Demonstrators calling for an end to gun violence and the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel march through downtown Chicago on December 31. More than 500 Chicagoans have been killed so far in 2016.
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shown here in January, wants to create a new Civilian Office on Police Accountability to investigate police shootings, allegations of excessive force and other police misconduct.
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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announces a lawsuit against Accretive Health in Jan., saying the company failed to protect the confidentiality of health care records for thousands of Minnesota residents. The charges have widened to include the company's tactics in collecting debts.