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End Of Cash Bail Will Move Forward In Chicago Despite Downstate Judge’s Ruling, Officials Say

All state counties, including Cook County, will abolish cash bail Jan. 1, as the case makes it way up the court system, a spokesperson for the Illinois Attorney General's Office said.

Citywide

Chicago Police Stopped Black Drivers 5 Times More Often Than White Drivers In 2021, State Report Says

The number of traffic stops in Chicago has increased exponentially since 2015, following a lawsuit settlement that restricted the use of stop-and-frisk.

Citywide

The City Is Supposed To Publicize Police Response Times To 911 Calls — But It’s Weeks Past Court-Mandated Deadline

The city agreed to release the data to settle a lawsuit from the ACLU and Central Austin Neighborhood Association about police failing to respond to 911 calls in Black neighborhoods on the West Side.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders Would Call 911, But No Officers Would Show Up. After Lawsuit, City Forced To Track Emergency Response Times

A settlement with the Central Austin Neighborhood Association will require Chicago police to track how fast they answer 911 calls and strategize how to better serve nonwhite neighborhoods that need help.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cops Rarely Pull Over Drivers In Their Own Neighborhoods, Data Shows. Motorists In Black Neighborhoods Aren’t So Lucky

Drivers are least likely to be pulled over on the far Northwest and Southwest sides, where many first responders live. Ald. Nick Sposato said that's because "white people just know how to talk their way out of a ticket."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Police Pull Over Black Drivers 7 Times More Often Than White Drivers, State Report Shows

A state report shows traffic stops skyrocketed in recent years, and Black Chicagoans are by far the most frequently pulled over by police.

Citywide