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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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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24 May 2018

Activists Sue To Stop Chicago City Council Vote On Funding For Police Compound

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.

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Erica Nanton was the only organizer able to participate in the public comment period during a city council meeting. Photo by Rick Majewski.
23 May 2018

No Cop Academy Campaign Successfully Stalls Vote On Funding Chicago Police Compound

The No Cop Academy coalition succeeded in postponing the vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training compound in Chicago.

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#NoCopAcademy protest in Chicago - March 28, 2017. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
28 Mar 2018

No Cop Academy In Chicago: Black Students Hold Hours-Long Sit-In At City Hall

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.

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05 Mar 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 7: Augusta As Backdrop For Prosecution Of Reality Winner

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

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