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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Getting A Tattoo Can Help Stop Sexual Violence, Support Survivors During 1-Day Fundraiser At Deluxe Tattoo

Deluxe Tattoo will provide special tattoos for one day as part of a fundraiser for Still Not Asking For It.

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Sip Coffee House Closes After 20 Years In West Town, Will Be Replaced By A Bakery

"I believe there is a place and time for everything," owner Nancy Angelopoulous said. "We are ending on a good note."