It was an image retired Cook County Judge Andrew Berman couldn't forget. The footage from the dashcam of a police cruiser captured a Chicago police officer firing more than a dozen times into a car full of black teenagers...
GREAT NEWS: HB 494, a bill removing life-time bars on employment in schools for men and women with criminal records, has passed out of the Illinois Senate today!! The legislation now heads to the Governor's desk.
CHICAGO, Illinois (April 20, 2015) – Community Renewal Society’s (CRS) Director of Policy Laura Dean Friedrich has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2015. Ms. Friedrich was the first director of CRS’ Policy program established in 2012.
“I will always be grateful for having the opportunity to be a part of CRS and engage directly and deeply with our compelling mission, great staff and board, dynamic community leaders and worthy work,” said Ms. Friedrich.
The mayor’s office has agreed to have a face to face meeting between the mayor and our coalition leaders before April 7th. This happened only after months of calls, letters, demonstrations and after three people were arrested March 24th for trying to meet with their elected mayor.