John Escalante has been named as the acting commissioner of the Chicago Police Department, replacing Garry McCarthy.

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A student at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been arrested and accused of threatening to kill 16 white men at the University of Chicago in honor of Laquan McDonald, the teenager killed by 16 police bullets.

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Charges have been dropped against Malcolm London, a prominent young activist and poet, arrested Tuesday night in Chicago during Laquan McDonald protests.

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Dash cam video showing Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in October 2014 has been released. Watch it here.

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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is expected to be charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. See photos of the officer here.

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A 37-year-old Chicago police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014 has been charged with first-degree murder.

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Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old Chicago boy gunned down in an alley near his grandmother’s house, was targeted because of his father’s gang ties, police say.

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A 6-year-old Chicago boy fatally shot his 3-year-old brother during a game of cops and robbers using a gun belonging to his father, Michael Santiago.

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Police in Illinois are investigating a possible connection between a missing 2-year-old boy, Kyrian Knox, and a dismembered toddler found in a Chicago lagoon.

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Unruly passenger Daniela Velez-Reyes was removed from an American Airlines flight from Miami to Chicago after she allegedly kissed and hit a flight attendant.

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Chicago Police have released a sketch of a toddler whose dismembered remains were found in a lagoon in Garfield Park.

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Ryan Allen, a longtime friend of Derrick Rose from Chicago, is accused of taking part in an attempted sexual assault and gang rape of Rose’s ex-girlfriend.

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An Illinois woman who moved to Texas for her dream job at her alma mater was found dead in her cell after being arrested during a traffic stop. Police say she committed suicide. Her friends and family say that would never happen.

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The Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory parade and rally will be held Thursday. The parade will wind its way through Chicago before a rally at Soldier Field.

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The FBI seized computers from the Chicago home of Emilio Herrera in the investigation into the leak of nude photos of celebrities known as “The Fappening.”

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The countdown is almost over and the 2015 NFL Draft is upon us. Here’s everything you need to know about the location, schedule, time and selection order.

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