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GoodKids MadCity Sues City Over Youth Curfew, Wants Court To Block Enforcement During Halloween Weekend

Youth organizers say the rules need to be adapted to ensure police are not citing them for curfew violations when they do after-hours community work like monitoring cops and peacekeeping.


GoodKids MadCity Collecting Food, Clothes And Other Supplies To Help 100+ Neighbors In Need. Here’s How To Give

Teen activists will accept donations Monday and Wednesday at the Chicago Torture Justice Center in Woodlawn in preparation for a giveaway.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Lightfoot’s 10 PM Youth Curfew Was Mostly Enforced On The South And West Sides — And It Had Little Effect On Crime, Data Shows

Some aldermen, including one who supported it, said the curfew change was a "waste of time." Now, activists want the curfew repealed — and they might sue over it.


Hardcore Punk Label ‘Another City Records’ Donates Portion Of Sales To Groups Fighting For Social Justice

Bands signed to the label get a say in which social justice groups will benefit from sales of their music, the label's founder said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

How Can We Save Chicago Kids From Spiking Gun Violence? ‘We Need All Hands On Deck,’ Mediators, Activists Say

Nearly four dozen children younger than 18 — including babies and toddlers — have been shot to death this year amid a surge of gun violence across Chicago.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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

Miracle Boyd Says Cop Who Hit Her Should Be Fired: ‘No Matter What I Said … I Did Not Deserve To Be Attacked’

The 18-year-old Chicago activist faces death threats, but she said she won't stop fighting for Black lives.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Teen Activist Miracle Boyd Recovering After Police Knocked Out Her Tooth At Protest: ‘He Walked Up To Me And Smacked Me’

A GoFundMe to help Boyd raised nearly $84,000 in less than two days before halting donations.


18-Year-Old Activist Had Teeth Knocked Out By Police At Columbus Statue Protest, Officials Say

Activist Miracle Boyd of GoodKids MadCity was injured by police in an attack caught on video. "You beat people up over a statue? You rough them up over a statue?" Ald. Jeanette Taylor said.


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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Students, Allies Demand Abolition Of Campus Police During 19-Hour Sit-In

A demonstration at UCPD headquarters, organized by the student-led CareNotCops campaign, called for the university to disband its police department by 2022.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

GoodKids MadCity To Give Away Free School Supplies At Back-To-School Block Party In Washington Park Sunday

The youth organizers will also call on CPS to adopt student-led restorative justice practices as they celebrate the new school year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

This West Side Activist Was Paralyzed By A Shooting — Now Fellow Organizers Are Fundraising To Get Him A New Wheelchair

Tree Brown, 25, lives in constant pain because his wheelchair is severely broken, but he still dedicates much of his time to trying to end violence in Chicago.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale