Chicago skyline. Photo by Aaron Cynic.
14 Jan 2019

How Megaprojects Perpetuate Income Inequality Is A Major Issue For Next Chicago Mayor

Reforming or scrapping the TIF process is one small piece re-imagining a Chicago, where economic development is centered on the needs of neighborhoods.

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05 Jan 2019

In Conversation: Aaron Cynic Discusses Race For Next Chicago Mayor

Listen to the conversation with journalist Aaron Cynic by clicking the below player: Shadowproof launched a six-part series by Aaron Cynic on the upcoming mayoral election in Chicago. It presents a major opportunity to advance a progressive agenda in the city because Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not seeking a third

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Chicagoans on a bus tour about economic inequality hosted by the Grassroots Collaborative pose at Jackson Park, the site of the Barack Obama Presidential Library. (Photo by Aaron Cynic)
17 Dec 2018

Support Our New Series On Chicago’s Fight For A People’s Agenda After Rahm Emanuel

Our new series profiles the push for a progressive mayoral agenda in Chicago as Rahm Emanuel announces he will not seek re-election.

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12 Dec 2018

Chicago Organizers Have Message For Next Mayor: Support People’s Agenda Or Face Resistance

As the 2019 race for mayor in Chicago heats up, community groups and activists have an opportunity to reshape the city in a more equitable fashion.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (via fortunebrainstormreinvent on Flickr)
25 Oct 2018

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office Invokes Terrorism To Keep Response Plan To Van Dyke Verdict Secret

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office invoked terrorism to exempt itself from releasing plan for protests after verdict in former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke’s trial.

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05 Oct 2018

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder In Killing Of Black Teenager Laquan McDonald

A jury found former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke [not guilty or guilty] of first-degree murder. He fired 16 shots that killed Laquan McDonald.

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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Still image from CLTV Livestream.
02 Oct 2018

Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Testifies In His Own Murder Trial

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke testified in a trial, where he is accused of first-degree murder and other offenses for killing Laquan McDonald.

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19 Sep 2018

Death Of Jon Burge: Commander Set Standard For Police Terror In Chicago

Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was involved with several officers in the torture of more than 110 black men. He was never held fully accountable for the trauma inflicted on black communities and died on September 19. At the trial for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is accused

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19 Sep 2018

At Trial, Officers Undermine Notion Jason Van Dyke Feared For His Life When Killed Laquan McDonald

In the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, the outcome truly seems up for grabs.

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The Wilson viaduct under Lake Shore Drive where homeless people were living until the city of Chicago evicted them. (Photo: Kevin Gosztola)
11 Jun 2018

As City Of Chicago Removes More Homeless, Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Evictions

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Chicago’s evictions of homeless people as officials destroy camps and fail to provide affordable housing.

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