Chicago Alderman Brian Hopkins said the city’s police force is facing a severe officer shortage due to lack of recruitment.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot took her dispute with a national police union to court over her city’s vaccine mandate. Lightfoot took police union, Fraternal Order of Police, to court over its local chapter’s refusal to comply with a vaccine mandate.
Five men were charged with federal crimes relating to the 2020 murder of Chicago rapper, Carlton Weasley.
Chicago’s violence continues to spin out of control, prompting an escalation of tensions between the city’s mayor and the county district attorney. One America’s Sam Valk has more.
An Illinois State Trooper was found in his patrol car on a local expressway with a gunshot wound. Authorities were called to the scene by a concerned citizen, which happened at 1:45 p.m. local time on Friday, on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 43rd Street.
Workers in Chicago could see backlash for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. On Friday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) threatened workers who defied the vaccine mandate.