Last Sunday, a group of anglers convened in Jackson Park for an annual carp-fishing competition. But the real joy is in the chase.
On Friday, four years after shooting Laquan McDonald on the Southwest Side, Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery. Afterward, the activists who helped force the case to trial hit the streets — to celebrate, and also call for further reforms.
When Norfolk Southern Railroad police, working with the Chicago Police Department, parked a truck full of sneakers on a West Englewood block to lure thieves earlier this month, the community loudly criticized the stunt. So on Sunday, rapper Vic Mensa brought his own fleet of “anti-bait” trucks to the neighborhood, doling out more than 6,000 free pairs of shoes and drawing 30,000 people. Here, our shots from the giveaway.
Dancing, BBQing, and highflying acrobatics took over King Drive this weekend.
This year’s Boystown parade included some protest, some silliness, and lots of rainbows.
Will it be its last one?