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 CaptionDNAinfo/Ed KomendaARCHER 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 times by police and killed. At the same time, protesters called for police accountability while marching Downtown, blocking traffic on Michigan Avenue during rush hour Wednesday.”We are standing in solidarity for the young black activists that have taken the lead on this issue,” said Katya Nuques, director of Enlace Chicago, a community outreach group, at the memorial in Archer Heights.Read the full storyActivists, Residents Hold Laquan Memorial as Protests Start Again Downtown

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 Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday that people have a right to protest in the aftermath of the release of a video showing the police shooting Laquan McDonald but “we will be intolerant of criminal behavior.”A total of five people were arrested, police said, including noted activist Malcolm Johnson, who was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer. More protests are expected Wednesday.Read the full storyPolice, Protesters Take to the Streets After Laquan Video Released

Chicago’s Getting 3 to 6 Inches of Snow This Weekend, Experts Say

A man digs out his car along a snow-covered street on February 1, 2015View Full CaptionGetty Images/Scott OlsonCHICAGO — You might want to sit down before you hear this: The city’s expected to get 3 to 6 inches of snow this weekend, according to meteorologists.The snow will start at 10 or 11 p.m. Friday and last throughout the day Saturday, though it will start slowing down around 3 p.m., said John Gresiak, a meteorologist for AccuWeather. He said there will be a “pretty potent storm,” but snowfall will vary widely throughout the city.Read more – Chicago’s Getting 3 to 6 Inches of Snow This Weekend, Experts Say