Emmett Till investigation closed by US Justice Department

The U.S. Justice Department told relatives of Emmett Till on Monday that it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi.

Chicago alderman says neighborhoods are 'under siege by gangbangers'

"We've had gang conflict in the Back of the Yards community going on since Nov. 29," said Ald. Lopez. "My district, the 9th district, has been one of those police districts where the beat officers have been pulled out, reassigned, to go to downtown and other high priority areas as deemed by the mayor."