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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 28, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 25, 2021. Editorial: Jelani Day, family deserve answers Many people have already done their best for Jelani Day. For their sake and his, we must insist on coming to a conclusion about his story. ...

New life for suit over Chicago police stop-and-frisk policy

Sep. 08, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has granted class-action status in a lawsuit filed six years ago that alleged the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy targeted Black and Hispanic people who hadn't committed any crime. Attorneys involved in the lawsuit...

Biden picks Burns for China ambassador; Emanuel for Japan

Aug. 20, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

President Joe Biden is nominating longtime former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to serve as his ambassador to China and former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve as his envoy to Japan. The White House formally announced the much-anticipated nominations...

Chicago police officer charged in downtown subway shooting

Aug. 05, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to escape capture by running up an escalator in a busy subway station has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct, prosecutors said Thursday. ...