Thousands of students plan to attend gun control rallies nationwide. Getting there just got a lot easier. By Amber Fisher, patch.com Thousands of students across the country plan to demonstrate on Saturday as part of a nationwide call for gun control. The problem is, many of them can't drive to those...
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NBC Chicago Illinois became the first state in the U.S. to extend full Medicaid benefits to new mothers from 60 days to one year postpartum, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. The extension aims to reduce the rate of maternal morbidity, according to Pritzker, noting health disparities for Black women during the...
Mayor Lori Lightfoot was with Scott Wednesday, but said she will not be quarantining By Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 News Alderman Michael Scott Jr. of Chicago's 24th Ward has tested positive for COVID-19 and appeared at a press conference this week with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Mayor Lightfoot appeared with Alderman Scott on Wednesday....
Walter Forbes was a young college student in 1982 when he stepped between two groups fighting outside a bar in his small Michigan town. One of the men, Dennis Hall, retaliated the next day, shooting Forbes four times. Soon afterward, Hall died in an apparent arson fire, and Forbes was...
Indoor dining ban in effect for much of area, with Lake, McHenry counties and Chicago restrictions to go in place this week By Jesse Kirsch, ABC7 News New COVID-19 restrictions on indoor dining from Governor Pritzker in effect in much of the Chicago area have drawn pushback from suburban mayors and...
Barry Anderson, blackdoctor.org According to a Davie Police Department report obtained by PEOPLE and online publication The Blast, someone at the Miami mansion belonging to rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross, (real name William Roberts), called 911 at 3:34 a.m. for emergency medical support — saying a person matching Ross’ description was “unresponsive,” “breathing...
Despite criticism for its lack of women and minorities in the workforce, Twitter has hired a white man to lead its diversity efforts. Amid prevailing criticism for its lack of employee diversity, Twitter has hired a white man as its new diversity chief. The San Francisco company announced Tuesday that Jeffrey...
Lisa Respers France, phillytrib.com The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday was a night of firsts and a reminder of the power of Oprah. “I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon.” @Oprah accepts the 2018 Cecil B. de...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia They are sisters – twins to be correct – and both are medical doctors and were born and raised in a town in Ohio called Twinsburg, a segregated, lower-income and primarily African American area. Both say they’ve always been drawn to science and excelled...
By Diane Pathieu, Sarah Schulte and Liz Nagy, abc7chicago.com DIXMOOR, Ill. (WLS) -- An assisted-living home in south suburban Dixmoor had to be evacuated Thursday night, police said, after residents were found living in squalor. Chief Ron Burge said they got a call from a resident late Thursday night saying they...