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On Friday afternoon, after a day of deliberation, a Cook County jury found Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. The high-profile shooting commanded national attention after video footage of the shooting—which the city delayed…

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While we see it with far more frequency, it’s still not often that a cop goes on trial for an officer-involved shooting, and rarer still for that officer to receive a murder charge.

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It took a Cook County, Ill., jury less than three hours to find Kenneth Williams guilty on all charges related to the 2013 killing of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a King College Prep High School student who performed as a majorette for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

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In the Democratic primary race for Cook County State’s Attorney, Anita Alvarez faced mounting pressure from both her opponents and members of the Black Lives Matter movement set on seeing her go.  “Bye Anita!” was the rallying cry for hundreds of young activists and Tuesday, they got their wish. One of the organizing groups Assata’s Daughters released this […]

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theGRIO REPORT - A recent study shows that the differences in neighborhood conditions strongly predict who will be healthy, who will be sick, and who will live longer, independent of income...

The post Neighborhood, not income, linked to Chicago health disparities appeared first on theGrio.

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Small minority and women owned businesses will soon receive more loans in Cook County...

The post Small businesses in Cook County will soon get more loans appeared first on theGrio.

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