On Friday afternoon, after a day of deliberation, a Cook County jury found Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. The high-profile shooting commanded national attention after video footage of the shooting—which the city delayed…
While we see it with far more frequency, it’s still not often that a cop goes on trial for an officer-involved shooting, and rarer still for that officer to receive a murder charge.
It took a Cook County, Ill., jury less than three hours to find Kenneth Williams guilty on all charges related to the 2013 killing of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a King College Prep High School student who performed as a majorette for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
The Cook County Forest Preserves officer who stood idly by as a belligerent man harassed a woman in a Puerto Rico flag T-shirt resigned late Wednesday.
The latest viral video of a white person harassing a person of color has all the familiar ingredients—though of course, there are variations. This one stars a belligerent middle-aged white man in Cook County, Ill., aggressively harassing a woman for wearing a shirt with a Puerto Rican flag on it.
Timothy C. Evans, chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., announced Monday that Cook County judges will be required to set affordable monetary bonds for defendants who do not pose a danger to the public.
Black America, there are two health facts we should get straight. First, by demographics, we’re the most disproportionately dependent (pdf) on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program—or, as SNAP is more commonly known, food stamps.
Another person allegedly involved in the shooting death of a Chicago judge surveilled the judge’s girlfriend for several weeks before the attack, prosecutors said.
A Chicago man is facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the shooting death of a Cook County judge earlier this week.
Chicago police are questioning multiple “people of interest” in the fatal shooting of a Cook County, Ill., judge near his home early Monday morning.
The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a gunman who shot and killed a Cook County judge outside his Chicago home early Monday morning.
A Chicago man who had been facing murder charges that were dismissed after prosecutors failed to give him a speedy trial was gunned down as he was being driven away from Cook County (Ill.) Jail earlier this week.
In July 2014, Farad Polk went to Chicago's Cook County Jail to visit his son who'd been locked up on a drug charge. After being told by correctional officers at the jail to go down a hallway, Polk found himself locked inside a empty maximum security visiting area for over 30 hours.