A lawsuit has been delayed numerous times, including two rounds of settlement talks. It has dragged on for eight years.
Over time, the interest on the bonds could nearly double the cost for police misconduct in Chicago.
A state bill would have provided proof that temp agencies were shutting out black workers in favor of Latinos they could more easily exploit. This is the story of why the bill was born – and how it was killed.
A Chicago labor organizer is pushing what would be the nation’s first law addressing temp-work discrimination. But to get the bill passed, he says he needs some temp workers to make a big sacrifice.
The forthcoming U.S. Deparment of Justice pattern-and-practice investigation of the Chicago Police Department represents a milestone in Barack Obama’s presidency. The Windy City’s police department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency to be examined by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. DOJ since the Rampart Division scandal of the Los Angeles Police Department fifteen years ago. For years, Chicago
Boston authorities announced that they have succeeded in identifying a toddler found in a trash bag as Bella Bond. But many unidentified children never make national headlines. They are relegated to brief local crime reports.