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  • Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved shooting

    Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal shooting and didn't even show it to aldermen Wednesday before they approved a $5 million settlement with the family.
  • Chicago offers reparations package to police torture victims

    Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story taught in school under a reparations package proposed Tuesday that city leaders hope will help close one of the most...

    Ald. Smith back on top as vote counting continues in Lincoln Park race

    Ald. Smith back on top as vote counting continues in Lincoln Park race
    The tight race to represent Lincoln Park on the Chicago City Council got a little looser Thursday as election officials continued to count absentee ballots. Ald. Michele Smith had a 69-vote lead over challenger Caroline Vickrey in the 43rd Ward contest,...

    Prosecutors seeking 15-month sentence for alderman's ex-chief of staff

     Prosecutors seeking 15-month sentence for alderman's ex-chief of staff
    When the former chief of staff to Chicago Ald. Howard Brookins took a $7,500 bribe to fix a new liquor license, it was hardly the crime of the century in a city with a cynical political culture that too often asks, "Where's mine?" federal prosecutors say....

    Alderman's ex-chief of staff pleads guilty to bribery: 'I accepted the $7,500'

    Alderman's ex-chief of staff pleads guilty to bribery: 'I accepted the $7,500'
    The former longtime chief of staff to Chicago Ald. Howard Brookins pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to bribery after displaying some hesitation. Curtis V. Thompson Jr., 63, ultimately admitted accepting a $7,500 bribe after drafting two...