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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Mother Of Man Fatally Shot Near Blue Line Station Wants To Honor Son With A Mural Nearby — But CTA Making It ‘Impossible’

The mother of Brandon McGhee, the 23-year-old who was killed, and Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) have been trying for weeks to get the mural painted, but the CTA won't approve the project until they meet certain requirements.

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State Cracks Down On Chicago, Banning Indoor Dining And Drinking As Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket

The state's new rules for Chicago include stopping indoor drinking and dining, limiting gathering sizes and putting a curfew on bars and restaurants.

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Avoid Traveling This Thanksgiving, Chicago’s Top Doctor Says As Coronavirus Surges Across US

Anyone coming to or from Chicago carries a risk of spreading coronavirus amid the second surge, said Dr. Allison Arwady. That means people should rethink their holiday plans so they can stay safe and keep loved ones healthy.