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Family Of Phillip Coleman Settles For $4.9M

By Desire Thompson, newsone.com The family of Philip Coleman, the man who died after being violently dragged from his cell by Chicago police in December...

Uncle of Laquan McDonald outraged over FOP hiring of Van Dyke

By Chinta Strausberg Pastor Marvin Hunter, from Grace Memorial Baptist Church who is the great uncle of Laquan McDonald, Wednesday voiced concern over the Fraternal...

New task force seeks funds to stem gun violence

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The 17-member Cook County Gun Violence Task Force Tuesday plans to ask the U.S. Homeland Security for millions of dollars...

Alvarez’s integrity questioned in shootings

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader A report released this week accuses Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez of conducting a shoddy investigation into the...

SPECIAL REPORT: HOW CPS FAILED LAQUAN MCDONALD

By Sarah Karp, bettergov.org The videotaped shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer was a criminal act, according to prosecutors who have...

Chicago Police Misconduct – A rising financial toll

By Andrew Schroedter, bettergov.org It’s well known that alleged misconduct by Chicago police costs city taxpayers dearly. A new Better Government Association analysis shows just how...

NAACP moves to retain all police records

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In a unified effort, the Chicago and West Side NAACP Chapters are demanding that all police-involved shootings and other official...