Prosecutors show Rittenhouse trial jurors video of shootings

KENOSHA, Wis. — The jury at Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial over shootings on the streets of Kenosha watched one of the central pieces of video evidence Wednesday — footage of a man chasing Rittenhouse and throwing a plastic bag at him just before the man was gunned down. Prosecutors also played many other videos that […]

Saying her district is at stake, Democratic lawmaker seeks to intervene in redistricting suit

SPRINGFIELD – A Democratic member of the Illinois House has filed a motion in federal court to intervene as a separate defendant in a pair of lawsuits challenging the legislative redistricting plan that was signed into law in September. Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, who represents the largely Latino 22nd District on Chicago’s southwest side, is arguing that […]

He got into trouble as a teen. Now he coaches football to keep children off that path

https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2021/11/profile-coach-nell-2-web-mixdown.mp3   Donnell Hamilton remembers his godfather — who doubled as his football coach — telling him, “I know you’re not gonna let this big boy push you down.” Hamilton was a 6-year-old playing football with the 9-year-olds. He once faced off with the biggest kid on the opposing team — and ran into him […]

AIDS At 40: A tribute to a partner lost

(The following is an essay from Arlen Miller, a Danville native, about his late partner. He wrote the essay in November 2020. The views expressed are his own. This year marks four decades since the first documented AIDS case in the U.S.) https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s653/audio/2021/11/aidsat40-tribute.mp3 Thirty years ago today, my first partner, Mike Walsh, died from an […]

217 Today: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 Today’s headlines: After getting his COVID-19 booster shot Tuesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker is urging eligible Illinoisans to get their boosters and join the more than 800,000 adults in the state who have already gotten their supplemental dose. Urbana residents stepped up one after another at this week’s city council meeting to argue […]