Top Chicago news: Off-duty cop dies from carbon monoxide exposure; mayor blasts alderman; more

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By Hoodline - Published on June 11, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Chicago.

Off-duty cop dies after being exposed to carbon monoxide inside Chicago apartment

An off-duty police officer was found dead and a woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition after they were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide Tuesday inside a Chicago apartment, authorities said.

Read the full story on New York Daily News.

Mayor blasts alderman for leaking audio of contentious phone call

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted an unnamed alderman for leaking audio of a heated conversation between her and the City Council, saying Chicago leaders need to be able to speak candidly amongst themselves.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Chicago has nearly tripled per-capita police spending since 1964, data shows

Chicago is spending more on policing per person than at any time in the last half-century despite a persistent drop in crime over the last two decades, while the vast majority of homicides remains unsolved.

Read the full story on Block Club Chicago.

Bridges are going up again on the Chicago River, this time for sailboats

Chicago River bridges are going up for sailboats again, though the harbors are not yet open.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

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