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Chicago Sues Jussie Smollet for Money Spent on Investigation

The civil suit seeks roughly $130,000 plus legal fees, which is the maximum amount allowed by law. 

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READ: Chicago Implements GPS Monitoring Devices That Calls, Records Children Without Their Consent

Cook County officials say the monitoring tool improves communication with children, but critics say it is an invasion of privacy and violation of the Constitution.

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Chicago Elects First Black Lesbian Mayor—But Not All Progressives See It As a Victory

Various activists, including online movement #StopLightfoot, say Lori Lightfoots record is harmful to members of the Black, immigrant and LGBTQ communities.

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Prosecutors Drop All 16 Charges Against Jussie Smollett

The state’s attorney’s office says the actor’s community service and agreement to forfeit his bond led it to dismiss the charges.

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Should Jussie Smollett Have Been Indicted on 16 Felony Counts?

Twitter users weigh in on the latest development in the case.

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Teens from Parkland and Chicago Ask: 'How Many More Must Die?'

Student organizers Brandon Dasent and Amina Henderson unite to push for gun control that will keep kids in their communities safer.

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Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to 6 Years, 9 Months for Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer could be back on the street in just over three years.

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Chance the Rapper Channels 'Hope' for Debut Musical Movie

The artist, philanthropist and activist is making a film about art, community and Chicago.

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Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty of Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer shot the Black teenager 16 times as he was retreating.

Watch as Jason Van Dyke Stands Trial for Killing Laquan McDonald

The White officer faces six counts of first-degree murder for shooting the retreating Black teen 16 times.

Work Begins In Flint To Replace Lead Water Pipes

Dangerously High Lead Levels Found In Suburban Chicago Homes

Researchers who helped in Flint, Michigan, are now intervening in Illinois.

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Chance the Rapper Purchases Chicago-Focused News Website

In his new song “I Might Need Security,” the rapper confirms that he purchased Chicagoist “just to run you racist bitches out of business.”

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Family, Supporters Raise $300,000 for Ida B. Wells Memorial

The donations will allow the construction of a monument to the racial justice activist and journalist in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

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What You Need to Know About the Police Killing of Harith 'Snoop' Augustus

A Chicago Police Department officer accused Augustus of selling loose cigarettes. He was fatally wounded seconds later.

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Showtime Debuts Teaser for Lena Waithe's Drama Series, 'The Chi'

The Emmy-winning “Master of None” writer and star’s upcoming drama series focuses on six Black Chicagoans whose lives intertwine on the city’s predominantly Black South Side.

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City of Chicago Deposits $20 Million With Only Remaining Local Black-Owned Bank

Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association was founded during the Great Depression.

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WATCH: Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper Showcase Beauty of Windy City in 'LSD' Video

The video—which depicts friends of color enjoying a chill BBQ—was written by Chicago Public Schools students.

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Laquan McDonald Cover-up Case Gets Yet Another Judge

Cook County associate judge Domenica Stephenson is now the third judge to oversee Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh’s trial for allegedly protecting Laquan McDonald’s killer, Jason Van Dyke.

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3 Chicago Cops Indicted in Cover-up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh each face felony conspiracy, misconduct and obstruction of justice charges for their alleged role in protecting former officer Jason Van Dyke.

Advocates File Lawsuit to Force Court Monitoring of Chicago Police Department Reform

“This is the community stepping up when the government refuses to act and when it has long been clear that the city is incapable of acting on its own.”