Sunday, March 7, 2021
ABC7 Governor JB Pritzker is expected to sign a sweeping police reform bill into law Monday. Pritzker is slated to sign House Bill 3653, also known as the Police and Criminal Justice Reform Bill, on the South Side. The bill would require all police officers to wear body cameras. "In the wake of...
A cousin of Ray Wood, a former undercover police officer, shared a confession letter in which Wood said that the agencies facilitated the assassination. By Ja'han Jones, HuffPost A letter shared by the family of a deceased former New York police officer alleges that the officer, the New York City Police...
By Dave Savini, Anjanette Young, the innocent woman who was handcuffed naked by the Chicago Police Department, sued the city and officers involved in the botched raid that sparked national outcry. The lawsuit filed in state court late Friday signifies the city’s failure to expeditiously reach a settlement with Young, something...
“Black Students, Parents, Teachers And Allies Have Demanded That We Interrupt The School-To-Prison Pipeline.” -Mónica García, School Board Member By Ashlee Banks, ESSENCE Schools in Los Angeles will soon see changes now that the Board of Education has approved plans to reallocate millions of dollars from the school police budget to...
The group’s lighthearted rhymes and winning comedic approach helped speed hip-hop’s absorption into pop culture. By Jon Caramanica and Michael Levenson, New York Times Prince Markie Dee, who as a member of the trio Fat Boys released some of hip-hop’s most commercially successful albums of the 1980s and helped speed the...
WGN A city commission is determining the fate of monuments to Abraham Lincoln and George Washington and other historical figures in Chicago as part of a “racial healing and historical reckoning project” that began over the summer. No decision has been made on whether any of the 41 statues and other...
Rep. Emanuel 'Chris' Welch took Madigan's place as House speaker last month By Craig Wall and John Garcia, ABC7 News After 50 years in the state legislature, Mike Madigan is finally calling it quits. On Thursday, the legendary political figure sent a letter to the House speaker announcing that he will be...
By Eric Horng, ABC7 News Newly-released body camera footage shows an arrest at the center of a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Police Department. Leroy Kennedy IV, the man who was arrested last year, said he did nothing wrong. His case was later dismissed, but he said the ordeal has left...
By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News Chicago Tribune reporting found that Chicago spent a significant amount of COVID-19 relief funds on police. Some aldermen and community groups are slated to hold a news conference Thursday morning to question Mayor Lori Lightfoot's allocation of the relief funds. Chicago received $1.2 billion from the federal...
By Isheka N. Harrison, Atlanta Black Star A young single mother of three is receiving tons of monetary and moral support after she was arrested for leaving her children in a motel room while she went to work at a local Little Caesars. Shaina Bell, 24, of Liberty Township, Ohio, was...