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Desmon Yancy, The First Black Man To Represent Chicago’s 5th Ward, Makes The Jump From Organizer To City Council

SOUTH SHORE — As a South Side high schooler, Desmon Yancy learned firsthand what it’s like to be mistreated by police. That experience helped spark his work as a community organizer. He advocated for the city’s first civilian-led board overseeing the Police Department, which in turn fostered some of the political and community connections that […]