Black teen's family laments sentence given to white officer

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of Laquan McDonald is lamenting the sentence given to the Chicago police officer who killed the teenager. Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murd...

Indictment of officers another blow to Chicago police

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times, prompting outrage w...

Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money

CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him. A filin...

Chicago pledges improvements after scathing police report

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are pledging to revamp the city Police Department following a scathing federal report, but a change in presidential administrations could spell uncertainty for the cri...

DOJ to release report on Chicago police abuses

CHICAGO (AP) — The Justice Department plans to release a major report Friday on the Chicago Police Department after a yearlong civil rights investigation, one that is expected to find a pattern and pr...