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...
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...
Obama Foundation unveiled excerpt to be carved on exterior of Chicago museum earlier this month By ABC 7 Chicago The groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center will take place in mid-September. In February, it was announced that the groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park could start as early as...
COVID-19, Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance program
Renters in suburban Cook County can apply for up to $15,000 in back and future rent. Renters in the rest of the state and Chicago are next. By Lisa Parker and Courtney Copenhagen, NBC Chicago Unless extended again, the state of Illinois' current eviction moratorium ends Saturday, April 3. During the moratorium, rent owed was...
Kenedie McNair, missing teen
ABC7 Chicago The Gary Police Department has issued a Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 15-year-old girl. Kenedie McNair is believed to be in extreme danger, according to police. She was last seen Monday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. The teen may be with her father, Carl Banks, 36, in a...
Donald Williams III, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin trial
Williams looked Derek Chauvin directly in the eyes while answering his lawyer's contentious questions. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne Day 2 of Derek Chauvin‘s murder trial for killing George Floyd opened as it ended on Monday — with the testimony of an eyewitness who has emerged as a central figure in...
Derek Chauvin trial, George Floyd
Derek Chauvin trial live: Graphic video shown of George Floyd's death; 911 dispatcher had 'gut instinct' something was wrong By N'dea Yancey-Bragg, Grace Hauck, Kevin McCoy, Eric Ferkenhoff and Tami Abdollah, USA Today The first witness was called and attorneys began laying out their cases Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who...