Articles By Colin Boyle

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

At Chicago Vigil For Black Lives, Hundreds Quietly Gather To Heal After Kenosha Violence: ‘We Keep Us Safe’

As protests against police violence continue in Kenosha, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered in support of Jacob Blake, who was shot several times over the weekend.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Columbus Statue Protesters Reunited With Bikes Weeks After Police Took Them — After Alderman Steps In To Help

Police officials said in a statement that many bikes were “abandoned” and several were “used as weapons or to facilitate mob action” against police at the July 17 protest, though protesters and other witnesses dispute the police account.

Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which blog post is published

At Bronzeville March Against Police Brutality, Some Residents Mourn Loved Ones Killed By Cops — Others Tell Protesters To Go Home

“Take this back up on the North Side. We been here our entire lives …,” community organizer Yashua Aton said. “Y’all call to defund the police and you're giving them $2 million" in overtime.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Downtown Shop Owners Clean Up After Looting: ‘This Is My Whole Life Savings’

Many of the shops were looted two months ago after protests demanding justice for the police killing of George Floyd. The latest looting came after police shot a man in Englewood.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

At March Against Gun Violence, Young Chicagoans Say There Can Be Peace With Less Police

GoodKids MadCity and other groups marched through Austin to call for peace in the wake of recent shootings. "This march is nothing but love and peace," activist Miracle Boyd said.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Columbus Statues In Grant Park, Little Italy Taken Down After Protests: ‘The People Got This Statue Removed’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the statue has been "temporarily removed ... until further notice" due to safety concerns after police and protesters clashed over the piece.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Columbus Statues In Grant Park, Little Italy Will Be Taken Down, Officials Say

The statue has been the subject of high-profile protests in recent days — including one Friday where police and protesters violently clashed, leaving dozens of people injured.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Protesters Try To Tear Down Columbus Statue In Chicago As Clashes Between Police, Activists Turn Violent

Protesters nearly toppled a Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park before police intervened.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

Young Chicagoans March Against Gun Violence, Remember Those They Lost: ‘I’m Tired Of Seeing My Friends In Caskets’

The marchers said reinvesting 2 percent of the police budget into robust mental health services, schools and grocery stores could help stop the bloodshed.