11-year-old boy starts college career at Southern University

Elijah Precciely started something new this week: college. The 11-year-old just started his undergraduate career at Southern University in Louisiana. The physics major spoke to...

16 shots= 6+ years in jail=Outrage over Van Dyke’s Jail...

By Erick Johnson Officer Jason Van Dyke on Friday, January 18, was given more than six years in prison, igniting outrage in Chicago’s Black community...

Illinois Lottery Celebrates 55 Lucky Players Who Won Prizes Of $1...

For the ninth consecutive year, more than 50 Illinois Lottery players claimed prizes of $1 million or more. Fifty-five players claimed an Illinois Lottery prize...

THEY GOT OFF!

Judge clears three Chicago police officers on all charges in Laquan McDonald case By Erick Johnson Three Chicago police officers accused of covering up the shooting...

Saving a life takes less than an hour

By Glenn Reedus Generally, we think of life-saving moves that involve some heroic or over-the-top fearless action. Such feats are spread over social media, get...

Op Ed Finding solutions for diabetes management

By Senator Kimberly Lightford More than 1.3 million people in Illinois, or 12.5% of the adult population, have diabetes and an additional 37.5% have prediabetes...

Rush Introduces Insulin Access for All Bill

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced H.R.366, the Insulin Access for All Act of 2019 on January 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  This...

Medicaid Plans cover doctors’ visits, hospital care and now your GED

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Emilia Ford became pregnant at 15 and, after her daughter was born, dropped out of high school. As she held down different...

America’s Heroes Group advocates—Veterans helping Veterans

On occasion everyone needs a helping hand even if it’s short term. Most of us will typically seek out a relative, friend, neighbor or...

St. Sabina Church honors Dr. King’s 90th birthday with two events

Pfleger honors millennials for their positive social justice activism By Chinta Strausberg In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, Father Michael L. Pfleger paid tribute to scores of Chicago youth...