The City of Chicago entered a historic agreement with the Cook County Public Defender’s office.
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An independent expert who has monitored the mental health care was terminated reducing the transparency around an often failing system.
The man entered the facility through a fire escape, picked up at least two guns from a table and aimed them at officers, Chicago’s police superintendent said.
Police shut down South and West Side businesses over violence — but go easy on clout-heavy bars downtown
Since 2015, the Chicago Police Department has shut down at least 58 businesses, most on the South Side and West Side, after shootings at or near their premises even as violence surged downtown.
Police Superintendent Brown promises to provide officers with days off after a report details some officers worked with little time off.
Customs and Border Protection officials say they’re saving data from around 10,000 detained electronic devices a year.
It took 11 hours for jurors in the R&B star’s trial to reach their decision, finding Kelly guilty on six of 13 counts.
The social services organization marks the occasion with a fundraising gala this Saturday.
After four weeks of testimony, jurors will soon decide the fate of the Chicago-born R&B star and his two co-defendants.