Sheriff said county jail is overburdened with the mentally ill and proposed cuts would be a disaster.
A city committee approved a $5 million settlement in the case of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times.
The governor-elect said he did not know much about the calls designed to confuse city election judges.
Cmdr. Glenn Evans also stuck a Taser to the victim's groin during the incident, prosecutors said.
Twenty-seven people have been charged following the bust of heroin ring in Douglas Park.
A number of law enforcement agencies launched a media campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer died when the roof of a building owned by Chuck Dai collapsed in a fire.
Three out-of-state men who came to Chicago to protest the 2012 summit were convicted of lesser charges.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez backed another proposal in the General Assembly.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined with his top cop and the state's attorney to form the task force.
Officer Alejandro Vadadez was slain by the people he was trying to protect, prosecutors said.
The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives will host as part of its winter symposium.
The Chicago Fur Outlet's owner cited his wife's death, a bad economy and warm winters for the downfall.
Cortez Foster, 47, was sentenced to natural life plus seven years Thursday.
Part 2 of 2: Rodnell Dennis tells how the gang trap cost him his youth, and a 9-year-old his life.
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