Around 70 people volunteer for the Chicago Community Bond Fund, a nonprofit organization that raises money to post bond for people who can’t afford to get out of Cook County Jail while awaiting trial. The bond fund relies on volunteers and purposely avoids hiring full time staff. It was an all-volunteer organization until February,
The family of a Chicago resident with a traumatic brain injury and paralysis has sued ICE and the city of Chicago after he was detained on March 27.
The Chicago Community Bond Fund helps people get out of jail who can’t afford bail, using their stories to push to end cash bond in Illinois.
The Justice Department released the results of an investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s record of unlawful policing, including the routine use of brutality or deadly force against residents. The city of Chicago, police, and leadership within the CPD and its police officer union “acknowledge that a code of silence
Federal Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Police Illegally Spied On Activists, Residents With Stingray Surveillance
A federal lawsuit against Chicago police alleges officers employed cell site simulators or Stingray spying devices in violation of the First Amendment rights of innocent citizens during a “Reclaim Martin Luther King Jr. Day” action on January 15, 2015. Chicago-based organizations, activists, and residents came together for a protest and
Community organizations, faith leaders, and families gathered for a vigil outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house to mark the 770 people killed by violence in 2016.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo stepped up to the microphone during the World Series rally in Grant Park and choked up, as he spoke about what it meant to be able to be on a team with the 38-year-old catcher David Ross, who was a mentor to him. Rizzo,
The Laughing Liberally chapter in Chicago hosted their monthly event on October 5, and Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola performed a satirical piece, “An Unsolicited Guide To Protesting The Right Way.” A written version of this satire appeared on Shadowproof weeks ago, but it was revised and updated for this
Ninety year-old Fidencio Sanchez has sold popsicles in Chicago for nearly 76 years, according to an interview with CNN. “I feel my body is starting to give up on me,” Sanchez said. “I suffer sometimes when it’s cold, and my arms and feet hurt.” Sanchez’s elderly wife, Eladia, used to help
Forty-one days ago, in the community of Lawndale on the west side of Chicago, the Let Us Breathe Collective launched the Freedom Square occupation.