Friday, March 5, 2021
The suit claimed the platform stored biometric data in violation of Illinois state law By Kim Lyons, The Verge A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a $650 million Facebook class action privacy settlement and ordered the 1.6 million members of the class in Illinois who submitted claims to...
By Marissa Parra, CBS 2 The grace period is nearly over for Chicago drivers. Starting on Monday, if one of the city’s speed cameras catches you going 6 mph to 9 mph over the limit, get ready for a $35 ticket. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reports, it’s a controversial move...
No plans for similar site for downstate population By GRACE BARBIC Capitol News Illinois gbarbic@capitolnewsillinois.com State and federal officials on Friday announced a new federal mass COVID-19 vaccination site will be opening March 10 at the United Center in Chicago. The new site will prioritize access for seniors and be open to any...
At a press conference on February 24, 2021, the  Black women of the Progressive Caucus of Chicago City Council announced their introduction of the Anjanette Young Ordinance, a measure containing a number of critical reforms to CPD’s practices in obtaining and executing search warrants, use of informants, and protocols...
By Clare Foran, Annie Grayer, Kristin Wilson and Lauren Fox, CNN The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19...
The homes of Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Chicago Defender founder Robert S. Abbott, Thomas Dorsey and many other Black historical sites are not official Chicago landmarks. Important to Black history, they are unprotected and a new owner can demolish them anytime without any opposition. By Erick Johnson Alderman...
A bill proposed by state lawmaker Rep. Attica Scott required more police accountability, but unfortunately languishes in the House. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Kentucky legislators unanimously voted to approve a bill that would restrict the usage of “no-knock” warrants on Thursday, in an increasing effort to prohibit excessive force  policies evoked...
Chicago Democrat elected in 1985 is deputy leader in House By Grace Barbic and Sarah Mansur Capitol News Illinois gbarbic@capitolnewsillinois.com smansur@capitolnewsillinois.com During the past three and half decades, Rep. Mary Flowers — who in January became the longest-serving African American lawmaker in the Illinois General Assembly’s history — has fought to pass health care reform...
The Cook County Circuit Court will resume jury trials, with multiple precautions taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, starting in late March, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans said on Wednesday. “The right to a trial by jury is a cornerstone of our democracy, and jury service is one...
By Lolly Bowean  In her more than 50 years of working at The Chicago Crusader newspaper, Dorothy Leavell can vividly remember the pulsating energy of the newsroom as reporters covered the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Marquette Park in 1966. She can instantly recall the rush of excitement...