CHICAGO (AP)– President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation on Tuesday in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump. Forceful at times and tearful at others, Obama’s valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public […]
CHICAGO (AP) — Four black suspects beat and taunted a white man with mental-health problems in a video broadcast live on Facebook, threatening him with a knife, cutting off his clothing and forcing him to drink from a toilet. The assault went on for up to two days, until Chicago police found the victim “in […]
CHICAGO — Six purported leaders of Chicago’s powerful Hobos street gang went on trial Wednesday in a case that could provide a rare look inside the kind of criminal activity fueling gun violence in the nation’s third-largest city. A prosecutor displayed photos of killing scenes and held up assault rifles during opening statements, telling jurors […]
By Don Babwin Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago promised Tuesday to start more quickly releasing footage after police shootings, while activists critical of how authorities handled the videotaped fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald sought to have a special prosecutor take over the case. They’re the latest reactions to the […]
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside a home on the city’s South Side in what they say could be a murder-suicide, even as they added extra patrols in the neighborhood. Standing in the street in the well-tended Gage Park neighborhood, interim police […]
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting a black teenager was charged with murder Tuesday, just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the killing. The state’s attorney’s office said in a statement that Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge has canceled a pretrial conference that had been scheduled for Thursday for an alleged Mississippi gang leader charged in a racketeering case.
The hearing for Jason Marshall Bullock, also known as “Sir J-Mac,” was scheduled to take place in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.
U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett canceled the hearing, but the court website did not say why…