Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks.
By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who's still trying to settle a nearly week-old teacher's strike, proposed a combination of debt refinancing, tax and fee hikes and assistance from the state Legislature on Wednesday to close a massive $838 million budget deficit.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a news conference that the district's 25,000 teachers represented by the Chicago Teachers Union would almost certainly walk out on Thursday based on union leaders' reaction to bargaining talks this week.
By Kathleen Foody, Don Babwin, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, the U.S. and Iran traded new verbal volleys, as tensions in the Persian Gulf region remain high. After President Trump tweeted that aggression from Iran would result in its “end,” Tehran’s foreign minister responded, “Try…
Lori Lightfoot has promised to overhaul the police department in the nation's third-largest city.
By Sara Burnett, Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press
Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who'd never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and longtime City Council member Toni Preckwinkle.
By Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press
A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago’s first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated…
By PBS NewsHour
Chicago’s Independent Police Review Board today released scores of video and audio recordings from police-involved shootings and some of them are pretty shocking. The release is part of sweeping police reforms instituted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel after the shooting death…
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