By Charise Frazier, NewsOne One year ago, Dartavius Barnes experienced one of the most earth-shattering experiences anyone can live through, when he was stopped by police in Springfield, in April 2020. The encounter forever etched in his memory, signaled the day where law enforcement officials confiscated the ashes of his daughter...
Police in west suburban Aurora are asking for help identifying a toddler who was found alone on Tuesday. Police said the boy, who appears to be about two years old, was found near Robinwood and Crestwood drives, wearing a grey and blue onesie. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call...
Jason "J-Hey" Heyward
CBS 2 Chicago The Chicago Cubs have unveiled their new Nike City Connect uniforms, featuring navy blue jerseys and pants they will don for the first time on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals. The navy blue jerseys feature “Wrigleyville” stitched across the chest in the same font and shape as...
Clarence Willams III
By Variety Clarence Williams III, an actor known for portraying Linc Hayes on "The Mod Squad" and Prince's father in "Purple Rain," died on Friday. He was 81. Williams' management confirmed his death citing the cause as colon cancer. Williams broke through in 1968 as one of the stars of the counterculture...
Gov. JB Pritzker
By Craig Wall, ABC 7 Chicago Governor JB Pritzker hinted Thursday that he may not run for a second term, breaking the news even as Illinois is poised to come out of the pandemic and make his job a bit easier starting next week. So, the question is: Is the governor...
Mayor Lori Lightfoot
ABC 7 Chicago During a Facebook live with Chicago's top doctor Thursday morning, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will move into the next phase of easing COVID restrictions along with the rest of the state. Gov. JB Pritzker has previously said Illinois remains on track to fully reopen on June...
By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Earlier this spring, the city of Evanston, Illinois, become a symbol of hope during a long storied effort to ensure the federal government disseminates reparations to the descendants of chattel slavery. Bolstered by the first $10 million in revenue from the city’s cannabis tax, Evanston became the...
By Michael Levenson, New York Times Illinois would become the first state to bar the police from using deceptive tactics when interrogating young people under legislation that passed the General Assembly with near-unanimous support from Republicans and Democrats on Sunday. The bill, which is headed to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk, is...
Chicago Police
WGN Two Chicago police officers are now being investigated for beating a teenage boy during an arrest. According to the Chicago Tribune, the officers are accused of punching the teen “without justification.” The Tribune said the officers are also accused of pushing his head into a metal fence and into a...
ABC 7 Chicago The Illinois Senate has voted to create an elected school board in Chicago. That bill now heads back to the House. if passed there, it will go to Governor JB Pritzker to sign. Currently, Chicago's school board consists of seven members appointed by the mayor, without an approval process. Chicago...