Saul Arellano, Anthony Michael Tamez, Ashley Vargas, and William “The Kid” Guerrero are among the youngest candidates for Police District Councils.
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Superintendent Brown resisted CCPSA goal-setting
According to commissioners, Brown claimed the federal consent decree limited their ability to set goals for him as mandated in the ECPS ordinance.
Police brutality survivors and former cops are running for Chicago’s Police District Councils
The councils are the first to be elected to police oversight bodies.
Police district candidate’s social media full of racist and misogynist posts
Perry Abbasi, an FOP election attorney and candidate in the 25th police district, defended the posts as humorous trolling.
Police district councils candidate questionnaire
The Reader asked candidates about funding, hiring, mental health crises and more.
What do police district councils do?
Police district councils and the Community Commission on Public Safety and Accountability have broad oversight of the police department.
Anybody can serve
Opportunities for service this MLK Day weekend
Fifty years of struggle
Frank Chapman discusses the history of the movement for community control of the Chicago police.
Police district council races gear up
Dozens have filed petitions to run for the newly created councils.
ShotSpotter held in contempt of court
Rather than release documents, a ShotSpotter attorney requested the contempt order.
Second time’s the charm?
Gun-violence advocate Kina Collins takes another run at Danny Davis.
Abortion is healthcare
Tips on obtaining an abortion and supporting abortion access in a post-Roe vs Wade world
New body-cam images show CPD attack on Miracle Boyd
Officer Nicholas Jovanovich knocked out the activist’s tooth and seized her cell phone.
Chicago police, firefighters donated to Canadian trucker convoy
One firefighter apparently used an official city email address to contribute.
Interview with podcaster Aaron Smith: ‘Get to the root of the person’
Season three of Escaping the Odds, a podcast about entrepreneurship for the formerly incarcerated, dropped Tuesday.