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Chicago a Deeper Look

Chicago a Deeper Look

Since Chicago was incorporated 182 years ago, the city developed its reputation for criminal activity. However, the city has a colorful history and is the location of many firsts. Chicago was established as a town in 1833 shortly after the Black Hawk War ended. Within four years the population grew to over 4,000 people. In […]

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to Six Years for the Shooting of Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to Six Years for the Shooting of Laquan McDonald

After being convicted for second-degree murder, former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke receives a sentence of six years and nine months in prison, according to Vox on Jan. 18, 2019. He was found guilty in October 2018 for the killing of Laquan McDonald in 2014. He could be released from prison before serving the […]

ATF Agent Shot in South Side Chicago in the Back of the Yards

ATF Agent Shot in South Side Chicago in the Back of the Yards

An ATF agent was injured in the face early Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Back of the Yards of Chicago. This was the fourth law officer injured in the last year in a territory on the South Side where opposing gangs have been ramping up their firepower. Both federal and local law authorities were investigating as part of Chicago’s task force; comprised […]

Chicago Police Receive $10 Million Donation

Chicago Police Receive $10 Million Donation

Ken Griffin, Illinois’ richest man listed by Forbes, in March 2018, pledged to donate $10 million to Chicago’s efforts to combat gun violence in high-murder rate areas in the city. The money will be in used by the Strategic Decision Support Centers across the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods to study real-time data and provide better support for […]

Upon Arrival Cops Did Not Search for Endangered Ohio Teen

Upon Arrival Cops Did Not Search for Endangered Ohio Teen

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the police received a call from a teenager claiming he was trapped and needed immediate assistance. It was reported that the 16-year-old boy, Kyle Plush, called the police twice in an attempt to pinpoint where he was. The young boy was unfortunately not found by the police but instead later […]

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