Towing in Chicago

A elderly, disabled resident of Chicago has plausibly claimed the city has an unconstitutional policy of towing allegedly abandoned vehicles before providing any notice by mail, a federal court in Illinois ruled. The city left a sticker on the woman’s van warning her to move it within a week. It was moved within that time frame but the city’s towing vendor still towed and impounded it. Before she could retrieve it, the city sold the van to the towing vendor, who sold it to a salvage yard where it was stripped and crushed. 

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Chicago Mayor Calls Police Shooting ‘Extremely Disturbing’

Chicago’s mayor said video footage of police shooting and wounding a suspect inside a downtown train station is “extremely disturbing” and that she supports the interim police superintendent’s request that prosecutors be sent directly to the scene — an unusual and perhaps unprecedented action in the nation’s third largest city.

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Chicago Schools

A young woman claims the Chicago Board of Education and its Legal Prep Charter Academies hired Jamel M. Helaire-Jones as girls’ basketball coach, despite his previous arrest on charges of abduction and attempted sexual assault, whereupon he made her “acts of sexual contact and penetration with him in the locker room and gymnasium.”

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