Activist Calls Van Dyke Sentence 'A Slap In The Face'"Frankly, he walked in there today expecting to do another 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. They found out now he's going to do three years. It's a pretty good day for the Van Dyke family."
Jason Van Dyke Gets 81 Months For The Murder Of Laquan McDonald
Reaction To Acquittal Of CPD Officers Of Alleged Cover-Up In Laquan McDonald Shooting Death"I don't think all the police officers are bad, but the small few that are part of this machine need to be weeded out and need to be taken out of the system."
CPD Officers Found Not Guilty Of Alleged Cover-Up In Laquan McDonald Shooting DeathOfficer Thomas Gaffney, former officer Joe Walsh and former detective David March all appeared stoic early on. But the judge gradually picked apart the state's case.
Judge To Issue Verdict In Chicago Police Cover-Up CaseDuring the trial, prosecutors argued that the reports written by the three about the October 2014 shooting included some of the same lies they say were designed to protect Officer Jason Van Dyke.
Report: CPD Supervisor Made Officers Chauffeur, Babysit His ChildIn one case, an officer had to hang up on a domestic violence call in order to care for his supervisor's child.
Residents Riled About Proposed CTA South Loop Station"We're worried about crime. The Red Line is kind of notorious for crime and we're worried about."
Heroic Rescue Of Senior Citizen Who Was Almost Struck By Metra Train"So we picked the old lady up and we got to the sidewalk just as the guardrails were going down. Probably about five to 10 seconds later that's when the train hit the car."
Preckwinkle Proposes Minimum Wage Hike If She Becomes Mayor"If you look at what it costs to live in Chicago, $15.00 an hour brings a family of four just above the poverty level. So if we're going to have jobs that enable you to support your families, we've got to pay people a little better."
Pritzker Promises Political Unity During Inauguration In Springfield"I won't balance the budget on the backs of the starving, the sick, and the suffering. I won't make government the enemy and government employees the scapegoats."
Hadiya Pendleton's Killer Sentenced To 84 Years In PrisonJudge Nicholas Ford, citing Ward's lengthy juvenile record, and chances he had been given to stay out of trouble, sent Ward to prison for 84 years.
Evanston Township High School Employee Under Investigation For Alleged Inappropriate ContactOfficials at Evanston Township High School didn't return calls for comment on Friday but said in a statement that "an employee is under investigation for inappropriate contact with students" adding that it does not involve "a teacher, coach or counselor."