The Chicago Blackhawks have barred four fans from their home games after the Washington Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly was subjected to racist chants while playing in Chicago over the weekend.
An Evanston, Ill., man is filing a police-misconduct complaint after he says he was injured while being detained by police officers who were looking for a robbery suspect last week.
Two teenage boys in Chicago who sexually assaulted a teenage girl and broadcast it on Facebook Live in March 2017 were sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation and ordered to register as sexual offenders.
Chicagoans are protective of their city, and for good reason. Over the past few years, the City of the Big Shoulders has been the go-to dog whistle for Republicans and what-about-black-on-black-crime enthusiasts alike. The city’s spot on America’s Wheel of Sensationalism has dominated the larger national media gaze as…
The Chi is the type of TV show Chicago deserves. If you leave it to the media, the limited picture that’s painted of Chicago turns anyone who’s never been there away from ever coming to Chi-town because of the seemingly limitless examples of violence that plague the city.
This year, for each day of Kwanzaa, The Root is highlighting one person from the community who exemplifies the principle of the day.
Little Kavan Collins was walking down a Chicago street with his mother in June 2016 when he was hit in the face by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting. On Tuesday, the 5-year-old accidentally shot himself in the hand with a handgun he found in the home of a family member, authorities said.
In Chicago, it’s not enough to kill a black teen. After a Chicago police officer took the life of Quintonio LeGrier, 19, nearly two years ago, the city’s attorneys are now looking to sue his family. Their claim? That LeGrier was responsible for the death of an innocent bystander whom the cop also killed.
A Chicago jury has awarded the family of Gizzell Ford, an 8-year-old girl who died at the hands of her abusive grandmother, $48 million after finding that the doctor who had seen Gizzell was medically negligent in his treatment of the child.
Looks like Chicago police over the weekend picked up two idiots who admitted to completely making up a story about a knifepoint robbery by three poor, unsuspecting black men.
The family of 23-year-old Tyler Lumar is still searching for some sort of closure, one year after the young father suffered severe brain damage after he was found hanging from his own shirt inside a Chicago jail.
Two teenagers involved in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed on Facebook Live back in March have agreed to plead guilty as part of a plea deal.
Like the devil—who I’ve heard is a 3-handicap golfer and makes a killer sangria—Donald Trump is not without his good qualities. He’s a great, Zoolander-level squinter. Perhaps one of the world’s all-time great squinters. He’s apparently amazing at purchasing and eating KFC. It’s not a game with Trump’s Chicken Littles…
Cook County, Ill., prosecutors headed by State’s Attorney Kim Foxx dropped all charges against 15 men they say were framed by a corrupt cop, with reports that this is the “first mass exoneration in history.”
Twenty lucky students in Chicago were treated to British and American (well, at least for us) royalty as Prince Harry and Michelle Obama came through with a surprise visit to a South Side high school located across from the future site of the Obama Presidential Center.
In America, being poor is expensive. Being poor and black is even more costly. A recent, must-read Chicago Tribune investigation illuminates precisely how by taking a look at one of the most basic human needs: water.
Police are investigating claims that a Des Plaines, Ill., man made threats on Facebook to lynch Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.).
Two West Town, Chicago, moms are taking a stand after receiving a racist anonymous letter that targeted their black nanny.
I can’t believe it’s been 25 years. Candyman was released on Oct. 16, 1992, but I remember it like it was yesterday because I couldn’t look in a reflective surface for a week after first seeing this film. To be honest, it took me over a year before I was able to enter the bathroom alone without a chill running up my…