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Boy, 7, killed during violent July 4 celebrations
Jul. 6, 2015
Police say 7-year-old Amari Brown was shot after someone opened fire just before midnight Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Southwest Side residents work toward racial healing
Jun. 29, 2015
After two African Americans were stabbed in a Canaryville park, area residents reflect on racial divisions on Southwest Side.
Prisoners sue state over solitary confinement
Jun. 24, 2015
A federal lawsuit alleges that the Illinois Department of Corrections' misuse of solitary confinement is inhumane.
Gun 'could never have been fired’
Jun. 19, 2015
A newly-released IPRA report directly contradicts police officers’ account of fatal 2011 shooting. The city has agreed to pay $2 million, which will go to victim’s 3-year-old son.
Mental Health 911: Areas with most calls have the fewest services
Jun. 12, 2015
Big cuts to mental health services have left managing mental illness to some people who never set out to do that job. People like police officers and jail staff.
From solitary to the streets: Released inmates get little help
Jun. 11, 2015
An investigation by NPR and The Marshall Project found that many states don't keep track of how many inmates are released directly from solitary confinement without any transition or supervision.
CPD 'listening tour' fuzzy on details
Jun. 10, 2015
Amid national discussions about the relationship between police and the public they serve, Chicago’s top cop announced a ‘listening tour.’ But hardly anyone got the invite.
In baseball, kids and cops find common ground
Jun. 8, 2015
An Englewood group aims to mend the relationship between police and the community.
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