Tag: chicago

Teachers Are Making Their Own Gravestones and Coffins to Protest Going Back to School

Teachers being pushed to go back to their schools are demonstrating their resistance in graphic and grim ways, including mock gravestones, makeshift coffins, and writing their own early obituaries. As districts prepare to start the new school year with remote or in-person learning (or a mix of both), school staff and faculty fear the reopening […]

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Black Leaders, We Need You to Tell the Full Story When Talking About Black Crime—and Black Humanity

Photo: Natasha Moustache (Getty Images) Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has acceded to the presence of federal police in her city—the same federal officers who have been tear-gassing and beating men, mothers, and Navy veterans in Portland, Ore.—as part of President Trump’s ridiculously and ominously termed “Operation Legend.” Advertisement The decision from the mayor, the city’s […]

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Hundreds Protest And Party Outside Of Mayor Lightfoot’s Home Amid Federal Agents Coming To Chicago

Source: Chicago Tribune / Getty Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is facing major criticism after she agreed to allowing federal agents in the city. According to 5Chicago, hundreds of protestors gathered near her Logan Square home on Thursday night. Similar to demands across the country, they demanded the defunding of the Chicago Police Department. Folks on […]

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Chicago Temporarily Removes Columbus Statues, Paving the Way for Increased Law Enforcement in Black Neighborhoods

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Chicago said arrivederci to its Christopher Columbus statues in the early hours of Friday morning, in response to protests “that have become unsafe for both protesters and police,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Advertisement As WGN TV Chicago reports, construction crews used a large crane to remove the Grant Park […]

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Donald Trump Will Deploy Federal Agents to Chicago as Part of Nationwide ‘Anti-Violence’ Operation

Photo: Nam Y. Huh (AP) Throughout his presidency, White House occupant Donald Trump has had an obsession with Chicago. Advertisement Trump frequently pointed to Chicago’s crime rates throughout his presidency, but declined to make a presidential visit to the Windy City until 2019, when he met with Chicago police and railed against then-Superintendent Eddie Johnson […]

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‘It’s a War Out Here’: More Than a Dozen People Were Shot at a Funeral in Chicago

Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. At least 15 people were wounded in Chicago on Tuesday night when someone fired shots from a car at people at a funeral home, according to local reports. Chicago Police first deputy superintendent Eric Carter told reporters […]

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Chicago Teens Transform Liquor Store Into Fresh Food Market

A group of teenagers from Chicago are on a mission to address food insecurity in the city. According to Block Club Chicago, By the Hand Club for Kids recently launched a project to transform a liquor store on Chicago’s West Side into a pop-up fresh food market. The concept for the market was created following […]

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Nifty Games opens sports mobile game studio in Chicago

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Fresh from raising $12 million in April, Nifty Games has opened a new sports game development studio in Chicago. Nifty Games has hired 25-year game veteran David Michicich as studio general manager. He will head a team that works with titles such […]

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