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Former Flossmoor police chief alleges racial discrimination – Chicago Tribune

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Cook County is expected to be Pay $17 million to a Chicago man He was acquitted in the 1982 killings of two Chicago police officers, according to court records and a recommendation from a county board subcommittee.

Cook County commissioners are scheduled to vote this week on a settlement that would bring a quiet end to the civil rights lawsuit filed against former Cook County state’s attorneys who charged Jackie Wilson with murders committed by her older brother.

Lawsuit against several Chicago police officers The case will continue in federal court.

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Illinois Justice Project Director Garien Gatewood (left) shakes hands with then-Macomb police Chief Jerel Jones after a discussion about the SAFE-T Act at the Chicago Club, Oct. 14, 2022. (Michael Blackshire/Chicago Tribune)

Former Flossmoor police chief Jerel Jones claims racial discrimination in firing

Fired Flossmoor police Chief Jerel Jones claimed in a federal lawsuit that his recent dismissal was due to “race-based discriminatory conduct” against him, the “first Black police chief” in the village’s history. Read more here.

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Waukegan’s Vista Medical Center-East regains its title as a Level II trauma center

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Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney signs autographs for fans before the game against the Packers at Soldier Field on September 10, 2023.  (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

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Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney signs autographs for fans before the game against the Packers at Soldier Field on Sept. 10, 2023. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Bears free agency news: WR Darnell Mooney to sign 3-year deal with Atlanta Falcons

This month’s move into free agency presents a huge opportunity for the team to take a step forward as Bears general manager Ryan Poles continues to build his roster. Read more here.

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Lyric Opera announces classics, new works and celebrations for the 2024-25 season

The fall season will open with Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (September 14-October 6), directed by Enrique Mazzola, directed by Mary Birnbaum (debut) and starring Igor Golovatenko. Read more here.

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The night sky will soon have a ‘new star’. Here’s how to see it.

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