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Video: Chicagoans rally for community control, disarming of police

"If the governor of Minnesota can ask the President to do something, we sure as hell can."

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After police shootings, Chicagoans demand accountability

A broad coalition of community groups has proposed a solution for reforming Chicago's police department. 

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May Day from the Haymarket gallows: Albert Parsons' words of 1886

As we pay tribute to Parsons and the other Haymarket martyrs, People's World wishes all our readers in the United States and internationally a Happy May Day.

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Progressive budget for Illinois would make the super-rich pay

Two documents on budget priorities and governing presented in recent weeks stress helping everyday people instead of the rich.

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Shady bond deals at root of Chicago school funding crisis

Over a billion dollars of taxpayer money will be diverted from Chicago's school children to high interest loan payments to bankers over the next three decades.

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Students to Gov. Rauner: "Do your damn job"

CSU students, faculty, alumns, and community gathered around the Thompson Center where many state offices are located to protest the state's budget impasse.

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Chuy Garcia hits Chicago mayor on video scandal

"As more reporters do their homework about the circumstances surrounding the video, it looks like it was concealed because of its potential impact on, yes, Chicago politics."

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Chicago activists see “window of opportunity” to push for police reform

The number of demonstrators has grown steadily since the release of the video of Laquan McDonald's murder. Organizers are hoping they will soon reach a critical mass.

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Marxist sociologists to meet in Chicago

This year's theme for the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting is "Sexualities in the Social World."

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Chicago to pay reparations to police torture victims

Victims of police torture would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story taught in school under a reparations package.

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