Uber, Lyft, Via agree to pay $10.4 million to Chicago to settle claims they failed to properly vet drivers August 17, 2018 By Heather Cherone - Three ride-hailing firms agreed Thursday to pay $10.46 million to the city of Chicago, acknowledging they failed to follow the city’s ordinance for vetting drivers.
Final CPD overtime bill for march that shut down Dan Ryan: $83,300 August 17, 2018 By Heather Cherone - The final bill for overtime racked up by 115 police officers called into to patrol the anti-violence march that shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway on July 7 totaled $83,300, according to data released by the Chicago Police Department Thursday

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Watchdog warns COPA risked seeming ‘susceptible to external pressure’ by releasing Rialmo decision early August 10, 2018 By A.D. Quig - The decision by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability to release the result of its investigation into the shooting deaths of Quintonio Legrier and Bettie Jones raised “concerns about COPA’s commitment to the integrity of fair investigations,” new Public Safety

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Pollsters Demystify the Biz, Share What Went Wrong in 2016

A certain group of 2016 political junkies might have one lasting image of Election Day — the New York Times needle’s shift from blue to deep red as early results came in. The seemingly unexpected shift of fate prompted a rash of headlines wondering whether political polling was on life support. It’s not. On this episode of The Daily Line’s Aldercast, pollsters Liz Dunne and Melissa Bell address common misperceptions about the industry, the future of polling, and how political junkies can ID quality polls.

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