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.
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.