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Flint 2.0? Chicago’s Water Management Commissioner Resigns Ahead Of Lead Testing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel meets with City departments and their employees and discussed the progress of current efficiency initiatives across city government aimed at improving city services, achieving cost savings and streamlining operations during briefing at Water Management Jardine facility, 1000 E. Ohio Street Thursday,  July 14, 2011. Water Management Commissioner Thomas Powers (right) during meet. | John H. White~Sun-Times.

Tom Powers announces resignation after Monday’s announcement regarding testing for lead poisoning Following the Flint Water Crisis, and coupled by growing concerns within the community about potentially elevated levels of lead throughout Chicago’s drinking water supply, The Chicago Department of Public Health announced on Monday a new initiative to test tap …

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Chicago Cop Gets Away With Molesting 9-Year Old, Judge Can’t Decide If Fondling Is Sexual

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Dennis Barnes caught kissing and fondling the child of a fellow Chicago police officer A Cook County judge opted to clear longtime Chicago police sergeant Dennis Barnes of the molestation and sexual assault of a colleague’s young daughter, convicting him instead on the far-lesser charges of misdemeanor battery. As a …

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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert Accused By Four Men Of Sexually Abusing Them As Teenagers When He Was Wresting Coach

Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert is surrounded by officers as he leaves federal court after pleading not guilty to federal charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI in Chicago, Illinois, United States, June 9, 2015. According to an indictment, Hastert, 73, was trying to evade detection of $3.5 million in payments he had promised to make to someone from his hometown of Yorkville, Illinois, to conceal past misconduct against the person. REUTERS/Jim Young

As former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert awaits his April 27 sentencing by a federal judge for charges related to evading banking laws, the Chicago Tribune has reported that unidentified sources within law enforcement can confirm that four men have filed “credible allegations” which accuse the 74-year-old Republican with sexual …

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Rahm Emanuel Calls For Federal Hate Crime Investigation Into Racial Slurs Heard Over Chicago Police Radio

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In a letter to U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked both Cook County and federal officials to investigate the racial slurs heard over Chicago Police Department radio frequencies. A male voice was first heard on March 13th saying, “typical f—ing …

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Black Lives Matter In Politics-Primaries in IL, OH Knock Out Prosecutors Obstructing Justice for Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald

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During Democratic primaries on Tuesday, voters sent a strong message to the prosecutors responsible in the cases of Laquan McDonald and Tamir Rice.  Both the Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois, Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty in Ohio were defeated by opponents in the democratic party. The downfall …

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#ByeAnita: Why The Cook County State’s Attorney Race Matters

Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney

I got registered & voted against Alvarez today because @AssataDaughters are fighting for their future. #ByeAnita pic.twitter.com/GsTx5APszY — Rachael Perrotta (@plussone) March 15, 2016 On Monday grassroots activists in Chicago bandaged the ailing city in paper banners to remind voters in Tuesday’s primary election to dump their top prosecutor, Anita …

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GOP Says Double Amputee Veteran Tammy Duckworth Has “Sad Record Of Not Standing Up For Our Veterans”

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the organization responsible for ensuring Republican candidates’ election to the Senate, is coming under fire for an extremely distasteful tweet that claimed Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth “has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans.” Duckworth, challenging Republican incumbent Mark Kirk (R-Il), …

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Chicago pays $5.5m in reparations to police torture victims, too little too late?

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All but “five or six” of the 57 individuals who allege they were tortured under the Jon Burge reign of terror were given around $100,000 in reparations this Monday.  Burge (in above photo) was the police commander brought to justice in 2011 for running his “midnight crew,” which routinely tortured …

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Father of slain 19-year-old sues city of Chicago over wrongful death, improper use of force

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Antonio LeGrier has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago.  He had called police for help because his son was swinging a baseball bat in their apartment early Saturday morning.  The police officer who arrived on scene shot and killed both the son, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and …

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