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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...

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...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, pictured here at a City Council meeting Feb. 22, has yet to introduce a plan to implement the recent Department of Justice recommendations

Alderman, activist search for reform updates

February 27, 2017

After more than a month since the U.S. Department of Justice released its report on the Chicago Police Department and a new administration has taken office in Washington D.C., activists and aldermen are now...

Study finds problems with CPD officers in schools

Study finds problems with CPD officers in schools

February 20, 2017

Lack of training and accountability for Chicago police officers assigned to public schools has led to the spending of millions of taxpayer dollars to settle lawsuits and the continuation of the “schoo...

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson presented and discussed the department's new Use of Force policy at the Union League Club Nov. 29.

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 ...

Recall elections of Chicago officials in honor of Laquan McDonald have support, but many doubt the bill will be successful in the Illinois State House.

Recall election procedures requested in honor of Laquan

October 31, 2016

One day before the two-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, legislation written in the 17-year-old’s name was introduced that would permi...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane,  it’s ingrained gender roles

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ingrained gender roles

September 12, 2016

She is an Amazonian demigoddess with abilities to rival Superman’s, but Wonder Woman has always been a second-class citizen in the superhero world. Even when she made her comic book debut in the 1940s, she...

Emanuel’s Police Accountability proposal raises questions

Emanuel’s Police Accountability proposal raises questions

September 12, 2016

Legislation authorizing a new agency to investigate police misconduct complaints is pending City Council approval, and the draft has spurred skepticism from local groups.The Police Accountability Ordi...

Lincoln Park High School welcomes music donations, CPS budget cuts still sting

According to a 2014 survey by Raise Your Hand Illinois, a coalition of parents who advocate for better public education, 65 percent of Chicago Public Schools do not meet the recommended two hours of arts education per week.

By Contributing Writer

May 9, 2016

A private donation of materials from the NIB Foundation—formerly the classical music radio station WNIB-FM 97.1—has invigorated the music program at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St., but staff...

As of December 2014, AWOLNATION’s single “Sail” had sold more than 6 million units, becoming six times multiplatinum. 

AWOLNATION ‘sails’ into new tour

March 7, 2016

The electronic rock band AWOLNATION made history in 2013 after its single, “Sail,” remained on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 79 weeks, the second-longest Billboard streak ever.Frontman Aaron Bruno...

CPD warns South Loop residents of violent assaults

By Metro Editor

February 2, 2015

Police are warning South Loop residents of an unknown male offender or offenders whom they say violently assaulted and robbed four women between Jan. 13–27.In each case, the women were approached from behind, pushed or punched in the face and knocked  to the ground,  after which their purses and cellphones were forcibly taken, according to a community alert issued by detectives on Jan. 28.Detectives are looking for a suspect betwee...

Ferguson decision too little too late

By Editorial Board

December 8, 2014

After a grand jury’s Nov. 24 decision not to indict Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson on charges stemming from the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, conversations about police brutality and racial profiling erupted nationwide.Ferguson Mayor James Knowles attempted to appease protesters and other disgruntled citizens at a Nov. 30 press conference by announcing that an independent civilian review board w...

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