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Demonstrators do push-ups Friday as others block motorists along Chicago's Michigan Avenue as they protest the shooting of Laquan McDonald who was killed by a police officer in 2014. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Protesters Block High-End Stores, Demanding Inquiry Into Shooting

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A memorial to Laquan McDonald, 17, is seen in April at the Sullivan House Alternative High School in Chicago. McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014. Zbigniew Bzdak/TNS/Landov hide caption

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FBI Director James Comey says police restraint, born from increased scrutiny in the wake of high-profile police killings and evidence of racial bias, may be contributing to an uptick in violent crimes in some cities. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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When Social Media Fuels Gang Violence

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Police officers search an area around the Illinois city of Fox Lake, about 50 miles northwest of Chicago, for three suspects following the killing of a police officer early Tuesday. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago is taxing services such as Netflix and Spotify. Some residents wonder if a tax on other Internet services will follow, and others worry the levy will scare away business. Tang Yau Hoong/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Chicago's 'Cloud Tax' Raises The Cost Of Streaming Videos

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Despite Congress mandating all railroads be equipped with a Positive Train Control system by the end of the year, Chicago's Metra system isn't expected to reach that goal until 2019. Most commuter trains won't meet the deadline. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Most Commuter Rails Won't Meet Deadline For Mandated Safety Systems

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Stanley Wrice pauses in December 2013 as he speaks to the media with his lawyer, Heidi Linn Lambros (left), and his daughter, Gail Lewis, while leaving Pontiac Correctional Center in Pontiac, Ill. Wrice was released after serving more than 30 years. He claimed for decades that Chicago police detectives under the command of then-Lt. Jon Burge beat and coerced him into confessing to rape. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands at a campaign office Tuesday, as voters gave him a second term. He won a runoff election against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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