Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tag: Chicago

Chicago greets the new year with violence

These frequent bursts of deadly violence in Chicago have brought stories of personal tragedy and struggle to national attention.

There were 61 victims of gun violence in Chicago during Christmas...

The number of homicides in the city skyrocketed this year.

Report: Chicago cops ignored recommendation to fire officers after Laquan McDonald...

A leaked Inspector General report shows law enforcement closing ranks.

Police under investigation after fatally shooting unarmed teen in back

According to Raye’s mother, Karonisha Ramsey, her son had called her a few hours before his death to tell her that he would be home for Thanksgiving dinner.

Teachers and Black Lives Matter Activists Partner Up

“How do we amplify each other’s message and work together to target the oligarchs that fill the politicians’ war chest?”

High Levels of Lead in Chicago Drinking Fountains

Of the 1,891 outdoor fountains in city parks, 445 exceeded the EPA's action level for lead.

Big Business Tax Breaks Crippling Chicago

For over 100 years the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has used the city's invaluable resources to make billions in profits while paying almost nothing in return.

Police Superintendent Recommends Firing 7 Officers Involved In Teen’s Death

Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for seven of the officers involved in the Laquan McDonald investigation to be terminated for writing false reports and giving false statements.

Chicago Officials Release Footage Showing Police Misconduct That Led To Unarmed...

A police review chief called the footage "shocking and disturbing.”

Souring Chicago’s Sweet Treat

If its executives are so inept that they can't find an honest way to fill a $46-million hole, they should dock the pay of their top three executives by that amount.

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Demand A/C in all postal trucks

Sign now and demand all mail carriers provide A/C to all delivery vehicles.

Bernie Sanders becomes the first presidential candidate to visit the Comanche Nation in over...

"The pain, the lies, and the broken treaties that have fallen upon the American Indian people has got to end."

The bee is officially on the verge of extinction

With our own health and well-being directly linked to these insects, we have to make it a priority to ensure the bee population's survival.

Los Angeles school board commits to renewable energy after months of grassroots campaigning

"This 100% Clean Energy school district commitment demonstrates what can happen when students, parents, teachers and school district leaders work to move the needle on climate."
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The 10 steps to impeach a president

This isn’t to say Trump couldn’t or won’t be impeached. Only that it’s a long and drawn-out process.