There also was plenty of unrest around the world. But not everything can make a Top 10 list, of course, and ours has a local focus.
The Independent Police Review Authority concluded that a Chicago Police officer acted within policy when he shot and killed Ronald Johnson in 2014.
With due respect to the grand jury, Rhonda Crawford doesn’t belong in jail — or in a criminal courtroom — any more than she belongs on the bench.
With just seven weeks until the election, the two candidates for Cook County State’s Attorney met before the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez will not file criminal charges in the case of Heriberto Godinez, who died in police custody in July 2015.
The chief judge is elected by the approximately 250 full circuit judges serving in Cook County. That doesn’t make it any less political.