Bill Cosby entered a not guilty plea to a sexual assault charge stemming from 2004. Dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, but this is the first time the 78-year-old comedian has been criminally charged. USA TODAY Get ready for the most sensational celebrity trial of the Twitter...
Credit forwardtimesonline.com On November 15, 2015, Chaplain Mazelle Hughes, from the Hospice Mission Healthcare Center, called the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to request help in obtaining the Purple Heart Medal for one of its residents - Mr. Earl James Barnes. Mr. Barnes served in the U.S. Army during the...
Nursing home cameras; protections for sexual assault survivors, crime victims and workers effective Jan. 1 Attorney General Lisa Madigan today highlighted new laws initiated by her office that will go into effect Jan. 1. In 2016 Illinois will become the fourth state to explicitly allow electronic monitoring devices to be...
There may be more to blame for Americans’ increasing waistlines than poor diet and lack of exercise, according to new research published in Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. Researchers looked at diet and exercise data collected on more than 36,000 adults between 1981 and 2008. They found that, for the same amount of food consumed,...
A Maryland couple is donating $15 million to the American Civil Liberties Union to expand a campaign to cut prison populations and promote private initiatives to rehabilitate and employ ex-convicts, the ACLU announced. The grant from David Trone, co-founder of Bethesda-based Total Wine & More, and his wife, June, is...
Hillary Clinton and Marian Wright Edelman On a humid summer day in 1972, Hillary Rodham walked into this town’s new private academy, a couple of cinder-block classrooms erected hurriedly amid fields of farmland, and pretended to be someone else. Playing down her flat Chicago accent, she told the school’s guidance counselor...
African American Bakery Workers Subjected to Racist Comments and Graffiti in the Worksite, Federal Agency Charged Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corporation) will pay $4 million to a group of 74 African-American former employees and provide other significant relief to settle a lawsuit where they were...
Photo by Michael B. Thomas In the wake of the latest police shooting in Chicago, Sen. Mattie Hunter is calling for legislation to require Chicago’s police department to increase crisis intervention training and availability and use of non-lethal devises, such as Tasers. “Every police car should be equipped with a Taser...
Image still by IDOT Special patrols scheduled through weekend to reduce fatalities on Illinois roadways As 2015 comes to a close, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police (ISP) and nearly 200 law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be working overtime this New Year’s holiday weekend. The effort...
The average person spends two to four hours a day hunched over their phone reading emails, surfing the net, sending text messages or checking Facebook and other social medial sites. These two to four hours can be as high as five or six hours during times away from work...