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Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized. The highly unusual suit was filed Friday in the middle of the city’s effort to grapple with serious questions about the future of […]
Jason Van Dyke is accused of shooting a Chicago teen 16 times in 2014. (Photo: MGN)
2 months ago
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Chicago officer pleads not guilty to murder charges

A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
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2 months ago
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Chicago mayor cuts vacation short after police shooting

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cutting his holiday vacation short to deal with the fallout from two people being fatally shot by police the day after Christmas, just as the city is dealing with blowback from another deadly altercation.
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2 months ago
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Chicago mayor apologizes as judge delays ruling on another police-involved video

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today addressed the Chicago City Council in a special meeting called to discuss police accountability, saying the city is facing a “defining moment on the issue of crime and policing, and even the larger issue of truth, justice and race.” The embattled mayor, whom activists want to resign over the city’s […]
Tyshawn Lee, 9, was lured into a Chicago alley and murdered Nov. 2, 2015, in what police say was a targeted gang killing. (Photo: Facebook/MGN)
3 months ago
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Chicago police arrest man in 9-year-old boy’s fatal shooting

Chicago Police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting this month of a 9-year-old boy on the city's South Side.
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3 months ago
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Funeral today for ‘executed’ 9-year-old boy

Chicago's St. Sabina Church is preparing to eulogize 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who died during an alleged gang-related shooting.
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4 months ago
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Carbon Monoxide Sickens 70 Elementary School Students

High levels of carbon monoxide sickened 70 students and 7 adults at a Chicago elementary school today, officials with the Chicago Fire Department said.
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4 months ago
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Infant allegedly locked alone in day care center

An investigation has been launched into how a 1-year-old girl was left on her own, allegedly locked inside a darkened day care facility in Chicago.
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7 months ago
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Court overturns some Blagojevich convictions

An appeals court has overturned some of the corruption convictions of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
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12 months ago
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McCrory approved of Tata’s absence during serious snow storm

Gov. Pat McCrory says he gave advance approval for his transportation secretary to travel out-of-state for a book tour ahead of a serious snow storm.