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Protesters turn onto Wabash Avenue chanting “The people united will never be defeated.

Chicago students stand in solidarity for police-free campuses

August 2, 2020

Students from eight Chicago universities and colleges, and others from schools outside the city, came together for a block party to demand police-free campuses and celebrate strength in numbers. ...

Nearly 200 Chicagoans came out to support the Back the Blue rally, many holding American flags in support of American law enforcement.

‘Black Lives Matter’ counter-protest causes friction with ‘Blue Lives Matter’ demonstration

July 26, 2020

Separated by a metal fence and a line of police officers with bikes, Blue Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter demonstrators came to a standstill in the South Loop Saturday. Blue Lives protesters—many ...

FYI: What defunding the police could mean for Chicago

July 24, 2020

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for the many activists protesting police brutality. The phrase itself has been used for decades and pushes for local governments to divest funds from police...

The Chicago city council decided to delay a vote on a police misconduct settlement involving more than 175,000 files until September.

City Council delays vote on $500,000 police misconduct settlement until September

July 22, 2020

The Chicago City Council today decided to delay a vote on a $500,000 police misconduct settlement that also involves five decades of police misconduct records until the fall. "This is a victory for tr...

Four Chicago police officers involved in the 2014 Laquan McDonald case were fired Thursday. Three were fired for making

Four police officers fired for their part in Laquan McDonald shooting, cover-up

July 18, 2019

Four police officers were fired by the Chicago Police Board Thursday night for their involvement in the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The officers allegedly attempted to cover up...

EDITORIAL: Young people need spaces and understanding, not policing

EDITORIAL: Young people need spaces and understanding, not policing

April 26, 2019

Since about 30 teenagers were arrested in the South Loop the night of April 17, police reports and eye-witness accounts have been mixed. The Chicago Tribune reported that about 500 teens were traveling...

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

March 9, 2019

The Chicago Police Department has been monitoring the social media accounts of Chicagoans for five years beginning in 2014, according to documents released Feb. 27 by the department after a lawsuit, according to television station...

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

February 28, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule Feb. 22 that will prevent any organization that provides abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding unless they provi...

Organizations not thrilled with new CPD license plate readers

Organizations not thrilled with new CPD license plate readers

January 28, 2019

A new program that allows the police to scan license plates and digitally track their data, to help combat the city's high numbers of carjackings, has come under fire by nonprofit groups that are worr...

Muslim Student Association reinstated in hopes of creating community

Muslim Student Association reinstated in hopes of creating community

January 22, 2019

The Muslim Student Association is making a comeback on campus after being on hiatus since 2014. The desire to resurrect the organization came when junior fashion studies major Oula Yassine wanted to have a place for Muslims on campus. “It is an organization for Muslims a...

Proposed LGBT history bill triggers controversy

Proposed LGBT history bill triggers controversy

By Blaise Mesa

April 22, 2018

Elementary school students could soon learn about LGBT history if legislation to incorporate the subject into public school classes is approved. Introduced Feb. 16 by state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chi...

CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson discusses gun violence reductions at an April 10 Chicago City Club meeting, 111 W. Grand Avenue. 

Superintendent Johnson: CPD will continue technology programs, training reforms

April 16, 2018

Following a historic period of violence, the Chicago Police Department has been rolling out reforms, new equipment and training initiatives for the last two years to better prepare officers to handle situ...

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