• crosswalk signals Apr 9

    Chicago Lacks Crosswalk Signals for Visually Impaired: Federal Lawsuit

    The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it has moved to intervene in a lawsuit that alleged the city of Chicago fails to provide people who are blind, have low vision, or are deaf-blind with equal access to pedestrian signal information at intersections.  While Chicago currently provides sighted pedestrians visual crossing signals at nearly 2,700 intersections, it has installed accessible…

  • Waukegan Oct 28, 2020

    Attorneys: Video Will be Released Wednesday in Fatal Police Shooting of Black Teen

    Police videos showing a suburban Chicago police officer fatally shooting a Black man and wounding a Black woman will be released Wednesday once relatives have seen the footage, attorneys representing the families say. Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham said during a Sunday prayer vigil for Marcellis Stinnette, 19, who died in the shooting last Tuesday, that the city intended to publicly…

  • Waukegan Oct 27, 2020

    Waukegan Mayor: Video Will be Released in Fatal Police Shooting of Black Teen

    Police videos showing a suburban Chicago police officer fatally shooting a Black man and wounding a Black woman are expected to be released once relatives have seen the footage, the city’s mayor has said. Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham said during a Sunday prayer vigil for Marcellis Stinnette, 19, who died in the shooting last Tuesday, that the city intends to…

  • Waukegan Oct 25, 2020

    Protesters Seek Justice After Black Teen Fatally Shot by Waukegan Police Officer

    Protesters marched throughout the streets of Waukegan Saturday to demand justice in the death of a 19-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer earlier in the week. Marcellis Stinnette was fatally shot, and his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, 20, was injured following what police described as a traffic stop late Tuesday night. Police have contended the…

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