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Off-Duty Cop Shot A Man During Altercation In Albany Park

A verbal confrontation between an off-duty cop and people in a car led to a shooting on Kedzie Avenue, according to police. [ more › ]

7 Injured In CTA Bus Crash After SUV Runs Red Light And Hits Bus

The bus had to swerve in the intersection and collided into a second vehicle. [ more › ]

Statewide Lead Testing Mandate For Schools & Day Care Signed Into Law

A test of Chicago Public Schools found more than 350 water sources with lead levels that exceeded federal standards. [ more › ]

16 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week

Eat, drink and protest your way through this week in the city. [ more › ]

Photos: 20+ Excellent Signs That Tell Pro-Life Ralliers 'Our Bodies, Our Choice'

Hundreds of protesters rallied in the Loop Sunday afternoon to respond to counter the March for Life, Illinois. Brandishing signs and slogans supporting women's reproductive rights, the protesters faced down pro-life ralliers with the message "our bodies, our choice." [ more › ]

Chicagoans Rally To Fight GOP Effort To Repeal Affordable Care Act

"If you have ever had a moment in your life when you were a father of a sick daughter and had no health insurance, you'll remember it as long as you live," Sen. Durbin said. [ more › ]

Chicago Cop Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Teen, Held On $75K Bond

The officer's victim attended the same high school where he worked as a security guard, according to prosecutors. [ more › ]

Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

Cider school, free museum admission and more things to do in Chicago on Monday, Jan. 16.

Hundreds Of Chicagoans Mobilized To Defend Immigrant & Refugee Rights Saturday

"We just want to live in peace with dignity," a Syrian refugee said. [ more › ]

Evanston PD Release Disturbing Video Of Black Northwestern Student's Violent Arrest

Officers thought he was stealing a car that he in fact owned, then forcibly threw him to the pavement and charged him with resisting arrest. [ more › ]

Trump Asks Steve Harvey To Help Chicago & Other 'Inner Cities'

“We’re gonna team up and see if we can bring about some positive change in the inner cities, which I felt was my only agenda.” [ more › ]

Moody's Suggests CPS Seek New Taxes, Maybe Even Declare Bankruptcy

The credit agency isn't exactly bashful with its bitter-pill prescriptions. [ more › ]

Chicagoans React To Damning Department Of Justice Report

"Mayor Emanuel must seize this moment to truly clean house," Ald. Waguespack said. [ more › ]

Ex-Police Chief Garry McCarthy Is Notably Missing From The DOJ Report

“With all the investigative resources of the federal government, they can’t find me here in River North?” McCarthy told NBC5. [ more › ]

'Fast, Sloppy' Police Training Detailed In Alarming DOJ Report

"The City's lack of preparation is now our emergency," an officer told investigators. [ more › ]

The Flaming Lips Get Comfortably Weird Again With 'Oczy Mlody'

'Oczy Mlody' ends up being a surprisingly accessible listen, though The Lips don't let you off the weird hook entirely. [ more › ]

Landmark moment for Chicago police as Justice report to be released today

As a victim of torture by Chicago police decades ago, Darrell Cannon has heard promises of reform before. With the U.S. Justice Department expected to release its report Friday on a long-standing pattern of civil rights violations by Chicago police, Cannon, who spent decades in prison for a murder...

Justice Department report rips Chicago police for excessive force, lax discipline, bad training

A damning U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday morning excoriates the Chicago Police Department for failing to discipline officers who too often resort to force, including shootings. The failure to effectively investigate officers' use of force or discipline police "has helped create...

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