Earlier this month, attorney general Jeff Sessions—David the Gnome’s racist cousin—commenced a review of “consent decrees,” agreements between the federal government and local police forces to address issues of systemic racism and other prejudices. Today, in an op-ed published by USA Today, Sessions broadcasted his…
The videos depicting security officers forcibly dragging an elderly United Airlines passenger in Chicago have drawn outrage that is both widespread and entirely justified. Most of the resulting news coverage has focused, correctly, on United’s tone-deaf response and the larger question of how much power airlines wield…
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that LGBT employees are protected from workplace discrimination under the Civil Rights Act for the first time since its creation in 1964.
Chicago police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 15 year old girl that was recorded on Facebook Live and watched by “dozens” of viewers.
In a grimy illustration of the old saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, here’s a chance to feast your eyes upon some ancient candy wrappers, rediscovered in a historic Chicago movie palace.
Chance the Rapper announced that he’s donating a total of $1 million to public schools in his hometown of Chicago. He also told the governor: “Do your job.” He is an actual saint.
America’s mom and dad have vacated the White House, leaving us struggling with a weird, reverse empty-nest syndrome (in addition to, you know, a growing sense of existential dread). In a new video, the Obamas unveil the Obama Foundation and a plan to build a new presidential center in South Side Chicago, where FLOTUS…
Late one Friday afternoon last September, a well-dressed man in an Audi wheeled into the alley off Damen in Ukranian Village on Chicago’s West Side and up to his garage. As I watched standing in the alleyway, he seemed a mixture of bemused and impatient—he’d have to wait to park.
On Thursday afternoon, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced that the four individuals involved in a Facebook Live video that appeared to show a young man the police described as having “mental health challenges” being tied up and tortured would be charged with a hate crime.
On Thursday, Chicago police are expected to charge four black Chicago residents after a Facebook Live video surfaced of them binding, gagging, and assaulting a young white man, described by police as having “mental health challenges.”
At rallies across the United States today, women will call for GOP leaders to un-endorse Donald Trump and reject his racist, xenophobic, pussy-grabbing rhetoric. In New York, protesters dressed in black amassed outside Trump Tower early this morning, shouting, “GOP, hands off me!” and “Donald thinks he runs this town,…
Rudy Giuliani, head advisor to Donald Trump and taxidermic gopher, is fretting over the slim but mighty corpse voter contingency. On Sunday, he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the election could tip in Hillary Clinton’s favor due to corrupt voting practices—keeping dead people registered, for instance—in the inner cities.
Rhymefest had a traumatic experience on Saturday, when a young man put a gun to his head for his wallet. He went to the police station in his neighborhood and was pretty disappointed with his treatment by an officer, who he said was snacking and playing Candy Crush.
A cousin of Dwyane Wade was shot and killed Friday afternoon in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller.
A group of anti-abortion “sidewalk counselors,” represented by a conservative law firm, are suing Chicago over a 2009 law that created eight-foot “bubble zones” for people near the entrance to abortion clinics. The city says the zones mean that protesters can’t get within eight feet of people entering the clinic…
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was re-sentenced Tuesday to the same 14 years he’s been serving in federal prison for corruption. A judge denied his request to have his sentence cut to five years, even after his lawyers argued that Blagojevich is a changed man, citing, among other things, the fact that he was…
A 25-year-old Chicago mother was stabbed to death while riding the subway on Thursday—a fact revealed to her family after photos began surfacing on Facebook.
Following a Chicago Reader investigation that alleged that Profiles Theatre had turned a blind eye to the abusive behaviors of artistic director Darrell W. Cox, and had created an unsafe culture for actors for decades, the theater announced late Tuesday night that it was shutting its doors after almost 30 years.
There’s a small war brewing in the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect, and that war involves adults in diapers. The Chicago Tribune reports that residents are upset about a business called Tykables, which caters to the adult baby community. Not men’s rights activists, just people who like wearing diapers.