A Cook County judge makes a surprise ruling that he says will end the Burge torture saga once and for all in Chicago. Paris Schutz has the latest.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy joins us to discuss the increased use of the so-called Hug-A-Thug interventions, whether the severe weather has played a role in Chicago’s declining crime rate, and the impact that the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán may have on drugs and gangs in Chicago.
Unions representing city employees announce a coalition to protect pensions called We Are One Chicago. We discuss the details with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and AFSCME's Anders Lindall.
The murder rate in Chicago is down compared to last year, but some community members are concerned over police tactics used. We talk with Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy about the crime rate in Chicago, gun legislation and police initiatives for the coming year. Read an article.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the possibility of an African American candidate running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the prospect of ADM moving to Chicago. Watch the web extra video.
In this week’s web extra segment, Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists dive deeper into the Jon Burge police torture case. How did Burge’s actions increase mistrust of the police? And what about the “no-snitch” culture both on the street and on the police force? Charles Thomas says that while there aren’t necessarily more bad cops than bad journalists, the “no-snitch” culture has to change. Watch the web extra video.
Former Chicago Police Superintendent LeRoy Martin died at age 84. Watch a 1988 interview with Martin from WTTW's archives.
The city's inspector general says the police department could save big if it replaced some sworn officers with civilians. But what does the mayor think? Paris Schutz has the story.
The teachers' strike is over, but the city must now negotiate contracts with police and fire unions. How will the city afford what's coming? Paris Schutz has the story.
Aldermen Demand Faster Results
After yet another weekend of shootings, the city is pushing back, calling out 37 businesses that officials say foster crime. But aldermen are calling for more aggressive tactics, including an amped use of stop-and-frisk.
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