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President and first Black vice president sworn in as era of hope and uncertainty begins By Erick Johnson President Joe Biden was sworn in Wednesday, January 20, at the Capitol on a historic day where he, along with America’s first Black Vice President Kamala Harris, ushered in a new era of...
Has been decreasing for nearly two weeks By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com The state continued to see progress with its rolling seven-day average  COVID-19 case positivity rate, which decreased for the 12th straight day Wednesday. The rolling positivity rate stood at 5.5 percent, a decrease of two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous day,...
The suspects are considered armed and dangerous, police say By Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 News Chicago police have released new video Thursday showing people they say are involved in a string of carjackings and armed robberies as police try to keep up with the recent surge in carjackings. More than 120 carjackings have...
CBS News Amanda Gorman has written poems for historic occasions. Now she has made history herself. Gorman, 22, became the youngest known inaugural poet when she performed at the 59th Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday. She delivered her original composition, "The Hill We Climb," at the Capitol in front of President-elect Joe Biden,...
Kamala Harris is the first woman and the first woman of color to serve as vice president. Democrats will take control of both chambers of Congress. By New York Times Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking office at a...
By Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press On his way out of the White House door, President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, freeing him 20 years early for public corruption crimes he was convicted of in 2013, according to the White House. Trump — who like Kilpatrick left office in...
By Maegan Vazquez, CNN A commission stood up by President Donald Trump as a rebuttal to schools applying a more accurate history curriculum around slavery in the US issued its inflammatory report on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trump announced that he was establishing the commission last fall, following a slew of Black Lives Matter...
ABC7 Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson spoke for first time about shocking sexual assault allegations made by one of his subordinates when he was top cop. Cynthia Donald is suing Johnson, accusing him of using his position as police superintendent to abuse and assault her. In a filing late last...
Process to Effect Change in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility In her first year, Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin’s office revolutionized the way cities invest in, and contract with, financial institutions. Her office became the first in the nation to create a scorecard entitled the Chicago City...
Woman shot in Aurora carjacking while eating in Wendy's parking lot By Alexis McAdams, ABC7 News There have been at least half a dozen carjackings reported in the city and suburbs since Friday, shining a light on the growing problem in the city. It's a scenario that is becoming all too common...