A protester holds up a sign memorializing George Floyd outside the Chicago Police Academy in June. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

What Happens When Chicago Cops Speak Up About Police Misconduct? Their Lives Are Ruined, Whistleblowers Say

The City Council on Wednesday signed off on a $3.8 million settlement to an officer who reported misconduct and was reassigned. The city has paid more than half a billion dollars to settle misconduct cases in the past decade.

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Rocked By Shootings, Albany Park Neighbors Stage Peace March, Vigil: ‘It Seems Like Things Are Getting Worse’

Seven people were shot in Albany Park in three days last week. Before the community could gather Sunday to mourn the victims, at least two more people were shot in the area.

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New Mural Outside Bucktown-Wicker Park Library Brings A Piece Of Rural Illinois To The City

Artist and architect Sam Marts designed the mural to be an ode to the corn industry in Illinois.

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20 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,120 New Cases Reported

Among the victims were five people in Cook County. At least 8,411 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.