An investigation into the relocation of a polluted scrap facility on Chicago's Southeast Side found that residents had civil rights violated.

Marvin Sanders defended himself in a murder trial not too long ago in Peoria County Circuit Court, and ended up being found not guilty.

A teacher of 41 years at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago, Illinois pretty much fired herself when she decided to use the controversial N-word during a lesson on racist sports teams names in her World History class, then repeated it during an administrative meeting.

The state of Illinois is changing how schools regulate the hairstyles of their students with a new law prohibiting institutions from ruling against braids, twists and any hairstyle historically associated with race and ethnicity.

Personal-finance website WalletHub came up with tons of interesting facts while researching America's most fun states in 2021, which was comprised using 26 key metrics (movie costs, accessibility of national parks, casinos per capita, etc.) to compare the 50 states. 


Two Black men say they were racially profiled by a white police officer while wearing surgical masks at a Walmart in Wood River, Illinois. A YouTube video that posted March 18 and has more than 30,000 views, shows the two males wearing masks and being followed by an officer as they exit the store, The Telegraph reports. Jermon […]


Illinois and New York state joined California on Friday in ordering all residents to stay in their homes unless they have vital reasons to go out, restricting the movement of more than 70 million people in the most sweeping efforts yet in the U.S. to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The governors of the […]

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the 14-year prison sentence handed out to Rod Blagojevich for political corruption, saying the former Illinois governor was a victim of the same prosecutorial overreach that Trump claims targeted him and clearing the way for Blagojevich’s release after more than eight years behind bars. LIKE US […]


CHICAGO (AP) — The top prosecutor in Cook County, Illinois, who was harshly criticized when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, says she’s running for re-election. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says in a Tuesday news release that she hopes to continue reforming the criminal justice system in the county including Chicago that […]

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An attorney representing a group of black customers who say they were asked to change tables at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings because of their skin color urged the restaurant chain Tuesday to make wholesale changes to avoid a discrimination lawsuit. Some children who attended the birthday party Oct. 26 in […]


A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Naperville, Illinois has terminated multiple employees after a group of customers alleged they were asked to move to another table due to the color of their skin. From the Chicago Tribune: Justin Vahl and Marcus Riley said they visited the Buffalo Wild Wings on 75th Street east of Route 59 […]


CHICAGO (AP) — A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. The juvenile also was charged with two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, the (Peoria) Journal Star reported. The April […]