Artist Amanda Williams' 'Redefining Redlining' project
Artist Amanda Williams joined South Side residents and the Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative in planting 100,000 tulip bulbs at the intersection of 53rd and Prairie Avenue as part of her project "Redefining Redlining," which calls attention to the impact of the discriminatory lending practice that began across the country and created long-lasting devastation on the South and West sides.chicagotribune.com
Darren Bailey uses shooting scene to press Pritzker on crime
Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey used the scene of a mass shooting on Chicago’s South Side Wednesday to press his argument that Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker doesn’t care enough about violence in Black communities.chicagotribune.com
2 Chicago officers shot, wounded trying to break up crowd
Two Chicago police officers were shot and wounded early Monday while trying to break up a crowd following Fourth of July gatherings, authorities said. The shooting about 1:45 a.m. on the city’s West Side happened less than an hour after a drive-by shooting in Washington Park on the city's South side left two people dead and four others wounded. “There’s been a lot of large crowd gatherings tonight, a lot of celebratory fireworks going off, kind of spontaneous,” police Superintendent David Brown said.news.yahoo.com
Washington Park celebrated its first tree-lighting ceremony this year. Then someone torched the tree
This isn’t the first time Christmas displays were damaged in Washington Park. Last year, someone mowed down a smaller communal Christmas tree planted in the same area. And a few weeks ago, someone tore down a banner strung around the tree. Nobody was caught in either incident, said Hampton-Smith, who is CEO of the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce.chicagotribune.com
Supreme Court won't revive 6-day ballot deadline extension in Wisconsin, siding with GOP
Wisconsin is a key battleground state in the battle between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. As a result of the Supreme Court's move, ballots will have to be delivered by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 to be counted. The court's eight justices divided along partisan lines, with the court's three Democratic-appointees in dissent. The top court's order followed a ruling from District Court Judge William Conley last month extending the state's absentee ballot counting deadline in response to a suit from the Democratic National Committee and its allies. The Democrats appealed to the Supreme Court to reverse the appeals court ruling, but the justices declined to do so.cnbc.com
One person hurt in Roanokes 7th shooting in 7 days
ROANOKE, Va. Another person is hurt in Roanoke after the city saw its 7th shooting in as many days on Friday. Police said the shooting happened in the lower level of Washington Park. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-344-8500. You can also text Roanoke police at 274637, beginning the text with RoanokePD to ensure its properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.
Activists, family call for action in Kionte Spencer case
ROANOKE, Va. – The family of a Roanoke County teenager shot and killed by police in 2016 is calling on the state to act. Dozens gathered at Washington Park in Roanoke Monday afternoon to demand more answers about the death of Kionte Spencer. “Justice for Kionte” wants the county to release all body and dash cam video from that night. Dozens gathered in Washington Park Monday to support those calling on the state for more action in Kionte Spencer's case. “I deserve transparency, that is a very simple demand considering my brother was murdered by the Roanoke County Police.
GoFundMe started to reopen Roanoke City pools
ROANOKE CITY, Va. Roanoke City needs help to keep its pools open. Due to COVID-19, the city doesnt have enough money to open the facilities at Washington Park or Fallon Park for the next two summers. A GoFundMe was started to help raise $32,500, the amount needed to open both pools in 2021. Fundraiser organizers hope to continue raising enough money so that the pools could possibly open for the summer of 2020. "We really shine when we come together and do those things.You can drop off a donation at any American National Bank or online at the Keep Roanoke City Public Pools Open GoFundMe page.
Breaking down the timeline of Saturday evening’s Roanoke protests
ROANOKE, Va. – On Saturday, two different groups protested in Roanoke. The store had an emergency early shutdown around that same time and there was damage done to a window there. From there, protesters drove to Burlington on Hershberger Road and then went to the Sheetz across from the Berglund Center. While there, protesters chanted, “hands up don’t shoot”Private security tried to keep peace and protesters left there at about 10 p.m. The protest ended when someone hurled a firework at officers and the gathering was declared an unlawful assembly.
2 dead, 3 wounded in shootings on North, South sides
The latest fatal shooting happened about 4 p.m. in the Rogers Park neighborhood in the 1600 block of West Jonquil Avenue. Police said a 22-year-old man was on the sidewalk when a vehicle approached and someone opened fire, striking the victim multiple times. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead, police said.chicagotribune.com