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Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

New Chicago-Made Interceptor Cop Cars Arrive

New Chicago-Made Interceptor Cop Cars Arrive

Police vehicles built at South Side Ford plant. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Ford Interceptor Police Vehicles

First batch of Chicago-made vehicles delivered to police department. See Full Gallery »

Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Chicago to Place $3.5M Cop Car Order

Chicago to Place $3.5M Cop Car Order

City’s Department of Fleet and Facilities Management (2FM) will make an initial purchase of 100 Ford “Interceptor” sedans and SUVs for the City’s law enforcement fleet. The $3.5 million investment is the initial... Read »

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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

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Ed Burke

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