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American Civil Liberties Union

American Civil Liberties Union
American Civil Liberties Union

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

To Combat Gun Violence, Mayor Lightfoot Wants To Sue Gang Members

The ordinance would enable the city to sue purported gang members in civil court and try to seize their assets. But critics say the plan relies on an error-ridden gang database that was supposed to be overhauled.

Citywide

A Chicago Psychiatric Hospital Will Lose Federal Funding Over Safety and Abuse Issues Involving Children in State Care

At the same time, a federal judge said he will appoint a monitor to oversee the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. “The stakes cannot be higher,” the judge said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park