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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:30:00 -0500After a year-long investigation, the U.S. Justice Department reported on Friday that the Chicago police department uses excessive force and its officers are poorly trained.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:48:00 -0500Chicago got a chance to celebrate the victory of Barack Obama's election to the presidency twice. Now, as he delivers his farewell speech, residents reflect on what he meant for their city.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:53:00 -0500The numbers in 2016 were grim when it came to gun violence in the nation's third largest city.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 18:02:47 -0500Chicago saw a record number of murders in 2016. With more than 700 homicides, there is more than one issue that led to this problem.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500Every day in the United States more than 200 people are murdered or assaulted with a firearm. Researchers studying gun violence in Chicago looked at arrests and other data over an 8-year period to explain how gun violence can spread like an infectious disease.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:15:00 -0500Officers were targeted and killed by gunmen, while police shootings spurred protests nationwide and prompted law enforcement agencies to take a hard look at use-of-force policies.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:04:00 -0500Worried about policy changes and potential cuts in federal funding that Donald Trump warned of on the stump, mayors are now sharing their ideas with the president-elect as he sets his urban agenda.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:32:00 -0500Demonstrators across the country are protesting against the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline. The pipeline is located near the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The federal government has halted construction, but the companies building the pipeline have asked a federal court to let them complete the project.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:08:00 -0500Native Americans and supporters fighting the pipeline got a reprieve on Monday when the Army Corps of Engineers delayed a key decision on whether to let construction go ahead.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:03:00 -0500Illinois is President Obama's adopted home state, and voters there backed Hillary Clinton. We pay a visit to Lou Mitchell's restaurant to talk to voters.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:22:18 -0400In Chicago, fans are giddy after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series beating the Cleveland Indians 8 to 7 in a game that lasted 10 innings. The win ends a 108-year-old championship drought, and some ecstatic fans are predicting it's the beginning of a dynasty.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:36:00 -0400Centenarian Virginia Wood has a birthday wish — a World Series title for her Chicago team. But they'll have to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers before they compete for the top prize.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:53 -0400By 1950, Leonard and Phillip Chess had established Chess Records as the label for urban blues. Leonard died in 1969. Phil died on Wednesday at the age of 95.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400A survey of hundreds of women working in hotels and casinos indicates widespread instances of assault by male guests. A union is pushing for legislation targeting sexual harassment on the job.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:11:00 -0400The Chicago City Council approved a new oversight agency to investigate police shootings, though critics say the measure lacks transparency and shows that the city is still not ready for reform.