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Aug 15, 2022

Ald. Derrick Curtis Fined $1K for Using His City Email to Tout Lightfoot’s Reelection Kickoff

Ald. Derrick Curtis (18th Ward), a Lightfoot ally, sent an email on June 2 to residents of his Far South Side ward that included an advertisement for the mayor’s re-election kickoff event at the Starlight Restaurant on June 8. 

Aug 15, 2022

Explainer: What to Know About Polio Spreading in New York

Polio was once one of the nation’s most feared diseases, with annual outbreaks causing thousands of cases of paralysis. Its elimination in the U.S., officially declared in 1979, is considered one of the nation’s greatest public health victories.

Aug 15, 2022

Amazon Employees Say Company Retaliated After Charges of Racially Hostile Work Environment

Late last month, 26 current and former employees of a Joliet Amazon warehouse accused the company of allowing a racially hostile work environment. They’ve since been joined by a dozen more workers, who’ve filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Aug 15, 2022

2022 Chicago Festival Guide

Get ready for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, art shows, outdoor concerts and cultural celebrations of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs.

Aug 15, 2022

Car Found in ‘Horrific’ Crash That Killed 3 Men, Injured 1 in South Shore; Police Searching for Driver

The car involved in the crash has been recovered. Now the search is on for the driver in what appears to be an intentional act that took place Sunday outside South Shore’s Jeffery Pub, police said.

Aug 15, 2022

Afghanistan Marks 1 Year Since Taliban Seizure as Woes Mount

A year after the dramatic day, much has changed in Afghanistan. The former insurgents struggle to govern and remain internationally isolated. The economic downturn has driven millions more Afghans into poverty and even hunger, as the flow of foreign aid slowed to a trickle.

Aug 15, 2022

Potential Jurors Questioned as R. Kelly’s Child Pornography Trial Begins in Chicago

Jury selection in R. Kelly’s trial began Monday inside a 25th-floor courtroom at the Dirksen Federal Building, where the 55-year-old Chicago native stands accused of multiple child pornography-related charges, as well as conspiracy to obstruct justice and enticing a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Aug 15, 2022

8 Killed, 36 Wounded in Shootings Across Chicago Over the Weekend: Police

According to Chicago Police Department data, 44 people were shot in 35 separate incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Aug 14, 2022

Jury Selection Begins Monday in R. Kelly’s Child Pornography Trial in Chicago

Jury selection begins Monday morning at the Dirksen Federal Building downtown, where the 55-year-old Chicago native will stand trial, nearly a year after a New York jury convicted him of sex trafficking and other charges.

Aug 14, 2022

Some Capitol Rioters Try to Profit From Jan. 6 Crimes With Online Donations, Merchandise Sale

Websites and crowdfunding platforms have been set up to collect donations for Capitol riot defendants who try to portray them as mistreated patriots or even political prisoners.

Aug 14, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Aug. 13, 2022 - Full Show

New research on civic engagement, and how the work in Black communities isn’t always counted. The head of Chicago’s FBI office retires. Bud Billiken expands. And remembering Albert Woodfox.

Aug 14, 2022

Census Says Volunteering Declined in Chicago, But New Report Highlights Community Organizing Work

Census data says volunteering has declined in Chicago, while new research says previously collected data doesn’t include the wide range of community organizing in the city, oftentimes leaving out the work of Black, Latino and working-class people.

Aug 13, 2022

One-on-One with Mike Andrade, Indiana’s Only Latino State Representative

According to the Indiana Latino Institute, undocumented immigrants contribute nearly $100 million to the state’s economy. Yet when it comes to their representation in the general assembly the state has a single Latino representative.

Aug 13, 2022

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 13, 2022 - Full Show

The lone Latino lawmaker in Indiana and his thoughts on political representation. Plus, pharmacy deserts on the city’s west side. And Discount Mall vendors searching for answers. 

Aug 13, 2022

R Kelly Accuser to Give Key Testimony on Trial-Fixing Charge

R. Kelly goes into Chicago federal court already sentenced by a New York federal judge to 30-year prison term for a 2021 conviction on charges he parlayed his fame to sexually abuse other young fans.