Whether it's at the water cooler or the dinner table, the Laquan McDonald case has been the topic of much discussion in and around Chicago. But in many city classrooms sit young men and women who may have a lot in common with the teenager. Brandis Friedman has more on how this discussion between students and teachers is unfolding.
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With his approval rating at an all-time low, Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered a rare special address on Wednesday morning to apologize for the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
The Chicago Police Department is the subject of national scrutiny following the shooting deaths of two African-American males at the hands of on-duty police officers. Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins us for a one-on-one discussion about police reform and calls for his resignation.
Justice Department Launches Chicago Police Department Probe
Another police dash-cam video depicting an officer-involved shooting of a young African-American male is released to the public, but this time, the state's attorney will not bring criminal charges. Paris Schutz joins us with the latest on this and more of today's breaking news.
Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the top stories of the week, including the continued fallout from the Laquan McDonald case, the ouster of police superintendent Garry McCarthy, the Chicago Teachers Union's upcoming strike vote and in sports, the Bears playoff potential.
In the wake of the release of police dash-cam video footage showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, we speak with community activists Malcolm London and Jedidiah Brown.
"Chicago Tonight" will have a live report from Butler Field in Grant Park, where the Chicago Teachers Union promises a big display of support for their cause.
Allen "Nick" Scott is preparing to bury his 20-year-old daughter Kaylyn Pryor on Saturday. The aspiring model was shot and killed last Monday after visiting her grandparents in Englewood.
For years, the Cook County facility that houses juvenile delinquents was under the control of the federal government. Today it was handed back to the county, and "Chicago Tonight" was there. Join us for an exclusive look inside the facility as it marks a new beginning.
Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss top stories of the week, including the issue of gun violence and a new push for tighter gun laws.
Chicago police officers shot and killed 70 people between 2010 and 2014, according to a new report from the Better Government Association. Andrew Schroedter, senior investigator with the BGA, joins Chicago Tonight to talk about these numbers and their implications for Chicago.
Filming for Spike Lee’s new film Chi-Raq has wrapped up, but the debate over the film’s working title rages on. Next week, the City Council is expected to hold hearings on the film's controversial moniker.