Chicago – Justice Department To Investigate Chicago Police

Chicago – The Justice Department is expected to announce this week a civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department similar to probes of police departments in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. Read more

Chicago Charges officer In Black Teen’s Death, Releases Video of Shooting

CHICAGO – A white Chicago policeman was charged with murdering a black teenager on Tuesday, hours before authorities released a graphic video showing the youth walking away from officers as he is shot 16 times. Read more

Rabbi Aryeh Dudovitz Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Boy

A West Rogers Park rabbi on Monday was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2006. Read more

Court Overturns Some Blagojevich Senate-Seat Convictions

A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy stint in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet position in President Barack Obama’s administration in exchange for appointing an Obama adviser to the president’s former U.S. Senate seat. Read more

Chicago – Eight Dead, 41 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence

At least eight people have died and 41 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend. Read more

Feds: Chicago-Area Cousins Planned US Terrorist Attack

An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged that he could kill at least 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing their arrests. Read more