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City of Chicago fined $62,500 for withholding police records

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City of Chicago fined $62,500 for withholding police records


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3 wounded in Chicago shootings, including 1 shot by security guard

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3 wounded in Chicago shootings, including 1 shot by security guard


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Veteran Chicago police officer cited for 62 rule violations

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Veteran Chicago police officer cited for 62 rule violations


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Row house on Chicago’s North Side: $850,000

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Row house on Chicago’s North Side: $850,000


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McDonald's to raze Chicago-area museum of 1st restaurant

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Chicago police officer who shot at car full of teens in 2013 sentenced to 5 years

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City of Chicago fined $62,500 for withholding police records
A federal judge has ordered the city of Chicago to pay $62,500 for withholding records in a wrongful death lawsuit, marking the eighth time Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has been sanctioned for failing to turn over potential evidence in a police misconduct case. The city agreed to the amount this month after U.S. District Court Judge Joan Gottschall upheld an earlier ruling that the city acted in “bad faith” when it ignored a court order and made little effort to provide documents to the lawyer for the family of 20-year-old Divonte Young, who was shot and killed by an officer five years ago   Read More ...
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Chicago ordered to pay $62,500 in lawsuit records dispute
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City of Chicago Law Department fined $62,500 for withholding police records
A federal judge has ordered the city of Chicago to pay $62,500 for withholding records in a wrongful death lawsuit, marking the eighth time Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has been sanctioned for failing to turn over potential evidence in a police misconduct case. The city agreed to the amount this month after U.S. District Court Judge Joan Gottschall upheld an earlier ruling that the city acted in “bad faith” when it ignored a court order and made little effort to provide documents to the lawyer for the family of 20-year-old Divonte Young, who was shot and killed by an officer five years ago   Read More ...
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1 dead, 8 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings
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3 wounded in Chicago shootings, including 1 shot by security guard
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Chicago cop cited for racist and threatening Facebook posts
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Chicago cop cited for racist and threatening Facebook posts
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Veteran Chicago police officer cited for 62 rule violations
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Veteran Chicago police officer cited for 62 rule violations
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John Lausch sworn in as U.S. attorney in Chicago
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Chicago airports among busiest in U.S. over holidays. Experts say arrive way early
Nearly 2 million passengers are expected to travel through Chicago's international airports during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Chicago Department of Aviation said Tuesday that O'Hare and Midway airports will be among the busiest in nation over the next week. Sunday is expected to be the busiest travel day at both airports. Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans says the airports are prepared to provide a "safe and efficient experience" for travelers   Read More ...
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