By CBS News The Chicago Public Library will eliminate all late fines starting Tuesday – and wipe out all users’ existing fines – becoming the largest public library system in the U.S. to go fine-free. Books and other materials will still have due dates, but the library will no longer impose...
By Jerry Nowicki, Capitol News Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday, and the governor plans to get retested as well. “After experiencing minor symptoms over the weekend, I consulted with my health care provider using telehealth services. Upon the...
Garrett Rolfe’s lawsuit was filed the same day that prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his bond, citing an alleged travel violation. By Nina Golgowski, Huff Post A former Atlanta police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks outside of a Wendy’s restaurant in June has filed a lawsuit...
By Anne Branigin, The Root Naperville, Ill., police have charged a 14-year-old boy with a hate crime after he allegedly posted a photo of a Black classmate on a Craigslist ad captioned, “slave for sale.” According to the Chicago Tribune, the teen, who is white, was charged as a juvenile with...
Inductees Will Be Announced In January, But Fans Can Vote For Their Favorite Musician Now. By Sydney Scott, ESSENCE The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2020 induction nominees, and some heavy hitters are being considered. The long list of artists nominated includes Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and Rufus...
By Anne Branigin, The Root An independent autopsy ordered by the family of George Floyd finds the 46-year-old man was killed by “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.” The early findings from the exam were released...
ABC7 News Mayor Lori Lightfoot says it is "crystal clear" that the Chicago Teachers Union will go on strike Thursday and that there will be no class for Chicago Public Schools students. "They have been very clear that they are going to recommend to their House of Delegates that the strike...
Celebratory Culmination Red Bucket Follies Set for December 3 & 4 At the New Amsterdam Theatre Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows will begin six weeks of annual fall fundraising next Friday, October 19, 2018, a collective effort by the theatre community – those onstage, backstage and in the audience – in support...
Singer R. Kelly is in custody in Chicago on federal sex crime charges and federal agents conducted a search of his Trump Tower residence. Kelly was out walking his dog Thursday when he was arrested by Homeland Security agents and New York Police Department detectives in Chicago on two separate...
By Amir Vera, CNN After taking heat for a few days, rapper Ice Cube spoke to CNN on Friday to set the record straight on why he was working with President Donald Trump. Cube spoke mostly with Chris Cuomo about his "Contract With Black America," a plan he released earlier this...