Chicago

Chance The Rapper To Donate $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

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Chance The Rapper met with  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last Friday to discuss recently announced cuts to school funding, but the meeting didn’t go as well as he hoped, and now Chance the Rapper has decided to address the issue himself. The Chicago-bred rapper, whose...

Trump Threatens to Send in Feds To “Fix” Chicago; Chicago Leaders Respond

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“Fix the carnage.” Is what Trump posted Tuesday night in regards to the violence going on in Chicago. If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds! — Donald J....

Chicago Six-Year-Old Handcuffed For Stealing Teacher’s Candy

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A 6-year-old in Chicago was handcuffed for stealing a piece of candy from her teacher’s desk. Madisyn Moore, a student at Fernwood Elementary School in Chicago, was handcuffed and put under the stairs after taking the candy. Marlena Wordlaw, Madisyn’s mother, expressed her outrage to...

#ByeAnita: Black Women Led the Movement to Oust Prosecutors In Cleveland & Chicago

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On Tuesday, Black women activists engineered a huge victory in Chicago and Cleveland, but you may not know it from watching the national news. As pundits droned on about which presidential candidates came out on top in Tuesday’s primaries, Black women, some of whom are queer and trans, were...

Tense Protests Cause Donald Trump to Cancel Chicago Rally

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#Breaking: Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Chicago postponed amid growing security concerns https://t.co/UYpqI3w42L https://t.co/kAvq9PMqud — CNN (@CNN) March 12, 2016 Republican frontrunner planned to hold a massive campaign rally in Chicago Friday evening, but tense clashes between protesters and supporters shut it down. After stoking violence against...

Chicago Teen Shot By Cop Called 911 Three Times For Help

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On Dec. 26 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and his neighbor Bettie Jones were shot dead after a fatal encounter with the police, according to the Chicago Tribune. Details have emerged that several calls were made by Quintonio and his father Antonio LeGrier. “There’s an emergency, can...