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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks to supporters at Iowa State University during a town hall style meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Ames, Iowa.

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Brian Slodysko and Errin Haines October 20, 2019

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 ,...

This combination of file photos shows Laquan McDonald and former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The Chicago Police Board on Thursday, July 18, 2019, fired four police officers for allegedly covering up Dykes 2014 fatal shooting of teenager McDonald.

Police overseers fire 4 officers in Laquan McDonald-related case

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press July 18, 2019

The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers...

Chicago police Of cer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court

Chicago verdict comes 4 years after Laquan McDonald’s death

Gerry Broome, Associated Press October 8, 2018

Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from...

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Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor October 8, 2018

16 Shots: The Police Shooting of Laquan McDonald As the city reflects on the guilty verdict announced Friday afternoon, WBEZ and the Chicago Tribune have compiled everything you need to know about...

Van Dyke trial approaches a verdict as prosecution rests

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor October 1, 2018

The prosecution rested last week in Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial for the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black teenager. Van Dyke and other officers encountered...

CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

Danielle Harris September 25, 2016

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...

Chicagos new interim police chief faces major obstacles

Chicago’s new interim police chief faces major obstacles

Michael Mulvaney April 3, 2016

Officer Eddie Johnson has recently been assigned the daunting task of polishing off the tarnished reputation that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) accrued by its own doing, beating out three other...

Cook County State’s Attorney’s race shrouded in controversey following Laquan McDonald case

Cook County State’s Attorney’s race shrouded in controversey following Laquan McDonald case

Jackson Danbeck February 28, 2016

With a little over two weeks to go until the Cook County State’s Attorney primary election, candidates for the high office are desperately trying to whip the necessary votes. To help you wade through...

Justice for all? event addresses past and future of Black Lives Matter

‘Justice for all?’ event addresses past and future of Black Lives Matter

Edna Espino January 15, 2016

In 2011, DePaul professor Valerie Johnson turned on her television to find that George Zimmerman had been acquitted in the Trayvon Martin case. A feeling of disbelief overwhelmed her.  “You see...

Efforts to recall Emanuel continue

Efforts to recall Emanuel continue

Manny Ramos January 13, 2016

Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) held a town hall meeting on Chicago’s West Side Jan. 9 to discuss the progression of a bill that could lead to the recall of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ford was accompanied with...

The new age of protesting: Protesters aim for impact by disrupting profit centers

The new age of protesting: Protesters aim for impact by disrupting profit centers

Kyle Woosley January 10, 2016

Marching on Michigan Avenue during Black Friday, blocking traffic at major downtown intersections and disrupting restaurants in Lincoln Park and Wicker Park are just some of the tactics being used by...

Chicago citizens deserve community control of police

Chicago citizens deserve community control of police

Danielle Harris December 14, 2015

With the Department of Justice announcing it will investigate the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and hundreds of protesters calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State...

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