Protests, pandemic, police: The Chicago stories of 2020

2020 gave us plenty to talk about. The year started with celebrations like so many years before it. It didn’t take long though for things to change.  Before the pandemic, there were other headlines After eight years in a Colorado prison for trying to sell Barack Obama’s senate seat, President Trump commuted former Illinois Governor […]

Trump extends immigration limits, cites pandemic

By Jason Hoffman | CNN President Donald Trump extended certain restrictions on legal immigration and on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States on Thursday, just hours before those restrictions were set to lapse. Trump extended the restrictions through March 31, two months after he will leave office. The continuation of […]

Pence asks judge to dismiss Rep. Gohmert’s lawsuit

By Dan Berman | CNN Vice President Mike Pence’s lawyers asked a federal judge Thursday to reject a request from Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas that attempts to force Pence to ignore electoral votes of several key states when Congress meets to certify the 2020 presidential election next week. Pence argues that the legal issues […]

COVID hit California harder than ever in December

As the pandemic’s most destructive month yet came to a close Thursday, the toll it took on California became clear: Nearly half of the state’s infections this year occurred in December alone. More than 1 million of the state’s 2.3 million total coronavirus cases were reported in the final month of 2020. That’s more than […]

Rapper, music producer MF Doom dies at 49

By Jordan Moreau | Variety LOS ANGELES — Daniel Dumile, best know as the rapper and producer MF Doom, died Oct. 31, his wife announced on the artist’s Instagram page on Thursday afternoon. He was 49. “To Dumile. The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for,” his […]