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LaShawn Ford

LaShawn Ford
LaShawn Ford

Family Of Englewood Man Killed By Chicago Cop Demand Officer Be Fired: ‘We Want Justice’

An officer fatally shot Turell Brown, 28, as police were responding to a domestic incident in September.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Opioid-Related Deaths Still High After A Brutal 2020 — And The West Side Remains The Epicenter Of The Crisis

Black communities continue to be hit hard by opioid deaths. Community groups are saving lives, but officials say big policy changes are needed to prevent more deaths.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Rep. LaShawn Ford Resigns From Loretto Hospital Board, Says He ‘Strongly Disagreed’ With Slap On The Wrist For Execs

Ford said he's resigning because he disagrees with how Loretto is handling the punishments for the executives.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

New Weed Dispensary Licenses To Boost Black, Brown And Women Owners Proposed Under Compromise Plan

The bill includes up to 115 new dispensary licenses aimed at social equity applicants. But it could face opposition from existing weed firms for regulating when they could relocate their dispensaries.

Citywide

As Violence Grips The West Side, New Task Force Aims To Address Mental Health Crisis: ‘It’s OK To Seek Out Help’

The task force will focus on community outreach to help residents break the cycle of trauma.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale