Category: Western Illinois

News and events for Western Illinois between Metro East and the Quad Cities.

Activists, Residents Hold Laquan Memorial as Protests Start Again Downtown

Activists and residents gathered near the site where Laquan McDonald was shot and killed in October 2014.View Full Caption DNAinfo/Ed Komenda ARCHER HEIGHTS — More than two dozen community activists and residents gathered Wednesday afternoon outside a memorial for Laquan McDonald near 41st and Pulaski, a short drive from where the 17-year-old was shot 16…

Police, Protesters Take to the Streets After Laquan Video Released

CHICAGO — Protesters marched through streets in Downtown Chicago Tuesday after the release of a video showing one police officer fatally shooting a black 17-year-old. There were few arrests but some heated moments as protesters screamed at officers. Hundreds of protesters marched on Roosevelt Road, as well as Michigan Avenue and State Street. Chicago Police…

Gamergate victim strikes back at male stalkers with a brilliant new ploy: Telling their moms

From Raw Story: Tired of harassment, rape threats, and obscene commentary from gamers stalking her on Facebook and Twitter, a female Australian  game reviewer for digital TV show Button Bash is striking back at her harassers in a new way: telling their moms.Alanah Pearce, who tweets under the name, @Charalanahzard posted a recent exchange she…