Detroit police officers walk near the scene where Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue president Samantha Woll was found dead in Detroit on Oct. 21, 2023. (Sarah Rice / AFP / Getty Images)

The Michigan city has tracked an “unprecedented” reduction of homicides as of November 30, down 18% in the first 11 months of 2023 compared to that period last year, according to a joint news release from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Detroit mayor’s office. The city reported 228 homicides this year as of Nov. 30, compared to 278 homicides during that period last year.

A person walks among trucks as Wellington Street is lined with trucks once again after city officials negotiated to move some trucks towards Parliament and away from downtown residences, on the 18th day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. (Justin Tang / The Canadian Press via AP)

Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly lost his job after failing to move decisively against the bumper-to-bumper demonstration by hundreds of truck drivers. The protests by the so-called Freedom Convoy have infuriated many residents, who have complained of being harassed and intimidated on the streets.

Chicago author A.J. Baime tells the story of the original Rosie the Riveter aircraft plant built by Ford to build the B-24 Liberator bomber.

In the wake of Detroit filing for bankruptcy last week, we take a look at the possibility of Chicago following the Motor City into financial calamity. Is Chicago’s recent bond rating downgrade a sign of things to come? Or is the city in a totally different situation than Detroit? We have analysis.

A new documentary produced by our own Ash-har Quraishi gets a glowing review by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football hits theaters this weekend. We get a preview.