Chicago coronavirus cases surge as some parents call for schools reop By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News Some Chicago Public Schools parents are planning rallies Wednesday morning, calling for school buildings to reopen. The rallies are being held just hours before the monthly CPS Board of Education meeting. CPS has announced it intends to...
Crusader Staff Report Mayor Jerome Prince on Thursday, October 15, filed a lawsuit against the Common Council seeking to persuade a judge to invalidate the city’s community benefits ordinance. Prince says the ordinance violates his executive authority, but the council disagrees. It’s the latest in deteriorating relations between the mayor and...
6 of 11 IL regions to have mitigations; long lines reported at drive-through testing sites By Michelle Gallardo, Eric Horng and Alexis McAdams, ABC7 Chicago Digital Team Illinois officials announced new COVID-19 restrictions will be imposed on suburban Cook County as cases continue to surge statewide. Officials announced that the restrictions, which...
By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday, October 21, renewed his call for more federal aid for struggling state and local governments as well as small businesses, but talks in Washington may be stalled until after Election Day. “We believe the federal government needs to step in here,...
The 27-year-old man was killed on a Philadelphia street as his mother begged police not to shoot him. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne Protesters took to the streets of Philadelphia Monday night hours after a pair of white police officers shot and killed a Black man who had a knife but...
Analysis by Brandon Tensley, CNN The comment was remarkably revealing despite its simplicity. "One thing we've seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President (Donald) Trump's policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they're complaining about," senior...
By Timothy Bella, Washington Post Sitting in a patrol cruiser in Brooklyn during the weekend, a New York police officer repeatedly offered his support to President Trump over the vehicle’s speaker — and encouraged bystanders to film him doing it. “Trump 2020,” he said from the car, according to video of...
Amy Coney Barrett would become third sitting justice that worked with Bush and Republicans in 2000 to win election By Patrick Forrest President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court is likely to be confirmed by the Republican majority in the senate with a vote scheduled for Monday, October 26....
By Karen Jordan and Alexis McAdams, ABC7 News Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, a Chicago native who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat. In a surprise announcement from his studio window to faithful standing below...
By Alexis McAdams, ABC7 News Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle launched a new cash assistance program for COVID-19 relief Monday morning. The new $2.1 million COVID-19 Recovery Cash Assistance Program will be funded by the federal CARES Act. The program will give 3,000 residents a one-time $600 payment, Preckwinkle said. This is part...