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...

Civil Rights Groups Sue Chicago Over Abuses by Police

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. June 14, 2017 Hoping to step into the breach left by the end of the Obama administration’s aggressive approach to civil rights abuses by the police, a coalition of civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit against...

Heroin Use? Juvenile Record? For Recruits, Police Forgive Past Sins

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS June 12, 2017 Are you cleanshaven and tattoo-free? What’s your credit score? What about marijuana — ever inhaled? Becoming a police officer has long depended on having the right answers to questions like these. But now, faced...

Chicago Schools Ex-Leader Is Sentenced as Classrooms Struggle to Stay Open

The district’s uncertainty was compounded when a judge declined to issue an injunction requested by the city that might have led to a desperately needed influx of cash.

Trump’s Raves About Chicago Have Become Rants

By JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY March 29, 2017 CHICAGO — Donald J. Trump’s feelings about Chicago couldn’t have been clearer. He loved the place. It was 2004, and Mr. Trump, then a developer and reality show star, was waging a...