Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has confidence in the head of Chicago's law department following the resignation of a top city attorney who was accused of hiding evidence in a fatal police shooting lawsuit.

A judge says a man accused of threatening to shoot several people at the University of Chicago must tell any college he applies to about his pending criminal case.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois won't help Chicago Public Schools avert a financial "disaster" unless Mayor Rahm Emanuel starts pushing some of the Republican governor's legislative agenda. 

Protesters against gun violence and police shootings marched down Chicago's Michigan Avenue on New Year's Eve.

Newly released emails reveal close coordination between the Chicago mayor's office, police and the body that investigates police shootings in the days after a white officer shot a black teenager in 2014.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says every Chicago police patrol car will be equipped with a Taser following a series of high-profile shootings by officers.

Arne Duncan gave an emotional final speech as U.S. education secretary at a church on Chicago's South Side. He used the occasion to speak out against the violence in children's lives and the inability of Congress to pass gun control legislation.

A small group of people has gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home to protest shootings by Chicago police and call for Emanuel to resign. 

An aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel has allegedly been assaulted while attending a vigil for two people who were fatally shot by Chicago police.

Hundreds of mourners packed a chapel for the funeral of a Chicago firefighter who died after falling down an elevator shaft while battling a warehouse fire.


A small, angry group outside a Cook County courthouse has confronted the white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times.

A group of retired black Chicago Police officers are calling for the department to halt promotions and hiring until federal authorities complete an investigation launched in the wake of the Laquan McDonald shooting.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has kept a low profile since delivering an impassioned speech last week on policing in the city. 

A federal civil rights investigation of the nation's largest police departments has begun in earnest.  Department of Justice agents are expected to sit down with top Chicago police brass.

Chicago aldermen are holding a hearing on the police-involved fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald with an agenda that features a resolution calling for a special prosecutor. 

Chicago Teachers Union members overwhelmingly have voted to authorize their leaders to call a strike, although a final decision on a walkout would be months away.

A federal judge has ruled that a Chicago police officer used excessive force by dragging a man from his jail cell after he was subdued with a stun gun.

Officials with Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History say an employee allegedly stole about $900-thousand in cash over seven years.

A group of protesters is calling for justice for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald fatally shot by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times.  

The Chicago Teachers Union says official vote totals for a strike authorization will likely be available early next week. CTU's contract expired over the summer, but talks haven't progressed.

A federal judge has ruled against a group of Chicago police officers who argued they should be paid overtime for responding to work-related calls and emails on their smartphones when they're not on duty.

A new cyber-security squadron will be headquartered with the Illinois National Guard.  The 39-person unit will be based in Springfield with Illinois team members also in Bloomington and Chicago. 

Protesters upset about the conduct of Chicago police have another target beyond Mayor Rahm Emanuel. That target is an agency that was created to investigate complaints against officers, but has rarely ruled against them.

The Chicago Police Board says it's launching a nationwide search to find a new police superintendent after the forced resignation of the chief.

A group of protesters is marching down one of Chicago's most well-known business districts and blocking traffic. This, hours after Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized for the 2014 death of a black teenager killed by a white officer.

The family of a man who died after being held in the custody of Chicago police in 2012 says Philip Coleman's death wasn't accidental. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says that an independent body that investigates police-involved shootings will resume looking at the death of Ronald Johnson III, who was fatally shot by police in 2014. The Cook County state's attorney announced that she wouldn't charge the officer involved.

The White House is expressing support for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he struggles with the fallout from a police shooting. 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the Chicago Police Department's practices violate federal and constitutional law.

Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune

Protest groups returned to the streets of Chicago today, one day after the city released a squad-car video showing a white police officer fatally shoot a black teenager.