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

Northwest Side Neighbors Say Warnings By Aldermen, Schools About Van Dyke Verdict Were Irresponsible

Tactics like canceling sports games and filling the streets with police portray black and brown communities as “boogie men," one organizer said.

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Apartment Complex Replacing Avondale’s Red Apple Buffet Calls For Rents Between $2K – $2.5K, No Affordable Units

Some neighbors took issue with the rent prices, saying longtime residents can't afford it. "To be perfectly blunt, no family can afford $2,500 a month in this neighborhood," one said.