Alarmed by reports that care for the elderly and disabled might be rationed during the coronavirus emergency, a public interest law firm and civil rights group issued a joint legal memo warning officials that prioritizing treatment violates federal law.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tried to turn the tables on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), whose director recently blasted her and the city’s sanctuary policies over the February sexual assault of a 3-year-old by an undocumented immigrant.
Chicago Chef Erick Williams, and other members of a coalition of city restaurants, are urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker to immediately release unemployment funds and enact additional emergency measures to help their employees withstand the economic shock of his directive to close all the state’s restaurants and bars until March 30.
Abdelnasser Rashid, a Democratic candidate for Cook County Board of Review, should apologize and abandon his campaign after boasting of the appearance of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) as the headliner at his upcoming political fundraiser, says Chris Robling, a Chicago-based political strategist.
CBS 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini, 52, allegedly harassed a woman with “obscene” texts and Facebook messages over a year’s time, according to a Chicago Police case incident report obtained by Chicago City Wire.
A federal judge has ruled that former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge’s supervisory position is irrelevant in a civil action brought by a man convicted in the rape and torture of a Chicago woman in 1982.
Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
Chicago’s police union says its members can’t get a fair shake from a disciplinary body, the Chicago Police Board (CPB), so it's petitioning the Illinois Labor Relations Board for the right for officers to select arbitration involving separation cases.
A representative for Bob Fioretti says the Democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney was “extremely disappointed” by reports that a hearing officer is recommending incumbent state's attorney Kim Foxx remain on the primary ballot despite challenges to her nominating petitions.
The Chicago City Council on December 18 deferred a final vote on a proposed $1.2 million payout to the family of Heriberto Godinez, who died in 2015 while being arrested for burglary on the Southwest side.
Shoplifters have become so brazen in Chicago that a Facebook video posted recently by CWB Chicago shows four of thieves strolling out of a Marshall’s in Lincoln Park, their arms loaded with winter clothes. Store employees appear helpless to stop them.
A spokesperson for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said that no charges will be filed against an armed citizen who last week held a would-be Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) mugger at gunpoint until police arrived.
The Chicago police union is asking Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to condemn statements directed at police after last week’s body-slamming of Bernard Kersh, who spit in an officer’s face and resisted arrest, was caught on video.
State Rep. Curtis Tarver II (D-Chicago) was arrested Monday night in the Woodlawn section of Chicago and charged with carrying a weapon with an invalid concealed carry license (CCL), according to Chicago police.