Category : News

3 months ago

IN MEMORIAM: African Americans Who Have Died of COVID-19

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor       The inaccurate internet memes and false online conspiracies that “Blacks can’t get coronavirus” are contrary to reality. African Americans are not immune to COVID-19. On April 2, the Pentagon...

3 months ago

WHO Alerted To COVID-19 Patient Who Fled Grenada

Grenada has formally written to the World Health Organisation (WHO) about a COVID-19 patient who fled the Island, the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) has reported. The man arrived in Grenada on March 16. He was tested on March 26 but left the islan...

3 months ago

Saint Lucia Hands Two Wanted Men Over To Martinique Authorities

Saint Lucia police have handed two wanted men over to law enforcement authorities in Martinique, French news reports say. The handover has been confirmed by Saint Lucia officials. However details relating to how the men were held in Saint Lucia were...

3 months ago

ComEd warns customers of crisis-related energy scams

As the state of Illinois and the world navigate the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, ComEd reminds customers to be on alert for potential scams targeting individuals and small-business owners. Imposters posing as ComEd employees are taking advant...

3 months ago

Start of 2020 Slammers' season delayed

Spring is in the air and so is - at least for some - a deadly virus. That combination is resulting in events involving the gathering of people, especially in large groups, being delayed or cancelled for the unforeseeable future.

3 months ago

IN MEMORIAM: Earl Graves Sr., Black Enterprise Founder Dies

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Tributes have poured in for Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr., who died this week at the age of 85. “At 9:22 p.m. this evening, April 6, my father and hero, Earl Graves Sr., the founder...

3 months ago

Joliet fire department confirms covid-19 case

The City of Joliet has confirmed the first positive COVID-19 case within the Fire Department. The employee’s last workday was March 30. On March 31 he began feeling sick, but assumed it was regular seasonal allergies. The employee was tested on Apri...

3 months ago

Plainfield takes advantage of low interest rates

Though it is a stretch, Covid-19 has presented the Village of Plainfield with a financial opportunity. The Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized issuing $2.9 million general obligation refunding bonds. Traci Pleckham, director of management se...