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The Chicago city council decided to delay a vote on a police misconduct settlement involving more than 175,000 files until September.

City Council delays vote on $500,000 police misconduct settlement until September

July 22, 2020

The Chicago City Council today decided to delay a vote on a $500,000 police misconduct settlement that also involves five decades of police misconduct records until the fall. "This is a victory for tr...

Roots Handmade Pizza offers an array of signature pizzas, including 3 vegetarian-friendly options.

Review: Roots’ pizza doesn’t have a ‘pizza’ my heart

July 22, 2020

The newly built, trendy two-story restaurant with patio seating and a retractable roof may distract you from what you are actually there for—the pizza. Until you take your first bite. Roots H...

To meet the need for more blood donations amid the coronavirus pandemic, Vitalant, a blood donation network, will team up with the Roosevelt Collection Shops for a blood drive.

The Roosevelt Collection Shops are out for blood—a blood drive, that is

July 17, 2020

Every two seconds in the U.S., someone is in need of blood or platelets. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, many blood drives have been canceled, and the demand for blood donations has "significantly ...

Kanye West in the White House is likely a 'long shot,' experts say

Kanye West in the White House is likely a ‘long shot,’ experts say

July 15, 2020

One day Kanye West is announcing his run for president in a tweet, the next a political adviser is reporting he has changed his mind and the next day West appears to be filing official paperwork an...

Statues depicting historical figures such as Christopher Columbus are being removed across the country in the wake of protests part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Grant Park Advisory Council establishes subcommittee to review statues and monuments

July 15, 2020

Amid the recent discourse surrounding statues and monuments memorializing controversial historical figures in public spaces, several statues have been removed by governing bodies or knocked down by ci...

South Loop yarn bomber strikes again, bringing joy and beauty for Pride month

South Loop yarn bomber strikes again, bringing joy and beauty for Pride month

June 29, 2020

Around the South Loop, crocheted purple pansies grow from a knitted plant bed, while mini cacti rest in the desert and a crocheted snail and gnome sit on a knitted log, waiting to be noticed by passers...

Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

June 29, 2020

Editor's Note: This story was reported over the past three months. On the corner of Wabash Avenue and Washington Street downtown, Arthur Epps III sat on a cardboard box with a sign that read "anything help...

Obama promotes Pride, peaceful protests at virtual Stonewall Day

Obama promotes Pride, peaceful protests at virtual Stonewall Day

June 26, 2020

Just ahead of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, former President Barack Obama said progress does not happen on its own, but only when people stand up, speak out and demand change. Obama addre...

Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

June 26, 2020

Shouts of “no justice, no peace, defund the police” echoed between buildings downtown as hundreds of activists, teachers, students, health care workers and Chicago residents marched demanding s...

 WBEZ-FM 91.5 and Vocalo 91.1 hosted a virtual event “Voices of the Movement: Black Activism and Organizing for Change” with a panel of black activists to discuss the historical fight for racial equity.

‘Voices of the Movement’: Black activists discuss power in organizing

June 24, 2020

After viewers enjoyed a few minutes of Childish Gambino’s song "This is America"—which highlights the unjust killing and violence against Black Americans—viewers and panelists virtually held a m...

One Million Man March celebrates Juneteenth with marching band and singing

One Million Man March celebrates Juneteenth with marching band and singing

June 21, 2020

Celebratory music from a marching band playing "When the Saints Go Marching In" could be heard from blocks away while close to a thousand protesters with vibrant signs for the "One Million Man March" ...

What to know when protesting; experts weigh in on the momentum of the movement

What to know when protesting; experts weigh in on the momentum of the movement

June 19, 2020

In 2018, the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party celebrated its 50th anniversary, and⁠ the revolutionary socialist political organization had its own Bill of Rights, where No. 7 on their 10 p...

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