24-Hour Honor Guard Vigil
12:01 AM00:01

24-Hour Honor Guard Vigil

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The Chicago Police Honor Guard will also be conducting a vigil at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park beginning Monday, April 30th, at 12:01 AM and concluding 24 hours later at 11:59 PMthat same day. 

All Gold Star Family members are welcome and encouraged to come out and view this tribute to our fallen. The Honor Guard will assist anyone who wishes to bring flowers or wreaths in placing them in a ceremonial fashion. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the Special Activities Section at 312.745.5844.     

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57th Annual Police Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon
12:00 PM12:00

57th Annual Police Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon


57th Annual Police Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon
May 11, 2018 - 12:00 Noon
Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago IL

To sponsor or purchase tickets, please click here. 

For All Questions and Information on How to Obtain Your Tickets After Purchase, Please Call the CPD Awards Section at 312-745-5185

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Name Unveiling Ceremony
4:00 PM16:00

Name Unveiling Ceremony

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will be adding the names of Paul R. Bauer, Bernard W. Domagala, Andre Van Vegten, Joseph Palczynski and Frank Hourihan to the Memorial Wall in the Sacrifice Space at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park on Friday, April 20th at 4pm.

The Name Unveiling Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 20th at 4pm. Gold Star Families Memorial and Park is located just east of Soldier Field on the lakefront in downtown Chicago. The address is 1410 South Museum Campus Drive. 

This is an open ceremony, and all are invited to attend. Please pass the word around to your family and friends. There will be representatives from the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, the Chicago Police Department (including the units the officers were assigned to), the Gold Star Families and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. The ceremony will take about 30-40 minutes.


Parking will be available in the Burnham Harbor North Lot, which is located at the South Entrance of the Park, on Waldron, just east of Museum Campus Drive.  Additional Parking is available on Waldron west of Museum Campus Drive.  Parking is prohibited on Museum Campus Drive itself.

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Battle of the Badges
6:00 PM18:00

Battle of the Badges

The Chicago Police and Fire Departments exemplify Chicago’s every day
heroes. These city employees selflessly serve Chicago communities by
putting their lives on the line daily. Now Chicago businesses and
organizations have an opportunity to give back to Chicago’s every day
heroes by supporting the 16th Annual Chicago Battle of the Badges.
The Chicago Police and Fire Departments along with the Chicago Park
District have worked together to schedule a charity-boxing event between
the Chicago Police and Chicago Fire Departments.

The 16th Annual Chicago Battle of the Badges will take place at De La Salle Institute, 3455 S. Wabash, on April 13, 2018. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The Chicago Park
District’s best amateur boxers will compete against one another at 6:30 p.m.
Police and Fire combatants will square off at 8:00 p.m. Admission is only
$15 in advance and $20 at the door. Over 3,000 individuals attended last
year’s event.

All money raised at this event will benefit Chicago Police and Fire charities.

For Tickets: Contact Katie Chiczewski at 773.416.6575

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Aurelio's Pizza South Loop Get Behind the Vest Fundraiser
to Mar 11

Aurelio's Pizza South Loop Get Behind the Vest Fundraiser


Flagship Location at 1212 S. Michigan Continues Long Tradition of Giving Back to Community by Donating 20 Percent of All Sales to Purchase Bulletproof Vests for Chicago Police: March 5 - 11, 2018

February 26, 2018 (CHICAGO) -  In the wake of the recent fatal shooting of Police Commander Paul Bauer, Aurelio’s Pizza President Joe Aurelio announces week long fundraiser for Get Behind the Vest to raise money to purchase bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers. As Aurelio’s Pizza, the nation’s fifth and Chicago’s oldest family pizza chain, celebrates their 59th anniversary they will continue their long tradition of giving back to the communities they serve by donating 20 percent of their proceeds of all sales during the week of March 5-11, 2018 from the 1212 location.

To kick off the week long fundraiser, Aurelio’s Pizza South Loop will host a day long pizza party for $20 for adults and $10 for kids featuring a buffet with pizza, salad, pasta, and soda for Chicago police along with their family and friends on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 11 AM to 8 PM. On that day, 50 percent of the proceeds from the party will go to the Get Behind the Vest.

When opening their newest flagship Aurelio’s Pizza location three years ago, President Joe Aurelio opened his doors to support the local police officers in the community. “For me this hits close to home because my grandfather was a Chicago policeman for thirty years in Bridgeport,” said Aurelio’s President Joe Aurelio. “I also had the honor of meeting Commander Bauer on one of his visits for lunch and like many other people he touched I remember his warm friendly personality.”

Aurelio’s Pizza Chicago South Loop is located at 1212 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL with convenient parking located in the Park Michigan lot next to the restaurant. They are open Monday - Thursday from 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM. For carry out and delivery orders, call (312) 374-4459. For more information, visit www.aureliospizza.com or find them on Facebook @AureliosPizzaSouthLoop.

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