A state senator joins several local officials in federal indictments for taking bribes in exchange for contracts.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says People Charged With Violent Crimes Are Guilty Because Prosecutors Say So
"When those charges are brought, these people are guilty," Lightfoot said.
A plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit says he had to declare bankruptcy after Chicago dumped $20,000 of ticket debts on him.
"It's a lot to try and put this stuff all together all on my own, using my own savings, and then having to start all over," says Venus Vegan Tattoo owner Selena Carrion.
The innocent and guilty alike are ground down by cynical, self-serving officials.
The city's army of 160 speed cameras issued a ticket every 11 seconds during 2021 and generated $89 million in revenue.
A sociologist spent 112 days tracking students' illicit deals for chips and other goodies.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Doubles Down on Calls for New Law to Seize Property From Suspected Gang Members
Civil liberties advocates say the law is just a reheated version of flawed state anti-gang law.
Other teams beg for taxpayer handouts.
Accused of orchestrating a hate crime hoax, the former actor took the stand at his trial on Monday.
The report followed media investigations into ShotSpotter's reliability and activist pressure on Chicago to cut its contract with ShotSpotter.
Will Illinois Give Government Worker Unions a Constitutional Right To Overrule Laws They Don't Like?
Taking the "public" out of public service
The latest in a long string of allegations that Chicago police terrorized families during botched raids
Chicago Police Agree to Reforms After Wrong-Door Raid on a Naked Woman's Home Sparked Nearly 100 Misconduct Allegations
Some of the changes may make a difference. Others, not so much.
Prosecutors initially suggested that the boy had a gun in his hand, but the government walked that back today.
"We are failing those children by not giving them the option to return to school."
Now officials in Chicago and New York are reconsidering their rules.
Massive Illinois Police Reform Bill Ends Cash Bail, Limits Deadly Force, Mandates Body Cameras, and Makes It Easier To Dump Crooked Cops
Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.
Chicago went to court to try and block a local news station from airing the body camera footage.
By arbitrarily foreclosing relatively safe social and recreational options, politicians encourage defiance, resentment, and riskier substitutes.
Lawmakers are bribing citizens with a tiny tax break in exchange for the power to jack up income tax rates down the line.
Despite an alarming increase in crime, Illinois is illegally delaying gun licenses.
In other news, Chicago Public Schools will still spend $15 million on school police.
A 2018 Reason investigation showed how Chicago's impound program ensnared innocent owners, stripped them of their cars, and soaked them in debt.
Plus: "learning pods" are an unfair target, COVID-19 reinfections are unlikely, and more...
Department of Homeland Security Reportedly Sending 150 Agents to Chicago in Expansion of Federal Crackdown
Trump and other White House officials say the feds may soon be coming to other major cities as well.
Former professor John Cochrane: "I spent much of my last few years of teaching afraid that I would say something that could be misunderstood and thus be offensive to someone."
Reason showed how Chicago's impound program traps innocent owners in thousands of dollars of debt in 2018.
She then proceeded to yell at a group of teens.
The Cook County jail is the country's largest known single source of new coronavirus infections.
Man tackled, shot twice for crime of illegally shifting between train cars.
Chicago Judge Says His Bail Reforms Were a Success. But Independent Reviews Show Flaws and More Crimes.
Did Cook County overdo it and let too many dangerous defendants free?
Our most troubled state enters 2020 having lost residents for six years in a row.
The arresting officer is on desk duty and an investigation is underway.
Chicago Teachers Go on Strike to Demand Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes, New Schools, More Staff, and Affordable Housing
More than 300,000 students in Chicago were out of school on Friday as the teachers strike continued.
Allie Nelson is the latest plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging Chicago's vehicle impound racket, which seizes cars from the innocent and guilty alike.
Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City all have some easily identifiable management problems.