Tuesday, January 19, 2021
ISP expunges over 490,000 state arrest records, local counties still working on clearing logs By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com Governor JB Pritzker issued 9,219 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Thursday, New Year’s Eve, while announcing the Illinois State Police had expunged all eligible records at the state level for marijuana...
Crusader Staff Report One day after State Representative Lauren Underwood was sworn in for a second term in the 14th Congressional District, Republican challenger Jim Oberweis launched a campaign to overturn the election. Oberweis said he filed a “Notice of Contest” with the Clerk House of Representatives Monday on reportedly the...
The senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church will be the first Black U.S. senator representing Georgia. By Amanda Terkel, Huff Post Raphael Warnock has defeated GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s runoff election, making him the first Black U.S. senator in the state’s history. Control of the Senate rests on the two...
By Melissa Quinn, Tim Perry, CBS News On an hour-long phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday, President Trump pressured him and other officials to "find" enough votes in the state's presidential election to make him the winner, according to audio of the call obtained by CBS News. During...
By Kevin Liptak, Kate Bennett, Tami Luhby, Kaitlan Collins, Jason Hoffman, Phil Mattingly and Jeremy Diamond, CNN President Donald Trump signed the massive $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law Sunday night, averting a government shutdown that was set to begin on Tuesday, and extending billions of dollars...
Democrat who won the Black vote says she can’t go against ‘principle’ By Erick Johnson She won Chicago’s powerful Black electorate to win her first term as U.S. Senator from Illinois. Today, Senator Tammy Duckworth is standing firm against granting a waiver to allow retired Army General Lloyd Austin to...
Crusader Staff Report President-elect Joe Biden campaigned in Georgia Tuesday, December 15, one day after being officially declared president by the Electoral College, winning 306 electoral votes to President Donald Trump’s 232. The campaign continues for Biden, who after the Electoral College’s decision, turned to Georgia, where early voting started December...
The relief package would establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefit and a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans. ABC7 After months of Washington gridlock, Congress is set to act on a $900 billion pandemic relief package, finally delivering long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to...
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...
In historic move, President-elect Biden appoints retired General Lloyd Austin for top job Crusader Staff Report Retired U. S. Army General Lloyd Austin, III, will serve as the nation’s first Black Secretary of Defense. As the leader and chief executive officer of the United States Department of Defense, Austin, will command...