Chicago Grants Emmett Till’s South Side Home Landmark Status

CHICAGO — The Chicago home of Emmett Till, the Black teenager whose 1955 lynching galvanized the civil rights movement, has been granted landmark status. The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance that protects the South Side home from demolition. Till was 14 in the summer of 1955 when he went to visit family […]

Outside Review: Aleyah Lewis Arrest Followed Urbana Police Policy

URBANA – The Urbana City Council will hear a  presentation Tuesday night on a report from an outside firm which concludes the police officers who arrested Aleyah Lewis followed the Urbana Police Department’s use of force policy. But the study by the firm Hillard Heintze suggested possible revisions to the policy and how the department […]