Friday, March 5, 2021
At least eight Blacks out of 12 employees in Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s department tested positive for the coronavirus By Erick Johnson At least 848 Blacks in Illinois have COVID-19, the second-highest ethnic group in the state infected with the virus, according to figures released March 27 by...

Access to Commissary Expanded

By Wanda “Sistah Soldier” Petty, President & CEO, SHE VET, iNC. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Act expanded the pool of eligible shoppers on military bases.  Effective Jan 1, 2020, over 3 million people will be eligible to shop at certain military stores (i.e., commissary and exchanges) worldwide. Eligibility also...
$1 Billion Mega Millions® Jackpot Won  The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was won by one lucky player in Michigan last night and this historic roll series also created a few winning moments for Illinois Lottery players. Two $20,000 prizes were won on last night’s Mega Millions draw by Illinois players....
Proposed ordinance will ensure that hotel workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic, including older women workers, can return to their jobs once the guests return Chicago hotel workers are calling for a City policy to protect their right to return to work when the business resumes in...
By Erick Johnson WVON colleagues and listeners are stunned and saddened after popular WVON Alpheus “Insane Ywain" Fields died from a heart attack at his home on Saturday night, May 18. He was 57. Fields was host of “The B-Sides” on WVON. Few details are available about Field’s death. WVON Gospel Host Pam...
Preckwinkle blasted in Black community for the termination of Cook County's top doctor and the  closing of the emergency room of Provident Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic By Hermene D. Hartman Dr. Terry Mason last week was relieved of his duties as the chief operating officer for the Cook County Department of Public...
Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated at $165 Million! While Friday the 13th is traditionally considered an “unlucky” day - there are a number of Mega Millions players throughout the country who would happily disagree with this. In the past 12 years, seven different Mega Millions jackpots have been won around the country...
Congresswoman Maxine Waters gave a very strong message to Black voters who are considering voting for President Trump: “Any of them showing their face, I will never ever forgive them for undermining the possibility to help their own people and their own communities.” Speaking with SiriusXM host Joe Madison,...
By Charlene Crowell During the 1999 State of the Union Address, then-President Bill Clinton recognized a gray-haired Black woman who teetered as she rose to accept the applause of everyone in the chamber of the House of Representatives. The irony is that despite the presidential recognition, her proudest moment came when...
It all started with a social media contest on Facebook. Woman to Woman NWI magazine invited local small business owners to submit a brief summary about why they should be featured on the cover. Chelsea Whittington, owner of the public relations firm C WHITT PR in Gary, decided to...