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Unions sue to stop Chicago pension overhaul
Dec. 16, 2014
Chicago has the worst-funded pension system of any major U.S. city. But some workers and unions say the mayor's latest move is unconstitutional.
Who polices the police? In Chicago, it’s now ex-cops
Dec. 5, 2014
A WBEZ investigation finds former sworn law-enforcement personnel in six management posts at the Independent Police Review Authority. Those include the top three.
Aldermen skip chance to ask about commander accused of police brutality
Oct. 29, 2014
Appearing before the Chicago City Council, the head of the city agency that investigates excessive-force complaints never got a question about the city’s handling of Cmdr. Glenn Evans.
Emanuel budget avoids pension woes
Oct. 15, 2014
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2015 budget includes some tax hikes, silence on pension crisis.
Police commander pleads not guilty
Sep. 24, 2014
Accused of jamming his gun into an arrested man’s mouth, Chicago Cmdr. Glenn Evans on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to nine counts of aggravated battery and official misconduct.
Indicted police commander suspended from duty 11 times
Sep. 18, 2014
As Cook County prosecutors unveil grand-jury charges, WBEZ learns more about Glenn Evans’ 28 years as a Chicago cop.
He threatened to ‘push my nose through my brain’
Sep. 11, 2014
Police brutality lawsuits against a Chicago commander facing felony charges have cost taxpayers more than a quarter million dollars, WBEZ has found. That price tag appears certain to increase.
Lawsuit: Police commander's alleged battery amounted to 'torture'
Sep. 9, 2014
A South Sider whose brutality complaint led to felony charges against a Chicago police commander takes his allegations to federal court.
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