By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com More than 2 million Illinois voters have requested vote-by-mail ballots and more than 26,000 such ballots have already been returned, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. That means about a quarter of the state’s registered voters had requested vote-by-mail ballots as of Wednesday, Sept....
By Jamie Gangel, Jeremy Herb and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN President Donald Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and "more deadly than even your strenuous flus," and that he repeatedly played it down publicly, according to legendary...
By Patrice Nkrumah A study conducted at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine released earlier this week shows that African-American and Hispanic veterans are more likely to contract COVID-19. A study of around 5.8 million people who receive care from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
Prosperity Indiana is pleased to announce an award totaling $50,000 from National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) to support advocacy and education related to housing and homelessness prevention in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will increase capacity for Prosperity Indiana to convene partners to advocate for short-term...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Writer After testing positive for COVID-19 last weekend, White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada rejoined the team’s major league roster on Thursday, July 16. Prior to the announcement, the third baseman was placed on the 10-day injured list last Friday for unspecified reasons. Manager Rick Renteria believes...
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...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Writer Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish now has concerns about playing baseball due to COVID-19. According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, the decision to participate in an abbreviated season amid the coronavirus pandemic was not an easy one for the Cubs pitcher. Bastian also mentioned that...
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com Testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker said he would like to see a coordinated national COVID-19 containment strategy that requires people to wear masks, and he reiterated the need for a federal financial support package for states. He was...
By Julianne Malveaux On October 2, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the last unemployment report we will see until after the election. Based on this report, Congress and the Senate must pass the HEROES Act that would give individuals, cities, and states much-needed relief from the corona recession, which...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Writer With COVID-19 shutting down all sporting events across America, the National Basketball Association is possibly on the verge of re-opening several practice facilities in healthy quarantine cities. According to commissioner Adam Silver, both sides are looking for neutral sites to play in, but a decision...