Illinois

Earl L. Moore died in their care last month.

The Kankakee School Board voted to fire John Donovan, the teacher who called a Black student the n-word and allegedly threw a book at him.

A white high school teacher in Illinois wasn't fired despite video evidence of his racism.

Chicago rapper and activist Vic Mensa has unveiled the first Black-owned cannabis company in Illinois, 93 Boyz.

15-year-old Martell Williams said police in Waukegan, Illinois, arrested him at school and coerced him into a false confession for attempted murder. He also said a cop offered him McDonald's in exchange for his confession.

The Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is running for Illinois' 1st Congressional District in a seat set to be made vacant by longtime U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush's upcoming retirement. The pastor, educator and freedom fighter tells NewsOne more about her political platform.

Drew S. Clinton was arrested after a graduation party in western Illinois, during which he was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. Adams County Judge Robert Adrian found Clinton guilty of felony sexual assault but reversed the conviction rather than send him to prison.

A video taken from a classroom inside Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois, that was released by authorities on Friday shows a Black school employee grabbing and throwing a non-Black student to the ground. The school employee was immediately arrested.

In July 2020, Sgt. Javier Esqueda of the Joliet Police Department reportedly shared with the media exposing how police officers treated Eric Lurry, a Black man who died in police custody. Now, he's facing charges and has been ousted by the Joliet Police Officer’s Association.

Common helped create a music recording studio for inmates at Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois.

Jelani Day, a graduate student from Illinois who went missing nearly a month ago, was found dead earlier this month before being positively identified on Thursday. The lack of media attention to his disappearance stood in contrast to cause célèbre Gabby Petito.

The state of Illinois is changing how schools regulate the hairstyles of their students with a new law prohibiting institutions from ruling against braids, twists and any hairstyle historically associated with race and ethnicity.