06 Nov 2019

Black Man Tortured And Wrongly Imprisoned For 26 Years Sues Chicago Police Who Were Associates Of Jon Burge

A lawsuit was filed in Chicago against police officers who were closely associated with Jon Burge, the disgraced commander who oversaw a regime of torture employed to coerce confessions. The regime spanned from the early 1970s to the 1990s.

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01 Nov 2019

‘It’s A Definitive Shift’: Chicago Teachers Union Strike A Major Victory For Public Education

“It’s a definitive shift in the entire landscape, not just in Chicago, but throughout the U.S., away from privatization, school closures, charter schools, and the kind of Koch Brother funding of private schools instead of public schools, a threat we’ve been fending off for the last 30 years,” said Jackson Potter, a union bargaining member and high school teacher in Chicago.

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22 May 2019

The Rank Hypocrisy Of Rahm Emanuel

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took advantage of his elite privilege and joined The Atlantic, a major media publication, as a contributing editor.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra practicing in Millennium Park (Photo: niXerKG on Flickr)
06 May 2019

Billionaires Against Funding Symphony Musicians

Summer is a time for music festivals. Yet, like many workers, musicians increasingly face threats to their wages and pension plans.

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07 Mar 2019

#ChiMayor19—Episode 4: Ending Austerity For Chicago Public Schools

The fourth episode in Shadowproof’s limited podcast series on Chicago mayor’s race covers education, particularly austerity agenda bolstered by Rahm Emanuel

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Destiny Harris, activist with No Cop Academy in Chicago. Photo via Bernie Sanders campaign livestream.
05 Mar 2019

Bernie In Chicago: From Civil Rights Era Activism To Present-Day Struggles Against Racism

At a campaign kick-off speech in Chicago, Bernie Sanders delivered a speech confronting systemic racism and racial aspects of economic inequality.

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19 Feb 2019

#ChiMayor19—Episode 3: Two Chicagos, One Neglected And Heavily Policed

Listen to the episode of “#ChiMayor19” with journalist Aaron Cynic by clicking the below player: In conjunction with reporting from journalist Aaron Cynic on the Chicago mayoral election, Shadowproof is producing a limited podcast series, “#ChiMayor19,” featuring Aaron. A new episode will be posted after each of Aaron’s reports on

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12 Feb 2019

Chicago Activists Demand Candidates For Mayor Back Civilian Police Accountability

Reflecting on Chicago Police Department under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration, activists demand next mayor support police accountability.

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Katie Tuten speaks at Lincoln Yards Meeting. Photo by Aaron Cynic.
21 Jan 2019

#ChiMayor19—Episode 2: Megaprojects For The Rich, Crumbs For The People

Listen to the episode of “#ChiMayor19” with journalist Aaron Cynic by clicking the below player:   In conjunction with reporting from journalist Aaron Cynic on the Chicago mayoral election, Shadowproof is producing a limited podcast series, “#ChiMayor19,” featuring Aaron. A new episode will be posted after each of Aaron’s reports

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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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