Illinois Attorney General Sues Chicago Over Police Practices

Despite federal reluctance, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would work toward a consent decree to overhaul officer training and discriminatory practices.

Two Men From Elite Universities Charged With a Killing ‘Dark and Disturbing’

A Northwestern professor and an Oxford administrator charged with first-degree murder made their initial appearances in an Illinois courtroom on Sunday.

Northwestern Professor Held in Stabbing Death That Mystified Chicago

Wyndham Lathem, an assistant professor at Northwestern University, was arrested on Friday in California. By MATTHEW HAAG August 8, 2017 For more than a week, the gruesome killing of a young hairstylist in a downtown Chicago luxury high-rise has captivated...

Chicago Sues Justice Dept. Over ‘Sanctuary’ Crackdown

By MITCH SMITH August 7, 2017 CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has for months derided President Trump’s immigration policies and his threats to cut off federal grants for so-called sanctuary cities like Chicago. On Monday, Mr. Emanuel took the...

Chicago Police and Federal Agents to Team Up on Gun Violence

By MITCH SMITH June 30, 2017 CHICAGO — As a candidate, Donald J. Trump frequently mentioned the shootings that claim hundreds of lives here each year. As a new president, he threatened on Twitter to “send in the Feds!” if the local...