Just 3.5% of the approximately 5,500 residential search warrants served by Chicago police officers between 2017 and 2020 targeted white Chicagoans, according to a new report from the inspector general’s office.
Crime & Law
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who campaigned on a promise to root out corruption in City Hall, has repeatedly called for Ald. Ed Burke, the other indicted member of the Chicago City Council, to step down. But on Wednesday she stopped short of calling on the 11th Ward alderman to resign.
An internal investigation by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office found a “breakdown of communication” and other issues were responsible for the inadvertent mischaracterization of the Adam Toledo shooting in a hearing last month.
Chicago’s Latino community has been especially affected by the events of the past year, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the fatal police shootings of Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez. We discuss key issues community leaders want elected officials to address.
The former 22nd Ward alderman pleaded not guilty Wednesday after being indicted on charges that he drained more than $38,000 from the bank account of the City Council’s Progressive Reform Caucus and used those funds to pay for trips, jewelry, iPhones and tickets to sporting events.
The chief administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the agency which investigates police misconduct, has announced she will be resigning from the organization “with a heavy heart” after three years on the job.
At the end of 2020, about 1,400 women were in the Illinois prison system, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. One group is aiming to cut that number in half.
Timothy Nielsen, who is accused of trying to run over a group of friends celebrating a birthday in Logan Square on Saturday, allegedly told a witness, “Watch what I’m going to do,” before he sped his truck toward the victims.
Tribal leaders in northeastern Wisconsin were in shock Sunday hours after a gunman opened fire at a their casino complex, killing two people and wounding another in what witnesses described as a hailstorm of bullets.
Chicago has seen a significant increase in shootings and homicides so far this year, compared with the first four months of 2020, police said Saturday.
The fatal shooting of Anthony Alvarez by Chicago police Officer Evan Solano has left many people in Chicago questioning use of force tactics in situations involving police foot chases. But others are standing firm in support of police.
Indiana’s governor told members of the Sikh community and others who gathered at a downtown Indianapolis football stadium Saturday to remember the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that he knows their anguish from the attack is far from over.
A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can't participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they're white.
Demond Goudy, 21, one of the men accused of killing of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder this week in the April 18 shooting.
The former 22nd Ward alderman was indicted Thursday for draining the bank account of the City Council’s Progressive Reform Caucus and using those funds to pay for trips, jewelry, iPhones and tickets to sporting events.
The police union says the shooting of Anthony Alvarez was justified, but community groups say it's police brutality.