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Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Oct. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Superintendent Eddie...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Oct. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an...

New Chicago mayor faces familiar problems as teachers strike

Oct. 18, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot swept into office this spring declaring it "a new day" for the nation's third-largest city. She pledged to change the way City Hall operated under Rahm Emanuel and for decades before him, invest in poor neighborhoods, improve schools and address the city's deeply...

Chicago's top cop found lying in car; requests investigation

Oct. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asked the city's police department to conduct an internal investigation on himself Thursday after he was found lying down in a car. A passerby found Johnson early Thursday in a car parked near a stop sign and called 911. Police department spokesman...

Fort Worth faith leaders want judge to enforce police reform

Oct. 16, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community and faith leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home, saying the goal should be a police reform plan...

Chicago releases watchdog probe of Laquan McDonald shooting

Oct. 9, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's law department on Wednesday released for the first time the city watchdog's full investigative reports into the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white police officer — a move the mayor has championed in her push for transparent government and to...

Chicago teachers to set strike date as contract talks resume

Oct. 2, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teachers strike could be less than a week away if there isn't a last-minute deal between the union and nation's third-largest school district. The Chicago Teachers Union has overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike as contract talks continue over issues including pay and...

Chicago teachers authorize their leaders to call a strike

Sep. 27, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers have voted to authorize their union leaders to call a strike, setting the stage for a possible work stoppage next month in the nation's third-largest school district, officials announced Thursday. Chicago Teachers Union delegates are set to meet next week to set a deadline...

Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike

Sep. 15, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could happen as early as next month. After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are back at the bargaining table negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class size....

Smollett's attorneys argue city lawsuit should be tossed

Sep. 4, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett's attorneys have filed a motion arguing that the actor should not have to pay Chicago $130,000 for a police investigation into what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack, because he couldn't have known how much time and money the department would spend looking into...