People gather outside of City Hall in reaction to the Van Dyke guilty verdict.Lee Edwards / Block Club Chicago

Tears, Cheers Outside City Hall After Van Dyke Found Guilty

As activists cried and embraced, the police union called the trial and verdict "a sham."

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Pilsen’s Via Crucis ‘Brings People Together’ On Good Friday

To celebrate Good Friday, hundreds of Catholics walked along 18th Street for the annual reenactment of the living stages of the cross in Pilsen.

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Happy Village Officially Sells For $1.5 Million — But Dive Bar’s Renovation On Hold ‘For One Last Summer’

"We're going to run it as-is for the next six months," said Andrew Miller, one of the bar's new owners. "We're cognizant of the connection people have with this place."