Studies Find African Americans Twice As Likely To Have Alzheimer'sFebruary marks Black History Month and the Alzheimer's Association is hoping to raise awareness.
EEOC: Rosebud Restaurants Will Pay $1.9M; Recruit And Hire BlacksRosebud Restaurants will pay nearly $2 million for refusing to recruit and hire black employees, and allowing managers to use slurs to refer to blacks.
Study Shows 'Troubling Trend' In African American, Latino SuburbsAlden Loury, director of research with the Metropolitan Planning Council, says some communities are losing both people and jobs.
Chicago Urban League Teaches African Americans Job Hunting SkillsThe latest U.S. unemployment rate may not tell the whole story about joblessness in the city's African American neighborhoods.
Chicago’s Thompson Center Holds Black History Month CelebrationThe “Building for the Future" event honored the contributions of African Americans in Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner attended the program.
Chicago Public Library Shares African American History With Digital ArchiveThe Chicago Public Library launched a digital archive representing African American "History Makers."
South Suburban Mayors Reaching Out To Enlist African American Organ DonorsMayors 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.
Mom Helps Organize Blood Drive To Recruit African-American DonorsA 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.
Are African Americans Abandoning Democratic Party?Long considered stalwarts for Democratic candidates in Illinois, are African Americans now turning on the party?
Quinn, Rauner Vying For African-American Voters 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.
Gene Flaws Common In Blacks With Breast CancerAfrican 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.
Jesse White Urges More African Americans To Become Organ DonorsWhite said African Americans account for 56 percent of those who need an organ transplant, but make up 32 percent of the donors.