Governor JB Pritzker signed a disaster proclamation for Cook County and deployed 375 military police officers from the Illinois National Guard to Chicago Sunday.
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Activists Call for Pritzker to Declare State of Emergency to Combat Chicago Gun Violence
After more than 100 people were shot in the city of Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says that his administration is treating gun violence as a “public health ...
Chicago’s top cop blames the courts — again — after one of the most violent Fourth of July weekends in years
But the police superintendent was immediately attacked by Cook County’s state’s attorney, chief judge and public defender, who all said Brown’s criticism was simplistic and not based on reality.
Spotlight back on downtown after weekend violence
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association plans to request that more Chicago police officers patrol downtown for fear that without additional manpower it could “ultimately affec ...
Why free speech is under attack from right and left
Free speech is seen by many as the bedrock of American democracy. But in a time of polarization, right and left are challenging it in different ways.
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Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88. The former Defense secretary oversaw Iraq, Afghanistan wars
Donald Rumsfeld served under President George W. Bush and played a central role in post-9/11 wars against Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden.
19 aldermen call special City Council meeting for Friday on violent crime
If Chicago Police Supt. David Brown doesn’t show to testify before them, the aldermen say they will take a vote of no-confidence in his leadership. But they’ll need a quorum for that — meaning seven ...
Inside the Brave Space Alliance, the Black- and trans-led LGBTQ center in Hyde Park
Now in its fourth year, the Brave Space Alliance, founded by LaSaia Wade, serves thousands of people every week in Chicago — queer and otherwise — through support and mutual ...
Trump Aides Prepared Insurrection Act Order During Debate Over Protests
Responding to interest from President Donald Trump, White House aides drafted a proclamation last year to invoke the Insurrection Act in case Trump moved to take the extraordinary step of deploying ...
Knoxville Biz Ticker: Dollywood announces childcare subsidy benefit for hosts
Dollywood announces childcare subsidy benefit for hosts PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Tuesday, June 22, 2021) — Dollywood officials announced an unparalleled benefit for hosts working at the Smoky ...
Indiana woman, 49, avoids jail in 1st Capitol Hill insurrection sentence
A rural Indiana woman was the first to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. Anna Morgan-Lloyd was sentenced to probation and fined.
Knoxville Biz Ticker: Green Llama introduces new line of plastic-free, eco-friendly household cleaners
Green Llama introduces new line of plastic-free, eco-friendly household cleaners JOHNSON CITY, TN—June 3, 2021--Green Llama, LLC, a startup out of Johnson City, TN, is on a mission to ...