Dykota Morgan
BY Shannon Halligan, WGN TV Family is mourning the loss of a 15-year-old Bolingbrook girl who died from COVID-19 just two days after testing positive. Last week, Dykota Morgan was a perfectly healthy 15-year-old freshman at Bolingbrook High School who excelled in school and athletics. But shortly after she turned 15,...
Garrett Rolfe
By Emily Shapiro and Marlene Lenthang, ABC News The Atlanta police officer who was fired after fatally shooting a Black man in a Wendy's parking lot last year has been reinstated by Atlanta's Civil Service Board. Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old husband, father and stepfather, was running away when he was shot by officer...
menthol cigarettes
By Bo Erickson, CBS News The Biden administration announced its intention last Thursday to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, including menthol. "Banning menthol—the last allowable flavor—in cigarettes and banning all flavors in cigars will help save lives, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products. With these actions, the...
Ty Johnson, TaKiya Howard
By CBS 2 Chicago Two standout high school basketball players were shot overnight in Chicago. High school basketball stars, both so talented, they already signed to play college ball. But right now, they’re recovering after being shot. DePaul College Prep High School and Loyola commit Ty Johnson and TaKiya Howard, a student...
Judge Joseph Hatchett
The Clearwater native’s pioneering legal career took him to Florida’s highest court and the federal judiciary. By Howard Cohen, Tampa Bay Times When a young Joseph W. Hatchett took the Florida Bar exam in 1960, he could not stay in the Miami hotel in which the test was given because of...
vaccine
By Maggie Fox, CNN The US Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine in children and teens ages 12 to 15 by early next week, a federal government official tells CNN. Pfizer has applied for emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine for teens and children ages...
Stephanie Bottom
By Artemis Moshtaghian, Melissa Alonso and Amanda Jackson, CNN A Black woman was allegedly grabbed by the hair and pulled out of her SUV by North Carolina police during a traffic stop in 2019 after she was driving 10 miles per hour over the speed limit and failed to stop...
Black Farmers
White farmers overwhelmingly benefitted from federal aid programs under the Trump administration. By Anoa Changa, NewsOnes Five white farmers last week sued USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in his official capacity, alleging reverse discrimination for his treatment of Black farmers, in particular. The lawsuit claimed the effort to address equity for farmers...
Lil Durk
“I’ll buy it. Don’t matter how much it is,” he tweeted. By Tamantha Gunn, Revolt Lil Durk wants to purchase the Chicago neighborhood he once lived in. On Friday (April 30), the “Finesse Out The Gang Way” emcee took to Twitter to reply to a tweet that said that Parkway Gardens, which...
ST. EDMUND’S OASIS, housing, home
ABC7 Chicago A moratorium on evictions in Illinois that was set to expire Saturday has been extended another 30 days. The announcement was made early Saturday in an updated proclamation from Gov. JB Pritzker. The pandemic has been difficult for both tenants and landlords. Plans to repair the roof of a Chicago Bronzeville...