They’ve been waiting for a long, long time, but on Tuesday, the first of hundreds of African American applicants finally got a fair shot at Chicago firefighters’ jobs.
Four African-American civil rights groups are trying to join Illinois Democrats in the legal defense of a newly drawn legislative district map.
Thousands of African-Americans passed over by the Chicago Fire Department will collect damages under a judgment that reportedly will be approved later Wednesday.
A court has ordered the city of Chicago to hire more than 100 black firefighters following a discrimination lawsuit. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with two men who could be in line for the job.
The primary election for mayor in Gary, Ind., Tuesday has set the stage for possible Indiana election history.
Some state lawmakers question the accuracy of the U.S. Census count, which says tens of thousands of black residents have “disappeared” from Chicago.
Chicago’s first African-American priest could be on his way to becoming a saint.
The congregration at one African-American church dwindles, while another grows. CBS 2’s Jim Williams examines what is drawing young people in — or driving them away.
Fred Rice, the first African-American Chicago Police superintendent, has died.
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) says he and fellow mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun simply hope the best person gets elected.
While Rahm Emanuel’s candidacy for mayor is moving forward, another mayoral contender is under pressure to drop out.
FBI is asked to help decide if crime was a civil rights violation.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Indiana University police say a group of African-Americans used racial slurs before attacking and robbing a group of Asian students. LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Dave Marsett Reports Police say the attack happened […]
A coalition of African-American leaders has narrowed its choices for a consensus candidate for mayor down to two finalists.