In an effort to address the pain of dozens of torture victims who experienced brutal treatment at the hands of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his “midnight crew” of rogue detectives, city leaders have proposed a $5.5 million sweeping reparations package, reports the Chicago Tribune. The proposal, expected to be passed by the […]

In a hard-fought runoff election, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was returned to office for a second term, despite concerns over gang violence that spiked during his first tenure and a tense relationship with labor unions. Emanuel, former chief of staff for President Obama and Illinois congressman, defeated Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with 55.7 percent […]

Every so often we get a local election that has a huge impact on the outlook and direction of Black America. There are cities that we focus on that count as a microcosm of the rest of our community. There are years that Atlanta and Maynard Jackson represented Black progress in America. Then there were the years […]

  Two Chicago proposals to house the Obama presidential library face obstacles that could pave the way for New York’s Columbia University to land the institution, according to Politico, citing reports at the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. RELATED: Poll: President Obama, Hillary Clinton Are Most-Admired Americans Barack Obama Foundation officials reportedly have “major concerns” […]

For the second consecutive calendar year, Chicago in 2014 is on track to record its lowest murder totals in nearly five decades, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The news comes even as the city has witnessed a rise in the number of shootings. RELATED:Chicago Mayor Unveils ‘Road Map’ To Combat Violence Once dubbed the murder capital of the […]

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Chicago leaders this week unveiled a “road map” to combat violence. SEE ALSO:John Crawford’s Family Sues City, Police, Walmart In Fatal Shooting The report and recommendations, released Tuesday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Commission for a Safer Chicago, are aimed at tackling youth violence in the city. It came just […]

Before he was elected mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel served as a chief of staff to President Barack Obama. The two are old friends and, reportedly, still very close. Given that, many were surprised when Emanuel announced recently to halt plans to name a school in his city after Obama. “Over the last few months, my […]

DES MOINES, Iowa — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched an ardent defense of President Barack Obama in Iowa on Saturday, telling local Democrats that in order to create security for the middle class, “we just can’t cut our way to prosperity.”

ILLINOIS — Preliminary results from the Chicago mayor’s race show Rahm Emanuel with a decisive lead over his opponents, but the results are not certain until votes are fully counted. Chicago polling stations closed at seven this evening. RELATED: WBW Honors Cornel West Fox News reports: With 75 percent of precincts reporting, Emanuel had more […]

CHICAGO-During a debate with Patricia Van-Pelt Watkins, Chicago Mayoral candidate Carol Mosley told fellow candidate, Patricia Van-Pelt Watkins that the reason she wasn’t aware of Braun”s recent activity is because “You’ve been strung out on crack for years.” at a debate at a Chicago church. While Wakins has admitted to using drugs, she has denied […]

Roland Martin talks with Burt Odelson, the attorney who has been leading the legal fight to challenge Rahm Emanuel’s eligibility to run for mayor.

CHICAGO — Chicagoans are having no trouble summing up their thoughts about the drama now before the Illinois Supreme Court over Rahm Emanuel’s name appearing on next month’s mayoral ballot. Some call it ridiculous and confusing. Others, just plain baloney.