The Chicago teachers strike is finally over. That story and more are in today’s Rundown.
Trump wanted information that could lead to a corruption investigation into political rival Joe Biden.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will have a $838 million shortfall next year. “We have some hard choices to make,” she said.
The former officer was sentenced to nearly seven years for the 2014 death of a black teenager.
The judge ruled prosecutors failed to prove the three former cops conspired to cover up the shooting by convicted Officer Jason Van Dyke.
Protesters take to the streets. Critics attack the mayor and police department. A federal probe finds a pattern of abuse by Chicago cops.
The fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald aggravated longstanding tensions between Chicago police and the city’s Black residents. We look at how a troubled police department spun a narrative of the shooting, how that narrative fell apart, and how the city reacted when it did.
The suit claims tickets and fines over $250 should not go through the city’s administrative hearing process.
Amid a surge in gun violence, the city’s cops last year solved fewer than one in five killings — the lowest rate in at least a half century.
Aldermen call for changes to the contract that federal investigators blamed for hampering police misconduct investigations.