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(The Gate News) People from across the city come together during Van Dyke trial to demand justice in Chicago

Crowds of protesters filled the lawn outside the George A. Leighton Criminal Courthouse on the 2600 block of California Avenue, in anticipation of the jury selection for the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke is being tried for six counts of first-degree murder and one count of …

(WBEZ 91.5 CHICAGO) Amara Enyia Joins Growing List Of Candidates Challenging Mayor Emanuel’s Seat

West Side lawyer, activist, and self-described “policy wonk” Amara Enyia has jumped into the race for mayor of Chicago. She’s the 11th candidate to announce a challenge to incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 2019 election. Enyia ran for mayor in 2015 but dropped out of the race and endorsed then-Ald. Bob Fioretti. She …

(Chicago Tribune) Morning Spin: Amara Enyia marks 11th challenger to enter crowded race against Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is getting an 11th challenger this week, as policy consultant Amara Enyia is announcing her entrance into the crowded race. Although less known than many of the announced challengers, Enyia is no stranger to mayoral races. She ran in the 2015 campaign before dropping out and joining then-Ald. Bob Fioretti’s team. …