Video released Thursday shows that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was unarmed and raising his hands when he was killed by police.
When election and racial justice protests rocked Chicago, the mayor used raised bridges and shut down public transportation as crowd control measures, which harmed the city’s workers.
The court clerk lost the records of James Allen, who’s fighting to overturn convictions that put him in prison 30 years ago. His case is not unique.
What was billed as a relic from the “satanic panic” hysteria of the 80s was retweeted 7,000 times over the weekend.
A Reader and City Bureau investigation last year found the cops in Chicago Public Schools acted with little oversight.
Our readers respond to the Worst of Chicago issue with their own least-favorite local people, places, and things.
About 80 people gathered around the Logan Square monument on 4/20, the unofficial “National Weed Day,” for a celebration that doubled as a campaign event.
Videos released by the Independent Police Review Authority don’t capture the shooting, but reveal a tumultuous aftermath.
American Airlines tests speedier security, and a Chicago ex-cop admits a fraudulent tax scheme.
And, Sheryl Swoopes’s exit as Loyola’s women’s basketball coach.
Poverty and segregation underlie many of our policing problems, but don’t expect a task force to address them.
The Invisible Institute founder is being honored not only for what he reported but for what he predicted.
Blau, now an executive editor for Bloomberg News, covered Chicago police headquarters in the early 90s.
The Chicago police officer charged with murdering Laquan McDonald told a detective he had previously been warned about so-called “revolver knives.”
Any federal investigation needs to drill past Chicago’s dysfunctional and secretive police force into the civic bedrock that enables it.