By Alexis McAdams, ABC7 News Governor JB Pritzker has released guidelines tailored to specific industries such as restaurants, retail and health and fitness centers as Illinois prepares to enter Phase 3 of the governor's reopening plan Friday. On Sunday, Illinois health officials announced 2,508 new coronavirus cases and 67 additional deaths....
In an exclusive interview with theGrio, Sen. Harris reveals a new proposal to fight racism and bias against patients of color By Natasha S. Ashford, The Grio For Black America, fears around COVID-19 aren’t just about the disease itself, but seeking help from a medical system that doesn’t always treat Black...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Writer Former NBA legend and New York Knicks star Patrick Ewing recently tested positive for COVID-19. Ewing is currently the head coach of the Georgetown University Hoyas men’s basketball team and has been released from the hospital where he was being treated for the virus. “This...
By J. Coyden Palmer Amidst COVID-19 concerns, parents, players and coaches throughout the state are planning a protest on Saturday, September 19 in Springfield and Chicago asking for Governor J.B. Pritzker to allow the IHSA to continue fall sports instead of waiting for the Governor’s approval. The action is being taken...
Crusader Staff Report Unemployment in Gary continues to fall during the pandemic along with other Indiana cities, according to the latest figures from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Gary’s unemployment rate in September was 15.7 percent. The unemployment rate in Gary has been dropping since May, when 20 percent of...
Illinois is tied with Texas for the most infected federal facilities By Chuck Goudie and Ross Weidner, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, ABC7 ABC7 I-Team has zeroed in on federal prisons, where controlling the spread of the COVID19 virus has been a serious challenge. Illinois has been hit especially hard, with four federal...
By Bonnie DeShong This COVID-19 pandemic has truly opened my eyes to many things. We have all given kudos to the amazing people who are on the front lines in dealing with this virus. I have applauded the nurses, doctors, and hospital staff; the firemen, police officers, and EMTs; and...
By Patrick Forrest Longtime host of The Butt Naked Truth on local gospel station WBGX, Harold Davis Jr. died Sunday, April 12 after complications involving acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with COVID-19. He was 63 years old. Notorious for exposing political leaders regardless of ethnicity or party whose words did not...
By Craig Wall and Eric Horng, ABC7 News Gov. JB Pritzker promised a swift appeal after a judge ruled in favor of an Illinois lawmaker who sued the state over the governor's extended stay-at-home order. The ruling comes as Illinois' coronavirus death toll reached just under 2,000 over the weekend. Illinois...
Politicians want the law lifted because studies show that wearing masks could save lives By Dawn Onley, The Grio It is against the law to wear a mask in public in Georgia. The Jim Crow-era law was enacted to protect Black citizens from the Ku Klux Klan, but now state legislators are...