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Ramsey's Parting Thought

Back to retirement: Three months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the $350-an-hour fee he had agreed to pay Charles Ramsey to help guide the Chicago Police Department through a federal civil rights investigation triggered by the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.The Justice Department investigation is expected to drag on deep into 2017. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Blasts Rahm For Ousting CPS Principal

Sanders says Emanuel critic Troy LaRaviere's was fired due to "Mayor Emanuel's unhealthy obsession with taking revenge." [ more › ]

Rahm Emanuel Will Only Introduce One-Third of Suggested Chicago Police Reforms

Chicago residents have been demanding Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head since a video of Chicago police officers shooting and killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was released in December. In response to the controversy, Emanuel commissioned the Police Accountability Task Force to investigate his own police department, and earlier this month the task ... More »

The Price of Rahm's Ego

$1.2 billion...and that's just to start: Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration on Monday unveiled the details of its last-ditch plan to put "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas' museum along the lake, a lift so heavy the mayor might have...Show More Summary

Cheating Scandal Grows

Now the Tribune jumps on board: The city of Chicago's inspector general is investigating allegations that three recently promoted police lieutenants, including the fiancee of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked superintendent, were coached...Show More Summary

Lucas Museum switch: Olive branch or trap?

By signing off on a plan to move the museum east of Lake Shore Drive, parks advocates would be trampling on the very principle they used to block the museum. Does Mayor Rahm Emanuel want to tear down the McCormick Place East building to make way for the controversial Lucas Museum of Narrative Art?...

Demolish McCormick Place East for Lucas Museum site: City Hall plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to tear down McCormick Place East to create a lakefront parcel for Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas' art museum in an effort to prevent Lucas from taking the project to another city, a source close to the mayoral administration said Friday. The source confirmed the mayor's...

Chicago's Police Accountability Task Force releases blistering final report

Chicago's Police Accountability Task Force, which was created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel late last year in response to the shooting of Laquan McDonald and subsequent community anger, has released its final report. It is scathing. The Task...Show More Summary

City plans new bike lanes, but will they serve shortchanged areas?

On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the city plans to build 9 miles of protected bike lanes in 2016, part of an overall goal to install more than 50 miles of the "better bike lanes" in the next three years. The locations of the new lanes are still being worked out, and community meetings earlier...

One of the US’s biggest police departments has a deal that helps it get away with filing false police reports

A deal between the City of Chicago and its embattled police unions have made it extraordinarily easy for police to file false reports after shootings, a panel assigned by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel found. The details were revealed Wednesday...Show More Summary

Chicago police task force recommends sweeping changes in department

Faced with an unsparing critique of the Chicago police force from his hand-picked task force, Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Wednesday that racism is a problem in the department and left open the possibility of dismantling the city's beleaguered police oversight agency. Emanuel's remarks came...

Our takeaway from the task force: Step back, Mr. Mayor

Fetch the Benadryl and a tall glass of cold water. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's police accountability task force has finished its report, and some of its recommendations are likely to make hizzoner break out in hives. The 190-page report draws on conversations with current and former Chicago police officers...

Chicago Task Force Concludes Police Have ‘No Regard for Sanctity of Life’ of Minorities

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

A Chicago task force convened by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has come to some pretty blunt conclusions about how Chicago Police Department has mistreated people, minorities in particular.

Task Force Investigating Chicago Police Finds They're Racist, Ineffective at Their Jobs 

In 2015, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel assembled an independent task force to investigate city police when protestors demanded he resign around his mishandling—cover-up?—of Lauan McDonald’s fatal shooting by cops, which was captured on video. Show More Summary

Chicago cops have ‘no regard’ for black and Hispanic people

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The panel was established by Mayor Rahm Emanuel late last year in response to an outcry over police shootings.

Chicago Police Dept. Plagued by Systemic Racism, Task Force Finds

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A panel assigned by Mayor Rahm Emanuel says police officers have mistreated people, operated without oversight and lost the trust of residents.

Cubs to widen Addison sidewalk, install barriers to deter attack

Cubs fans will need to get used to another departure from tradition at Wrigley Field, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to let the team widen the sidewalk on Addison Street next to the ballpark and install concrete barriers to protect against a bomb attack. For the foreseeable future, concrete construction...

Emanuel acknowledges racism in Chicago Police Department

Mayor Rahm Emanuel left open the possibility Wednesday of dismantling the city's police oversight agency and acknowledged that racism is a problem within the police force and other City Hall departments. Emanuel's remarks came shortly before his appointed Police Accountability Task Force released...

Aldermen approve Johnson as Chicago top cop, note challenges ahead

Chicago aldermen on Wednesday gave the go-ahead unanimously to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pick for police superintendent, culminating a process that saw the mayor circumvent the normal rules to tap veteran Eddie Johnson to combat violence while trying to restore public trust and boost morale in the scandal-plagued...

Task force tells Chicago police to acknowledge racism: report

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Chicago’s police department must acknowledge its racist past and change its handling of excessive force allegations to pave the way for wider reform, a task force set up by mayor Rahm Emanuel has urged, the Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday. High-profile killings of black men at the hands...

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