Chicago to Receive $2.3M to Help with Police Overtime CostsThe city of Chicago is receiving more than $2.3 million in federal money to help cover overtime costs for police officers amid a spike in violent crime.
Ferguson Down to 4 Finalists for Implementing DOJ Decent DecreeAt 6 p.m. Tuesday, the public has a chance to ask questions of the finalists.
"Ferguson Collaborative" Lays Out Consent Decree DemandsSay public involvement is crucial to making the consent decree "worth more than the paper it's written on."
US Gives Directive to Schools on Transgender Bathroom AccessThe directive is in formal guidance being sent to school districts Friday by the departments of Education and Justice.
Ferguson's New Police Chief Swears In MondayDelrish Moss' 32 years of experience in police work, include time as a patrol officer and undercover investigator.
Judge Approves Deal Between Ferguson, Justice DepartmentPerry said the settlement is a ``reasonable resolution'' that avoids years of an extensive court battle. ``I think it's in everyone's best interest and I think it's in the interest of justice,'' she said.
Community Speaks Before Judge on Ferguson Consent DecreeU.S. District Court Judge Catherine Perry will decide whether to approve or decline the consent decree.
Ferguson Settlement Could be in Jeopardy if Tax Hikes FailMayor James Knowles III said passage of both tax increases would wipe out about 80 percent of the city's $2.9 million deficit, but failure to pass them could mean layoffs of police and firefighters.
Public Comment on Ferguson's DOJ Settlement Next MonthFerguson has been under Justice Department scrutiny since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in August 2014.
Ferguson, Justice Department Resolve LawsuitMayor James Knowles says resolving the lawsuit is a big step forward.
Ferguson Council Could Soon Accept DOJ Reform DealThe 131-page consent decree is intended to correct problems identified in last year's Justice Department report.
Ferguson Mayor: With Costs Clarified, DOJ Agreement Near``We feel like we're going to be in that cost range that we can afford,'' Mayor James Knowles III said in an interview with The Associated Press.

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