September 1, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A state-of-the-art Chicago Public Schools high school was named after Chicago Police Officer Eric Solorio, who was killed in a squad car crash in 2006.
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Alderman Ed Burke, 14th Ward, dedicated the Eric Solorio Academy High School Wednesday morning. The high school will open next Tuesday at the start of the school year.
"This is the history of Chicago. Sacrifice, fire, police, citizens sacrifice themselves to make a better way of life," said Mayor Daley.
This year, registration for the 2014 Chicago Marathon has changed dramatically, with the majority of available spots available via a lottery instead of the first-come, first-served online process the race used in recent years. Interested participants will be notified on on April 14th if they are accepted into the race.
Athletes who wish to bypass the lottery registration process altogether
can secure a guaranteed entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon by joining TEAM CPMF now through April 7th.
Photographs of Chicago's Fallen Police Officers over the years and since our city's incorporation.
Video created by Family Of Fallen Officer Eric Solorio Star #13609 End Of Watch 02-12-2006. Photographs taken during the Chicago Police Memorial Foundations annual Run To Remember(2013). 1 of 3. By: Joseph Carrillo
More than 560 Chicago police officers have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in the line and performance of duty. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation hosts the Run/Walk to Remember every year to honor these brave men and women who dedicated their lives to protecting the citizens of Chicago and to raise funds to support the Mission Beyond the Memorial, which provides assistance to the families of our fallen and catastrophically injured officers.
The 9th Annual Run/Walk to Remember is a 5K USATF chip-timed run/5K
Jam Werks, a division of Fields Auto Group, has donated their inaugural build to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. This Jeep Wrangler will pay homage to the men and women of the Chicago Police Department and has been customized with the best aftermarket parts familiar to enthusiasts.