Following Rahm Emanuel’s fumbling around the fatal shooting of LaQuan McDonald by Chicago police in 2014 and the year it took to release the incident’s footage, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says everything was handled just fine.
By now, over 50 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and according to The Washington Post, the public vindication of these women’s stories may have contributed to a shift in progress: more victims are coming forward to police departments, who are in turn listening to more women, and altering…
On December 26, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier was shot to death by a Chicago police officer after a domestic disturbance. Before his death, LeGrier called 911 three times.
If you found yourself watching the final seasons of Mad Men and really vibing with Don Draper’s swinging Manhattan bachelor pad, here is the apartment for you.
In an attempt to stop the spread of gentrification in Chicago’s Logan Square, a coven of outcast teenage girls who worship “Manon” will gather to join in the ancient rite of the Invocation of the Spirit.
A Black Lives Matter protester named April Goggans disrupted the United States Conference of Mayors on Wednesday in Washington D.C. to call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation. Goggans waded onstage with a “Resign Rahm” sign and calmly stood there as a variety of people in suits tried awkwardly to get her to…
Jamila Woods, the Chicago singer who shone on Chance the Rapper’s “Sunday Candy,” potentially the greatest song ever, has signed a record deal and dropped her first single, “blk girl soldier.”
A fun idea, being instituted for what we’re sure are totally non-bullshit reasons: female reporters at Chicago Fox station WFLD are reportedly being told not to wear hats during outdoor live shots this winter. A producer apparently thinks women “look a lot better without hats.”
In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Chicago police to carry tasers and become trained to defuse non-lethal situations with non-lethal weapons and force. What a concept!
Just one day after an Ohio grand jury declined to bring charges against two officers who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and misconduct in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Early Saturday morning, the Chicago police accidentally killed Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old mother of five, when responding to a domestic disturbance near her home.
On Sunday night, 24-year-old trainer Ethan Renoe went for a run in the rain during his stay in Chicago. As some men are inclined, Renoe chose not to wear a shirt during said run due to the inclement weather. A reporter for WGN stopped him to discuss both the weather and Renoe’s shirtlessness, the latter of which…
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he won’t relinquish his post, but an Illinois State Representative is calling his bluff amid widespread city protests this week surrounding the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald and its fallout.
On Wednesday, embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke publicly about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald inside the Chicago City Hall Chambers, while locals protested outside its doors, some of whom were reportedly frustrated that the speech—which was intended to be open to the public—was overcrowded due…
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday morning that the Department of Justice is launching a broad investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Lynch said the DOJ will specifically investigate any “racial, ethnic or other disparities” in how the department uses deadly force, and determine if they…
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired the city’s police superintendent, Garry F. McCarthy, following a botched handling of the shooting of 17 year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, imprisoned for fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, left jail on Monday night. Although charged with first degree murder for McDonald’s death, Van Dyke was released after less than a week of incarceration because, according to his lawyer, he “[doesn’t] pose a flight…
On Tuesday, the journalist whose lawsuit forced Chicago police to release video of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald was banned from a press conference that he inspired. Petty is as petty does.
Earlier today, Chicago officials released a dashcam video showing the brutal shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The video was released after a judge ordered the footage be released to the public.
The bizarre saga of the rape investigation against hockey player Patrick Kane may have come to an end. The Buffalo News is reporting that Kane’s accuser has notified the district attorney’s office that she’ll no longer cooperate with the investigation.