Onique Walker (right), mother of Delmonte Johnson, was surrounded by her son, Devirgo Johnson (second right) and well-wishers at her fallen son's memorial. Lee Edwards/Block Club Chicago

Slain Chicago Activist Delmonte Johnson Mourned: ‘I Didn’t Know God Was Going To Call You This Early’

Delmonte Johnson's family, friends and fellow activists paid their respects to the fallen activist in Chatham.

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West Loop Alderman’s Message To Weed Dispensary Owners: Get A Black Partner Or Don’t Come To My Ward

The 11 firms permitted to sell weed on Jan. 1 in Chicago are all owned by white men. “We don’t want to have folks be sharecroppers," Burnett said.

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Just Months After Being Shot On His Way To Class, Englewood Anti-Violence Activist Graduates

After a bullet nearly derailed his dreams, Jermaine Kelly two-stepped down the aisle to receive his construction certificate.

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Lightfoot’s Actions On Environmental Campaign Promises Are Off To A Slow Start

LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: The mayor insists she's not backpedaling on her campaign promise to rebuild an Environment Dept., but her overall plans will just take longer to implement.