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Former first lady Michelle Obama announced the Obama Presidential Center Museum will harbor an exhibit inspired by her mother Marian Robinson.

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The Chicago home where revolutionary activist Fred Hampton spent his childhood years has received landmark status.

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Chance the Rapper distributed 1,500 free meals in Chicago in celebration of his 29th birthday.

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A Black woman-owned, Chicago-based grocery store created to address the city’s food deserts received a $2.5 million grant.

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The Chicago-based nonprofit The Healing is creating safe spaces for Black men to practice mindfulness through yoga.

Laquan McDonald's grandmother said Jason Van Dyke would still be in prison for murdering her Black teenage grandson if the former Chicago cop wasn't white. Van Dyke was released Thursday after serving less than half his sentence.

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Ex-Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is set to be released from prison after having served less than half of the 81-month sentence he got three years ago after he was found guilty of murdering Laquan McDonald by shooting the teenager 16 times.

The "Empire" actor said he was attacked on Jan. 29, 2019. Here is the timeline of the investigation and trial to hold him accountable.

U.S. Justice Department reopened the investigation into the horrific lynching of Emmett Till in 2018 after a book, The Blood of Emmett Till, quoted Carolyn Bryant as saying she lied when she claimed Emmett whistled at her and made sexual advances. But on Monday, the probe was closed with no new charges being filed.

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Former President Barack Obama recently made a surprise visit to a Chicago-based YMCA community center.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has recommended between one day and one year of suspension for multiple Chicago police officers who were involved in the botched raid on Anjanette Young's home, and “up to and including separation” from the department for others.

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Common helped create a music recording studio for inmates at Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois.