By Emily Gray Brosious | Originally published at Gapers Block | Nov. 26, 2014
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Chicago Tuesday evening to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Continue reading “Chicago to Ferguson: City Hall Sit-in Turns to Downtown March”
By Emily Gray Brosious | Originally published at Homicide Watch Chicago | Nov. 20, 2014
Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy student Michael Faheem Bloodson recently developed a passion for glassblowing.
Bloodson, 17, was shot in head in the 3900 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood about 3 p.m. Sept. 13, authorities said. He died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County less than an hour later.
Continue reading “Family: Slain teen Michael Bloodson enjoyed arts, technology”
By John Zaccari and Emily Brosious | Originally published at The Red Line Project |
Nov. 18, 2014
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You walk into a local grocery store and notice customers unpacking boxes with staff members. Employees run through future orders with customers. This isn’t the Twilight Zone. This is a community cooperative.
Continue reading “Dill Pickle’s Cooperative Spirit”
By Emily Brosious and Qudsiya Suddiki | Originally published at The Red Line Project | Nov. 5, 2014
The Illinois governor’s race results weren’t called until nearly midnight, but two things were clear right away on Tuesday night — there would be no free drinks and no free Wi-Fi access at Bruce Rauner’s election-night party.
Continue reading “Analysis: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Rauner Party”