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Top Chicago news: Mayor: Police union reluctant to embrace reforms; officer heard using gay slur

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By Hoodline - Published on June 08, 2020.

Missed the most recent top news in Chicago? Read on for everything you need to know.

Mayor says police union 'extraordinarily reluctant to embrace reform'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says contracts with the city's police union have been "a significant problem and challenge in getting the reforms necessary."

Read the full story on NPR.

More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs, study says

Forty-two percent of the layoffs caused by the pandemic could become permanent job losses, according to a study by the University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute for Economics.

Read the full story on Boston.com.

Police investigate protest video in which officer is heard using gay slur

Chicago police say they are investigating a video in which an officer is heard using a gay slur during a confrontation with protesters last weekend.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.


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