Senate passes anti-lynching bill and sends federal hate-crimes legislation to Biden

WASHINGTON — The Senate unanimously passed a bill on Monday that criminalizes lynching and make it punishable by up to 30 years in prison. It sailed through the House of Representatives last month, and President Biden is expected to sign it. While it eased through both chambers of Congress this time with virtually no opposition, […]

Longtime US Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois won’t seek 16th term

CHICAGO — Longtime U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois won’t seek reelection after 15 terms in office. The 75-year-old Chicago Democrat known for anti-violence and racial equity advocacy said in a prepared video announcement obtained Monday by The Associated Press that he’d remain in the public eye through church work. Rush confirmed his plans to […]