Aldermen Tighten Reins On Outside Jobs For City EmployeesThe City Council is placing new limits on side jobs for some city employees, closing a loophole that allowed them to work for private contractors who have government deals they oversee.
City Council Finance Committee Signs Off On $10.7 Million In Settlements For Lawsuits Against Police OfficersChicago taxpayers will soon be on the hook for nearly $11 million more to settle lawsuits accusing police officers of misconduct, including a $10 million payout to a man left a paraplegic when police officers shot him during a foot chase in 2012.
City Council Finance Committee To Weigh More Than $1 Million In Settlements For Police Misconduct LawsuitsThe largest settlement on the agenda for Monday’s meeting is a $500,000 payment to Andy Jardinas, who accused a police officer of shoving him to the ground while handcuffed, in a police lockup in 2016, causing a major head injury.
2 Investigators: Rusty Light Poles A Danger Across ChicagoCBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini found them all over the city. When he started complaining, the city started making repairs.
Aldermen Want To Set Up $20M Fund For Police Torture VictimsThe city has paid out more than $83 million in settlements to suspects who have claimed they were tortured by detectives under the command of disgraced Cmdr. Jon Burge, but some aldermen are pushing for an ordinance that would provide even more financial aid and other assistance to police torture victims.
City Council OKs $32.75 Million In Settlements In Police Misconduct SuitsAlderman expressed outrage Thursday, even as they unanimously approved nearly $33 million in settlements of two high-profile lawsuits alleging police misconduct.
Finance Committee Backs Nearly $33M In Settlements Of Police LawsuitsA Chicago City Council Committee has given preliminary approval to nearly $33 million dollars in settlements of two high-profile cases of alleged police misconduct.
City To Pay $7 Million To Burge Torture Victims; Daley Won't Have To TestifyChicago will pay millions to two victims of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge's torture, while former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in the cases.