Source: Cook County Medical Examiner It was just about a year ago that a city whistleblower came to journalist Jamie Kalven and attorney Craig Futterman out of concern that Laquan McDonald’s shooting a few weeks earlier “wasn’t being vigorously investigated,” as Kalven recalls. 35 more words
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Scott Smith, editorial director at TouchVision and The Download’s New Media correspondent, joins Justin in-studio to talk about the new Apple News app with ad blockers, Facebook addressing the idea of a “dislike” button and the Chicago Reporter going all digital. 9 more words
(CBS) — Dashcam video has emerged of a Chicago police officer unleashing a barrage of gunfire at a car filled with black teens.
The video shows the officer firing at the car as it was backing away during a traffic stop in December 2013. 299 more words
When the nation-wide program of building public housing projects began in the New Deal era, it was seen as a solution to the slum problem. Crowded, unsanitary districts could be found in almost every city, from the Lower East Side in New York to the Monkey’s Nest in Youngstown, to Little Hell in Chicago and Tanyard Bottom in Atlanta. 1,003 more words