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Chicago 7 Prosecutor: 'They Were Going to Try to Destroy Our Trial. And They Did a Damn Good Job'
Civil Rights
Chicago 7 Prosecutor: 'They Were Going to Try to Destroy Our Trial. And They Did a Damn Good Job'

CHICAGO — Even five decades later, former federal prosecutor Dick Schultz has a pretty good idea of when the legendary Chicago 7 trial started to go off the rails: during the testimony of the very first witness. That day in September 1969, U.S. District Judge Julius Hoffman halted... Read More

Chicago Mayor Sends Out ‘Census Cowboy’ to Boost Low Response Rates
Cities
Chicago Mayor Sends Out ‘Census Cowboy’ to Boost Low Response Rates
2020-07-14 14:22:45
by Gaspard Le Dem

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday unveiled an unusual plan to encourage Chicagoans to participate in the U.S. government’s once-a-decade push to count every U.S. resident: a cowboy on a horse.  The mayor was speaking at a press conference when... Read More

Chicago Goatherds, Shepherds and Duck Owners Wary of New Push to Regulate Livestock After Death of Horse
Chicago
Chicago Goatherds, Shepherds and Duck Owners Wary of New Push to Regulate Livestock After Death of Horse

CHICAGO — When the temperature finally cracked 50 degrees last month, Carolyn Ioder opened the gate at her back door and let her six goats trot through the Austin neighborhood toward an empty field where they would nibble on hay... Read More

How a Black Boy’s Drifting Raft Triggered a Deadly Week of Riots 100 Years Ago in Chicago
Chicago
How a Black Boy’s Drifting Raft Triggered a Deadly Week of Riots 100 Years Ago in Chicago

CHICAGO — One hundred years ago, 7-year-old Juanita Mitchell should have been playing with other children in the streets during that summer’s heat wave and getting to know her new home on Chicago’s South Side. She and her younger sister,... Read More

‘Staggering’ Number of Children Exposed to Violence in Chicago, New Study Says
In The News
‘Staggering’ Number of Children Exposed to Violence in Chicago, New Study Says

CHICAGO — Over the Fourth of July holiday, Felix Kombwa brought the children he mentors to a festival where a law-enforcement exhibit allowed visitors to sit in a squad car, try on police gear and chat with officers. But the... Read More

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Drops Out, and It's Lord of the Flies, Again
Opinions
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Drops Out, and It's Lord of the Flies, Again
2018-09-05 23:39:35
by John Kass

Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he won't run for re-election, and just like that the race for mayor has been transformed: It's Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street. Read More

The Silence of Pope Francis and the Pain of a Church
Opinions
The Silence of Pope Francis and the Pain of a Church
2018-08-29 00:51:54
by John Kass

As Roman Catholic bishops tear at each other, as Pope Francis refuses comment even while standing accused of covering up sexual abuse, I thought of a Bible story. Read More

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