Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The Jussie Smollett case made national headlines after charges against the Empire actor were dropped in the alleged racist and homophobic attack he suffered. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx penned an op-ed that essentially pointed to the Chicago Police Department’s mishandling of the case.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke forcefully to the press after news broke that the charges Jussie Smollett faced in his alleged hate crime case were dropped. Calling the instance a “whitewash of injustice,” Mayor Emanuel doubled down on Good Morning America and said the Empire actor received special treatment.

A prominent Chicago lawyer tied to Mayor Rahm Emmanul abruptly resigned Monday (Jan. 4) after a judge ruled that he hid evidence in the police-involved fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man five years ago. Senior Corporation Counsel Jordan Marsh was found to have “intentionally” concealed evidence to support officer’s recollection of what happened the day […]

Chief Keef has been making slight moves to change his notorious image and has attempted a pair of concerts aimed at quelling the gang violence in his native Chicago only to be shut down by police. Sosa, as he’s affectionately known, has made Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel a nemesis and  has announced he’s running for the […]

After months of high homicide rates, Chicago might be on the mend. Authorities announced Thursday (Nov. 1) that in the month of October the Windy City saw its second lowest homicide number in the last 30 years. At the close of October, 36 homicides were reported, a number that’s down eight since the same month […]

In week two of the Chicago teachers strike, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to take legal action. As promised, Emanuel filed an injunction at the Richard J. Daley Center, Monday (Sept. 17) to have a judge step in to end the city’s first strike of teachers in 25 years. “I will not stand by while […]

Although some may have scoffed at Lupe Fiasco declaring in a radio interview last week that rising rap star Chief Keef “scared him” as a result of the Chicago teen’s violent depiction of their shared hometown, a quick look at the staggering rise in the murder rate of Black and Hispanic teens due to gun […]