Jerry Morrison, executive director of the deep-pocketed, politically influential Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is scheduled to appear in Cook County Court on Wednesday on a charge of misdemeanor battery involving an off-duty Chicago police officer.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department (CPD) Superintendent Eddie Johnson today announced 107 new officers will be deployed to their district assignments as part of the city’s plan to add nearly 1,000 police officers to safeguard neighborhoods.
The administration, not the kids, will be the big winner from a new $10 million pilot program aimed at Chicago’s most vulnerable public schools, according to Heather MacDonald, a Manhattan Institute scholar who has written extensively on the nation’s public schools.
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has organized a “Take Back the Streets” rally at 7 p.m. today on 49th and Cicero, a corner in Archer Heights that has neighbors on a crusade to rid it, and the entire block, of prostitutes and drug dealers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) and Thrive Chicago to announce the City’s latest investments to advance the 10 recommendations announced at last year’s Thrive Opportunity Youth Summit to reconnect young people back to school and jobs.
A recent Illinois Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG) investigation revealed that the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) hired a former Chicago police officer with a past criminal history of drug and gang-related federal convictions.