Sunday, January 24, 2021
By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com The Illinois Senate passed a criminal justice omnibus bill early Wednesday morning after a grueling 20 hours of politicking during Tuesday’s lame duck session. The legislation is made up of several provisions that touch all facets of the criminal justice system. The Pretrial Fairness Act, a longtime...
By Liz Nagy and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team Several Chicago police officers have been suspended after they were seen lounging in Representative Bobby Rush's office while people were looting stores nearby last summer, sources tell ABC 7. Pictures from inside the longtime congressman's South Side campaign office over the summer show...
Biden proposes $1,400 direct payments and extending boosted unemployment benefits until September. By Tara Golshan, Arthur Delaney, Jonathan Cohn, and Kevin Robillard, HuffPost President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled an economic relief plan that would deliver $1,400 to most Americans and invest in a national vaccination program  — and also endorses a whole...
Program launched in April has already cut water utility bills in half for over 8,500 Chicagoans and set them on the path towards debt forgiveness  CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Finance Comptroller Reshma Soni announced that the City has set aside $8.9 million in potential debt...

The Dream Team

“Go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  By Erick Johnson The fallout continues in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, January 13,...
Civil rights attorney, Lee Merritt, said Patrick Warren needed psychiatric help but his family was told a mental health deputy was not available. By Jim Hice, KCENTV Doorbell video shows the moments leading up to when a Black man was shot and killed by a Killeen police officer on Sunday. The video...
Bipartisan majority charges him with inciting Capitol riot By Jacob Pramuk, CNBC President Donald Trump, a man hyperaware of his achievements and place in history, added a first to his record on Wednesday. A week before he will leave office, Trump became the first American president impeached by the House twice. The...
ABC News Jacob Blake is speaking out about being shot seven times by a Kenosha police officer last summer and the DA's decision not to file any charges in the case. The Evanston native spoke out for the first time since the decision in an exclusive interview on Good Morning America. "I...
Historic victory ushers in new era of Black political power after fall of Michael Madigan Crusader Staff Report In a historic victory, State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch, a Democrat from Hillside, was elected Illinois’ first-ever Black House Speaker, ending the long era for veteran State Representative Michael Madigan, while ushering in a...
Crusader Staff Report Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas recently submitted a bill that is the first step toward giving reparations to Black Americans whose lives have been impacted by the slavery of their ancestors. Lee recently introduced H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, to the House Floor. The...