Murder case registered in death of 3-year-old girl; Gary Kid abused ‘head to toe’: Documents

Doctors at Methodist Hospital’s Northlake campus in Gary told police the girl was abused “head to toe,” with bite marks on her abdomen, three finger-sized bruises on her chest, her legs, There were belt marks on the thighs, buttocks, bloody lips. Court documents said redness of the neck, bruises on his forehead and legs, and … Read more

Black firefighters only make up 15% of the Chicago department

A clause in a collective bargaining agreement from the early 1980s requires the department to strive for as much 45% minority representation as possible across all ranks. The department currently has 721 black employees, representing 15%, of approximately 4,800 uniformed members. Of that number, 422 are firefighters, 35 of them women, according to department numbers … Read more