Police | Politics

Is Eddie Next?

Mayoral candidates say they would replace Eddie Johnson as superintendent

James Tsitiridis

This week, candidates running to replace outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned his decision to hire Eddie Johnson, a Chicago Police Department insider, to reform the department after the release of the Laquan McDonald video. Several criticized the convoluted system by which Emanuel selected his handpicked police superintendent, with one calling for an independent investigation into Johnson’s track record as a police supervisor.

Faith | Politics

79th Street Remembers

Residents come together to mourn lost loved ones and pray for an end to gun violence

Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Jason Schumer)

On Saturday morning, the sound of honking cars echoed up and down 79th Street. Passersby were responding to a group of young people waving signs reading “Free Prayer” and “We Believe,” as part of the Prayer on the 9 prayer line and peace march.