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By Don Babwin, Associated Press
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has taken her fight with the head of the city’s police officers union to court, arguing that his call for officers to ignore an order to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday was illegal.
By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
President Joe Biden on Thursday championed COVID-19 vaccination requirements, determined that the roughly 67 million unvaccinated American adults must get the shot even as he acknowledged that mandates weren't his “first instinct.”…
By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
Construction on the Obama Presidential Center along Lake Michigan, near the Obama family home and where the former president started his political career on Chicago's South Side, officially began last month.
In our news wrap Wednesday, officials said there was no chance of finding the people still missing in the Surfside rubble alive. Florida was spared major damage or any deaths from tropical storm Elsa. Three undercover police officers in Chicago…
By Associated Press
Officially called The Light of Truth Ida B. Wells National Monument, the commemoration created by sculptor Richard Hunt was dedicated Wednesday in the Bronzeville neighborhood where Wells lived out her life.
By Don Babwin, Sara Burnett, Associated Press
The gunshot detection system that set in motion the recent fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy in Chicago routinely reports gunshots where there are none, sending officers into predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods for “unnecessary and hostile” encounters, community…
In our news wrap Tuesday, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked a vote on censuring congresswoman Maxine Waters. Latino lawyers and community leaders in Chicago called for a federal investigation of the police shooting of Adam Toledo. The…
By Sara Burnett, Michael Tarm, Associated Press
Viewers reacted with a mix of outrage and grief to newly released bodycam video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old less than a second after the boy dropped a handgun, turned toward the officer and began…
By Stephanie Sy, Mike Fritz, Maea Lenei Buhre
Questions over the fatal shooting and the role of the police in the death of a teen are front and center in Chicago. There, the mayor, city officials and community leaders are taking stock of how police respond with force,…
Disturbing bodycam video shows a 13-year-old boy appearing to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands less than a second before an officer shoots and kills him.
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