"Only when we share honest stories about our city and its young people will we uncover the realities that need to be addressed."
“If we’re gonna beat Trump, we need the largest voter turnout in the nation and it looks like Grant Park today.”
After weeks of tense negotiations, the city agreed to reduce class sizes, increase salaries by 16% over the next five years and bring on hundreds more social workers, nurses and librarians.
"We don’t want to be out of our schools tomorrow but sometimes you have to take a hard step in order to get what’s right.”
Police in Chicago are using excessive force, leaving children and families traumatized.
The documentary “16 Shots” examines the 2014 murder of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald in Chicago and the attempt by the city’s police department to cover up the events.
"Chicago elected a new mayor out of a desire for bold and progressive ideas, and a commitment to building a more fair, just, and equitable city."
"It’s been part of the culture, along with the code of silence, along with the systemic racism that is so prevalent in the Chicago Police Department."
"Today, Chicago has taken one small step in bringing justice to Laquan McDonald's family and our communities.”