The Victims Justice Ordinance would allow the city to sue gang members in civil court to try to seize their assets.
The investigative reporters on WBEZ’s criminal justice desk tell the stories of the thousands of individuals churning through the legal systems every year in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois and hold to account the powerful officials in charge of those systems. Covering policing, jails and prisons, gun violence and solutions to it, WBEZ’s Criminal Justice team works to bring understanding to some of the most difficult problems facing our region.
The deal, supported by 80% of union members, also allows the city to investigate complaints against officers without a sworn affidavit.
The U.S. jail population has a 55% weekly turnover rate, raising the risk of infections passing between communities, according to the study.
At least 524 residents had been murdered by the end of August, according to Chicago Police.
Reset checks back in with WBEZ’s Natalie Moore to hear about her reporting trip in Finland.
Sheriff Tom Dart will use three dedicated detectives, DNA technology and a tip line to solve missing-person cases more than three years old.
Through Tuesday night, the city had 524 homicides, the most to date since 1996.
Reset discusses resources gun violence survivors need to recover from physical, psychological and emotional trauma.
Shooting survivors face physical and psychological recovery, often with little to no help. Could reallocating resources bring healing?
For every person killed from gun violence in Chicago, five are shot and survive. Those victims — about 30,000 in the last 10 years — are marked for life, and their road to recovery is often one with little to no resources.