The incredible lawsuit filed against the estate of slain 19-year-old engineering student Quintonio LeGrier comes at a delicate time in Chicago policing.
The latest high-profile case of a fatal police shooting in Chicago has taken a bizarre turn.
The hip-hop artist tells us why he chose to live and make music in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
VICE travels through the many neighborhoods of Halsted Street, the central artery of Chicago.
A handy guide to all the places that prove Chicago is second to no city.
We talk to the musician about the vibrant, south side Chicago neighborhood he calls home.
Here's what the house DJ had to say about her life and times on Chicago's west side.
We talk to the comedian about Hyde Park's diversity and why he will always take the train.
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, each with their own distinct culture, nightlife, and colorful lamppost banners. Here's a starter guide.
This is a list of the fried and greasy and cheesy and horrible-for-you shit, because let's be honest, if you're reading this, you can't afford a meal at Alinea, let alone commit to a reservation six months in advance.
This is Chicago and we have a God-given right to drink wherever and whenever we please.
Conventional city wisdom will have you avoid all touristy areas at all times, but sometimes it's fun to play tourist whether you are one or not.
While Chicago's got all the obvious spots to help you stock up for your next haul, designer chain stores only scratch the surface of the city's (often bizarre) shopping scene.
Get a compass or remember the lake is always east. Once you've got that down, the city is actually pretty easy to navigate.
We asked the musician to relive his childhood on the far North Side, and also give us a few good places to grab some food.
When it comes to venues in Chicago, you can take your pick.
A controversial review found the fatal 2013 shooting of Cedric Chatman to be justified, but the footage of his death is sure to stoke tension.
People of color keep getting killed in Chicago, and the most powerful man in town is feeling the heat.
A disturbed teenager and a middle-aged grandmother were shot to death by a police force that was already under intense scrutiny from all sides.
Desmond Patton of Columbia University thinks that using an algorithm to identify which gang members are in distress or making threats could give social workers and others a chance to help them.
The controversial new film tells a story of gun violence that's deeply personal to me, but he gets it wrong.
A veteran cop and independent police investigator explains why it's so hard to get the police under control in Chicago.
The Department of Justice probe comes less than two weeks after the release of the graphic video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times.
The movie, based on a Greek play and mostly written in rhyming couplets, throws a lot of stuff at the wall and hopes it sticks.