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Activists protest Customs and Border Protection symposium, demand immigrant rights

July 23, 2019

Dozens of community activists protested outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection annual trade symposium Tuesday, demanding "an immediate cease of all actions that terrorize immigrant families.” “By...

Four police officers fired for their part in Laquan McDonald shooting, cover-up

Four police officers fired for their part in Laquan McDonald shooting, cover-up

July 18, 2019

Four police officers were fired by the Chicago Police Board Thursday night for their involvement in the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The officers allegedly attempted to cover up...

R. Kelly held without bail

R. Kelly held without bail

July 16, 2019

R&B singer R. Kelly was ordered to be held without bail Tuesday at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Kelly is facing an 18-count indictment, 13 in Cook County and five in the Eastern...

John Hickenlooper on climate, the Senate and education

John Hickenlooper on climate, the Senate and education

July 16, 2019

The Chronicle sat down with Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to discuss his plan for battling the climate crisis, why he chose not to run for the U.S. Senate and what his favo...

Thousands gather to protest ICE raids

July 13, 2019

Crowds gathered Saturday in Daley Plaza to protest raids by Immigrant and Customs Enforcement that are reportedly beginning Sunday, as ordered by President Donald Trump. After initially delaying the raids, Trump gave the go-ahead Friday to deport immigrants with outstanding removal orders in an attempt to target criminals, but Trump's critics s...

‘Chance the Snapper’ snatched

‘Chance the Snapper’ snatched

July 10, 2019

Witnesses spotted what they said was an alligator wading in the Humboldt Park Lagoon as early as Tuesday morning. One onlooker was quick enough to capture a photo,​ and Chicago officials lat...

12 park platforms are celebrating Chicago’s diverse community

12 park platforms are celebrating Chicago’s diverse community

July 8, 2019

Platforms placed in parks throughout the city are drawing Chicagoans to gather, perform, discuss and create ideas including a celebration of the 50 year anniversary of Pride. Twelve parks on the North...

USWNT win fourth World Cup title

USWNT win fourth World Cup title

July 7, 2019

Soccer fans gathered in Lincoln Park Sunday to see the United States Women's National Team take home their fourth World Cup title. The United States took on the Netherlands at Parc Olympique Lyon...

Pete Buttigieg addresses building trust with black voters on campaign trail

Pete Buttigieg addresses building trust with black voters on campaign trail

July 2, 2019

After a police shooting shadowed South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s time on the Democratic presidential primary debate stage, Buttigieg is attempting to earn trust with black Americans o...

‘A president can do it all by herself’: Warren talks big structural changes

‘A president can do it all by herself’: Warren talks big structural changes

June 29, 2019

Still hot off the debate stage, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made a campaign pit stop in Chicago for a town hall Friday night where she outlined many of her policy plans. But Warren also provide...

Joe Biden defends his civil rights record

Joe Biden defends his civil rights record

June 28, 2019

A day after California Sen. Kamala Harris called out former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night’s presidential primary debate for his opposition in the ‘70s to busing, which helped to...

Three ‘food fight’ moments during night two of the Democratic primary debates

Three ‘food fight’ moments during night two of the Democratic primary debates

June 28, 2019

      Amid cringe-worthy moments from Thursday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate, were numerous bickering matches between big-name candidates who took aim at each o...

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