Less than one-half of 1 percent of arrestees in Chicago saw a lawyer while in police custody, and other news | Bleader

Less than one-half of 1 percent of arrestees in Chicago saw a lawyer while in police custody, and other news

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A demonstrator protesting the state of Illinois budget stalemate is carried away by police after being arrested at the Chicago Board of Trade building in November. - SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES
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  • A demonstrator protesting the state of Illinois budget stalemate is carried away by police after being arrested at the Chicago Board of Trade building in November.

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Thursday, May 26, 2016.

  • Weather: Warmer and humid, without any rain

The mini heat wave continues Thursday, with a high of 83 and a low of 66. It will be humid and mostly sunny, with a few clouds. [AccuWeather]

  • Very few people arrested by Chicago police see an attorney while in custody

Over the last three years, less than one-half of 1 percent of arrestees saw an attorney while in Chicago police custody, according to Chicago Police Department statistics obtained by CNN through a Freedom of Information Act request. Not only is this statistic shocking, it might be a violation of constitutional legal rights, according to CNN. [CNN]

  • Report: Chicago has the nation's largest racial gap in young-adult employment rates

Of any major metropolitan area in the U.S., Chicago shows the biggest racial disparity in employment rates for young adults, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution. The employment rate for blacks between 20 and 24 years old blacks is a shocking 47 percent, compared to 73 percent for whites and 70 percent for Latinos. The study found that almost a quarter of blacks in that age range are "disconnected" from both work and school. [Tribune]

  • Dick Durbin dismisses rumors of gubernatorial run

Rumors of Senator Dick Durbin running for governor in 2018 have been flying around for a while now. But Durbin shut down the speculation on Chicago Tonight, saying, "I have a great job to be the senior senator from this state, to be in Washington and help this state in different ways, and I have no other aspirations for any other office." [NBC Chicago]

  • People got creative for "Billion-Dollar Bake Sale" protest against CPS cuts

Despite the serious issue of huge planned budget cuts to Chicago Public Schools, it looks like protesters had fun at the "Billion-Dollar Bake Sale" protest against the cuts outside the Thompson Center Wednesday. DNAinfo Chicago captured pictures of some of the best signs, including Governor Bruce Rauner's head imposed on the body of Marie Antoinette and house speaker Mike Madigan, Rauner, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the "three gingerbread men of the CPS funding apocalypse." [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Joakim Noah's reported exit from the Bulls would be a loss for the city

During his tenure with the Bulls, Joakim Noah has given back to the community with his antiviolence work and Noah's Arc Foundation to help children. But Noah reportedly told his teammates that he "has no trust in the front office getting this in the right direction" and will leave the team once his free agency starts. [Sun-Times]


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