Chicago

A teacher of 41 years at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago, Illinois pretty much fired herself when she decided to use the controversial N-word during a lesson on racist sports teams names in her World History class, then repeated it during an administrative meeting.

A Chicago man serving 54 years for a gang-related shooting saw his prison sentence come to an end last week after it was discovered that his twin brother committed the murder all along.

In 2021 alone, the city of Chicago recorded its most deadliest year since the 1990s after the Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed that 836 of the more than 1,000 homicides it handled occurred in Chi-Town.

To combat the problem of gang violence in Chicago directly, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is looking to hit gang members where it hurts by not only taking them to court but also coming for their assets. 

Data taken from the Illinois Traffic and Pedestrian Stop Study suggests that Black drivers are actually seven times more likely to get stopped by Chicago police compared to what White people experience. 

A 65-year-old Chicago man found out the hard way that being in the wrong place at the wrong time could land you in jail for a year after police-issued gunshot detector ShotSpotter identified him as the shooter in a crime he didn't commit but was simply driving near.

Jackson-Akiwumi is the first ex-public defender and the only Black person to currently serve on the Seventh Circuit. She's the second Black woman in her position following Judge Ann Claire Williams, who retired in 2018.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's new stipulation of only granting 1 on 1 interviews  to Black and Brown journalists does wonders for the culture, but does a move like that also foster inequality based off the color of your skin?

Grassroots organizations across Chicago have intensified calls for a community-driven police accountability system in the wake of 13-year-old Adam Toledo's killing.

As a bat-wielding administrator at New Jersey's Eastside High, Clark became an infamous figure with actor Morgan Freeman playing the tough disciplinarian.