Aldermen Support Latest Framework For Police Reform OversightKey Chicago Aldermen are optimistic that the latest framework for police oversight is going to give the public confidence in efforts to reform police practices and procedures.
Chicago Residents File Lawsuit Against The City Demanding Federal Supervision Of CPDSome Chicago residents as well as community groups - including Black Lives Matter - have filed a class-action, civil rights lawsuit against the city and some police officers, alleging a pattern of police brutality and asking for something Mayor Emanuel has backed away from: a consent decree.
Sessions Memo Puts CPD Reform Agreement With Feds In DoubtA memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called into question whether the Justice Department will monitor reforms to the Chicago Police Department.
Environmentalists Want Definitive End To Sewage Dumps Into LakeIndefinite discharges of raw sewage into Lake Michigan won't cut it for a coalition of environmental groups, which Thursday asked a federal judge to set aside a proposed consent decree.
BP Settles With Environmental Groups Over Whiting, Ind., RefineryPlaintiffs who sued BP over its refinery in Whiting, Ind., say a $400 million settlement will improve the health of people who live near the plant.