State Reps LaShawn Ford And Fran Hurley To Host Crime Summit at University Of Illinois At ChicagoState Reps. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) and Fran Hurley (D- Mt. Greenwood) will host a crime summit at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Monday.
$1.7 Billion Headed To Illinois To Replace Lead Water Service Lines, But How Will It Be Distributed -- And Is It Really Enough?A total of $1.7 billion is headed to Illinois to replace the network of lead pipes that have left many residents — Chicagoans in particular — drinking dangerous, lead-laced water.
COVID-19 In Chicago: Minority Groups Want To Ensure Equal Access To Coronavirus VaccineAs we get closer to the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine, minority communities across Chicago want to make sure they get equal access – since they have among the hardest hit by the pandemic.
With COVID-19 Surge Raging, Tests Are Going Too Fast To Keep Up In Some Areas Around ChicagoAs the coronavirus surge raged in Illinois this weekend, we saw more proof that COVID-19 tests are hard to come by.
Rep. LaShawn Ford Calls For Making Chicago Police Superintendent An Elected PositionIllinois state Rep. LaShawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) issued a call this week to make the position of Chicago Police superintendent an elected office.
State Rep. LaShawn Ford Calls For End To History Teaching Until Marginalized Groups Are Better RepresentedAn Illinois state representative on Sunday called for the end of history classes in Illinois schools until “appropriate alternatives” are developed.
Business Owners Talk About Triumphs, Challenges As National Black Business Month BeginsAugust is National Black Business Month – a time to choose and support Black-owned stores and other operations.
Governor Bars State From Asking Job Applicants About Felony Records Applications for state government jobs will no longer include a box indicating whether an applicant has pled guilty, or been convicted of a criminal offense, other than a minor traffic violation.
New State Legislature Includes Three Facing Criminal ChargesIt's a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in Springfield.
Indicted Rep. Smith Visits Capitol For First Time Since ArrestOn a day when Pro Football Hall of Famer Richard Dent was honored in the Illinois House, it seems the only person reporters wanted to talk to was indicted Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
Hotline Would Help Parents With Problem ChildrenA proposed state hotline would help parents connect with services, as they try to get their children away from trouble.