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Mothers speak out against police killings at Thompson Center

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Some happened years ago, while other police shootings occurred recently. For a handful of grieving mothers, the pain won’t go...

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...

FOUNDER’S DAY 2016 – A Salute To Those Who Paved The...

On February 21 at 5:30 p.m. people from all walks of life will gather on the Southwest Side of Chicago to pay tribute to...

Cop who killed college student and 55-year-old mother sues for ‘extreme...

By Peter Holley, washingtonpost.com A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a college student and his 55-year-old neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s...

Residents cheer after Will Burns calls it quits

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader After battling his constituents for years and hearing the community’s sentiments he would never win another election, Ald. Will...

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...