Born into slavery but forever with presidents

Ida B. Wells-Barnett becomes first Black woman with a major street named after her in downtown Chicago By Erick Johnson It came in the middle...

The voice of ‘Soooooooooul” Train says he’s being ripped off...

By Stephanie Henson Gadlin, National Correspondent His iconic howl is recognized by millions of people across the globe as the voice of Soul Train. Broadcast...

Appropriations approves Melton’s mobile driver’s license proposal

On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a proposal that would allow Hoosiers to access their driver’s license on a mobile phone. State Senator...

Hundreds of accused criminals on electronic monitoring are missing

By Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, ABC 7 News The Cook County Sheriff's Office electronic monitoring program is massive. There are more accused criminals being...

NB Lake Shore Drive remains closed for bridge repairs, officials hope...

By Cate Cauguiran, ABC7 News Crews continue to work on a portion of Lake Shore Drive that remains closed Tuesday morning because of cracks found...

Katy Perry’s ‘Blackface’ Shoes Pulled From Dillard’s Amid Backlash

The shoes, which resemble blackface caricatures, are no longer available on the store’s website. By Elyse Wanshel, Huffington Post Katy Perry may be in the midst...

Gary, Indiana—in Deal with U.S. Steel—May Learn the Hard Way How...

By Erik Sherman, Fortune Subsidies have become a way of life for cities and states that want to woo corporations and expected jobs. And Gary,...

Famed Tap Dancer Mable Lee Dies at 97

The Queen of the Soundies has passed on. By Christina Santi, Ebony Mable Lee, the jazz dancer and singer, died at the age of 97 on Thursday. A...

Gucci removes $890 “blackface” sweater, apologizes after receiving backlash

By Caitlin O'Kan, CBS News Gucci has removed a controversial sweater from its website and apologized after some people said the sweater resembled blackface. The...

Tax refunds issued so far are smaller than last year, IRS...

By Irina Ivanova, CBS News Taxpayers got a double dose of bad news Friday when the Internal Revenue Service released figures on the first week...