A cache of confidential documents obtained by ProPublica Illinois provide a grim window into life inside nine federally funded Heartland Human Care Services youth immigration shelters in the Chicago area. The internal documents shed light on the mental and physical health of children held in the shelters over the last…
After seven years in office, widely hated Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that he won’t seek reelection. “As much as I love this job and will always love this city and its residents, I’ve decided not to seek re-election,” he said at a press conference. “This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a…
A two-year effort to unite the Democratic Party after the divisive 2016 presidential election has resulted in a key vote Saturday to significantly reduce the influence of superdelegates.
The list of American cities vying to be the location of Amazon’s next headquarters has been whittled down to 20, from the original 238 who submitted proposals. But city council members and other officials in those cities say they don’t know what was promised in their name, according to The New York Times.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasn’t expected to appear at a meeting with Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker at a cafe in Chicago Thursday morning. But when Black Lives Matter activists invited to the meeting by Pritzker showed up, there he was.
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Update, Sunday, 5:10 p.m.: The Chicago Police Department released body cam footage on Sunday afternoon of the shooting of 37-year-old Harith Augustus. Warning: the video is graphic.
While the number of Chicago’s gun-violence victims has been decreasing in the past year, the level of violence remains staggering, affecting thousands of families each year, particularly in the city’s African American communities.
When The Chicago Defender put Zack Stoner on its cover in early April, the 113-year-old newspaper portrayed the YouTube vlogger as a modern offshoot of its legacy covering the city’s black community. “The Hood CNN,” as the headline described him.
A federal appeals court in Chicago on Thursday upheld an injunction blocking the Justice Department from requiring that local law enforcement agencies comply with federal immigration rules if they wanted to receive federal grant money.
Leave it to the U.S. government under the Trump administration to act about as un–American as it gets with an Army vet who developed post–traumatic stress disorder and possible brain injuries while serving two tours in Afghanistan.
During a Chicago City Council meeting about a proposed $95 million dollar, 30-acre police and fire training academy on Wednesday, Chance the Rapper stepped up to the mic to speak out against the plan, saying the money would be better spent funding education and mental health services in the community.
Earlier this year, Lena Waithe (and Aziz Ansari) gave us one of the best episodes of television with the “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None. The funny, heart-wrenching, and poignant episode won Lena her first Emmy and made her the first black woman to win the award for comedy writing. While there are no…
On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions returned to his former Capitol Hill stomping grounds for his first appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee since his confirmation hearings.
So. Much. Winning. On Friday, a federal judge appointed by former President Ronald Reagan slapped a nationwide injunction on the Justice Department’s attempt to withhold federal safety grant money from so–called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.
A Chicago police officer who “came out of his car like a cowboy” has been convicted of two felony chargers after he fired 16 shots at a stolen car full of teenagers in 2013.
If you followed Bernie Sanders’ resurgent campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in even a cursory way, you heard about the scourge of the “Bernie Bro.”