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Bill would Address Police-Student Questioning

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Bill would Address Police-Student Questioning

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would inform students of their rights when being questioned by police on school grounds. The bill, which is expected to be voted on next week by the House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education, follows the release of a series of reports titled Policing Public Schools, which was […]

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Jury Sides With CPD

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Jury Sides With CPD

A federal jury on Wednesday awarded no damages to the family of a South Side man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer during a traffic stop in January 2011. Darius Pinex, 27, was shot by Chicago Police Department Officer Raoul Mosqueda in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, 2011. The […]

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Illinois New Eavesdropping Law Still Trouble for Citizens?

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Illinois New Eavesdropping Law Still Trouble for Citizens?

ChicagoTalks followed the story of artist and free speech activist Chris Drew from his arrest for recording his own arrest, to his untimely death, and the subsequent overturning of the Illinois Eavesdropping law by the state Supreme Court. Here is an update on the new version of that law from the Reader’s Deanna Issacs: What’s safe […]

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Rev. Charles Brown: A Voice for Change in Austin

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Rev. Charles Brown: A Voice for Change in Austin

Chicago’s West Side neighborhood is often in the news for its high rate of crime. There have been 32 homicides in the neighborhood this year, according to data collected by the Chicago Police Department. Driving through the neighborhood, one can see the physical impact the violence has taken on the community through the years. Buildings […]

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Chicago’s Forgotten Entity is Not Giving Up

Three of the seven candidates for 10th ward alderman are demanding immediate environmental justice on the Southeast Side as they challenge a member of Chicago’s Democratic machine in the Feb. 24 race. “We are the forgotten entity of the city of Chicago,” said Sue Sadlowski-Garza, a 20-year CPS counselor endorsed by the CTU to run […]

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Unequal Chicago: Local Politics Weigh in

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Unequal Chicago: Local Politics Weigh in

The University of Illinois at Chicago hosted some of Chicago’s longtime political veterans and social advocates in their discussion with the author of a new book exclusively about Chicago’s struggle with race and inequality. “How, we ask, can a city as great as Chicago have as much inequality and disparity as it does?” asked Teresa Córdova, […]

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Protesters flood City Hall over Ferguson decision

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Protesters flood City Hall over Ferguson decision

The morning after mass protests in Ferguson and across the country, protestors flooded the fifth floor foyer in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Hall office, demanding reform in the police treatment of black Chicagoans. “We’re calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as one of the most powerful Democrats in this country to take a stand,” […]

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