By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News Mayor Lori Lightfoot presented her 2021 budget proposal for Chicago, which includes a property tax increase and layoffs to address the city's more than $1 billion budget deficit amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Mayor Lightfoot's $12.8 billion budget plan, property taxes would increase by $94 million...
By Sarah Moon, CNN An independent autopsy commissioned by the family of 29-year-old Black man Dijon Kizzee found that he was struck 15 times by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies last month, attorneys for the family said Tuesday. Seven of the shots fired by deputies struck Kizzee on his back...
Trump tells governors ‘you have to do retribution’ in response to destructive actions By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — A conference call between U.S. governors and Republican President Donald Trump led to the latest in a series of spats between Illinois’ governor and the president Monday. "You have to dominate, if...
By Brónagh Tumulty, WGN Web Desk The National Weather Service has confirmed a brief tornado in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood Monday evening. A WGN News viewer captured video of the tornado, with debris swirling in the air. Elsewhere across the area, straight-line winds up to 70 mph downed branches and uprooted...
ABC Legendary basketball coach John Thompson Jr. has died at the age of 78, according to ESPN. Thompson was the first African-American head coach to win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship when his Georgetown Hoyas won the title in 1984. Thompson led the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980s. Thompson is...
By Christina Santi, Ebony Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) announced Monday that he will take charge on the proposal of a bill that would establish a group to study the possibility of reparations to the African descendants of slaves. Booker is among several presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachussetts.) who...
By Alexis McAdams, ABC7 News Students in Chicago Public Schools return to learning Tuesday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson will visit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy of Social Justice in Englewood Tuesday to kick off the start of the unusual school year. Chicago Public Schools' students...
CNN Wire The drones are coming - and they're bringing your aspirin. CVS is the latest drug store to explore delivering to you via a drone. The pharmacy chain is partnering with UPS, which received a Federal Aviation Administration certificate earlier this month to make limited drone deliveries, reported CNN. CVS said...
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...