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Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen from Thornton Township. Amani Jackson, 14, was last seen leaving her residence in the 15000 block of Chappel Avenue in Thornton Township on Wednesday, March 3 at approximately 2:45 p.m. and has not...
By Erick Johnson The case number is 93 CR 0100301. The file folder for Roosevelt Myles was missing at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse. It contained witness statements, depositions and all kinds of court documents. The search for the folder intensified, months after Myles won an appeal last May for an...
By Natalie Heller, Local-ish ABC7 Over the course of the past year, Charles Alexander, Mark Edmond, and Jamel Lewis have developed the first Black-owned gourmet sliced bread brand, The Black Bread Company. It all started when Edmond went to the grocery store. "My wife gave me a grocery list, and at the...
Veteran politician makes history as first Black woman to chair organization By Erick Johnson Overcoming questions about her fundraising abilities, U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-2nd) made history when she was voted the new chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois in a tight election against 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris...
Crusader Staff Report He grew up in a public housing project during segregation and became a national power broker who rose to the pinnacles of politics, business and law while leading some of America’s greatest civil rights organizations. Chicago and the nation this week are remembering and celebrating the powerful...
By Grace Seger, CBS News The House passed two progressive agenda items late Wednesday evening, moving forward with key legislative priorities even though the bills have an uncertain future in the Senate. The House approved H.R. 1, a sweeping government and elections reform bill, by a vote of 220 to 210....
Funds to be distributed from 3% tax on newly legal recreational marijuana sales By ArLuther Lee, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Evanston, Illinois, has become the first city in the country to fund reparations in an effort to compensate Black Americans for the loss of generational wealth due to inequality and systemically racist...
Every CPS student qualifies to get $450 this month By Leah Hope, ABC7 News The families of a million public school K-12 students in Illinois will be getting a very important card in the mail the next few weeks. It will be loaded with money to help with food insecurity brought about...
By John Garcia, ABC7 News A third man is now accusing Chicago's Father Michael Pfleger of inappropriate sexual behavior dating back decades. Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the man's attorney sent ABC7 an affidavit that she says was sent to the Archdiocese of Chicago. In it, the man alleges Pfleger touched...
Ny'Andrea Dyer could be paralyzed for life if she survives, doctors say  By Jessica D'Onofrio, Cate Cauguiran and Alexis McAdams An 11-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was shot Monday night while sitting in a car at a gas station on Chicago's Far South Side. Family identified the girl...