Rahm Emanuel To Announce Minority Recruitment For Chicago Police Is "Through The Roof"
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s optimistic about data that will show “heavy recruitment” of black and Latino residents testing to be police officers. It’s part of a broader plan his administration hopes will regain the trust of Chicago residents.
Black Lawmakers Split On Whether Rahm Emanuel Should Resign
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus tell BuzzFeed News the question of whether Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel should resign over the Laquan McDonald shooting is complicated by who would replace him and whether protesters can use his current vulnerability to their advantage.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy Ousted After Fatal Shooting
The Illinois Attorney General has also asked the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division to step in and investigate the Chicago Police Department. Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a task force to review department after a video was released of a white police officer shooting a black teen 16 times.
Chicago Board Chair In Middle Of Library Decision Gave Thousands To Obama Campaigns
The board’s at the center of a contentious issue: whether to cede public park land for the potential construction of the Obama’s presidential library. The previous president of the city’s parks board stepped down for conflict of interest reasons.
Obama Foundation Chair Praises Chicago's Last-Minute Release Of Library Plans
"We think the University of Chicago's decision to release this information shows that they are moving energetically to engage with the community and put forward the strongest proposal they can." Chicago's bid has faced problems in recent weeks.