Should the city of Chicago have to pay $44 million for a shooting involving an off-duty police officer? Federal judges set to rule

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:09:30 +0000


A jury awarded a Chicago man $44.7 million after deciding his permanent injuries were from being shot by an off-duty police officer. But the city of Chicago appealed.



Woodlawn man charged with first-degree murder in fatal shooting at Red Line Howard Street station

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:53:42 +0000


A Woodlawn man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Macksantino Webb, 20, at the Howard Red Line station earlier this month.



3-year-old boy shot in arm in ‘another unacceptable incident’ outside West Side library, police say

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:53:25 +0000


A toddler was shot in an attack in the Lawndale neighborhood Thursday morning, police said.



Ex-top aide to Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown given 2 years in prison as judge notes Brown’s absence. ‘And she’s not here to help you when you need help.’

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:51:14 +0000


A former top aide to Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for lying to a federal grand jury.



Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends website shaming budget naysayers: ‘Since when is letting voters and residents know how aldermen voted bullying?’

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:37:12 +0000


Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended a website she launched shaming Chicago aldermen who voted against her first budget, casting it as a civic tool for the public despite criticism that it was petty and bull...



At least 4 taken to hospital from South Side elementary school after students may have taken prescription sedative

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:29:15 +0000


At least four children were hospitalized after ingesting a drug at South Side elementary school Thursday morning, authorities said.


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