Papa John's Pizza Is the Best Pizza in Chicago

curry shoff · 08/09/16 02:20PM

If you’ve ever been to Chicago, chances are you’ve been dragged to a “local joint” to get that “famous Chicago pizza.” Here is the thing though: Chicago pizza actually sucks and is bad.

Chicago Releases Footage From Police Killing of 18-Year-Old Paul O'Neal 

Hannah Gold · 08/06/16 02:40PM

On Friday, the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates Chicago Police Department misconduct, released nine video clips, taken from police body and dashboard cameras, that show the aftermath and events leading up to the fatal shooting an unarmed 18-year-old black man named Paul O’Neal by an officer, according to the New York Times.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/23/16 03:29PM

In Washington, DC, where 37% of residents are white, 62% of donors to the last mayoral race were white. In Chicago, where 39% of residents are white, 94% of donors to Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral campaign were white.

Chicago Police Oversight Agency Recommends Firing of Officer Who Made an "Offensive Racial Remark" About President Obama

Brendan O'Connor · 06/17/16 09:35AM

A police oversight agency in Chicago has recommended firing an officer who made “an offensive racial remark” about Barack Obama during preparations for his visit to the city last year. While the oversight agency has not publicly disclosed what the remark was, the Washington Post, citing an official familiar with the investigation, reports that the officer referred to the president as a “nigger.”

Report: Chicago Police Department Racist as Hell

Brendan O'Connor · 04/13/16 10:46PM

According to a new report issued by the Police Accountability Task Force, police in Chicago have “no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color,” confirming empirically what people in the community have known intuitively for decades.

Rahm Emanuel Secretly Spent Night After Chicago Teachers' Strike Enjoying "Hamilton" on Broadway

Jordan Sargent · 04/05/16 02:40PM

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has a long list of enemies. Near the top is the Chicago Teachers Union, with which he’s feuded for his entire tenure as mayor. This past Friday, the union staged a one-day strike, closing schools across the city in order to draw attention to their latest round of negotiations with the city, which wants the teachers to accept cuts to pay, staffing, and budgets.

Hamilton Nolan · 03/31/16 04:15PM

Tomorrow, the Chicago Teachers Union will hold a one-day walkout to protest budget cuts, pay, and contract issues. “It has been death by a thousand cuts,” one teacher says. “But recently it’s felt more like, I don’t know, chopping off our arms.”

Trump Rally Canceled Before Descending Into Chaos 

Ashley Feinberg · 03/11/16 08:22PM

Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago was canceled amid safety concerns this evening after an entire section of attendees turned out to be protestors, sending the arena and surrounding area into chaos.