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Good Kids Mad City
Good Kids Mad City

As Lollapalooza Opens, Activists Threaten Federal Lawsuit Over Chicago’s Youth Curfew

The curfew unfairly targets Black and Brown youth and keeps them from Downtown while white residents and visitors get a pass for events like Lolla, organizers said.

Downtown

Miracle Boyd Says Cop Who Attacked Her During 2020 Protest Escaped Accountability By Quitting

Boyd was 18 when Officer Nicholas Jovanovich hit her during a 2020 protest. She said she wanted a restorative justice solution where the two could have talked about the incident.

Downtown

2 Simeon High School Students Killed In Separate Shootings On Same Day

The 15-year-old boys were shot just four hours apart on Tuesday afternoon. One of the boys lost his father to gun violence, too, a pastor said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

In Bronzeville, The ‘We Walk For Them’ March Calls For Justice In Cases Of Missing, Murdered Black Women

Two years after a federal and local police task force was created to solve the cases of missing and murdered Black women and girls, organizers want to know why more than 50 cases of missing or murdered women have not been solved.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Older Englewood Leaders To Young Protesters: Don’t ‘Disrupt Our Neighborhood’ And Leave Us With Angry Police

The clash at a protest against police violence outside the Englewood police station highlighted a generational divide between activists.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Protesters Demanding Columbus Statue Be Torn Down Stop Traffic In South Loop Intersection For Hours

Activists said they won't rest until Mayor Lightfoot orders the statue to come down. "She will be hearing us and if she refuses to, then we’ll make her whole neighborhood hear us because she’s gonna have to hear them.”

South Loop

These South Side Peace Marches Aim To Empower Black Mothers, Feed Those In Need

One organizer is calling for people to meet 3-5 p.m. Friday at 51st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham