Chicago Sues Trump Administration For Withholding Federal Grant Money

The Trump administration ‘cannot unilaterally impose new certifications and offer vague references to federal laws as a justification for unlawful actions,’ the sanctuary city’s attorney says. The city of Chicago is suing the Trump administration for withholding federal grant money for police departments, The Hill reports. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat, filled what is now a second lawsuit against […]

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Chicago officer picks jury trial in teen’s shooting death

FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Defense attorneys are expected to announce if they want a jury or a judge to hear the murder […]

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On eve of police officer’s murder trial, victim’s family calls for peace

The family of an African-American teenager fatally shot by a white Chicago police officer pleaded Tuesday for “complete peace” as the murder trial for the officer is set to begin on Wednesday. Laquan McDonald’s loved ones said they are concerned that violence could break out if Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, 40, is acquitted in the killing of the […]

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Kanye West Defends ‘Slavery Was A Choice’ Comments On Chicago Radio Show

A few months ago in May, Kanye West sent shock waves through the internet with a bold statement: The enslavement of black Americans was a choice by the slaves themselves. “When you hear about slavery for 400 years… for 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” the American rapper said to TMZ during an incendiary video that later went viral […]

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Cops disciplined for snoozing in police vehicle

CHICAGO — Chicago police say disciplinary action is being taken against two officers after photographs of them sleeping inside a police vehicle spread on social media. The department denied claims by a mayoral candidate that the officers were exhausted from working overtime shifts ordered by city leaders following recent bursts of gun violence. Mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green shared the photographs […]

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Demi Lovato Temporarily Leaves Rehab To Receive Specialist Care At Chicago Treatment Facility

Demi Lovato just left rehab — but fear not! It’s for what appears to be a very, very good reason. Sources with first-hand knowledge of the singer’s movements told TMZ Friday morning that the singer left her current rehab facility to fly overnight to Chicago so she can meet with a specialist who may be able to help her above […]

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One weekend, 71 shot, 11 killed: Chicago reels from gun violence

Chicago: At least 71 people were shot, including 10 fatally, over an extraordinarily violent summer weekend in Chicago, marking a chilling spasm of bloodshed for a city that has struggled with murders and shootings in recent years even as the national homicide rate hovers near historic lows. In just two hours and 48 minutes, there were 30 shooting victims, an average […]

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Steve McQueen takes Widows to Chicago for movie revamp 

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen takes Widows to Chicago for movie revamp The Oscar-winning film-maker Steve McQueen was a 13-year-old London schoolboy when he first watched Lynda La Plante’s ground-breaking television drama Widows, about four women who take over a daring robbery set up by their recently departed husbands. McQueen, who made 12 Years A Slave, Hunger and Shame, […]

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Joel Grey On His Stage Career And Coming Out

In an interview with The Daily Beast, actor Joel Grey discussed coming out and directing a Yiddish-language version of Fiddler. Known for his roles in Cabaret and Chicago, Grey is an Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe-winning actor in his eighty-sixth year of life, who recently came out as gay in 2015. The award-winning actor is currently directing Fiddler on the […]

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