Jason Van Dyke will face charges for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014.
Data gathered from lawsuits and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests paint an ugly picture of police accountability in the Windy City, with whites getting their complaints addressed far more often than blacks.
There are worse things to name your pizza place after, we guess?
A look at what the far-right hive mind has spewed out in the wake of the latest mass shooting.
The frontman of Shadows of Knight, the band that made Van Morrison's "Gloria" famous, shares tales from his decades on rock's fringes.
And then he sent another one.
The 28-year-old Black Lives Matter activist was reportedly about to start a new job when she got pulled over Friday near Houston.
In early June, Michael Lansu was laid off from the Chicago Sun-Times after almost two years keeping tabs on the Windy City's notorious gun violence.
Twenty-year-old Shaquon Thomas was an up-and-coming rapper who couldn't steer clear of the cops or the bullets of enemies.
Drugs, guns, bombs, fights—it seems like the Simon City Royals are into all kinds of mischief in Mississippi.
Hastert has pleaded not guilty on white-collar crime charges. But what about those sexual abuse accusations?
"House of Screams" by John Conroy kicked off a decades-long effort to unravel the web of a Chicago cop's torturous ways. We asked him how it all went down and whether police in the Windy City have changed.
Our protagonist's handpicked tracks tell us a lot about the man inside the trench coat. Mainly, that he's a piece of shit.
As part of a massive deal to compensate survivors of police abuse, Chicago Public Schools will teach eighth and tenth graders about the horrific legacy of Jon Burge.
Sadly, he hadn't yet completed his meal when he was apprehended.
Also this week: A woman stabbed a man with a pen because he was snoring on a plane.
Decades of brutality forced city officials' hands, but recent investigations suggest abuses by Chicago cops are far from over.
Last month, we published submissions to Jason Lazarus's Too Hard To Keep Archive. As a follow up, we asked him some questions about the series.
An alleged plot to shoot up an American military base was foiled by undercover feds.
We met up with the British filmmaker to talk about her latest documentary, Dreamcatcher, a bleak but strangely warming film about an former prostitute turned guidance counselor in Chicago.
Zac Bissonnette talks to VICE about the story of Ty Warner's billion-dollar plush toy empire and the speculative bubble it created.
Also this week: A woman allegedly threatened to blow up her daughter's school because she failed an exam.
For those skins who repent—who repudiate their white-power ideals—achieving any sort of atonement is a lengthy journey.
In 2010, we were beaten by men who appeared to be plainclothes cops with the Chicago Police Department. When we tried to file a complaint and figure out who they were, we entered into a struggle that consumed our lives for the next three years.