In 1963, a Black politician named Ben Lewis was shot to death in Chicago. Clues suggest the murder was a professional hit. Decades later, it remains no accident authorities never solved the crime.
Also, 12 museums are offering free admission for CPS students this week.
Also, Chicago probably won’t host the 2017 NFL draft.
By blaming legislators for weak gun laws, Mayor Emanuel has ducked questions about his policing strategies.
State Rep Ken Dunkin, one of the leaders of the legislative black caucus, says city leaders are clueless about fighting violent crime in Chicago.
Parris Fultz was a self-described independent operator in a business—drug dealing—dominated by larger-scale players.
Drug dealing hasn’t always been done in the open—but it has been going on for generations.
The West Humboldt cop who wants to fight crime with the community.
Anatomy of a heroin ring: a west-side drug organization that employed dozens and served thousands
Homicide is just one of many killers plaguing Chicago’s poor black neighborhoods
Segregation’s lethal legacy marches on
The mayor’s plan to raze troubled buildings sounds a lot like the one Mayor Daley “introduced” in 1992
Until the city confronts its defining problem, the blood will keep flowing in its poor neighborhoods.
Several weeks ago leaders of Illinois Carry got a permit to hold a meeting on gun ownership rights at a south side park. Yesterday park officials announced it’s not going to happen.
While I’m clearly not as smart as Neil Steinberg—who is?—I’m happy to explain why I don’t think my gun-ban question for Mayor Daley was “dumb.”