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Climate protesters break police lines

Climate protesters break police lines

October 8, 2019

Several hundred climate protestors broke police lines near Daley Plaza Monday night, resulting in at least one arrest and blocked traffic. The protest, led by Extinction Rebellion in conjunctio...

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

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...

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

By Alexandra Yetter

February 22, 2019

Illinois House representatives are working to pass a bill to establish an electronic rape kit tracking system to tackle a processing backlog, but Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting commissio...

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...

Judge Gaughan: ‘One act, one sentence, one crime,’ Van Dyke sentenced

January 18, 2019

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for the murder of Laquan McDonald, concluding one of the most racially charged trials in Chicago history. Co...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Chicago’s consent decree is ‘colossal mistake’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Chicago’s consent decree is ‘colossal mistake’

November 1, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned Chicago’s politicians for micromanaging police officers through the consent decree, which would require officers to file a report every time they draw their weapons, among other changes to the police department. Sessions called the decree vague and insulting to the police department.

Wearden to step down as provost in June 2019

By Ariana Portalatin, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden will be stepping down from his position in June 2019, according to an April 6 collegewide email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Wearden was appointed provost by Kim on Feb. 26, 2014, and began his role in June 2014 following a nationwide search and the position being filled on an interim basis for three years, as reported Feb. 28, 2014, by The Chronicle. Kim sta...

Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

Medical marijuana dispensary could soon arrive in Rogers Park

December 12, 2016

Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward) accepted a proposal by Bob Kingsley, owner of 420 Capital Management, to build Greengate Compassion Center, a new medical cannabis dispensary in the Rogers Park neighborhood...

Activists share doubts on CPD’s diversity outreach

Activists share doubts on CPD’s diversity outreach

December 5, 2016

In an effort to increase diversity in the Chicago Police Department, the city will increase outreach and create a recruitment campaign to encourage more minority individuals to apply for CPD’s April 201...

CPD Superintendent: ‘Law enforcement  is under scrutiny like never before’

CPD Superintendent: ‘Law enforcement is under scrutiny like never before’

December 5, 2016

For the first time in history, the Chicago Police Department is asking for community input on its Use of Force policy to improve “de-escalation” techniques and the “sanctity of life” as well as ...

FBI should not be commended for collecting police brutality statistics yet

October 24, 2016

Starting in 2017, the FBI will launch a pilot program collecting national statistics on fatal and non-fatal interactions between civilians and law enforcement officers. The statistics will be searchable online, according to an Oct. 13 article from The Washington Post. Prior to this announcement, the only databases of these statistics were collected by nongovernment publications and organizations. Two notable and frequently ...

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