New Virginia law prevents inmate from getting planned early releases
A 2020 Virginia law allowed inmates to shave time off their sentences for good behavior. But on June 17, Virginia lawmakers approved a budget amendment from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that excluded thousands of inmates with violent offenses from receiving these reduced sentences.news.yahoo.com
California reparations plan advances movement, advocates say
California took a big step this week toward becoming the first U.S. state to make some form of restitution a reality by tackling the divisive issue of which Black residents should be eligible to receive reparations for the atrocity and injustices of slavery and racism.
Whiplash weather expected in the Chicago area: from light snow to subzero windchills to temps in the 50s by Sunday afternoon, forecasters say
Whiplash weather expected in the Chicago area: from light snow to sub- zero windchills to temps in the 50s by Sunday afternoon, forecasters saychicagotribune.com
Gunman in stolen car opened fire at officers in Edgewater, police say
When officers were pursuing an investigation of a car that was reported stolen in the Edgewater neighborhood, the driver of the vehicle pulled over and fired shots at officers. The shooter is in custody and no one was harmed.chicagotribune.com
Michigan State holds on to beat Northwestern in return to Big Ten play
Michigan State started the second half on a 10-2 run that turned a seven-point deficit into a one-point lead with 16:57 left. Christie added a putback dunk a few minutes later sparked a second 13-2 Spartans run. The Spartans went 26-for-33 for the game at the free throw line, compared to 20-of-30 for Northwestern. Michigan State also gave up 11 offensive rebounds in the first half and shot just 1-for-10 from 3-point range. But it improved in the second half, made its free throws, and kept its win streak alive.mlive.com
No. 19 Iowa changes quarterbacks, beats Northwestern 17-12
Alex Padilla could feel the jitters when he got the call to go into the game. Padilla took over for the banged-up Spencer Petras and led three scoring drives, Tyler Goodson ran for 141 yards and a touchdown and No. 19 Iowa beat Northwestern 17-12 on Saturday night to stop a two-game losing streak. “Definitely some nerves,” Padilla said.news.yahoo.com
Illinois lawmakers set up votes on controversial abortion notification and ‘right of conscience’ laws, eye more tweaks to congressional map
Illinois legislators advance measures aimed at expanding abortion rights and preventing right of conscience law from applying to COVID-19 mandateschicagotribune.com
Man arrested in apparently unrelated fatal shootings in Waukegan and Evanston, police say
Waukegan police said Wednesday that Alejandro Lopez, 19, of Waukegan, has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder for a Saturday afternoon shooting in which a man was killed and another was wounded.chicagotribune.com
2 people critically injured by hit-and-run driver in Lakeview. Police say he drove into 2 pedestrians, made a U-turn and hit a good Samaritan bicyclist who had stopped to help.
Three people were injured, two critically, in a hit-and-run in the Lakeview neighborhood around 12:50 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police said.chicagotribune.com
From Big House to Buckeyes: Ranking the Big Ten’s biggest cities in U.S. Census update
Fee Hall on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 on campus at Michigan State University in East Lansing. East Lansing, Michigan (Michigan State University)This is one of two Big Ten cities to fall in population in the latest census. Hoover and Greene, a four-story, 171-unit, 182-bed apartment building with ground-floor commercial space at 151 E. Hoover Ave. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News6. Ann Arbor, Michigan (University of Michigan)The latest update for Ann Arbor is 123,851 residents, which city officials credit to the city’s downtown housing boom over the last decade. Combined, they just edge out Ann Arbor by a few thousand residents in the latest census update.mlive.com
Evanston proposes changes to parkway planting rules to dismay of some residents, who worry about impact on city’s ‘progressive mantra’
The city of Evanston has proposed changes to the way it regulates planting on parkways, the city-owned strip of land between the curb and sidewalk, as it anticipates an increase in such landscaping by residents as a way to combat climate change.chicagotribune.com
New project seeks to improve retention and graduation rates for students of color at University of Illinois: ‘They have a platform, they have the resources.’
A total of 15 organizations will participate, with representatives from The Illinois League of United Latin American Citizens, the NAACP Illinois State Conference and the Chicago Urban League.chicagotribune.com
Suburban businessman suspected of using COVID-19 relief money to buy fleet of luxury cars
A west suburban businessman is under federal investigation for allegedly obtaining more than $1 million in COVID-19 relief loans and using much of the money to buy luxury and sports vehicles, unsealed court documents show.chicagotribune.com
Evanston, Illinois, becomes first city to approve reparations for Black residents
Evanston, Illinois, becomes first city to approve reparations for Black residents Evanston, Illinois, made history this week by becoming the first city in the country to approve reparations for Black residents. The legislation will provide up to $400,000 to at least 16 people whose families faced housing discrimination in the area. Adriana Diaz has more.cbsnews.com
Teen hit by CTA Yellow Line train in Evanston
Except for saying that whatever happened occurred sometime after 6 a.m., a CTA spokesman referred all questions about what happened to Evanston officials and the CTA’s online alerts. Service was being restored about 8:40 a.m., according to the CTA.chicagotribune.com
"It wasn't honoring my ancestors": Evanston lawmaker on her vote against reparations housing program
"It wasn't honoring my ancestors": Evanston lawmaker on her vote against reparations housing program The city of Evanson, Illinois voted to become the first U.S. city to make reparation money available to Black residents impacted by decades of housing discrimination. Alderwoman Cicely Fleming, the lone vote on the Evanston City Council against the program, she joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss her difficult decision.cbsnews.com
Chicago suburb to become first U.S. city to pay reparations to Black residents
The Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, is about to become the first U.S. city to make reparation money available to Black residents. About 16% of Evanston residents are Black. Robin Rue Simmons, a lawmaker in Evanston, Illinois, is leading the effort to begin offering financial reparations to local Black residents. Evanston's plan came up short in the eyes of some local residents and one council member. Around the U.S., cities including Asheville, North Carolina; Amherst, Massachusetts; Burlington, Vermont; Chicago; and Providence, Rhode Island, have started reparation efforts, although none yet allocate funding to Black residents.cbsnews.com
Evanston, Illinois to pay reparations to Black residents over housing discrimination
Evanston, Illinois to pay reparations to Black residents over housing discrimination The Chicago suburb of Evanston has voted for a plan that would pay up to $25,000 in housing-related expenses for Black residents whose families were subjected to housing discrimination. CBSN gets more from reporter Jermont Terry of CBS Chicago station WBBM.cbsnews.com
Evanston approves housing grants as part of city’s local reparations program, believed to be first of its kind in the nation
The resolution approved Monday directs initial funding of $400,000 from the city’s Local Reparations Fund to a housing program that will award eligible individuals up to $25,000. That money can be used to help with a home down payment or closing cost assistance within the city; help pay for repairs, improvements or modernizations of an Evanston property; or help pay down mortgage principal, interest or late penalties on Evanston property, according to a memo from Kimberly Richardson, interim assistant city manager.chicagotribune.com
Chicago suburb could become first U.S. city to pay reparations to Black residents
The Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, is poised to become the first U.S. city to make reparation money available to Black residents. About 16% of Evanston residents are Black. "We brought in experts to look at current conditions to justify a housing initiative as a first initiative," he said of his group's work in the suburb just north of Chicago. She expressed hope that city officials would give Black residents more say on how reparations are handled moving forward, while also giving fund recipients more autonomy on how they use the money. Around the U.S., cities including Asheville, North Carolina; Amherst, Massachusetts; Burlington, Vermont; Chicago; and Providence, Rhode Island, have started reparation efforts, although none yet allocate funding to Black residents.cbsnews.com
Man slips on Red Line platform in Rogers Park, dies after being hit by ‘L’ train
The man was taken to Amita St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, police said. He was pronounced dead at 9:51 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which had not yet released information on his identity Friday morning but disclosed he was from the Edgewater neighborhood.chicagotribune.com
U.S. supply of Covid vaccine to substantially increase next month, manufacturers tell Congress
The supply of Covid-19 vaccine in the United States is slated to substantially ramp up next month with manufacturers doubling the pace of production, company executives said in prepared remarks to be delivered to Congress on Tuesday. Young also said Pfizer is on track to deliver 120 million doses by the end of March, with an additional 80 million doses to go out by the end of May. Moderna hopes to deliver 40 million doses per month, roughly double the current pace, he said. Nettles added that the company is confident it will provide 100 million doses in the first half of the year. More than 75.2 million doses have been delivered to states, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and over 64.1 million doses have been administered.cnbc.com
No consecutive snowfall record for Chicago, but snowshowers return as people continue to dig out
No snow was recorded Wednesday at the city’s weather station at O’Hare International Airport, stopping just short of breaking a 78-year-old record for most days with snow in a row. But more snow fell Thursday, as Chicago, suburban transportation departments and state road crews continued to clean up following this week’s 36-hour snowstorm and the area looked forward to a gradual thaw starting this weekend.chicagotribune.com
Evanston police release camera footage showing fatal shooting of gunman who went on killing spree that left 4 dead, 3 wounded
The video released by Evanston police includes recordings from multiple officer body cameras and a police dashboard camera. They show Nightengale running away from police as they pursue him on foot. At one point, an officer chasing after Nightengale can be heard shouting, “Hey, sir, get down on the ground ... get down on the ground right now.”chicagotribune.com
Death of Evanston man, 34, found shot in Skokie hotel room ruled homicide
Dyrek Coleman, 34, of the 2100 block of Church Street, Evanston, was found in a room at the Hampton Inn, 5021 Old Orchard Road, according to a news release. Coleman died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.chicagotribune.com
Woman killed at Evanston IHOP was shot in the face, her death ruled a homicide — the 4th attributed to gunman killed in police shootout
Evanston police Chief Demitrous Cook at Monday night’s City Council meeting erroneously said Torres had died and later corrected the information. She had been described as being in “very critical” condition all week after Nightengale allegedly took a few steps inside IHOP and shot Torres near the front door. It wasn’t clear whether she was a customer or an employee of the restaurant, which has been offering meals to go during the pandemic.chicagotribune.com
Evanston police chief defends use of officers from other towns during Northwestern student protests last fall
The comments came at a meeting of the city’s Human Services Committee. Police Chief Demitrous Cook noted that Evanston residents held more than 20 peaceful protests over the summer that did not require outside law enforcement help. But students from “one of the greatest universities in the world, they want to come out and create havoc in our town.”chicagotribune.com
Chicago to Evanston shooting rampage leaves at least 3 dead, 4 wounded before suspected gunman killed in shootout with police, officials say
“By the time we put it all together, he’s here in Evanston. All we know at this point is that there’s a Red Toyota with license plate numbers, but again, we don’t have a crystal ball, we don’t know where that red Toyota is anywhere in the city,’' Brown said. “We have no idea that he’s coming to Evanston and nor do we have any motives for any of this at this point.”chicagotribune.com
Illinois governor isolates after possible COVID-19 exposure
J.B. Pritzker said he would again impose tougher statewide restrictions if the latest resurgence of coronavirus cases continues to escalate. Pritzker's press team disclosed that the governor was self-isolating about an hour after he announced that he might have to impose more safety restrictions if the state's coronavirus cases continue to escalate. As of this week, Illinois has reported more than 10,000 COVID-19 deaths. I just don't know.”Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the director of the state’s public health department, urged residents who receive a call from contact tracers to pick up the phone and answer any questions they have. The health department said the number of coronavirus patients being treated in hospitals had climbed from under 3,900 to nearly 4,100.
Mayors from 11 Big Ten cities request 4 additional safety measures ahead of football season
All rights reserved)ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Mayors from 11 Big Ten cities sent a letter to the conference requesting four additional safety measures be taken ahead of football season. After it was originally postponed until the spring, the Big Ten football season was reinstated last month and will begin this weekend. On Tuesday, 12 mayors -- 11 from Big Ten cities, as well as the mayor of Lansing -- sent a letter to the league requesting a few additional precautions be put in place. Work with local and county health officials to agree on a positivity rate that would make a city unsafe to hold a game. “We know the history of football games within our cities,” the letter says.
Attorney: Jacob Blake no longer handcuffed to hospital bed
FILE - In this September 2019 file selfie photo taken in Evanston, Ill., Adria-Joi Watkins poses with her second cousin Jacob Blake. (Courtesy Adria-Joi Watkins via AP, File)MADISON, Wis. Jacob Blake is no longer shackled to his hospital bed, as he had been following a police shooting in southeastern Wisconsin that left him paralyzed, his attorneys said Friday. Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, a Black man, seven times in the back on Sunday while responding to a domestic abuse call. The governor said Blake had already paid a horrific price.Blake's attorney in the sexual assault case said Friday that Blake was no longer in restraints. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that Blake was no longer in custody because he has posted bond and deputies are no longer guarding him at the hospital.
Illinois football vs. Purdue: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Head coach Lovie Smith of the Illinois Fighting Illini watches as his team takes on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on November 24, 2018 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Illinois 24-16. - Illinois pulled off arguably the biggest upset of the college football season last week when the 31-point underdog Fighting Illini rallied to stun No. Illinois will now try to make it two wins in a row when it travels to Purdue on Saturday in the battle for the Cannon Trophy. PREDICTION: Purdue 34, Illinois 24More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Duke football vs. Middle Tennessee State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Johnathan Lloyd #5 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates his touchdown with his teammates against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half on September 8, 2018 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Blue Devils and Blue Raiders have taken similar roads to get to this point with both suffering lopsided defeats to top 10 teams followed by blow out wins over FCS opponents. LINE: Duke -6.5The Blue Devils and Quentin Harris proved no match for No. The Blue Devils are 37-15 in non-conference games under Cutcliffe, including wins in 20 of their last 25 out of conference contests. PREDICTION: Middle Tennessee 27, Duke 24More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Duke football vs. North Carolina A&T: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
North Carolina A&T opened the season last week with a three-point win over Elon, prevailing at the buzzer for its sixth straight win, dating to last year. ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA A&T (1-0)The Aggies have not allowed more than 23 points in any of their last 22 games, dating back almost two full years. They held Elon scoreless in the fourth quarter last week to give Noel Ruiz enough opportunities to make a 52-yard field goal at the horn after missing two earlier kicks in the fourth quarter. Kylil Carter (two touchdown passes) and Elijah Bell (nine catches, including a touchdown) were among the offensive stars for North Carolina A&T in Week 1. PREDICTION: Duke 55, North Carolina A&T 13More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Bowling Green football vs. Morgan State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Head coach Mike Jinks (C) of the Bowling Green Falcons talks to his team during a timeout in a game against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on September 16, 2017 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Wildcats won 49-7.