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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Chicago

By ELAINE GLUSAC

Culture, comedy and culinary outings in the ever-evolving Loop district and beyond.

Retro Report: Code Name Jane: The Women Behind a Covert Abortion Network

By CLYDE HABERMAN

In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law.

Retro Report: Code Name Jane: The Women Behind a Covert Abortion Network

By CLYDE HABERMAN

In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law.

Chicago Officer Is Cleared in Fatal Shooting of 15-Year-Old in Back of the Head

By CHRISTINE HAUSER

An independent civilian body found Officer Brandon R. Ternand “credible and persuasive” in saying that he feared for his life before shooting the teenager, Dakota Bright.

Can a Murder Verdict Help Reform Chicago Police?

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

An officer’s shooting of a teenager shocked the city. His conviction should force the city to act.

Who Will Testify Against El Chapo at Trial?

By ALAN FEUER

Two big drug dealers. A corrupt official. The government has sought to protect the identities of witnesses against the drug lord, but some possibilities are known.

Chicago Officer Guilty in Laquan McDonald Death

A jury has found Jason Van Dyke, a Chicago police officer, guilty of second-degree murder for the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014.

β€˜Justice for Laquan!’ Demonstrators Chant, as Chicago Officer Is Convicted of Murder

By MITCH SMITH, TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and MONICA DAVEY

For some residents, the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of Laquan McDonald became a proxy for years of anger over police mistreatment of black Chicagoans.

Jason Van Dyke Killed Laquan McDonald in 2014. Now Chicago Awaits a Verdict.

By MITCH SMITH, TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and MONICA DAVEY

A Chicago jury must decide the fate of Jason Van Dyke in the killing of Laquan McDonald in a case has become a proxy for questions about police accountability.

Chicago Police Officer Defends His Shooting of Laquan McDonald

By MITCH SMITH

Officer Jason Van Dyke, on trial for first-degree murder, took the stand and said the teenager waved a knife at him. A police video did not show that.

F.B.I. and Expert Reports Cast Doubt That Celebrated Stovepipe Hat Was Lincoln’s

By JULIA JACOBS

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has long boasted of an iconic stovepipe hat, but undisclosed reports cast doubt that Lincoln ever owned it.

Jon Burge, 70, Ex-Commander in Chicago Police Torture Cases, Dies

By SAM ROBERTS

His reported torture of criminal suspects, by shocking them with cattle prods or pointing guns in their mouths, led to pardons, reparations and to the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois.

On Tennis: Federer Is Bringing Up Baby

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY

His child is the Laver Cup, and he’s giving it a lot of love to help it succeed, even though the odds are against him

Chicago Searches for a New Mayor, and a Familiar Name Crops Up: Daley

By MONICA DAVEY

With Mayor Rahm Emanuel not seeking re-election, the contest to run Chicago is growing by the day. Along with others, William M. Daley now wants the job.

Chicago Prosecutors Paint Officer as Reckless in the Shooting of Laquan McDonald

By MITCH SMITH

Officer Jason Van Dyke, who fatally shot the 17-year-old in 2014, is on trial for murder. Jurors heard opening statements in the case Monday morning.

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