Alderman questions CPD’s slow discipline of Watts cohorts

The chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus on Friday demanded to know why it took the mass exoneration of 15 defendants to convince the Chicago Police Department to yank seven police officers who worked with disgraced Sgt. Ronald Watts off the street. “We shouldn’t have a policy where we keep bad officers on the job that long for them to continue to make possibly bad arrests or even the taint or the appearance of a bad arrest because of what they had done previously,” said Ald. Roderick...

BROWN: Conservative GOP support for pot legalization could tip scale

The legalization of marijuana in Illinois has begun to take on an air of inevitability — this week’s decision by the Cook County Board to hold a non-...

Man charged with fleeing after cop saw him attempt to stop vehicles

A man was charged with running from police after he was seen using “police-type lights” in an effort to pull over vehicles early Thursday in west...

Roy Moore tells supporters ‘battle is not over’ in Alabama Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the “battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race even though...

Man, 72, reported missing from northwest Indiana

Police are searching for a 72-year-old man who was reported missing from northwest Indiana. James Strouzas, of Dyer, Indiana, was last seen about 10...

2 men wounded in Uptown shooting

Two men were shot late Friday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. About 11:10 p.m., the men, both 20 years old, were walking west in the...