Less than one week after sending a letter to Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a Muslim rights advocate organization says it has been reassured that Chicago police will not undertake blanket surveillance of the city’s Muslim population.The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islami
A controversial outdoor shooting range next to a nature reserve is one step closer to being approved. Last week the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District voted the Southeast Side gun range through by a 5-4 vote.
Eight Forty-Eight decided to hit the streets to hear what Occupy Chicago protestors think about the men and women in blue. Their comments were gathered by Pritzker Journalism Fellow LaCreshia Birts.Music Button Led Bib, "Moth Dilemna", from the album Bring Your Own, (Cuneiform)
Eight Forty-Eight shared listener letters to hear where listeners think the show is getting it right and where it missed the mark.Last week host Alison Cuddy spoke with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is asking Chicago's police superintendent to stop making arrests for low-level marijuana possession. Preckwinkle says judges generally dismiss those charges involving very modest amounts of illicit drugs.
Chicago's adding 50 full-time police officers to patrol Chicago Transit Authority trains and bus stations. City officials say the officers will be drawn from the Chicago Police Academy and should be in place by next spring.
During the original broadcast, Eight Forty-Eight said that police have been involved in more shootings over the last six months than in all of 2010. Police dispute that number but could not immediately provide the number of times officers shot at citizens in 2010 or 2011.