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In this July 8, 2019 file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, South Carolina.  (AP Photo / John Bazemore)

The Justice Department said Thursday that it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003. Five inmates who have been sentenced to death are scheduled to be executed starting in December.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announces a lawsuit against the city of Chicago on Aug. 29, 2017.

The U.S. Department of Justice is violating federal law by refusing to distribute millions in funding to Illinois due to a dispute over immigration policies, according to a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 24.

A new wrinkle in Chicago’s legal battle with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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A scathing federal report on the Chicago Police Department outlined 99 recommendations for reform. But an analysis by an online investigative site says only six of those recommendations have been fully implemented so far. 

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Attorneys for the city of Chicago on Monday hoped to convince a federal judge that plans by the U.S. Department of Justice to withhold federal grant money over immigration enforcement is unconstitutional.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sues for federal oversight of Chicago police reform—with the city’s blessing. We discuss the lawsuit.

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Chicago has taken its first step toward having judicial oversight of its efforts to reform the Police Department, but not with the federal government. It’s doing it with the state of Illinois.

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On the road to reform, which path should the Chicago Police Department take: one with or without federal oversight?

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After almost 40 shootings this weekend, and another potentially violent summer approaching, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is calling on the federal government to lend Chicago a hand.

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The suicide rate among Chicago police officers is reportedly 60 percent higher than the national average. How can the department provide better mental health care?

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Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, gives us his take on the U.S. Department of Justice report on the Chicago Police Department.

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In a damning report, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed what many in minority communities had been saying for years. We discuss the findings with Lori Lightfoot, Craig Futterman and Shari Runner.

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The city of Chicago has signed an “agreement in principle” to negotiate a consent decree with the federal government that would give the embattled Chicago Police Department federal oversight to enact sweeping reforms.

New Details Emerge on CPD Department of Justice Report

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Friday morning the U.S. Department of Justice makes public the results of its yearlong investigation into the Chicago Police Department. It is said to be sharply critical.

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The incoming Trump administration has signaled a different direction with its policies on policing and civil rights. Does that mean Chicago may not have to comply with this report?

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Chicago residents sound off about the Chicago Police Department as part of the U.S. Department of Justice probe. A live report from the community forum.