Our new series profiles the push for a progressive mayoral agenda in Chicago as Rahm Emanuel announces he will not seek re-election.
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.
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.
Update – 5/25 3 PM ET: Judge denied a motion for an injunction, which allows vote to proceed. The No Cop Academy Coalition filed a complaint in a circuit court in Cook County to prevent a City Council vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training academy.
The No Cop Academy coalition succeeded in postponing the vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training compound in Chicago.
Chicago students on spring break spent the day at city hall protesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s plans for a $95 million police training center.
Kevin Gosztola was in Augusta, Georgia, during the past week to cover a hearing in NSA contractor Reality Winner’s case. It was his first time in the city, and he describes the setting as an unintentionally appropriate backdrop for the government’s prosecution. So, Rania Khalek interviewed him. The downtown area
As temperatures drop, Chicago officials remain committed to ensuring homeless people are unable to erect “Tent Cities” in the Uptown area.
Chicago community organizations contend a new police training center will expand the city police force’s “capacity for violence.”
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.