Tuesday, March 2, 2021
By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 Governor Pritzker will join Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin and Black leaders to open up a mass vaccination site Tuesday to put a focus on getting the vaccine to the Black community. The Cathedral of Grace St. John AME Church, an historic Black church founded in 1862, will...
ABC7 Chicago comedian, actress and "Windy City Live" contributor Erica Watson has passed away from COVID-19, according to her family. You may remember Watson from her many appearances on "Windy City Live" with Val and Ryan. She also appeared in the Oscar nominated film "Precious," as well as "ChiRaq." Watson's family said...
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...
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...
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...
Mayor Lori Lightfoot previously signed police misconduct executive order, mentioning Young ABC7 The Anjanette Young Ordinance, which seeks to reform how Chicago police handle warrants, will be introduced Wednesday. The Black women of the Chicago Progressive Reform Caucus of Chicago City Council are introducing the ordinance during Wednesday's meeting. It contains reforms to...
Baton Rouge officials said an investigation into the incident is underway and that they have not yet reached a decision concerning the officer’s actions. By Nina Golgowski, HuffPost Local officials say they are investigating after a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer was filmed pinning a Black 13-year-old to the ground and holding...
By Lauren Fox and Annie Grayer, CNN The House Budget Committee voted Monday to advance President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package, setting up the legislation aimed at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout to go to the House floor for a vote later this week. The package includes direct...
Plano police said Rodney Reese was "lawfully detained for the violation of Pedestrian in the Roadway." By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne A teenager who was seemingly racially profiled in Texas for walking while Black has had all charges against him dropped days after his arrest for walking in the street during...