chicago

laquan mcdonald, victim, prosecutor

Murder Trial For Chicago Cop Who Shot and Killed Laquan McDonald Begins

by Teddy Grant   Sep 17, 2018

The murder trial of the Chicago cop who shot and killed a Black teenager, Laquan McDonald, in 2014, is set to begin on Monday.... Read More

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Not Seeking Re-Election in Chicago

by Teddy Grant   Sep 04, 2018

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election for a third term in office, NPR reports. Emanuel, a former... Read More

Drake, Chicago Hospital

Drake Surprises 11-Year-Old Fan Awaiting Heart Transplant in Chicago

by Christina Santi   Aug 21, 2018

On Monday, Drake made a surprise visit to Sofia Sanchez’s hospital room after the 11-year-old went viral dancing to his hit single, “In My... Read More

Protests Erupt in Chicago Over Death of 15-Year-Old Black Boy Who Police Say Shot Himself

Protests Erupt in Chicago Over Death of 15-Year-Old Black Boy Who Police Say Shot Himself

by Teddy Grant   Aug 21, 2018

Over 120 people protested in Chicago on Sunday over the death of a 15-year-old Black boy, who died from a gunshot wound to the... Read More

Chicago, gangs, children, playground

Rival Chicago Gangs Join Forces to Build Playground for Children

by Teddy Grant   Aug 13, 2018

Two rival gangs in Chicago have come together to build a playground for children to mark eight months without neighborhood violence, CBS Chicago reports.... Read More

Chicago Sees Massive Weekend Violence; 57 Shot, 11 Killed

Chicago Sees Massive Weekend Violence; 57 Shot, 11 Killed

by Jessica Bennett   Aug 06, 2018

A massive wave of violence ripped through the city of Chicago this weekend, with several residents shot, many fatally, in a matter of hours.... Read More

Rose

Derrick Rose Launches $400,000 Scholarship Competition

by Lulaine Compere   Aug 02, 2018

Derrick Rose announced Tuesday via social media The Rose Scholars Scholarship Competition, which aims to help high school students access money to pay for college.... Read More

Oceana Jones, Chicago, Black woman

Chicago Woman Shot and Killed While Fleeing Group of Men

by Teddy Grant   Aug 01, 2018

A 21-year-old Black woman was fatally shot after being chased in Chicago’s South Side, WGN 9 reports. Oceana Jones was killed early Tuesday morning... Read More

chance the rapper, chicagoist

Chance the Rapper Buys Local News Site, Blasts Mayor Rahm Emanuel

by Teddy Grant   Jul 19, 2018

Chance the Rapper announced Wednesday that he has bought local news site Chicagoist via his new song “I Might Need Security,” in which he... Read More

Ida B. Wells

Community Raises Enough Money for Ida B. Wells Memorial in Chicago

by Christina Santi   Jul 18, 2018

Community organizers have raised $300,000 to build a memorial to honor journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells after a significant push from... Read More