Rahm Emanuel

The emails show that the mayor's staff was “scrambling” on how to deal with and react to the shooting, especially when the media and community activists began ringing the alarm.

Emanuel and Interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante on Wednesday are slated to announce a "'de-escalation' approach to handling potential conflicts and standoffs, including making sure every 'operational' on-duty officer is equipped with a Taser."

Jason Van Dyke's lawyer entered a not-guilty plea Tuesday before a Cook County trial judge.

Arguing that Quintonio LeGrier, 19, was unarmed when Chicago police shot and killed him over the weekend, his father on Monday filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, reports DNAinfo Chicago.

More details from the night Laquan McDonald was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer are beginning to emerge. On Thursday audio was released of an officer’s radio call requesting a Taser to restrain the 17-year-old. In the latest release, The Huffington Post said the audio was turned over to Politico and NBC Chicago after Freedom Of Information Act […]

Federal lawyers met with Chicago community leaders and clergy and handed out instructions on how to file complaints against cops.

On the same day that Rahm Emanuel apologized for the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, a state lawmaker introduced a measure in Springfield, Illinois to recall the beleaguered Chicago mayor, according to ThinkProgress. The reason the bill is necessary is because there is no legal mechanism to recall the mayor–a vestige of the city’s corrupt “political machine […]

Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke and his fellow officers painted a different narrative of the evening Laquan McDonald was fatally shot, according to the official police report, released Friday evening.

Three more people vowed to join the group in protesting the closure and ultimate reopening of Walter H. Dyett High School on the South Side

In an effort to address the pain of dozens of torture victims who experienced brutal treatment at the hands of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon…

In a hard-fought runoff election, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was returned to office for a second term, despite concerns over gang violence that spiked during his…

  Two Chicago proposals to house the Obama presidential library face obstacles that could pave the way for New York’s Columbia University to land the…