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After the Verdict

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.

Scenes from Vic Mensa's "Anti-Bait Truck" Shoe Giveaway

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.