WBEZ | chicago reporter http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-reporter Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A breakdown of Chicago’s police contract http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-11/breakdown-chicago%E2%80%99s-police-contract-114139 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/chicago police officers flickr Kevin Gebhardt.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel made it clear during his <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-09/mayor-emanuel-apologizes-vows-police-reform-114109">address Wednesday to the Chicago City Council</a> the way the police department operates both inside and with the public needs to change. But critics of the department say one of the main roadblocks that makes it difficult to remove officers who are facing allegations of misconduct and abuse is the current contract with the police union.</p><p>The Fraternal Order of Police says it&rsquo;s not as light on officers as people think, and adds that the calls for reform are driven by political grandstanding. The current fight over the terms of the contract is detailed in a<a href="http://chicagoreporter.com/chicago-police-contract-scrutinized-in-the-aftermath-of-laquan-mcdonalds-death/"> new article from the Chicago Reporter</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/Public_Ade">Adeshina Emmanuel</a> wrote that story and shares his coverage.&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 11:41:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-12-11/breakdown-chicago%E2%80%99s-police-contract-114139 Mayor Monday: Race relations and what the next mayor can expect http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-07/mayor-monday-race-relations-and-what-next-mayor-can-expect-81897 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Wilson Yard.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Race relations can be a tough issue to address, especially for politicians during election season. Alden Loury and Jamiko Rose joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to discuss the racial challenges the next mayor of Chicago will inherit.<br /><br />Loury is the publisher of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagoreporter.com/"><em>Chicago Reporter</em></a>. He's been reporting on race and poverty for over a decade. And Jamiko Rose is the Executive Director of ONE, or the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.onechicago.org/">Organization fo the North East</a>, which works with various groups on Chicago's Northeast Side.</p><p><em>Music Button: Q.E.D., &quot;A Multiplicity of Drops&quot;, from the CD Yet What Is Any Ocean...(Origin Records)</em></p></p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 14:56:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-07/mayor-monday-race-relations-and-what-next-mayor-can-expect-81897