Meadowlark Lemon George “Meadowlark” Lemon, known also as the “crown prince” of basketball who who entertained millions of fans around the world with his antics as a longtime member of the Harlem Globetrotters, died Sunday, December 27 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 83. Lemon played 24 seasons and nearly 16,000 games...
For years, aspirin has been looked at as a wonder drug that helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Now, a panel of experts found new evidence that taking aspirin daily might also help prevent colon cancer. Adults who take low-dose daily aspirin for 10 years or more...
Over the past 15 months, beleaguered Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has released a steady stream of messages retrieved from a state email server that show state officials and employees trading pornographic, racist and misogynistic messages. There are jokes about rape and sexual assault, photos mocking African Americans and other...
On Jan. 1, prospective student-teachers in Illinois will be required to go through the same background check process as a regular teacher. Senate Bill 706, passed during the last session of the 99th General Assembly, improved the process of how to properly screen student-teacher candidates. The legislation is the result...
Fifty-five-year-old Bettie Jones, left, and 19-year-old Quintonio Legreir were killed by a Chicago police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call, Dec. 26, 2015. WBBM/FAMILY PHOTOS Tensions high in Chicago after double fatal police shooting Tensions remain high in Chicago after police shot and killed two people early Saturday morning, with...
Photo by abc7chicago.com Protesters marched for five hours on Michigan Avenue, disrupting last-minute holiday shopping for their 'Black Christmas' protest. Protesters marched on Michigan Avenue calling for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to resign. The protest was mostly peaceful throughout, and acccording to police there only...
Noma Dumezweni Photo @bazbam/twitter The Swaziland-born actress is the chosen one. Ten points for "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child"! The producers of the highly anticipated Harry Potter play announced early Monday that, unlike in the books' film adaptations, leading lady Hermione Granger will be portrayed by a person of color: Swaziland-born...
A list of evidence in the Freddie Gray case shows that all six officers charged in his arrest and death have made statements. The officers charged are: Top, from left, Caeser R. Goodson Jr., Sgt. Alicia D. White, Officer Garrett E. Miller.; bottom, from left, Lt. Brian W. Rice,...
One in five American children have unhealthy cholesterol levels, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Children and teenagers with elevated cholesterol levels are at risk for developing health issues later in life, specifically heart disease and stroke,” says Dr. Andrew Van Bergen,...
Chef Quentin Love (Photo by WGN) Quentin Love, a Chicago chef and restaurateur, is a man who lives up to his name. After winning big last week on the Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games Veterans Holiday Showdown,” Love donated half of his winnings to help feed the hungry in Chicago’s...