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Judge: Prosecutors Can’t Call Laquan McDonald ‘Victim’ in Murder Trial

By TEDDY GRANT

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Prosecutors are not allowed to call Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old Black teen, who was killed by a Chicago police officer, a “victim,” until closing arguments, the judge presiding over the case said on Wednesday, CNN reports. Continue reading

Teyana Taylor Curses Out Jeremih…Are Chicago Artists Arrogant or Misunderstood?

By: Jarrod Horton

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In light of Teyana Taylor’s recent Twitter rant about the mistreatment she received on Jeremih’s Later That Night Tour; it had me thinking about something. It seems that some of the most notable artists from Chicago are difficult to work with. Teyana’s discontent with Jeremih is not the first time an artist has got into a fallout with him on tour. In 2016 Partynextdoor kicked Jeremih off tour after the two wasn’t able to coexist on the road together. Continue reading

R. Kelly’s Chicago studio and alleged ‘cult’ outpost for sale—with him in it

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R. Kelly’s Chicago studio at 219 N. Justine is listed for sale for nearly $4.5 million by the current owner, Wisconsin-based Midwest Commercial Funding LLC. The West Loop studio space, outfitted with window bars and surveillance cameras, is also the place where the R&B star has allegedly kept an entourage of women (other reporting has used the words “cult” or “harem”) confined during his stints in the city.  Continue reading

Up to 600 Police Officers Will Be Sent On Chicago Streets…Will this Help Decrease the Violence in the City?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to address the high rate of violence in Chicago. Johnson stated that he will deployed 430 additional officers this week. He also added that number will increase to 600 people by this weekend. The announcement was made after 74 people were shot and 12 people were killed from 6 p.m. last Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. City officials have been scrambling for answers to help decrease the violence, the question is will the additional police officers help? To read more about this story click here.

Last Night 10 People were Shot Every Hour in a Three Hour Span in Chicago

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In a span of three hours, 30 people were shot in Chicago last night (08.04.18). Most of the shootings occurred in bunches from the hours midnight to 3 a.m. In all 28 people were wounded and two people died, one of those fatalities was a 17 year old girl. To read more about this story click here.

Which Side Has the Most Violence in Chicago: The South Side or the West Side?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Earlier this year I wrote about Lupe Fiasco and his reasoning behind making a song on Harold’s Chicken. I briefly talked about the division that exists in the Windy City in that article. Those lines are drawn by various things like food, sports and upbringing. The truth is even though Chicago is one big city, it is defined by its neighborhoods. Even though the Black people predominately reside on either the West and South Side. There is still a divide about which side is the best or in this case; the worst.  It doesn’t matter that on each side of the city, Blacks are in a bind of a  common thread of neglect, poverty and crime; some seem to feel one side is better than the other.  Continue reading