The four-year tenure of police superintendent Garry McCarthy ended ignominiously today. Chicago’s editor looks at what Rahm must do next.
McCarthy may have resigned, but that’s just the minimum level of accountability. Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in The Atlantic.
The murder of the 9-year-old is unprecedented, but it’s part of a worsening conflict. The Tribune traces the violence.
Contrary to assumptions, organizing against street crime is constant and ongoing. DNAInfo details the efforts.
The mayor, the top cop, and the state’s attorney have all been criticized for the delays in the Laquan McDonald case. But the DOJ deserves to be called out as well. Carol Marin makes the argument in the Sun-Times.
Bruce Rauner and his small, rich circle of supporters are trying to reshape the state to their political priorities. The New York Times follows the money.
Jason Van Dyke will go on trial for shooting Laquan McDonald—the first time in 35 years a police officer has been charged with the crime. Chicago magazine looks back.
Arbor combines a farm, coffee shop, and tasting menu, and its quiet approach is slowly gaining a following. Fooditor profiles the new establishment.
Across the country, organizers have created black-only spaces, off-limits to anyone else. Why? The Reader and City Bureau explain.
And why is Dunkin’ Donuts all over the place? WBEZ does some extensive research.
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