The Chicagoland area has been under so much scrutiny the past year and still is. Some people avoid the city all together. Which is understandable with all the violence, protesting, and government corruption going on. Not many people want to dive into the action. People residing in Chicago have said enough is enough, it is time for people to see the real Chicago. Changes in the city have already taken place and are actually bringing new residents and businesses to the area. Property levels are rising due to the city’s gentrification changes.
Urban legends can best be described as stories of questionable truth that have been passed down for generations. People believe in them wholeheartedly, even if they’re based on rumors or just plain made up, and part of the reason for that is because they’ve been making the rounds for so long. A nice handful of urban legends are set in or near Chicago or are at least believed to have originated there. Sit back to learn about a few of the most popular ones; whether or not there’s any truth to them is for you to decide.
Social activist Sandra Bland fought passionately for the rights of Black men and women against police brutality. An active member of the Chicago chapter of the national Black Lives Matter movement, the nation is demanding answers as to how Bland ended up dead earlier this year at the hands of Texas law enforcement.
Commander Glenn Evans from Chicago, who allegedly shoved his gun into a man’s mouth and then down his throat was acquitted of the horrific charges. A Cook County judge decided to also acquit the charges on two counts of aggravated battery and then also seven counts of misconduct.
Want to get into the storytelling scene, but you’re not sure where to start? Or maybe you’re a veteran on every storytelling stage in Chicago, but you want to freshen up your methods or explore something new. 2016 is your year to make it happen!