By Jacey Fortin, nytimes.com Mellody Hobson, the president of Ariel Investments, a Chicago investment firm, can’t help but notice how corporate America is still overwhelmingly white and male. “I’ve been asking myself one question over and over again,” she said at the DealBook conference on Thursday. “Where is the corporate Kaepernick?” Colin...
By abc7chicago.com An Illinois judge rejected a lawsuit brought by anti-abortion groups against the state over a bill expanding public financing for abortions Thursday. The suit, Springfield Right to Life et al v. Felicia Norwood et al, sought an emergency injunction, temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the implementation of the bill. HB40, which Governor...
By Manny Fernandez, nytimes.com They arrive a few dozen at a time, their children by their side, their belongings in government-issued plastic bags. The immigrants who step inside a Catholic Charities relief center in this South Texas border city are the focus of national controversy, but their concerns are more logistical...
By Jamie Dupree, Atlanta Journal Constitution In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Florida last week, the White House told reporters on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is ready to discuss a range of gun restrictions that have been championed by Democrats in Congress, while...
By Elizabeth Matthews, fox32chicago.com It was supposed to be a lesson about history, but one South Holland family says a reenactment of the Underground Railroad went too far. Sixth graders from McKinley Junior High have been taking this trip for several years and this particular reenactment has been done before, but...
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By Winnie Wright and Michael Buckner, KTHV-TV An Arkansas police officer has been fired after a video was posted on Facebook of him telling a group of black men that they “don’t belong” in his city. Although the video was posted on Tuesday, it was filmed on July 21 by Demarcus...
He reassures Americans as he reminds people to sign up for the health care program before the deadline. By Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post Barack Obama reminded people that Saturday was the last day to sign up for Obamacare, and declared that a Texas federal judge’s ruling striking down the law making...
By abc7chicago.com The Chicago Luvabulls, the dance squad that performs at Chicago Bulls games, stopped by ABC7 Thursday to announce that they are holding open auditions for new members over the weekend. The auditions will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Quest Multisport Complex. Ariana Rosado, one of last year's...
By Robin Curnow and Hilary Clarke, CNN Winnie Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81, a family member told CNN on Monday. The outspoken campaigner was known as the "Mother of the Nation" because of her...
Chicago’s inspector general, Joe Ferguson, released a report Thursday highlighting concerns with the police’s so-called “gang database.” By Sanjana Karanth, Huffington Post Chicago police do not have proper standards in place to ensure the accuracy of the gang data they collect and share with more than 500 agencies, according to a...