The Chicago Public Schools announced a set of guidelines making it clear their transgender student population will not be discriminated against under school policy. The district's updated guidelines state that transgender and nonconforming students will be able to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their identity.
Three finalists have made the cut to be considered as the next top cop in Chicago. The city is battling a high murder rate, distrust of its police and dissatisfaction with the way the mayor handles police shootings, particularly of black men.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver his state of the state address Wednesday. It comes amidst a budget impasse, partisan fighting and finger pointing over cuts to social services and an underfunded pension fund.
A second dash-cam video of a fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer has been released. The Cook County state's attorney announced Monday that the officer in this case will not face criminal charges.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday the firing of the city's embattled police superintendent. He also said a task force will begin work on a top to bottom review of the city's police department.
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