Tag: Chicago

WATCH President Obama’s First Public Speech Since He Left Office VIDEO

Watch Barack Obama first formal public appearance since leaving the White House, he said Monday that partisanship and special interests have poisoned the political process and hindered the search for solutions to the nation’s most pressing problems. Speaking inside a University of Chicago auditorium to about 400 people, the former president said that the focus…

WATCH LIVE Obama Talks To Young Leaders At University Of Chicago

Former President Barack Obama delivers the first public remarks of his post-presidency on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. “Single most important thing i can do is help prepare next generation of leadership” Obama said. Watch Live Obama’s first public remarks since leaving Office

DOJ: Chicago Police Department Engages In A Pattern Of Excessive Force

The Justice Department released a statement Friday morning about a long-standing pattern of civil rights violations in the Chicago Police Department. “The CPD engaged in a pattern and practice of excessive force, in violation of the 4th Amendment,” outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a news conference Friday. She added the department has “severely…

Charges Expected in Chicago Facebook Live Kidnapping Torture

Chicago police say charges are expected Thursday for four people in custody for a Facebook Live video that appears to depict a group holding a young man hostage. The young man is kicked and hit, while his mouth is taped shut. The suspects in the video also shout “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!” and…

Trump Campaign Won’t Defend Dwyane Wade Tweet [VIDEO]

Asked to explain Donald Trump’s initial Twitter reaction to the news that NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin had been shot and killed in Chicago, his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway refused to defend the sentiment, instead shifting the focus to a tweet Trump posted hours later, offering his condolences. Trump’s campaign deleted his first tweet because…

Two Charged In Cousin Of Dwyane Wade’s Nykea Aldridge Murder

Two men have been charged in the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, a Chicago woman and cousin of Dwyane Wade. Aldridge was shot in the head on Friday while out walking with her newborn baby. On Sunday morning, Chicago police announced charges against brothers Derren Sorrells, 22, and Darwin Sorrells, 26. Derren is a documented…

Chicago Police Shoot & Killed Unarmed Black Teen Paul O’Neal [VIDEO]

Videos from the fatal shooting of teenager Paul O’Neal by Chicago police show officers firing down a street as O’Neal sped away from them in a reportedly stolen car and, moments later, officers handcuffing O’Neal as he lay mortally wounded behind a South Shore home. Acting with uncharacteristic swiftness, Chicago officials on Friday made public…

Man Shot While Live-Streaming on Facebook [VIDEO]

A man who was live-streaming footage of himself to Facebook was shot multiple times in a brazen daylight shooting in Chicago. The 31-year-old victim, who is reported to be in a critical condition and who local police alleged was a “known gang member,” was taking part in a Facebook Live video when the attack happened.…

Police: We Didn’t Tell Trump to Cancel Chicago Rally Event [VIDEO]

The Chicago Police Department says it never recommended that Donald Trump cancel his rally in the city, despite the Republican candidate’s claims that he was advised on safety threats by the agency prior to the event. CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Associated Press on Friday night that the department did not warn the Trump…

VIDEO Released of 2013 Chicago Cop Shooting

A video released Thursday showed the final moments before a Chicago police officer gunned down a 17-year-old black teen suspected in a 2013 carjacking, but it’s unclear if the teen turned toward the officers or was holding anything before he was fatally shot. A federal judge lifted the protected order on the surveillance footage showing…

Chicago Cops Stunned, Dragged Suspect [VIDEO]

The city of Chicago released a video late Monday showing police repeatedly tasing a man in a jail cell and dragging him from it—in handcuffs. The release was accompanied by a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel that the 2012 treatment of Philip Coleman, who died from a reaction to an antipsychotic drug, was unacceptable. “I…

Feds Launch Civil Rights Investigation into the Chicago Police Dept. [VIDEO]

The Justice Department announced that it is launching an investigation of the Chicago Police Department, after widespread outrage over a police dashcam video that shows a white police officer fatally shooting black teen Laquan McDonald 16 times. An official, who asked not to be identified because an official announcement hasn’t been made, said lawyers within…

Arrest in Chicago Gang Murder of Boy, 9 [VIDEO]

Chicago police have made an arrest as part of their investigation into the execution-style killing of a 9-year-old schoolboy. The despicable murder of Tyshawn Lee is thought to have been an act of revenge against his father. He was lured into an alley and shot through the temple as he walked home from school to…

Protests in Chicago Over Laquan McDonald Shooting VIDEO

Hundreds of protesters marched in Chicago on Tuesday night after the release of a graphic video from October 2014 showing a police officer shooting 16 rounds into Laquan McDonald. “Who do you protect? Who do you serve?” they chanted. “16 shots! 16 shots!” At least two people were arrested among the outpouring of demonstrators who…

Full Video of Murder of Laquan McDonald [VIDEO]

[GRAPHIC VIDEO] Police released a dashcam video Tuesday evening that shows a police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. Laquan McDonald is seen bouncing off the pavement of a southwest Chicago street as officer Jason Van Dyke empties his clip into the 17-year-old, killing him, video released just now confirms. McDonald is…

Cop to Be Charged For Killing Black Teen Laquan Mccdonald [VIDEO]

A white Chicago police officer caught on dashboard-camera footage fatally shooting a black teenager was expected to face a first-degree murder charge Tuesday, several media outlets reported. The footage, which the city is preparing to release Wednesday, purportedly shows Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. Van Dyke…

Chicago 9 Year Old Boy Targeted, Lured Into Alley And Executed

A 9-year-old boy murdered in a Chicago alley Monday afternoon was targeted and executed because of his father’s gang ties, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Thursday. McCarthy called the slaying “probably the most abhorrent, cowardly, unfathomable crime” he had seen in his 35 years in law enforcement.

The Chicago Blackhawks Win 3rd Stanley Cup in 6 Years

The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in game 6 to win the series 4 games to 2 and take home their 3rd Stanley Cup in 6 season. Here are the two goal from the final game of the season. Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks! See you next year.

Obama Library Is Coming To Chicago [VIDEO]

The Barack Obama Foundation announced Tuesday morning that the president and first lady have decided to build the facility on the city’s South Side, where Obama launched his political career and where the first lady was born. The selection caps a yearlong competition that began with 13 bids.

Police: 1 dead, 1 wounded after shooting at Chicago Nordstrom

Two people were shot, one fatally, inside a Nordstrom in downtown Chicago on Friday night, authorities said. Paramedics transported a woman in critical condition to the hospital; a man was declared dead at the scene. Photo: An investigator enters the Michigan Avenue Nordstrom store as Chicago police guard the entrance at Grand and Wabash avenues…

[VIDEO] More Than 60 Shot, 9 Dead in Chicago’s Bloody Holiday Weekend

Independence Day celebrations were marred by multiple shootings in Chicago that reportedly left at least nine dead and 60 injured. The first fatal shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Friday, kicking off a violent weekend for the city. Corey Hudson, 34, was killed after a car pulled up and someone inside shot him and a friend…

[VIDEO] Chicago Train Derailment Injures 32

A commuter train at Chicago O’Hare International Airport has derailed, injuring 32 people, officials say. The train came off the tracks, crossed a platform and travelled part way up an escalator at one of the busiest airports in the US. None of the reported injuries are serious. A spokesman said the train was likely to…

One Person Hospitalized After Sinkhole Swallows Three Cars

A sinkhole swallowed three cars in a Chicago neighborhood early Thursday morning. One person was taken from the hole, at South Houston Avenue, South Deering, to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools Expected To Announce Closing Of 50 Schools

Chicago Public Schools Expected To Announce Closing Of 50 Schools As the school year started in September, officials were looking at closing 80 to 120 schools, sources said. In December, CPS officials said utilization would be the only factor considered for closing schools, reporting at the time that 330 of its 681 schools were underenrolled.…

Power Outages Big Fear As Storm Bears Down On DC

After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages. As the storm closed in, the federal government said its offices in the Washington, D.C., area would be closed Wednesday. Many major school systems around Washington and…

Drew Peterson Sentenced To 38 Years For Murder

Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2004 murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio. Peterson had faced as much as 60 years, but Judge Edward Burmila said he gave Peterson some consideration for his years as a police officer and his service in the military.…