Chicago

police shootings

“Mom, They Shot Me”: 12-Year-Old Was Sitting on His Bed When Chicago Cop Shot Him

"Our lives changed behind this," the boy's mother said. "It will never be the same."
Kelly Vinett
8.9.19
gun violence

Two Chicago Moms Were Killed in a Drive-by Shooting. They've Been Protesting Gun Violence for Years.

“It is terrifying. It is heartbreaking," the founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings said.
Kelly Vinett
7.31.19
Interviews

BJ the Chicago Kid's '1123' Magnifies the Soul of the Black Experience

The singer's follow-up album is an ode to the Chicago upbringing that shaped how he approaches love and life.
Kristin Corry
7.30.19
Essays

Chance The Rapper Isn't the Underdog Anymore

His debut album 'The Big Day' is massive and messy, but the Chicago standard-bearer is still having fun.
Josh Terry
7.29.19
police

Chicago Finally Fired 4 Cops Accused of Covering Up the Murder of Laquan McDonald

They had been on desk duty since 2016.
Emma Ockerman
7.19.19
food news

You Can Airbnb an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile This Summer, If That's Your Thing

Hey, Chicago: "For the first time ever, your wildest hot dog dreams can come true with a stay in our 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels."
Jelisa Castrodale
7.18.19
food-features

The Best Places for Late-Night Eats in Chicago

There are plenty of gut-filling afterhours options in The City of Big Shoulders.
VICE Staff
7.8.19
Policing

Cops Arrested a Black Hospital Patient Who Was Taking a Walk Outside with an IV. They Thought He Was Stealing It.

"Come to Freeport on Vacation and leave on Probation" his Facebook post said
Emma Ockerman
7.2.19
Trump Family

Who the Hell Spat on Eric Trump? Maybe Not the Lady Who Raised $5K From GoFundMe

This is a wild story.
Kelly Vinett
6.27.19
Essays

'Disco Demolition Night' Was a Disgrace, and Celebrating it Is Worse

The Chicago White Sox are commemorating an infamous 1979 near-riot in which a primarily white crowd destroyed records made by Black and gay artists. It's shameful.
Josh Terry
6.12.19
Books

Eve L. Ewing’s New Book Explores the Ways Violence and Time Affect Black Lives

One hundred years after the Chicago Race Riot, '1919' reflects on a century of exodus and deliverance for Black Americans.
Nicholas Cannariato
6.6.19
Jussie Smollett

We're Going to Get to Read the Secret Case Against Jussie Smollett Soon

“These are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply be let alone,” a judge said in the decision to unseal Smollett's case.
Emma Ockerman
5.24.19
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