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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...

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 ...

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 ...

Garry McCarthy, former Chicago Police Department superintendent, said he thinks noncompliance with law enforcement is being encouraged and legitimized at a Sept. 19 City Club of Chicago panel.

McCarthy: ‘Noncompliance is becoming legitimized’

September 26, 2016

Former Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy told the attendees of a City Club of Chicago forum Sept. 19, that Mayor Rahm Emanuel made him a scapegoat for his political failures.McCarthy, who...

Emanuel:  ‘Chicago’s future is at stake’

Emanuel: ‘Chicago’s future is at stake’

September 26, 2016

Crime prevention, gun violence, economic opportunities and rebuilding relationships between the community and the Chicago Police Department were covered in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Sept. 22 “Public Safety Addr...

Later this fall, the Stony Island Arts Bank, a hybrid gallery, media archive, library and community center located at 6760 S. Stony Island Ave., will display the Cleveland gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot by police.

Tamir Rice gazebo visiting Chicago as BLM landmark

September 26, 2016

The Cleveland gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by police is coming to the Stony Island Arts Bank on Chicago’s South Side.Rice’s death in November 2014 gained the attention of the ...

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...

Chernobyl anniversary commemorated with art

As part of the exhibit “Chornobyl: Impact & Beyond” at The Ukrainian Institute of Modern art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave.,  Karolina Kowalczyk created a work of ink and charcoal on layered paper called “Untitled.” 

By Brooke Pawling Stennett Contributing Writer

April 25, 2016

The catastrophic meltdown at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986—one of history’s worst—is now the inspiration for a two-part art exhibit at The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, ...

CPD should not be able to ditch body cams

April 18, 2016

In the third fatal shooting this year by Chicago Police Department officers, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest April 11 during a chase in which he was suspected of driving a car involved in a shooting earlier the same day, according to an April 13 Chicago Tribune article.A video posted to Facebook by someone in the neighborhood at the time of the shooting showed officers gathering around the boy and shining flashlights aro...

Student Financial Services wants to create a friendlier approach to eliminate its “doctor’s office” feel, according to Christine Tvedt, manager of Outreach and Education at the Office of Student Financial Services.

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

April 18, 2016

The Office of Student Financial Services will launch a series of programs later this year designed to promote financial literacy.The office plans to launch a peer coaching program with the help of American Stu...

New CPD training might be too little too late

February 8, 2016

Throughout the last few months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department have faced great scrutiny, including an investigation of CPD by the U.S. Justice Department for the shootings of civilians by police officers and the system that allows these tragedies to be repeated.Emanuel announced Jan. 28 that 12,000 Chicago police officers and 911 dispatchers will undergo eight hours of training on responding appropria...

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