Edward T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
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Edward T. Johnson
CITY HALL — The City Council took what many aldermen described as a “first step” toward Police Department reform Wednesday, moving to create a new agency to probe police shootings and misconduct, along with a new deputy inspector general assigned to public safety.
Claudia Morell, The Daily Line
In a gymnasium packed with city employees and invited community leaders at Malcolm X College Thursday night, Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his three-part strategy to address gun violence in Chicago, leaving out one critical issue facing the city: police reform.
Aaron Cynic, Chicagoist
Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined his plan to address Chicago violence Thursday evening to a few hundred people in a gymnasium at Malcolm X College.
“For all the things that make Chicago great, for all the things that make us proud to call ourselves Chicagoans, the violence that is happening corrodes our core,” Emanuel told the crowd. “It is not the Chicago we know and love.”
Dana Kozlov, CBS2
CHICAGO — El Concejo Municipal de Chicago quiere prohibir expresamente que la Policía local amenace con la deportación a un indocumentado detenido, en una actualización de la ordenanza que convirtió en santuario a la ciudad en 1983.
Caucus requests for actuarial accounting, explanation of anticipated rates of return go unanswered
CHICAGO (August 22, 2016)–The Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus on Monday called on the Emanuel administration to show proof that its proposed water tax hike would actually generate the revenue needed to address the Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund (MEABF) of Chicago pension liability.
Creating a sustainable fiscal future for Chicago
As Chicagoans, we have big dreams about what our city could be like–and big problems in funding critical programs and institutions upon which we all rely.
If Chicago is to continue to offer a wide array of services and programs to its residents, and if our city is to grow in new ways in the coming decades, we have to face the facts: we must find ways to generate new revenue.
Statement: Progressive Caucus Announces Subject Matter Hearings In Addition To Emanuel Administration’s Police Reform Community Engagement Plan
CHICAGO (July 25, 2016)–The Progressive Reform Caucus issued the following statement on Monday in response to the Emanuel administration’s announced plan for a new community engagement process around police reform and accountability:
“In June, we joined community and civil rights organizations in demanding that the Emanuel administration pursue a comprehensive, citywide community engagement strategy on police accountability and reform, including meetings in the neighborhoods and subject matter hearings in the City Council chambers.
Ted Cox, dnainfo.com
CITY HALL — Chicago voters will get to weigh in on whether the city wants more state and federal funding, rather than an independent airport board, thanks to what some have dubbed “political shenanigans” Wednesday in the Rules Committee.