VIDEO:Chicago approves 5.5 million in reparations for Jon Burge victims
By Thomas Yau Emotions ran high today in Chicago City Council as the council approved $5.5 million in reparation funds for victims who were tortured by former Chicago Police Captain Jon Burge and his detectives. The legislation makes Chicago the first municipality in the U.S. to pay reparations for police misconduct. But for torture survivor […]
VIDEO: Emanuel shows confidence in runoff
By Noor Wazwaz and Thomas Yau Despite the two-digit lead over Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the latest Chicago Tribune poll, incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel had a tight schedule on Election Day. Voters are divided over what the backgrounds of each candidate would bring to Chicago.
Video: West Side after-school program sends kids to college
By Thomas Yau Neighborhoods on Chicago’s West Side are no stranger to violence, poverty and failing schools, but in Austin, an after-school program is able to give the young people there a chance to change their lives.
Video: Chicago mayoral election through the eyes of a veteran activist
By Thomas Yau On a cold Tuesday morning, 70-year-old Prexy Nesbitt goes from door to door to canvass votes for mayoral candidate Jesús “Chuy” Garcia. The veteran activist, born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, is a strong critic of incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
St. Sabina community deplores ‘watered-down’ version of King’s legacy
By Andersen Xia & Thomas Yau A day before the slain civil rights leader’s birthday, parishioners accuse the “establishment” of giving the public a watered-down version of the non-violence movement, claiming vestiges of racism continue to pervade American society.