Elaine Chen

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Kanye West Makes Surprise Appearance at Mayoral Rally Co-Hosted by Chance the Rapper

Chance is keeping his promise to boost Amara Enyia’s profile across Chicago.


October 23, 2018

Jury Convicts Jason Van Dyke for 2014 Shooting of Laquan McDonald

He is guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.


October 5, 2018

City Council Approves $175 Million In Spending on Obama Presidential Center

In a 47-to-1 vote, the Council approved measures including the closure of Cornell Drive and Marquette Road and the widening of Lake Shore Drive and Stony Island Avenue.


May 24, 2018

CPD Implements New Crime Intelligence Technology in UChicago's District

The technology includes ShotSpotter gunshot sensors and Strategic Decision Support Centers, police station rooms where analysts develop crime prevention strategies.


May 21, 2018

Chicago Plan Commission Votes in Favor of Key Obama Center Proposals

Hours before the meeting started, both supporters and opponents of the proposals gathered outside City Hall, where they passionately chanted in favor of their respective sides.


May 17, 2018

Chicago Boricua Resistance Protest IOP Event Outside Quadrangle Club

Protestors condemned the guest speaker for “privatizing Puerto Rico.”


April 6, 2018

Piemonte Condemns Rent Hikes in Properties Across From Obama Center

"'The gouging has begun before a shovel has pierced the ground for the Obama Center,' Piemonte wrote."


April 2, 2018

CBA Coalition Protests Rent Increase, Hairston Warns It Not To “Deceive the Public”

Alderman Hairston denies support for the Coalition’s demand for a CBA Ordinance


March 29, 2018

The CBA Coalition protests outside Alderman Cochran's office


March 29, 2018

CBA protest photo

Parrish Brown, an activist with the CBA Coalition, urges aldermen to pass a CBA ordinance outside Alderman Cochran's office


March 30, 2018