There is new insight into the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald and whether or not there was a large-scale cover-up of the initial incident to protect the Chicago police officer who shot him.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson moves to fire seven police officers who, according to a report, were complicit in covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Did the Chicago Police Department knowingly cover up the shooting of Laquan McDonald, and if so, how many officers, lieutenants and detectives will be fired?
The latest report from Chicago’s inspector general gives a nod to ongoing efforts to reform the Chicago Police Department, but warns the process must not be rushed and community members must not be excluded.
Simon, Charters, & IG
In tonight’s viewer feedback, we share what you had to say about our interview with Shelia Simon, the push to reappoint Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, and CPS officials calling for new charter schools.
Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us to talk about his latest audit battle with City Hall. Mayor Rahm Emanuel claims his new grid-based garbage collection system saved Chicago $18 million, but Ferguson, who wants to verify those numbers, says he is being stonewalled and told to reapply for his job. Watch web extra video and read the IG's audit report.
What should a 21st century city budget look like? Chicago's Inspector General has some ideas for the mayor. He joins us to discuss them.
The Mayor has already shot down the idea of a toll booth on Lake Shore Drive. But will any of the other ideas from Chicago's Inspector General to close the city's huge budget hole ever see the light of day -- like taxing suburbanites? Carol Marin and her panel of aldermen take that up.
Joseph M. Ferguson
A city income tax? A toll on Lake Shore Drive? Those are just two suggestions for balancing the city budget from Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson. Elizabeth Brackett talks with Ferguson about his controversial ideas.