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.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Mayor Lightfoot, With Teachers Still On Strike, To Reveal Wednesday How She Plans To Plug Budget Hole

The big question Lightfoot will answer is how much of the budget deficit will have to be filled with a property tax hike.

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Elizabeth Warren Joins Teachers On Strike In Chicago: ‘Unions Are How We Have Power’

The presidential candidate joined striking teachers in Austin for a rally Tuesday morning.