Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is calling for the resignation of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in the wake of the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Carol Marin talks with Preckwinkle about the crisis surrounding the Chicago Police Department and the sweeping probe of police patterns and practices by the DOJ.
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The Chicago Police Board has started the process to select a new Chicago Police Superintendent, two weeks after the firing of Garry McCarthy. The board on Thursday posted the official application for the position to its website. Candidates will have until Jan. 15 to submit their credentials.
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.
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.