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

Massive Redevelopment Of Tribune Printing Plant, Union Station Gets The OK From Key City Commission

The $2.5 billion project could break ground in 2020 and faces two more votes at City Hall before it wins final approval.

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Chicago Man Arrested In Budlong Woods Raid Now Charged With Helping ISIS

The man is charged with "using social media to spread propaganda supporting violent jihad, to recruit operatives, and to encourage others to carry out terrorist attacks."

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Zella In Lincoln Park To Close At End Of Month

The restaurant is hosting a costume contest before its lease is up, though.