Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The former officer was granted permission to leave Minnesota due to 'safety concerns' as he awaits trial By Ny Magee, TheGrio The murder trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is set to get underway next week, and construction crews are already hard at work turning the courthouse into an...
By Jamie Gangel and Dan Merica, CNN Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. He was 85. A cause of death was not immediately released. The former president of the National Urban League rose...
By Glenn Marshall, WGN An 11-year-old girl was hospitalized after being shot in the face when she was at a West Pullman gas station. Ny-Andrea Dyer was sitting in the back seat of a car at a gas station on west 127th Street around 11 p.m. Monday when the shooting began. Police...
By Wayne Sterling, CNN Broadcasting pioneer and former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Irv Cross died Sunday morning in Minnesota, the Philadelphia Eagles announced on the team's website. He was 81. Cross was the first African American sports analyst on national television when he worked for CBS Sports as an NFL analyst and commentator from...
By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 Governor Pritzker will join Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin and Black leaders to open up a mass vaccination site Tuesday to put a focus on getting the vaccine to the Black community. The Cathedral of Grace St. John AME Church, an historic Black church founded in 1862, will...
ABC7 Chicago comedian, actress and "Windy City Live" contributor Erica Watson has passed away from COVID-19, according to her family. You may remember Watson from her many appearances on "Windy City Live" with Val and Ryan. She also appeared in the Oscar nominated film "Precious," as well as "ChiRaq." Watson's family said...
The suit claimed the platform stored biometric data in violation of Illinois state law By Kim Lyons, The Verge A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a $650 million Facebook class action privacy settlement and ordered the 1.6 million members of the class in Illinois who submitted claims to...
By Marissa Parra, CBS 2 The grace period is nearly over for Chicago drivers. Starting on Monday, if one of the city’s speed cameras catches you going 6 mph to 9 mph over the limit, get ready for a $35 ticket. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reports, it’s a controversial move...
By Will Jones, ABC7 A new program is being launched in Gary to provide some residents with extra income with no strings attached for a year. Burgess Peoples is the executive director of the Guaranteed Income Validation Effort. The pilot program will provide a $500 monthly income to 125 residents for...
By Clare Foran, Annie Grayer, Kristin Wilson and Lauren Fox, CNN The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19...