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Could Flint Water Crisis Lead to Manslaughter Charges?

Could Flint Water Crisis Lead to Manslaughter Charges?

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flint’s water crisis, after a switch in the source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires’ disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday. Todd Flood, who was appointed as special counsel by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette […]

Call for Illinois Takeover of Chicago Public Schools Causes a Stir

Call for Illinois Takeover of Chicago Public Schools Causes a Stir

CHICAGO (AP) — Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, which faces a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a possible strike in a matter of months. Senate GOP Leader Christine Radogno called […]

Should Illinois Law Allow Voters to Recall Mayors?

Should Illinois Law Allow Voters to Recall Mayors?

CHICAGO (AP) — The furor over recent Chicago police shootings has legislators considering whether voters should be allowed to recall Mayor Rahm Emanuel or future officials who hold his post. Illinois state law currently addresses only the recall of a governor, a provision voters approved in 2010 after former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested […]

Chicago Police Officer Cleared of Putting Gun in Suspect’s Throat

Chicago Police Officer Cleared of Putting Gun in Suspect’s Throat

CHICAGO (AP) — A county judge on Monday acquitted a Chicago police commander accused of shoving his gun down a suspect’s throat, outlining what she said were flaws in the state’s case and stressing that it shouldn’t be conflated with other recent incidents of alleged police misconduct in the city and elsewhere. Meanwhile, a federal […]

How Laquan McDonald’s Death Put Rahm Emanuel in Spotlight

How Laquan McDonald’s Death Put Rahm Emanuel in Spotlight

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, known for keeping vise-like control over Chicago and his own political image, finds himself in the weakest position of his long public career as he struggles to respond to a police scandal, claims of cover-ups at City Hall and calls for his resignation. But the former White House chief […]

Opinion: Ex-Prisoners in Wis. Should Be Able to Vote. Here’s Why.

Opinion: Ex-Prisoners in Wis. Should Be Able to Vote. Here’s Why.

Formerly incarcerated people from throughout the country, including members of Ex-Prisoners Organizing (EXPO) here in Milwaukee, recently led a campaign that prompted President Obama to “ban the box” that inquires about conviction and arrest history on federal job applications. The president’s action removed a barrier to employment for more than 70 million people with records […]

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