Monday, January 25, 2021
Actor also appeared in the films “Hollywood Shuffle”, “Boomerang” and “Vampire In Brooklyn” among others By Ross A. Lincoln, The Wrap John Witherspoon, a prolific character actor best known for a run of comedic turns in acclaimed films and cult classics like “Hollywood Shuffle” and the “Friday” franchise, died Tuesday in...
By Patrick Forrest The Chicago Board of Education voted 4-3 late last month to keep a $33 million contract that allows Chicago Police officers to be stationed in the city’s public high schools. Students and youth activists had used the contract as a starting point toward police reform in the...
As part of its work to create more opportunities for Black communities, the Indiana University Black Philanthropy Circle requested and received a proclamation from Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, officially designating August as Black Philanthropy Month in Indiana. Observed every August, Black Philanthropy Month is a global celebration and concerted campaign...
By Chris Bumbaca, USA Today Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan died Sunday at his home in California due to a non-specified polyneuropathy, his family announced. He was 77. Morgan played 22 seasons in the big leagues from 1963-1984. Although he began his career with the Houston Astros when they were...
By J'na Jefferson, Vibe "I hope to be as explosive as I used to be." After a tumultuous few years away from basketball, it looks like Lamar Odom is ready for his big comeback. The former Los Angeles Laker and Clippers player announced via Instagram that he will be returning to professional basketball as a...
Illinois reports highest daily COVID-19 death toll since crisis began By Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 News Governor JB Pritzker unveiled his five-phase plan to reopen the Illinois economy Tuesday. The announcement came as Illinois saw its largest one-day jump in COVID-19 deaths in the state, with 176 lives lost, bringing the total deaths...
Crusader Staff Report The time has come from Uncle Sam to hear from you. After a three-month delay, the deadline to file your 2019 taxes is July 15. Originally scheduled for April 15, the deadline was extended to allow Americans more time during the coronavirus pandemic. The move provided some economic and...
ABC7 News One of the men convicted of killing Michael Jordan's father has been given approval to be released from prison in 2023. James Jordan was killed on July 23, 1993. He was on his way home from a funeral when he stopped on the side of Highway 74 south of...
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 CBS News The City of Chicago is suing actor Jussie Smollett for $130,000 for the investigation into a racist and homophobic attack local police have called a hoax. In March, the city ordered Smollett to repay the $130,000 but Smollett, who has insisted the alleged attack did occur, has refused. The city...