Category : Black Local and National News

- 6 days ago

Mount Vernon Mayor Joins Mayors for Guaranteed Income Coalition

[Mayors for A Guaranteed Income] Mayor Patterson-Howard: "As a long time, advocate for cash-based policies that improve the economic outcomes for residents I am excited to join my fellow mayors in this coalition. Guaranteed income for Mount Vernon r...

- 6 days ago

U.S. DOT grant adds important piece to Rock Run Development puzzle

The City of Joliet is in line to receive a big financial boost that will help move along a major 265 acre economic development project at Interstate 55 and I-80. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) on Wednesday announced that Joliet will rece...

- 6 days ago

NYCLU Launches Statewide Police Misconduct Transparency Campaign

[New York Civil Liberties Union] NYCLU: “The repeal of 50-a opened the door for an unprecedented level of transparency into how police departments across New York have policed themselves and handled officer misconduct.” Photo: NYCLU Tuesday the Ne...

- 6 days ago

Top Black Investor’s Offbeat Big Money Deals

[Solomon RC Ali] Solomon RC Ali Corporation, Ai's consulting firm, scouts and works with profitable small and medium sized businesses, many of which are minority and Black-owned. Photo: Allison Kugel Black Businessman Solomon RC Ali is giving out...

- 6 days ago

Restaurants, bar owner’s have tough decisions over restriction

On Friday the Illinois Department of Public Health dropped Will County from the state’s warning list of regions nearing a COVID positivity rate of 8 percent at the same time a few area Republicans were denouncing the Coronavirus statistics from both...

- 1 week ago

Joliet City Council hears more demands for police reform

Some Joliet residents on Tuesday made it clear they want police reform in the city. Body cameras for officers, police reform and other issues related to the Joliet Police Department were discussed recently among members of the city council’s Public S...

- 1 week ago

Senior Services of Will County expands services to Romeoville

thetimesweekly.com One of the largest partnerships between the nonprofit, retail, government and private sectors is taking place in Romeoville. Many local residents know the property as the previous Target building located at 349 S Weber, but it has...

- 1 week ago

Plainfield makes census count

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the self-response rate for the Village of Plainfield in completing the 2020 census is up from 10 years ago. Amy DeBoni, community relations director, said self-response rate for the village is 82.5 percent, up from...