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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
President Obama has selected Southside Chicago as the residence for his Presidential Library and Museum, reports state. Bummer, New York ;/
At last week's Taste of Chicago, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the opportunity to put that dance major at Sarah Lawrence College to good use. Please note how the former White House Chief of Staff slowly undresses himself as the beat goes on: First the tie, then roll up the sleeves. That's how we should all get down.
Here is a video of Asean Johnson, an unfathomably eloquent 9-year-old, giving a speech in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close 53 public schools in Chicago. It begins with him climbing on top of a chair to reach the podium and ends with me covertly crying at my desk.
After a week of staring directly into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's soulless, inkwell eyes, the Chicago teachers union has resisted the tempting urge to blink and will wade into the second week of its strike. Schools will stay shuttered come Monday morning after union delegates declined to formally vote on contract settlements…
Last week we were introduced to the tragic story of Heaven Sutton, a seven-year-old girl who was shot and killed while selling candy and snow cones outside her Chicago home. Well, now there's a small piece of good news in an otherwise very sad situation: Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old gang member with…
New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor has a new book coming out this week called The Obamas, about—as you might have guessed from the title—the Obamas. For the book, which many are calling "explosive" for its revelations about the very private Obama White House, Kantor says she interviewed 33 members of Obama's staff.…
There have always been dicks, douchebags and asses. But it's only in our time that the pursuit of assholery has become not just acceptable but a quality — nay, a full-time job to which individuals strive. Will it ever end?
How to address the 219-212 passage of a universal health-care reform bill that the President calls an answer to ‘the call of history'? Why, by talking about the pols' outfits, a la Singin in the Rain's "Beautiful Girls!"