Cover Story: Inside the Chicago Police Department’s secret budget. Every year, police take millions of dollars from ordinary Chicagoans and spend it behind closed doors.
News: Rahm Emanuel’s violence-prevention speech proved talk is cheap . The money the mayor pledged to combat violence is nothing compared to the dollars he’s set aside for the DePaul/Marriott deal.
Music: Saba brings the west side to life in rap. On the new mixtape Bucket List Project, the Pivot Gang MC reminds Chicago that one of its most violent neighborhoods is also a home.