A blinding dust storm in rural Illinois led to a fatal highway pile-up on Monday, causing six tragic deaths. Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). The massive accident reportedly took place just before 11 am. So far, Illinois State Police have identified […]

A University of Illinois student who is accused of tying a noose and leaving it in a residence hall elevator was charged Tuesday with a hate crime. According to KMOV4, Andrew Smith, 19, found some rope in the elevator in Allen Hall over the weekend and tied it into a noose, Champaign County Assistant State’s […]


Allison Madison was elected the first Black woman mayor in Mound City, Illinois.

Dashcam video shows the officers slamming Lawrence Crosby down to the ground and punching him, despite the fact that the student's hands were raised in the air.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ-6e8vAbG4/?taken-by=tionnanorris&hl=en A teacher’s note exposed by a black Illinois mother has gone viral after the educator complained in a letter that the student’s hair “stinks.” Tionna Norris received a letter from her daughter 3-year old daughter Amia’s teacher on Monday saying that the children were complaining that Amia’s hair stinks and advised the mom to […]