Chicago

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In a landmark decision, the Chicago City Council approves reparations package for more than 100 survivors of police torture. (Photo: @bullhorngirl/Twitter)
Recognizing the horrific legacy of the Chicago Police Department and the widespread use of torture under former police commander Jon Burge, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday passed a landmark reparations package for the victims of that violence. The first of its kind to be given in the United States—at a time when local forces have come under...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday a landmark reparations package...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is known among city activist for his insulting attitude towards the the city's marginalized and dispossessed and his drive to further transform Chicago into a city for the rich.  (Photo:  Daniel X. O'Neil/flickr/cc)
Chicago's historic mayoral runoff vote, which became a nationwide symbol of the...