It took a Cook County, Ill., jury less than three hours to find Kenneth Williams guilty on all charges related to the 2013 killing of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a King College Prep High School student who performed as a majorette for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
Law enforcement officials in Joliet, Ill., say they are in the “early stages” of investigating a traffic stop a that resulted in a broken hand, smashed car windows, a seemingly brutal beating, a tasering and a collection of viral videos that documented it all.
The Cook County Forest Preserves officer who stood idly by as a belligerent man harassed a woman in a Puerto Rico flag T-shirt resigned late Wednesday.
The latest viral video of a white person harassing a person of color has all the familiar ingredients—though of course, there are variations. This one stars a belligerent middle-aged white man in Cook County, Ill., aggressively harassing a woman for wearing a shirt with a Puerto Rican flag on it.
Hal Patton is the current mayor of Edwardsville, Ill. He’s also a GOP state Senate candidate, and he’s an asshole who either doesn’t understand why blackface is bad or doesn’t care.
Even though she was brandishing a steak knife, when Decynthia Clements emerged from her SUV and walked toward Elgin, Ill., law enforcement officers, it seemed as if the cops had everything under control. Clements’ truck was immobilized and surrounded by at least seven officers. A K-9 unit was on the scene. The officer…
The pervasive mindlessness of white people—a dynamic stemming from the perpetual withdrawing from humanity required to keep whiteness erect—is something we’re reminded of and endangered by every day.
One high school teacher in Illinois tried an unconventional way of getting students to care about math—drugs.
It must be snowing, because a federal court sentenced a white Chicago police officer to 60 months in prison for shooting into a car full of black teenagers in 2013.
Police are investigating claims that a Des Plaines, Ill., man made threats on Facebook to lynch Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.).
Another day, another high school student causing outrage because he or she thought it was a great idea to be on Snapchat in blackface.
Despite several calls from protesters for a federal investigation into the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago teen who was found dead in a Rosemont, Ill., hotel freezer earlier this month, Rosemont police have made it exceedingly clear that that is not about to happen.
Children understand things that are happening around them more than we think and more than we give them credit for. A great example of this is the Cahokia Quarterback Club, which decided as a group to take a knee during the national anthem before the team’s football game Sunday in Belleville, Ill.
Updated Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, 4 p.m. EDT: The family of Kenneka Jenkins have released a new statement, saying that they have not received video footage of their loved one walking into a hotel freezer.
Police are looking into a viral video that has been circulating across social media that apparently shows a young woman in a Rosemont, Ill., hotel room hours before she disappeared while at a party, only to later be found dead in the hotel freezer.
A 19-year-old Chicago woman was found dead early Sunday morning inside the freezer of a Rosemont, Ill., hotel, police say.
The state of Illinois has decided to recognize the GOAT,
former President Barack Obama, with his own state holiday. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed “Barack Obama Day” into law on Friday. The newest state holiday will be celebrated across Illinois on Aug. 4 (Obama’s birthday) every year, starting in 2018, NBC Chicago…
A civil rights lawsuit has been filed against a Lansing, Ill., police officer who was caught on video threatening a young black teen and holding him pinned on the ground back in June, just because the boy was on his property.
The family of an Illinois man is searching for answers after he was found unresponsive in an Illinois jail cell. Michael Jefferson was serving time in Menard Maximum Security Correctional Facility for a parole violation of a gun charge, according to the Randolph Herald Tribune.
Black America, there are two health facts we should get straight. First, by demographics, we’re the most disproportionately dependent (pdf) on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program—or, as SNAP is more commonly known, food stamps.