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.
It's fine for conservatives to use Garner's tragic death to decry the "nanny state," but they also shouldn't ignore the racial disparities that run through the US justice system.
The hotel where the cartoon animal lovers were staying had to be evacuated early Sunday morning after chlorine gas was found to be floating through the air.
"You are held up like kind of a piñata, but they forget that you are still there, so how much of a piñata can you be?"
Bob Fioretti, a middle-aged alderman with a Donald Trump–style head of hair, is the left's best shot at taking on Rahmbo.
In an effort to find out how life in Chicago and Iraq might be similar beyond bullets and blood, I talked with two teenage girls who hail from those locales about everything from crushing on boys to religion and music.
If you don't like good old-fashioned American rock 'n' roll, green wigs, and blood, well, find something else to watch.
The University of Chicago Police Department, one of the largest private security forces in America, is under fire for alleged racial profiling. And its officers are even more protected from accountability than normal cops.
House music is now global music. But what is house music like in Chicago, the birthplace of house? I attended Queen!, a house club night in Chicago, to find out.
The Illinois Democrat has done little to fix his image and is now fighting for his political life against an unknown Republican outsider who Democrats say is the next Mitt Romney.
Locked in a tight race for reelection, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is facing growing questions about his failed $55 million plan to fight crime in the nation's murder capital.
This week saw teens getting arrested for poultry genocide and flamingo death, attempting to join the Islamic State, and winning the Nobel Prize.
Starting in 1971, more than 100 people, mostly black men, were forced to confess to serious crimes at police headquarters on Chicago's South Side, part of a sanctioned torture campaign that continued for almost 20 years under then Police Commander Jon Bur…
Two weeks ago a pair of black teenagers were killed by Chicago cops in separate incidents, and residents have taken to the streets to protest, resulting in yet more clashes between a police department and a community that don't trust each other.
Winters in Chicago are too cold and too long for its people to survive without getting fucked up all the time. Similarly, the summers in Illinois are so painfully short that living there means you have to squeeze all of your outdoor fun and debauchery int…
On Independence Day weekend, I spent 12 hours riding along with a crime scene photographer in as we raced from one shooting to another, trying to get as close to the action as we possibly could.
In this interview, Wexler's reveals the power, oppression, and egos he was up against both creatively and politically in making one of Hollywood's most prescient films. It also shows that Haskwell Wexler was—and always will be—a badass.