Following a Reason investigation into Chicago's punitive vehicle impound program, a new lawsuit alleges the practice violates Chicagoans constitutional rights.
When an aunt asked to see a search warrant, she says she was handcuffed.
A retiring member of the Chicago City Council wore a wire to record conversations. He's being treated like a snitch…by city leaders.
Dashcam footage shows officers kneeing, tackling, and punching Lawrence Crosby while shouting, "Stop resisting."
Burke has tried to ban everything from electric cigarettes and self-driving cars to trans fats, plastic straws, and marijuana-flavored candy.
Skyrocketing debt and pension obligations make for a tough labor environment.
Rahm Emanuel wants pot legalization and a casino so the city can grab more taxes for its pension debts.
Even if he was resisting arrest, this much force seems unnecessary.
The Windy City is bleeding population. A commuter tax is most certainly not going to help.
But none of it is a substitute for developing a robust and vibrant economy. And neither is landing a single big employer like Amazon.
The city's straw initiative combines the nanny statism of straw bans with the greasy machine politics of Chicago.
The city decided her van was an abandoned vehicle, even though it clearly wasn't.
An off-duty Chicago Police Sergeant Khalil Muhammad said Ricardo Hayes was displaying a gun in an "armed confrontation."
Also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery, one for each bullet he fired.
Credibly accused, but never actually convicted, of torturing dozens of people to force confessions
The Windy City will be left drowning in debt, despite the high taxes and vicious money-grubbing fines.
The family of 15-year-old Steven Rosenthal is demanding proof after he died in a police chase.
A rule covering immigration communications between state and federal officials may be unconstitutional.
Maurice Granton's family says the video shows that the shooting was unjustified.
"And Rahm, you done, I'm expectin' resignation..."
Drug violations generated more than $36 million of that.
Rahm Emanuel wants to do the thing that critics of drone surveillance fear most.
How a uniquely punitive city impound program combined with the drug war and asset forfeiture to deprive people of their vehicles for years at a time.
Come out and meet Reason's editor at large in the City of Big Shoulders.
A Wrongful Murder Conviction Cost Him Legal Residency Status. ICE Detains Him Anyway After Decades Imprisoned Unjustly.
A corrupt detective involved in 10 overturned convictions gives ICE an excuse to further harm an innocent man.
A new policy calls on cops to avoid using stun guns on people who are fleeing or may otherwise be susceptible to injury.
The school system's CEO and general counsel have both resigned over the scandal.
Fifteen men allegedly framed by a corrupt sergeant have convictions overturned.
Brian Strauss sues to protect his property rights.
Residents already face a stream of tax increases, largely to shore up pension funds.
The bill offers many, many exemptions.
Actual accountability in the Windy City, thanks to a federal jury.