Former Mayor Richard M. Daley is one step closer to being deposed in connection with alleged torture by Chicago police. On Wednesday a Federal judge ruled for the second time that Daley can be sued over alleged police torture.The former mayor was the Cook County state's attorney back in the 1980s.
Chicago police arrested 175 members of a group protesting corporate greed early Sunday after they refused to take down their tents and leave a city park when it closed.About 500 members of Occupy Chicago set up camp at the entrance to Grant Park on Saturday evening after a protest earlier in the day
News that Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has resigned came as a surprise to many. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel made it a campaign promise to replace Weis. But most thought Weis would stay in place through May, when Mayor Daley steps down.
Chicagoans who punch cards for their favorite aldermanic candidates might have the issue of crime on their minds. But depending on where they live, they will have heard more—or less—about crime from their candidates.