Suburban man running for Congress was convicted 27 years ago of sexually assaulting a woman
A Lemont man running to be the Republican nominee in the heavily Democratic 1st Congressional District spent nearly six years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, records show.chicagotribune.com
Furthering the conversation about dozens of Black women and girls who go missing without any resolution. WVON’s Candace Collum’s series this week, is doing just that.
Candace McCollum's series seeks to draw attention to the disparity in the investigations and the coverage of missing Black women and girls versus their white counterparts. The series airs four times daily this week on WVON 1690-AM November 29th - December 3rd.chicagotribune.com
Families of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake and Alvin Cole hold Get Out The Vote Rally
Five days before Election Day, the families of victims killed in high-profile cases of police violence are banding together for a voting rally. The families of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Alvin Cole and Jacob Blake will join forces Thursday to encourage residents to vote like their lives depend on it. The event's main goal was to "unite a community in action," according to a press release announcing the rally. Taylor, Floyd and Cole were all killed by police officers earlier this year. We've been crying, we've been protesting, we've been in the courts.cbsnews.com
Chicago investigating officers 'lounging' during unrest
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush looks on as Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Chicago on Thursday afternoon, June 11, 2020, about a group of Chicago police officers in the congressman's campaign office while looters hit nearby stores. She said the officers shown have not yet been identified. Lightfoot said investigators will use department records and location data from department vehicles to identify the officers involved. Thirteen officers making popcorn, taking a nap and relaxing as I was standing shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of other officers on State Street while we got pelted with rocks, he said, reminding reporters that more than 100 officers were injured during the rioting. She also suggested that the scene that unfolded in that office suggest the officers believe they can do whatever they want.
Facebook and Twitter slammed by congressman for allowing spread of 'racist themes and language' about coronavirus
"I have been profoundly disappointed to see countless examples of misinformation and downright lies propagated on your platforms," the Illinois Democrat wrote. "Furthermore, much of this misinformation has also conveyed racist themes and language literally adding insult to injury." Rush pointed out one example of race-based misinformation about COVID-19 on Twitter from earlier in the day. The congressman tagged Twitter and CEO Jack Dorsey in a message commenting on a post that falsely claimed "Blacks are not getting Coronavirus!" Rush said in the letter that race-based misinformation about the virus can have real repercussions.cnbc.com
Trump calls impeachment probe a 'lynching'
President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the House of Representatives's ongoing impeachment probe into his conduct "a lynching." But at least two Republican lawmakers defended Trump language as appropriate, and said the current impeachment process is in fact a lynching. Asked whether he understood that black Americans would be offended by the term lynching, Graham said, "No." McCarthy said that while he does not believe Democrats are conducting a fair impeachment process, "I don't agree with that language. "For three generations in South Carolina, we have understood the evil history of lynching in our state.cnbc.com