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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Pritzker Ends Daily Coronavirus Briefings

The governor's last daily briefing was Friday.

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West Town’s Do Division Street Fest Goes Virtual With Live Streams From Empty Bottle, Subterranean

Empty Bottle and Subterranean are members of the Chicago Independent Venue League, a coalition of independently-owned music venues fighting for survival.