Mayors from the south suburbs have teamed up with the Gift of Hope organ donation network, in a campaign aimed at increasing the numbers of organ donors in the black community, where far fewer are donors, and many more are in need of transplants.
A Waukegan woman whose son has been battling sickle cell anemia all his life has teamed up with LifeSource to encourage more African-Americans to donate blood.
Long considered stalwarts for Democratic candidates in Illinois, are African Americans now turning on the party?
In campaign 2014: you’ve seen the attack ads and verbal sparring on TV, but tonight Governor Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner will meet face to face in a televised debate right On CBS 2 at 6 p.m.
African American women have higher rates of breast cancer at younger ages, and their survival rates are lower than white women. Now researchers might have an idea why.
White said African Americans account for 56 percent of those who need an organ transplant, but make up 32 percent of the donors.
Dr. Monica Peek, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Chicago, said, “From the recent findings, the top 11 communities for diabetes death rates, 10 of those are African-American.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed unfazed Thursday by a newspaper report showing nine out of ten students attending the Chicago public schools targeted for closure are African Americans.
A brochure intended to serve as educational materials by the North Chicago Police Department for citizen training has racheted up racial tension in the far north suburb.
With President Barack Obama’s second inauguration coming on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday has been a day of special significance for African-Americans.
African-American business pioneer Ed Gardner met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, to discuss Gardner’s complaints about a lack of blacks on South Side public construction projects.
Legendary South Side business owner Ed Gardner on Sunday was once again protesting the lack of black workers on local construction crews, leading about 1,000 demonstrators supporting his cause.
The 87-year old founder and former owner of Soft Sheen Products led a pair of protests in the Beverly neighborhood and Evergreen Park on Monday, over the lack of black workers on local construction crews.
A sizable number of young minority voters could find themselves turned away from polling places in November because of new photo ID laws.
If you’re black or brown, you’re still more likely to get a traffic ticket in Illinois than if you’re white.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a $175 million settlement with Wells Fargo on claims that the bank steered African-Americans and Latinos into risky subprime loans.
The Emanuel Administration says the $20 million project to rebuild and expand the CTA Red Line’s 95th Street station will have local community participation from beginning to end.
A new women’s group used this date, which is traditionally commemorated as the end of slavery in the United States, to hold an anti-violence rally at the Thompson Center.
U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is taking heat for some comments he made at a recent town hall meeting in Schaumburg.
A Bronzeville-based group says City Hall should set its sights on putting more black men to work–instead of hosting an international meeting like NATO.