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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participates in a panel discussion on Reducing Violence and Strengthening Policy and Community Trust at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Chicago Mayor To Replace Police Review Board With More Independent Watchdog

The decision to abolish the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) comes a month after a task force released a scathing report recommending a new board to help mend strained relations between Chicago’s police force and the city’s minority communities. The task force report said IPRA was underfunded and staffed by former law enforcement officials whose findings were routinely reversed by the body’s leaders.

May 14, 2016
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Are Tasers The Way To Reduce Fatal Shootings By Police?

By Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — Deadly police shootings across the country are forcing some big city police departments to take a new look at whether stun guns — typically called Tasers — could reduce the number of fatal encounters between officers and the public. Last month, for example, Chicago Mayor Rahm […]

January 19, 2016
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Cartoon: Chicago Decides To Settle Its Gunfire Problem In The Time-Honored Way

(It’s about the mayor, Rahm Emanuel.)

January 19, 2016
Activist groups take over RandolphStreet as a protest, Justice for Laquan, marches as the city council meets, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 in Chicago. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Protesters Call For Chicago Mayor To Step Down

Long before Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tackled police accountability in an unusual speech before the City Council on Wednesday, demonstrators made it clear there was nothing the embattled mayor could say to calm the situation.

December 9, 2015

Chicago Mayor Apologizes, Protesters Urge He Resign

Emanuel’s speech comes after two weeks of protests in Chicago, following the release of a 2014 police dashboard video of an officer shooting a black teenager.

December 9, 2015

Justice Department To Investigate Chicago Police: Source

The U.S. Justice Department will open an investigation into the Chicago Police Department after protests over how it handled the case of a black teenager shot by a white police officer, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

December 6, 2015

Chicago Police Chief Out, Inquiry Launched Over Black Teen’s Death

Chief ousted after mass protests over a white officer’s shooting of a black teenager 16 times, department’s refusal to release video for more than a year.

December 1, 2015

Progressive Frenemies

It seems that there is a big struggle over the Democratic Party’s soul and the meaning of progressivism. After all, that’s what the media talk about incessantly.

May 21, 2015
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Trounces Challenger In Runoff

Rahm Emanuel is having a ‘beautiful day’ as he emerges victorious in the Chicago mayoral runoff, winning a second term

April 8, 2015
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Why Is Rahm Emanuel’s Challenger, Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia, So Happy?

Former community organizer Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia, is a smiling, jovial, and friendly challenge to incumbent Chicago mayor Rahm ‘Rambo’ Emanuel.

March 25, 2015

Emanuel Makes Nice As Chicago Election Bypasses Pension Morass

Chicago’s contentious mayoral election is coming down to the wire.

March 16, 2015

Chicago Mayoral Race Mirrors Schism Challenging Democratic Party

The Windy City is the new front line in the fight between centrist Democrats and progressives.

March 4, 2015

Chicago’s Rahm-Chuy Show

Has Rahm Emanuel lost the left once and for all?

February 25, 2015

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Heads To Runoff Against Garcia

Rahm Emanuel and Chuy Garcia are headed to a runoff.

February 25, 2015

An Exciting Democracy Movement Arises In Chicago

Meet the progressive movement that’s shaking up with Windy City.

February 18, 2015

The Windy City’s New Gift To Big Campaign Donors

Will the SEC let Chicago make a mockery of ethics laws?

January 16, 2015

Journalists On The Government’s Blacklist

As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed that many government information officers block specific journalists they don’t like from accessing information. The news comes as 47 federal inspectors general sent a letter […]

August 22, 2014