Public hearings on the proposed police consent decree are this week. Kelly Bauer/ Block Club Chicago

Trump Administration Says Chicago Police Don’t Need Reforms Laid Out In Consent Decree, Sparking New Battle

The Jeff Sessions-led Justice Department called the all-but completed consent decree “dangerous.”

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Wells Street In River North Will Be Closed For 1 Block For Outdoor Dining

The closure will be in place weekend evenings through patio season, according to Avli.

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Hancock College Prep Votes Out Police, Becoming 4th CPS School To Remove Cops On Campus

In a 6-4 vote, the school council voted against keeping officers at the Southwest Side school after hearing from teachers and parents.

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Left Out of Federal Benefits, Undocumented Immigrants Are Running Out of Options

As debate rages in Washington, undocumented immigrants fear that federal relief may never come. Southwest Side community organizers see a need for systemic change.