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Laquan McDonald
Laquan McDonald

7 Years After Laquan McDonald Was Murdered, Chicagoans Protest Rahm Emanuel As He Vies For Ambassadorship

McDonald's murder in 2014 engulfed the former mayor's administration. Activists say it's a "slap in the face" to install him as an ambassador.


In ‘Unapologetic’ Film, Meet The Chicago Women Fighting For Black Liberation

A documentary chronicling the work of two prominent Chicago activists is screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center this week.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Jason Van Dyke Lied, Refused To Cooperate With Probe While Other Officers Destroyed Evidence In Laquan McDonald’s Murder, City Watchdog Says

Inspector General Joseph Ferguson concluded in June 2016 that Van Dyke made “false reports, false statements and material omissions” in an effort to “exaggerate the threat McDonald posed."

McKinley Park

Jason Van Dyke Sentenced To 6 3/4 Years In Prison In Slaying Of Laquan McDonald

Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Laquan McDonald’s Family Never Wanted Revenge — They Wanted Justice, Uncle Says

"This is not just a victory for the Hunter family, it is a victory for all families across this country," the pastor said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Inside The Jason Van Dyke Jury Room: How It Went, And Why They Convicted

"We just didn't buy it" when Van Dyke testified, one juror said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder In 16-Shot Slaying Of Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke escaped a first-degree murder conviction, but was also convicted of 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, which carries a minimum six-year term.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Police Pack Humboldt Park, Other Areas As City Prepares For Jason Van Dyke Verdict

Jurors on Thursday began deliberating the fate of the first Chicago police officer charged with murder in decades. They will resume on Friday after being sequestered.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Activists Will Occupy Block In Front Of Courthouse During Jason Van Dyke Trial

The occupation is being led in part by Will Calloway, who pushed for the release of a video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Top Cop Johnson Doesn’t Know What ‘Code Of Silence’ Means: 4 Things From LeGrier, Jones Depositions

"Again, in my personal experience, I'm not sure what code of silence means," Johnson said.