Chicago police to patrol in SUVs
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Department says its officers should be patrolling city streets in Chevy Tahoes within the next six months.
While the department already uses the sport utility vehicles on a limited basis, it'll be the first time the vehicles are assigned for use as regular beat cars.
Deputy Police Superintendent Ted O'Keefe says the department expects to roll out between 150 to 160 SUVs, enough to give about half of the city's beats one vehicle. They'll replace the Crown Victoria.
O'Keefe says the SUVs last longer than the Crown Victoria, perform better in severe weather and allow officers to sit 13 inches higher.
- Snow, ice move into southern Illinois
- South Africa, world mourns Nelson Mandela
- Cell phone plans reduced with own device at AT&T
- ABC7 Weather Forecast
- Groundbreaking for $32M DHL facility at O'Hare
- Motorist drives onto CTA tracks in Cicero
- Woman says doc posted ER photos on social media
- CTA Blue Line to receive $492M investment
- Boozer leads Bulls to 107-87 win over Heat
- Man charged with raping woman he met on social media
- Jobs Report: 203K added, unemployment at 7 pct
- Wrigley Field Christmas tree lit
- Rose calls meniscus tear a 'freak accident'
- Lake Zurich Salvation Army kettle gets $5,200 in gold coins
- 7 in :77