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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends a post-conviction hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on  Dec. 14, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

In October, he became the first Chicago cop in decades to be convicted of murder for an on-duty shooting. Now, the former police officer will learn his sentence for the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Commuters walk to a bus stop as snow falls, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (Kiichiro Sato / AP Photo)

The Chicago area is forecast to receive 5 to 9 inches of snow through Saturday followed by chances of lake effect snow Sunday.

This Oct. 15, 2018 file photo shows a sign for a Sears Outlet department store is displayed in Norristown, Pa.  (AP Photo / Matt Rourke, File)

A group of Sears creditors are challenging Chairman Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund’s winning $5.2 billion bid to buy the business in a bankruptcy auction and wants to air their grievances in court.

Chicago Public Schools is reopening its high school application process for about 800 eighth-grade students who were mistakenly allowed to apply for programs for which they were not eligible.

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The Rev. John Smyth has been removed from the Archdiocese of Chicago’s ministry while it investigates accusations of sexual abuse against the longtime priest. 

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends a post-conviction hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / pool)

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is sentenced for the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. Reaction from the courthouse and testimony from the courtroom.

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke and his attorney Daniel Herbert, right, listen as the judge describes how he’ll be sentenced on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan sentences the former Chicago cop to 81 months in prison – just under seven years – for the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald. He will likely only have to serve about half of that sentence.

The highly anticipated sentencing of Jason Van Dyke – and a ruling on the fate of three other Chicago cops in a related case stemming from the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.