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...
Housing authorities receive funding under Jobs Plus and Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Programs In an effort to help low-income residents find higher-paying jobs and become self-sufficient, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a combined nearly $100 million investment through HUD's Jobs Plus Pilot Program and Family Self-Sufficiency...
Gary Officials Urge Residents To Exercise Caution If Meeting In-Person To Make Purchases From On-Line Sites City officials urge Gary citizens to be alert to the dangers that can be associated with making purchases from on-line social sites or unknown sources. Gary Police continue to investigate a Sunday, December 20, 2015...
Protesters upset with Mayor Rahm Emanuel took their case straight to his house. (Image still by abc7chicago.com) Protesters upset with Mayor Rahm Emanuel took their case straight to his house. The mayor just returned early from vacation in Cuba to handle the latest deadly police shooting. A vigil was earlier in the...
Painful and puzzling, fibromyalgia syndrome primarily strikes women. Why? Researchers don't know. And with details scarce about its cause and treatment, dealing with the condition can be maddening. We have answers to 10 common questions about fibromyalgia in women... 1. What causes fibromyalgia syndrome? Genetics may play a role in developing...