Noah Green, U.S. Capitol
Police ID'd Noah Green as the 25-year-old Indiana man who was killed by Capitol police after ramming his vehicle into a barricade on Friday. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Police ID’d Noah Green as the suspect who rammed his car into a U.S. Capitol security checkpoint, injuring one officer and killing another...
Gerald Reed
Reed says he was tortured into confessing to double murder by detectives working for disgraced CPD Cmdr. Jon Burge By Jesse Kirsch, Liz Nagy and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team Gerald Reed, who has served decades in prison while insisting he was tortured to force him to confess to a double murder,...
AL-Tarrek Bell
ABC 7 Chicago An 18-year-old from North Carolina died when he used his own body to shield a 10-year-old from gunfire. AL-Tarrek Bell and his family are from Skinnersville, North Carolina--a small town on the shores of the Albemarle Sound in Washington County. Bell was less than a month away from his...
Cliff Kelley, WVON
Fans mount campaign to challenge changed ordinance sponsored by Ald. Anthony Beale By Erick Johnson He became an icon as he guided Black Chicago through decades of social and economic challenges with a talk show that featured interviews with mayors, governors and a celebrity roster of Black leaders. Today, WVON Radio host “Cliff” Kelley, known...
Julien Neals, Tiffany Cunningham, Lydia Griggsby, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Candace Jackson-Akiwumi,
Chicago Staff Report President Joe Biden on Tuesday, March 30, nominated five accomplished Blacks to judicial seats in federal court. They represent half of the 10 people nominated to the positions. One of Biden’s nominees, Attorney Tiffany Cunningham, is a partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago...
Marvin David Scott III
An eighth detention officer resigned amid the ongoing investigation, officials said By Frank Heinz, NBC DFW Seven detention officers involved in the in-custody death of 26-year-old Marvin Scott III have been fired, according to a statement from the Collin County Sheriff's office. The statement, released Thursday afternoon, said the detention officers were...
Gerald Reed, life sentence commuted,
By Rob Elgas and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team Gerald Reed will walk out of a Joliet prison a free man after Gov. JB Pritzker commuted his life sentence late Thursday. Reed has served decades behind bars while fighting for freedom after he says he was forced to confess to a double...
Alvin Sykes, Civil Rights
After dropping out of high school, he studied law at the public library, then used his knowledge to reopen cold cases, including Emmett Till’s murder. By Clay Risen, The New York Times Alvin Sykes, who left high school in eighth grade, completed his education by reading legal textbooks at the public...
property tax emeptions
The deadline to apply for property tax exemptions for tax year 2020 has been extended to Friday, April 9, 2021. As a reminder, the following exemptions will automatically renew for homeowners who received them last year (tax year 2019) and remained eligible this year (tax year 2020). Homeowner Exemption...
CHARLES MCMILLIAN, Derek Chauvin murder trial,
Crusader Staff Report It was an emotional week for the family of George Floyd as prosecutors presented their case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The jailed cop who kept his knee on Floyd’s neck over nine minutes before he died stirred up fresh emotions in a courtroom where...