llinois governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel llinois governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel are longtime friends and business partners, so one might expect Rauner to offer some words of encouragement as his buddy deals with the fallout from the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan...
Changes to the civilian agency that acts as a watchdog to the Chicago Police Department were announced Monday afternoon. Changes to the civilian agency that acts as a watchdog to the Chicago Police Department were announced Monday afternoon. Sharon Fairley, the acting head of the Independent Police Review Authority, detailed plans...
Image by Brookings Institution Analysis of Census Data The lives of black and white Chicago residents could hardly be more different. The Windy City, which is currently contending with a series of police shootings of black Chicagoans, is the most segregated major metro area in the nation. And it's been in...
Bettie Jones High Profile "Good Neighbor" Killed By Shot Fired By Chicago Police Funeral services for MS. BETTIE JONES, an accidental victim shot by Chicago Police on the Westside in the early morning the day after Christmas, will be held today, WEDNESDAY, January 6, 2016. The wake begins at 10 a.m....
Former police commander Jon Burge The city of Chicago on Monday, January 4 announced that it has paid out $5.5 million in reparations to dozens of people who were victims of police brutality decades ago. The city sent out checks each totaling $100,000. More victims had received previous settlements and saw...
Plan ahead for people living with dementia to avoid wandering    Six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander. A person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia may not remember his or her name or address, and can become disoriented, even in familiar places. In cold temperatures and winter weather...
President Obama and Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch spoke to reporters in the Oval Office on Monday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times President Obama will announce executive actions on Tuesday intended to expand background checks for some firearm purchases and step up federal enforcement of the nation’s gun laws,...
Dr. Frances Cress Welsing Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the famed psychiatrist and Afrocentrist, has died, family members confirmed Saturday. She was 80. Welsing was admitted Thursday to MedStar Washington Medical Center in northwest D.C., reportedly being kept alive by a ventilator until her sister Loren Cress Love arrived from Chicago. Donna Brazile,...
Photo by Bruce Weber/Louis Vuitton Jaden Smith and his sister Willow have been turning heads and raising eyebrows for most of their adolescence. As the children of celebrities they have the luxury to be seen as "outside-the-box thinkers" and explore themselves and their purpose in a way that most young...
As weight related illnesses and conditions such as coronary heart disease, obesity and diabetes become more and more prevalent within society, as to the trends of high blood pressure. This decrease in heart health for the general population is a concern that must be addressed by people on a...