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WBEZ91.5
Man Seeks Justice for Nearly Three Decades of Wrongful ImprisonmentA man who spent 29 years in prison for a crime he did not commit is suing the V
Man Seeks Justice for Nearly Three Decades of Wrongful Imprisonment
WBEZ91.5 / Posted yesterday
A man who spent 29 years in prison for a crime he did not commit is suing the Village of Park Forest and Cook County. In a federal lawsuit, Christopher Abernathy, 49, claims he was coerced into confessing to the 1984 rape and murder of a 15-year-old... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
New domestic abuse shelter to open in ChicagoCHICAGO – A new domestic abuse shelter is set to open on Valentine’s Day. It’s
New domestic abuse shelter to open in Chicago
WGN TV Chicago / Posted yesterday
CHICAGO – A new domestic abuse shelter is set to open on Valentine’s Day. It’s in a secret location to keep families safe. One of the workers we talked to called this a monumental occasion. “I was able to find my footing, able to heal…learned that... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates Square OffThis is the third edition of Ward Room's Campaign Round-Up, a weekly post dedic
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates Square Off
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
This is the third edition of Ward Room's Campaign Round-Up, a weekly post dedicated to keeping voters informed about the state and county's upcoming 2016 elections. Check the Ward Room blog for continued coverage every Wednesday. Illinois Senate... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
City Council showdown looms on probes of aldermen*Alvarez up with Foxx TV attack ad: Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez
City Council showdown looms on probes of aldermen
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
*Alvarez up with Foxx TV attack ad: Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is up with a new TV ad that takes on one of her rivals for the Democratic nomination, Kim Foxx. Chicago TV station records show there’s more than $175,000 behind the ad... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Cook County State's Attorney candidate Donna MoreCook County State's Attorney candidate Donna More speaks to the City Club of Ch
City Club of Chicago: Cook County State's Attorney candidate Donna More
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
Cook County State's Attorney candidate Donna More speaks to the City Club of Chicago, February 9, 2016 (City Club of Chicago) February 9, 2016 Donna More is a former federal prosecutor with an exemplary felony jury trial record in white collar... Read more
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Business Wire
More says Alvarez is “serial screw up” in high profile cases; pattern of poor judgment and cover ups puts community on edgeCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Before a packed house at the City Club of Chicago thi
More says Alvarez is “serial screw up” in high profile cases; pattern of poor judgment and cover ups puts community on edge
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Before a packed house at the City Club of Chicago this morning, State’s Attorney candidate Donna More sounded alarm bells about a crisis of violence, fear, and distrust that has reached epidemic proportions in Cook... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
4 things to look for tonight in New HampshireEven with lots of snow, New Hampshire is not exactly a Chicago suburb. Still, t
4 things to look for tonight in New Hampshire
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 days ago
Even with lots of snow, New Hampshire is not exactly a Chicago suburb. Still, the vote totals there will resonate in some meaningful ways here when the returns come in tonight. There will be a few obvious effects, like whether Park Ridge's Hillary... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Woman faces mandatory 6 years in prison for kicking deputy on shinTina Hunt had gone to the Cook County criminal courthouse at 26th Street and Ca
Woman faces mandatory 6 years in prison for kicking deputy on shin
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Tina Hunt had gone to the Cook County criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue to attend her son's court appearance in November 2013 when she found herself in a dispute with sheriff's deputies. After she was taken into custody, a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Alvarez Battles Opponents During Editorial Board Endorsement SessionsEmbattled Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez defended her tenure during
Alvarez Battles Opponents During Editorial Board Endorsement Sessions
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
Embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez defended her tenure during editorial board endorsement sessions for the city's two major newspapers last week. Alvarez has come under fire in the wake of the police shooting of Chicago teen Laquan... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
Republican Running for State’s Attorney: Winning ‘Very Doable’While the Democratic candidates are beating each other up in the primary, the l
Republican Running for State’s Attorney: Winning ‘Very Doable’
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 4 days ago
While the Democratic candidates are beating each other up in the primary, the lone Republican candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney is waiting rested and unbruised for the general election. Attorney Christopher Pfannkuche spent 31 years as a... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Political NewsletterMore than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in the
Political Newsletter
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in the water used by Chicago homes whose mains have been replaced or have had new meters installed, the Emanuel administration does little to warn about potential health risks,... Read more
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The Daily Review
Cal women in National Indoor tennis finalGenevieve Weed and Stephanie Mutafya scored two goals each to lead No. 5 Cal to
Cal women in National Indoor tennis final
The Daily Review / Posted 5 days ago
Genevieve Weed and Stephanie Mutafya scored two goals each to lead No. 5 Cal to a 5-2 victory over No. 1 Stanford in the title game of the Stanford Invitational. Carla Carrega also scored for the Bears. Dani Jackovich and Kat Klass had goals for the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Alvarez’s duo wins synchro bronze in ParisAnita Alvarez of Kenmore and partner Mariya Koroleva captured a bronze medal Su
Alvarez’s duo wins synchro bronze in Paris
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
Anita Alvarez of Kenmore and partner Mariya Koroleva captured a bronze medal Sunday in the duet free final of the French Open Make Up Forever synchronized swimming competition in Paris. Alvarez and Koroleva, who also won bronze at the German Open a... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
San Jose State quarterback Malik Watson says he's transferringQuarterback Malik Watson announced Saturday that he will transfer from San Jose
San Jose State quarterback Malik Watson says he's transferring
Oakland Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
Quarterback Malik Watson announced Saturday that he will transfer from San Jose State. Watson, a junior in 2015 who saw action in two games, said in a note posted to Twitter that he will graduate in May and use his final season of eligibility... Read more
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Daily Herald
Alvarez slow on police shooting; we back FoxxThe national debate over shootings by police in the black community erupted in
Alvarez slow on police shooting; we back Foxx
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
The national debate over shootings by police in the black community erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, a year and a half ago with the death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August 2014. Since then, controversial police conduct has been cited in... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Alvarez-Koroleva team sixthTonawanda’s Anita Alvarez and her partner, Mariya Koroleva of Concord, Calif.,
Alvarez-Koroleva team sixth
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
Tonawanda’s Anita Alvarez and her partner, Mariya Koroleva of Concord, Calif., took sixth place in the dual technical at the French Open Make Up Forever synchronized swimming competition in Paris Saturday. Spain’s Ona Carbonell and Gemma Mengual... Read more
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The Daily Review
Lily Zhang of Palo Alto wins, advances at U.S. Olympic Table Tennis trialsLily Zhang of Palo Alto moved a step closer to returning to the Summer Games on
Lily Zhang of Palo Alto wins, advances at U.S. Olympic Table Tennis trials
The Daily Review / Posted 7 days ago
Lily Zhang of Palo Alto moved a step closer to returning to the Summer Games on Friday, but Milpitas teen Kanak Jha will have to wait one more day for another chance at the U.S. Olympic Table Tennis trials in Greensboro, North Carolina. Zhang, a... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
Republican running for state’s attorney calls winning ‘very doable’While the Democratic candidates are beating each other up in the primary, the l
Republican running for state’s attorney calls winning ‘very doable’
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 7 days ago
While the Democratic candidates are beating each other up in the primary, the lone Republican candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney is waiting rested and unbruised for the general election. Attorney Christopher Pfannkuche spent 31 years as a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Madigan makes move to slow down push for school funding changesFrom the notebook *Rauner calls CPS borrowing "tragic": Gov. Rauner continued
Madigan makes move to slow down push for school funding changes
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
From the notebook *Rauner calls CPS borrowing "tragic": Gov. Rauner continued his criticism of Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools on Thursday, saying it was “tragic” the mayor opted to borrow more money to cover the school district’s... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Assaults on first responders on the riseCHICAGO -- It comes with the job, you never know what the next call will bring,
Assaults on first responders on the rise
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
CHICAGO -- It comes with the job, you never know what the next call will bring, Chicago firefighter Kelly Begley says. She recalls how on one early morning in October 2014 in the 200 block of west Jackson, she and other CFD first responders were... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
State's Attorney candidates battle it out for Tribune endorsementCHICAGO -- Tribune editorial board wasted no time in getting to questions about
State's Attorney candidates battle it out for Tribune endorsement
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
CHICAGO -- Tribune editorial board wasted no time in getting to questions about Laquan Mcdonald, which took up much of the endorsement session. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez stands by her handling of the shooting death of Laquan... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Anita Alvarez attacks opponents, citing lack of experience In front of the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Feb. 4, 2016, Cook County
Anita Alvarez attacks opponents, citing lack of experience
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
In front of the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Feb. 4, 2016, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez attacked her primary opponents, Kim Foxx and Donna More, saying neither of them... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Family of black teen shot by Chicago police calls for federal probeThe family of a black teenager fatally shot in the back as he ran from Chicago
Family of black teen shot by Chicago police calls for federal probe
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
The family of a black teenager fatally shot in the back as he ran from Chicago police three years ago called Thursday for a federal investigation into the shooting — one of three deadly incidents involving the same officer in less than two... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cook County state's attorney candidates debate handling of Laquan McDonald case As the candidates for Cook County state's attorney debated the handling of th
Cook County state's attorney candidates debate handling of Laquan McDonald case
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
As the candidates for Cook County state's attorney debated the handling of the Laquan McDonald case before the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Feb. 4, 2016, incumbent... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
More coverage: Cook County state's attorney raceCook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said Thursday that she doesn't "beli
More coverage: Cook County state's attorney race
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said Thursday that she doesn't "believe any mistakes were made" in her handling of the Laquan McDonald police shooting case, while two Democratic challengers continued to fault her for waiting 400 days to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Alvarez: 'I don't believe any mistakes were made' on McDonald caseCook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said Thursday that she doesn't "beli
Alvarez: 'I don't believe any mistakes were made' on McDonald case
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said Thursday that she doesn't "believe any mistakes were made" in her handling of the Laquan McDonald police shooting case, while two Democratic challengers continued to fault her for waiting 400 days to... Read more
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Daily Herald
Cook County state's attorney challengers focus on Laquan McDonald caseThe two Democratic challengers looking to unseat Cook County State's Attorney A
Cook County state's attorney challengers focus on Laquan McDonald case
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
The two Democratic challengers looking to unseat Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez both say the county's criminal justice system is broken, though Kim Foxx and Donna More disagree on how to fix it and who's best suited for the job. Alvarez,... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
Donna More Takes Her State’s Attorney Campaign to the IOPNews“I can run this race without any political person supporting me. The public
Donna More Takes Her State’s Attorney Campaign to the IOP
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 9 days ago
News“I can run this race without any political person supporting me. The public is who I’m accountable to.” Cook County state’s attorney candidate Donna More spoke about her plans to curb gun... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 2This is the second edition of the Ward Room's Campaign Round-Up, a weekly posti
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 2
NBC Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
This is the second edition of the Ward Room's Campaign Round-Up, a weekly posting dedicated to keeping voters informed about the state and county's upcoming 2016 elections. Check the Ward Room blog for continued coverage every Wednesday. In one of... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia Endorses Kim Foxx for State’s AttorneyFormer Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia endorsed Kim Foxx’s State’
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia Endorses Kim Foxx for State’s Attorney
NBC Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
Former Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia endorsed Kim Foxx’s State’s Attorney bid Wednesday. In a statement provided to Ward Room, Garcia said Foxx is “the person most qualified to become the next State’s Attorney of Cook County and to... Read more
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Daily Herald
Alvarez details actions on McDonald shooting, outlines changesExactly what Anita Alvarez knew and did in the year after a Chicago police offi
Alvarez details actions on McDonald shooting, outlines changes
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Exactly what Anita Alvarez knew and did in the year after a Chicago police officer's fatal shooting of a black teen has been the subject of intense scrutiny, with fallout over the case having the potential to cost her a third term as Cook County... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Alvarez Holds Lead in Latest State’s Attorney PollDespite months of protests and outcry for her resignation following the police
Alvarez Holds Lead in Latest State’s Attorney Poll
NBC Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
Despite months of protests and outcry for her resignation following the police shooting of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald, Alvarez received 34 percent of the recent poll’s votes. "As the actual records of my opponents begin to be scrutinized and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Alvarez with edge despite voter unhappiness with her, Tribune poll findsDespite widespread dissatisfaction over her job performance and handling of the
Alvarez with edge despite voter unhappiness with her, Tribune poll finds
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
Despite widespread dissatisfaction over her job performance and handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez still holds an edge against her two Democratic challengers, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows. Still,... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Foxx Blasts Alvarez's Handling of McDonald Shooting in Campaign AdMore than a month ahead of the primary election for Illinois state's attorney,
Foxx Blasts Alvarez's Handling of McDonald Shooting in Campaign Ad
NBC Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
More than a month ahead of the primary election for Illinois state's attorney, Kim Foxx condemned her opponent, State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, for her handling of the police shooting of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald in a campaign advertisement... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Concord synchronized swimmer wins bronze in GermanyThe U.S. duet of Anita Alvarez and Concord's Mariya Koroleva won the bronze med
Concord synchronized swimmer wins bronze in Germany
Oakland Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
The U.S. duet of Anita Alvarez and Concord's Mariya Koroleva won the bronze medal at the German Synchronized Swimming Open in Bonn on Sunday. Koroleva, a Stanford alum, and Alvarez finished with a combined score of 163.1913. France's Laura Auge and... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Concord synchronized swimmer wins bronze in GermanyThe U.S. duet of Anita Alvarez and Concord's Mariya Koroleva won the bronze med
Concord synchronized swimmer wins bronze in Germany
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 11 days ago
The U.S. duet of Anita Alvarez and Concord's Mariya Koroleva won the bronze medal at the German Synchronized Swimming Open in Bonn on Sunday. Koroleva, a Stanford alum, and Alvarez finished with a combined score of 163.1913. France's Laura Auge and... Read more
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The Daily Review
Concord synchronized swimmer wins bronze in GermanyThe U.S. duet of Anita Alvarez and Concord's Mariya Koroleva won the bronze med
Concord synchronized swimmer wins bronze in Germany
The Daily Review / Posted 12 days ago
The U.S. duet of Anita Alvarez and Concord's Mariya Koroleva won the bronze medal at the German Synchronized Swimming Open in Bonn on Sunday. Koroleva, a Stanford alum, and Alvarez finished with a combined score of 163.1913. France's Laura Auge and... Read more
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The Daily Review
Stanford runners sizzle at Penn State National indoor meetStanford's men's and women's distance medley relay teams ran times among the fa
Stanford runners sizzle at Penn State National indoor meet
The Daily Review / Posted 14 days ago
Stanford's men's and women's distance medley relay teams ran times among the fastest in collegiate history Friday at the Penn State National indoor track and field invitational in University Park, Pennsylvania, and ensured qualifying spots for the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Alvarez Challenged by Opponents During State's Attorney DebateWith the election for Cook County State’s Attorney drawing near, Anita Alvarez
Alvarez Challenged by Opponents During State's Attorney Debate
NBC Chicago / Posted 14 days ago
With the election for Cook County State’s Attorney drawing near, Anita Alvarez squared off against opponents Donna More and Kim Foxx in a radio debate that dealt with police misconduct, criminal justice and questions about the incumbent's handling of... Read more
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NBC 15 Mobile
National News - WPMI Local 15The Latest: Chicago police say dashcam audio a priority January 29, 2016 20:07
National News - WPMI Local 15
NBC 15 Mobile / Posted 14 days ago
The Latest: Chicago police say dashcam audio a priority January 29, 2016 20:07 GMT %classify(id:223189a40629436f9a2078d4c0540859;section:AP Event;name:US Chicago Police; CHICAGO (AP) -- The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cop's attorney says he'll seek to move trial over Laquan McDonald shootingChallengers criticize Alvarez on McDonald case during debate Two challengers f
Cop's attorney says he'll seek to move trial over Laquan McDonald shooting
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
Challengers criticize Alvarez on McDonald case during debate Two challengers for Cook County state's attorney on Thursday painted a picture of an office in crisis, while incumbent Anita Alvarez accused them of having neither the experience nor the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Next hearing for Van Dyke is in MarchCHICAGO -- The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police shootin
Next hearing for Van Dyke is in March
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO -- The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police shootings in the city (all times local): A white Chicago police officer facing a first-degree murder charge in the fatal 2014 shooting of a black teenager will return to court... Read more
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NBC 15 Mobile
National News - WPMI Local 15The Latest: More mental illness training for Chicago police January 29, 2016 1
National News - WPMI Local 15
NBC 15 Mobile / Posted 14 days ago
The Latest: More mental illness training for Chicago police January 29, 2016 14:07 GMT %classify(id:223189a40629436f9a2078d4c0540859;section:AP Event;name:US Chicago Police; CHICAGO (AP) -- The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
More mental illness training for Chicago policeCHICAGO (AP) - The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police sho
More mental illness training for Chicago police
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police shootings in the city (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Chicago police will be getting more training as the city reforms how it responds to people with mental illness. Mayor... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
More mental illness training for Chicago policeCHICAGO (AP) - The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police sho
More mental illness training for Chicago police
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police shootings in the city (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Chicago police will be getting more training as the city reforms how it responds to people with mental illness. Mayor... Read more
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News 10 WILX
Chicago Officer Accused Of Shooting Teen Due In CourtCHICAGO A white Chicago police officer accused of shooting a black teenager 16
Chicago Officer Accused Of Shooting Teen Due In Court
News 10 WILX / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO A white Chicago police officer accused of shooting a black teenager 16 times in 2014 is due in court. Jason Van Dyke is expected to appear before a judge Friday morning for a status hearing. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
In Chicago police shooting, judge ripped cop and tossed hospital bed testimonyHours after he was shot multiple times by a Chicago police officer, Princeton W
In Chicago police shooting, judge ripped cop and tossed hospital bed testimony
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
Hours after he was shot multiple times by a Chicago police officer, Princeton Williamson was heavily sedated after emergency surgery when detectives came to question him at his hospital bedside. One of the detectives, Brian Johnson, later testified... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Chicago officer accused of shooting teen due in courtCHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer accused of shooting a black teena
Chicago officer accused of shooting teen due in court
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer accused of shooting a black teenager 16 times in 2014 is due in court. Jason Van Dyke is expected to appear before a judge Friday morning for a status hearing. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Chicago officer accused of shooting teen due in courtCHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer accused of shooting a black teena
Chicago officer accused of shooting teen due in court
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer accused of shooting a black teenager 16 times in 2014 is due in court. Jason Van Dyke is expected to appear before a judge Friday morning for a status hearing. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago officer accused of shooting teen due in courtCHICAGO -- A white Chicago police officer accused of shooting a black teenager
Chicago officer accused of shooting teen due in court
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
CHICAGO -- A white Chicago police officer accused of shooting a black teenager 16 times in 2014 is due in court. Jason Van Dyke is expected to appear before a judge Friday morning for a status hearing. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree... Read more
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