Alderman Willie Cochran (20th) on Wednesday, November 28, rejected a plea deal on bribery and fraud charges and will stand trial on June 3. Cochran pleaded not guilty in 2016 to a 15-count indictment charging him with wire fraud, bribery, and extortion. A change of plea hearing has been scheduled...
By Brian Pascus, CBS News A lawyer for the city of Chicago said Thursday the city is seeking $130,00 from actor Jussie Smollett as restitution for the cost of the investigation he initiated. Smollett had been charged with 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being victim...
Crusader Staff Report The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 154 other civil rights organizations this week called on members of Congress to swiftly pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act, H.R. 4. The bill was recently reintroduced as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, as well as...
The young girl who was punched in the video declined medical attention By Teddy Grant, Ebony A White North Carolina man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly punching a young Black girl in the face outside of a mall, Newsweek reports. David Stephen Bell, 51, was charged with assaulting a female under...
By CNN Wire WASHINGTON — Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc., is recalling approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday. The recall was announced as the US Centers for Disease Control...
By Tom Negovan and WGN Web Desk Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx held a press conference Tuesday after explosive allegations about singer R. Kelly aired in a new Lifetime docuseries. She said she has gotten calls from not just the media, but from families around the Chicago area looking for...
DMX
By Lisa Respires France, CNN DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50. "We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White...
Young met with Mayor Lightfoot in December to discuss wrong house raid ABC7 The attorney for a Chicago woman whose house was wrongfully raided in February 2019 will not be punished for releasing video of the incident. A federal judge decided not to punish Keenan Saulter, Anjanette Young's attorney, after he released...
Brandon Higgs, who was active in private neo-Nazi chat groups, said “Go back to Africa!” before the shooting in a Baltimore suburb. By Christopher Mathias, Huff Post A Maryland judge on Wednesday sentenced white supremacist Brandon Higgs to four decades behind bars for charges related to the 2018 shooting and wounding...
The president-elect castigated the president with a ferociousness not seen since Election Day. By Rebecca Shabad, Dareh Gregorian and Dartunorro Clark, NBC News President-elect Joe Biden on Monday gave his most scathing indictment yet of the attempts by President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn November's election, hours after the...