Activists with groups like Black Lives Matter called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign during a protest at the Taste of Chicago in 2016. The protest came after the city was forced to release a video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald.Kelly Bauer/DNAinfo Chicago

Riot Warnings Surrounding Van Dyke Verdict Overblown, Racist ‘Fearmongering,’ Activists Say

Protesters want peace, an organizer said, but "fearmongering" has frightened those who aren't in activist circles.

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New Wicker Park Event Venue Exchange 312 Aims To Give Locals A Place To Come Together

"We want our neighbors to know who we are and what we're about," said Sarah Neukom, one of the space's co-owners.

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Community Groups Sue City To Try To End Lincoln Yards TIF, Reform TIF System

The groups behind the lawsuit allege the city has used the TIF system in a "racially and ethnically discriminatory" way to benefit white-majority areas.