elite drug and gang unit under state and federal investigation for allegations including armed violence, home invasion, kidnapping and plotting a murder for hire, officials said. "The recent incidents involving officer misconduct have been disheartening and demoralizing, especially to the officers who serve this department honorably every single day," said interim Police Supt. Dana Starks.
NATIONAL
September 21, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
One day after 13 people were shot and wounded in a Chicago park, a rash of separate shootings erupted across the city overnight Friday and into Saturday morning leaving five dead and at least six injured, police said. The latest shooting involved a 51-year-old man who was wounded in the stomach just after 5:30 a.m., a spokesman for the Chicago police department told The Times. Between 1:30 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday, eight other shootings left five dead and four injured -- with victims ranging from 14 to 41 years old, the Chicago Tribune reported.
NEWS
March 30, 2000 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With one officer awaiting trial for allegedly running a cocaine ring, at least four others under investigation in the case and federal prosecutors hinting that more indictments are on the way, the Chicago Police Department has launched an overhaul of its elite anti-gang unit.
NATIONAL
September 21, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
One day after 13 people were shot and wounded in a Chicago park, a rash of separate shootings erupted across the city overnight Friday and into Saturday morning leaving five dead and at least six injured, police said. The latest shooting involved a 51-year-old man who was wounded in the stomach just after 5:30 a.m., a spokesman for the Chicago police department told The Times. Between 1:30 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday, eight other shootings left five dead and four injured -- with victims ranging from 14 to 41 years old, the Chicago Tribune reported.
SPORTS
June 21, 1993 | Associated Press
Although police made about 100 arrests to clear streets and looting was reported at one intersection, most of the celebrating over the Bulls' third consecutive NBA championship in this city Sunday night appeared to be peaceful. There were horns honking, firecrackers popping and shouts of "Three-peat!" In the city's near-north nightlife district, fans partied in the streets and danced and cheered between roadblocks before police on horseback began clearing the area.
NATIONAL
September 19, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
At least 10 people and a child were injured in a shooting at an outdoor basketball court on Chicago's South Side late Thursday, according to local fire department and media reports. The child was seriously wounded, according to the Chicago Fire Department; one responder over scanner traffic guessed that the child was 3 years old. The fire department said three other victims were seriously hurt, five others moderately wounded and two lightly injured. The victims were taken to four different hospitals.
NATIONAL
January 13, 2010 | By Alejandra Cancino
Chicago police agreed Tuesday to take a look at the 70-year-old unsolved slaying of Edward J. O'Hare, a lawyer who may have cooperated with federal authorities against Al Capone. The unusual request came from Chicago politician Edward Burke in advance of the release of a book on the infamous mobster. Burke said his intention was simply to set the record straight that it wasn't Eliot Ness who brought Capone to justice. Without O'Hare's cooperation, Burke said, "there never would have been a case against Capone."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Dennis Farina, a Chicago police officer turned character actor who cemented his second career playing gangsters, cops and other tough guys in film and TV, died Monday. He was 69. The actor, perhaps best known in recent years for his stint on the TV crime drama "Law & Order," died at a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung, said his publicist, Lori De Waal. Farina's ability to straddle both sides of the law on screen came with a certain ease. He had worked for the Chicago Police Department for 18 years - from 1967 to 1985 - before a chance meeting with director Michael Mann spurred a change in careers in his late 30s. PHOTOS: Dennis Farina's career highlights The two shared a mutual friend, a retired cop, and while Farina was still on the force, Mann cast him in his 1981 neo-noir film "Thief.
NATIONAL
September 19, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
At least 10 people and a child were injured in a shooting at an outdoor basketball court on Chicago's South Side late Thursday, according to local fire department and media reports. The child was seriously wounded, according to the Chicago Fire Department; one responder over scanner traffic guessed that the child was 3 years old. The fire department said three other victims were seriously hurt, five others moderately wounded and two lightly injured. The victims were taken to four different hospitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Dennis Farina, a Chicago police officer turned character actor who cemented his second career playing gangsters, cops and other tough guys in film and TV, died Monday. He was 69. The actor, perhaps best known in recent years for his stint on the TV crime drama "Law & Order," died at a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung, said his publicist, Lori De Waal. Farina's ability to straddle both sides of the law on screen came with a certain ease. He had worked for the Chicago Police Department for 18 years - from 1967 to 1985 - before a chance meeting with director Michael Mann spurred a change in careers in his late 30s. PHOTOS: Dennis Farina's career highlights The two shared a mutual friend, a retired cop, and while Farina was still on the force, Mann cast him in his 1981 neo-noir film "Thief.
NATIONAL
January 13, 2010 | By Alejandra Cancino
Chicago police agreed Tuesday to take a look at the 70-year-old unsolved slaying of Edward J. O'Hare, a lawyer who may have cooperated with federal authorities against Al Capone. The unusual request came from Chicago politician Edward Burke in advance of the release of a book on the infamous mobster. Burke said his intention was simply to set the record straight that it wasn't Eliot Ness who brought Capone to justice. Without O'Hare's cooperation, Burke said, "there never would have been a case against Capone."
NATIONAL
November 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley picked a Philadelphia FBI official to lead a Police Department tarnished by allegations of misconduct and abuse. J.P. "Jody" Weis, 49, was named to succeed Police Supt. Phil Cline, who announced his retirement this year. The City Council must approve Weis' appointment.
NATIONAL
October 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Chicago Police Department will disband an elite drug and gang unit under state and federal investigation for allegations including armed violence, home invasion, kidnapping and plotting a murder for hire, officials said. "The recent incidents involving officer misconduct have been disheartening and demoralizing, especially to the officers who serve this department honorably every single day," said interim Police Supt. Dana Starks.
NATIONAL
May 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A Chicago police officer has been charged with aggravated battery in the off-duty beating of a 15-year-old high school student last week, authorities said. The student suffered a broken jaw and other injuries in the attack, police said. The incident is the latest in a series of alleged beatings by off-duty Chicago officers.
NATIONAL
May 11, 2006 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
A young Los Angeles woman was at the center of a continuing Chicago police investigation Wednesday after she plunged from one of the last remaining high rises in the city's notorious Robert Taylor Homes project a day after a trespassing arrest. The woman remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday night, said Monique Bond, director of news affairs for the Chicago Police Department. The injured woman's name was not released.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1991 | JULIAN C. DIXON, Rep. Julian C. Dixon (D-Los Angeles), a member of Congress since 1979, is former chairman of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
There is a scene in the movie "The Untouchables" where a veteran policeman, played by Sean Connery, counsels young Elliot Ness, played by Kevin Costner, against recruiting for their strike force from the ranks of a corrupt Chicago Police Department of the 1930s. The old officer's advice is that if you have a problem with rotten apples, you don't look for a good apple in the barrel; you go to the tree. They solved their problem by going outside the department.
NATIONAL
April 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Chicago's police superintendent said he was stepping down as head of the beleaguered department, but he would not say what role two videotaped beatings involving off-duty officers had in his decision. Last month, prosecutors filed felony charges against an officer accused of beating a female bartender. Six other officers were removed from street duty after being accused of assaulting four businessmen in a bar. Superintendent Philip J.
NATIONAL
May 11, 2006 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
A young Los Angeles woman was at the center of a continuing Chicago police investigation Wednesday after she plunged from one of the last remaining high rises in the city's notorious Robert Taylor Homes project a day after a trespassing arrest. The woman remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday night, said Monique Bond, director of news affairs for the Chicago Police Department. The injured woman's name was not released.
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