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No Cop Academy and a thin blue line

No Cop Academy and a thin blue line

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under News

The second floor of City Hall was hotter than usual Friday afternoon. The air conditioning was shut off as hundreds of Chicago activists and organizers protested funding the $95 million cop academy in Garfield Park proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The vote to give $28 million to the academy was initially scheduled for Wednes...

Family of student who died after being struck by CTA still looking for answers

Family of student who died after being struck by CTA still looking for answers

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

He was born laughing. Maria Quiroz, mother of DePaul student Ricardo Quiroz, said that her son will be remembered as someone who was always very happy. Quiroz, 24, was struck by a CTA Red Line train on Sunday, April 15 at 8:01 a.m. on the Near North Side. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hosp...

Photo gallery: Chicago mourns the death of Commander Paul Bauer

Photo gallery: Chicago mourns the death of Commander Paul Bauer

Benjamin Conboy and The Associated Press

February 19, 2018


Filed under Metro, News

On Feb. 13, Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer was at the Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street for training when he heard officers call for assistance in apprehending a fleeing suspect. Noticing the subject running by his squad car, the commander gave chase. Bauer, 53, chased the suspect, Shomari Leggh...

Six students robbed at gun point near Lincoln Park campus

Six students robbed at gun point near Lincoln Park campus

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under News

Six DePaul students were robbed at gunpoint within 30 minutes of each other near the Lincoln Park campus. In the early hours of Thursday, Jan. 24, men, armed with handguns and wearing surgical masks, jumped out of a white Audi SUV, put guns to the heads of the students and demanded their wallets and c...

Funding for new cops still uncertain

Funding for new cops still uncertain

Zainab Ikram

October 10, 2016


Filed under News

While the city has been quite clear about its intention to hire about 1,000 new police officers to halt rampant crime problems, it left one important aspect out: how much the effort will cost. By the end of two years, the department will have hired 970 police officers (516 officers, 92 field training...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes more cops

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes more cops

Brenden Moore and Kyle Woosley

September 26, 2016


Filed under News

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a broad plan Sept. 22 to solve the violence plaguing many Chicago neighborhoods, centered on hiring nearly 1,000 more police officers. The mayor argued the increased manpower and tougher penalties for gun offenders will go a long way towards getting the city’s surging cr...

CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

Danielle Harris

September 25, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has a longstanding dicey reputation with residents of the city, but the fatal shooting of 17-year- old Laquan McDonald brought decades of mounting resentment and distrust to a head. Contradicting initial reports from officers at the scene claimed McDonald was walk...

Homan Square: An isolated case or systemic issue?

Homan Square: An isolated case or systemic issue?

Ryan Marcotte

March 8, 2015


Filed under Opinions

The Guardian, a British newspaper, published a series of articles about a Chicago Police Department (CPD) facility known as Homan Square, painting the site as a “C.I.A.-style black site.” The story went viral and compelled some to attend a protest at the facility demanding its closure. Read More »...

Chicago Police considers use of body cameras

Chicago Police considers use of body cameras

Amanda Crane

September 15, 2014


Filed under Metro, News

Chicago police spokesman Marty Maloney told the Chicago Tribune that the police department is considering testing the use of body cameras on its officers. The department stated it has started looking into a pilot program, but Maloney insists that there are no solid plans in place at this time. ...

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