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When acts of violence that happen in urban areas are discussed, one can’t help but to feel frustrated and stuck as to how these incidents can ultimately be stopped or at the least be minimized. Chicago, specifically the South Side of the city, is a war zone. Every weekend a morbid count of the lives lost…

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State of Illinois Representative Christian Mitchell has a track record of advocating for change for the constituents he represents on the South Side of Chicago. His energy is youthful, determined and experienced. We spoke with him about education, school closings, school funding and the Laquan McDonald case. Tell us who you are. I’m state Representative…

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Chicago activists held a press conference in front of police headquarters requesting that Mayor Rahm Emanuel resign from office. They believe he gave a terrible apology to the public concerning Laquan McDonald’s case and he didn’t provide solutions.

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If it were up to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department, the video of Laquan McDonald’s killing would likely have never been viewed by the public. Police obtained the dash-cam video on the night of McDonald’s fatal shooting, which took place on Oct. 14, 2014; however, the Chicago Police Department and Mayor Emanuel…

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