ABC7 News An Evanston group wants to suspend history lessons in schools until the lessons focus more on the contributions of minorities, and women. The group met Sunday at the Robert Crown Center to call on the state to stop its current history teaching practices. "The miseducation of our children must stop,"...
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...
On July 22, 2020, Democrat Frank Mrvan announced he has received the endorsement of the Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council to be the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s First Congressional District. The members of the Building Trades Council voted to endorse Mrvan during their weekly meeting. Frank Mrvan stated,...
Barr says local ‘Operation Legend’ efforts will be different than those in Portland By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — State leaders on Wednesday gave tentative support to a Trump administration plan to send more than 200 federal agents to Chicago, although officials said they would also be on guard for...
By Anne Branigin, The Root Throughout his presidency, White House occupant Donald Trump has had an obsession with Chicago. Trump frequently pointed to Chicago’s crime rates throughout his presidency, but declined to make a presidential visit to the Windy City until 2019, when he met with Chicago police and railed against...
By Patrick Forrest   Protesters clashed with police after attempts to bring down a statue depicting Christopher Columbus Friday night--July 17. The protest, organized by Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Chi-Nations Youth Council, LetUsBreathe Collective and others, started at Buckingham Fountain but moved south where protesters began to surround the...
Former governor: Voters should have right to electronically sign petitions during COVID-19 By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois group trying to get a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 3 ballot is not entitled to looser regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Committee for the...
 Participant says Mendoza’s prioritizing puts Vendor Payment Program at risk By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — A program that helps vendors get paid even when the state is late paying its bills might be in danger, the head of one financial company said, because of the way Illinois Comptroller Susana...
What did America learn from the Kerner Report's study of the civil disorder from the 60s  Rev. Marvin Gaye Hunter, pastor of the Grace Memorial Church, 1457 So. Kenneth Avenue in Chicago, is hosting and chairing a panel and town hall discussion 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 15th, streaming live from his...
Chicago Democrat has held the 9th District seat since 2010 By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com State Rep. Arthur Turner, D-Chicago, announced his retirement from the Illinois House effective Friday, July 3. Turner, a deputy majority leader in the House, had served in the 9th District on the west side of Chicago since...