Tuesday, January 19, 2021
By Ishena Robinson, The Root The many army veterans and law enforcement officers who participated in the insurrectionist attack at the U.S. Capitol confirmed that there are people in the forces who also identify as violent Trump supporters, as does the recent case of an Army veteran being accused of...
Hundreds to gather and witness 102-year-old Catherine Stovall receive The Dr. Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award  Monday, January 18th, 2021 @ 12:00 P.M. Robbins Village Hall, 3327 W. 137th Street, Robbins, Il (OUTDOOR Press Conference and Presentation) Tyrone Ward -- Mayor of Robbins, Illinois -- will be joined by U.S. Congresswoman Robin...
By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Be very clear. What happened on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup d’etat that had an inside and outside dimension and strategy! It was an undemocratic effort by President Donald Trump and over 150 Republicans to reject the popular votes of the American people in...
By Erick Johnson State Representative Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) announced this week that he introduced a bill during the 2021 legislative session that would permit same-day voter registration. The bill, HB 1301 would allow voters to register at the polls on the day of an election, providing they have...
The Gary Police Department recently announced the results of the 2020 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday enforcement mobilization, which began mid-December and lasted through the first of the year. During the 17-day enforcement period. Twenty-three seat belt citations were written and 14 arrests were made for driving...
By Alex Butler, UPI Former NFL fullback TIm Lester has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 52. Lester's family said he tested positive for COVID-19 10 days ago and died Tuesday morning at his Milton, Ga., home. Family members suspect that a pulmonary embolism -- a blockage of an artery...
An unprecedented year yields a unanimous vote of confidence for Kari K. Steele by MWRD Board of Commissioners Every two years, the nine members of the Board of Commissioners for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) cast their vote to determine three key executive positions within the Board...
President Kari K. Steele, Vice President Barbara McGowan re-elected to two-year terms, Marcelino Garcia elected as Chairman of Finance The Board of Commissioners for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has elected officers to a two-year term of leadership to help guide the agency and protect the...
By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com The Illinois Senate passed a criminal justice omnibus bill early Wednesday morning after a grueling 20 hours of politicking during Tuesday’s lame duck session. The legislation is made up of several provisions that touch all facets of the criminal justice system. The Pretrial Fairness Act, a longtime...
By Liz Nagy and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team Several Chicago police officers have been suspended after they were seen lounging in Representative Bobby Rush's office while people were looting stores nearby last summer, sources tell ABC 7. Pictures from inside the longtime congressman's South Side campaign office over the summer show...