Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a press conference on Tuesday announced that he'd asked Garry McCarthy to step down as superintendent of police.
Some political observers expect questions surrounding the investigation and prosecution of the Chicago police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald to play a major role in the race for Cook County state's attorney. We talk with incumbent State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez about the McDonald investigation and why she thinks voters should give her another four years in office.
With each passing day, there are more questions than answers in the Laquan McDonald shooting case. Joining us to discuss the case are Chicago Tribune editorial page editor Bruce Dold and Chicago Sun-Times columnist and editorial board member Mary Mitchell.
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Chicago Police Department released the video depicting the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot the African-American teen 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014.
As the city grapples with issues of race and equality in the wake of the Laquan McDonald video, today marks the 28th anniversary of the death of Chicago’s first African-American mayor, Harold Washington. Washington was the first guest on "Chicago Tonight" in 1984. We revisit some of our conversations with him.
Demonstrators who say they want justice for Laquan McDonald kept up their efforts Wednesday at City Hall, the Cook County Courthouse and in the streets where the 17-year-old was gunned down.
With the release of a graphic video depicting Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, we examine how the media has covered this case. Two longtime Chicago media professionals join us to discuss the issues raised by the release of the disturbing dash-cam footage.
Brandis Friedman reports live with reaction to the video, as well as reaction from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke faces first-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald and is being held without bail until a judge views the police dash-cam video on Monday. Van Dyke’s attorney, Daniel Herbert, joins us on “Chicago Tonight.”
After posting bail, Jason Van Dyke, the officer accused of killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, is released from jail.
City drivers need to be more mindful about where they park starting Tuesday. The annual overnight parking ban starts this week and runs through April 1, 2016. The ban will be enforced from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.
All charges were dropped Wednesday against London, 22, who was arrested Tuesday evening after participating in protests over the killing of Laquan McDonald by a white police officer in October 2014.
There’s more fallout from Tuesday’s release of the dash-cam video that shows the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. Did police officials initially try to cover the tracks of Jason Van Dyke, who’s been charged with first-degree murder? And why did Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez hold on to the case so long? Paris Schutz has details.
Aldermen in Chicago's Black Caucus want to hold police Superintendent Garry McCarthy accountable in the Laquan McDonald case and activists are calling for the ouster of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Meanwhile, protesters have taken to the street for a second day demanding justice and change. So what does accountability and change actually look like?
The Chicago Police Department on Tuesday released the video depicting the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot the African-American teen 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez charges Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. Alvarez acknowledges Wednesday’s release of the controversial dashcam video factored into her decision. We have the latest.
With news that Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald, we talk with activists and faith leaders about the charge and what reactions they expect from their communities.