53,000 Cook County homeowners are getting a property tax refund.
Chicago Police officers often serve as first responders to residents experiencing mental health crises.
Chicago Police officers often serve as first responders to residents experiencing mental health crises.So, how are officers trained to handle crisis intervention? And what resources are available for residents or family members of those dealing with mental health conditions?A draft consent decree proposal released last month could change the way Chicago police officers respond to people with mental illness by reducing use of force and connecting them to proper resources.Morning Shift discusses those proposed changes as well as other provisions in the consent decree aimed at aiding police officers dealing with mental health crises themselves.GUEST: Alexa James, licensed clinical social worker, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago and former member of the mayor-appointed Police Accountability Task ForceLEARN MORE: Consent Decree proposal (pages 21-42)Chicago police union head blasts proposed CPD reform plan, vows court fight (Chicago Tribune 7/28/18)
More than 70 people were shot in Chicago this weekend — 12 of them fatally. Morning Shift discusses Chicago’s ongoing gun violence problem.
Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s collected 80,000 signatures for a binding ballot measure that would impose two-term limits on the mayor’s office.
For the first time ever, trucks will be banned from Michigan Avenue during the four-day festival.
The proposal addresses changes in the Chicago Police Department’s use of force policy, increased transparency and officer training.
Rev. Gregory Livingston said protesters are calling for the resignations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
Too much heat and too little water could land you in the emergency room during Lollapalooza.
If the plan is approved, a federal court and a court-appointed monitor would ensure CPD reforms are met by certain deadlines