Former WMAQ meteorologist Jim Tilmon dies

Also was a licensed pilot; did aviation stories for local television Jim Tilmon, who was one of the first African-American television personalities on Chicago television, died Saturday at the age of 86 in his Scottsdale, Arizona home. Tilmon was more than a meteorologist; he was also a licensed pilot, becoming the third African-American to fly for a commercial carrier. He […]

Unity conference in Chicago

While Comic-Con is going on in San Diego, there is a more important convention going on right here in Chicago which features journalists of color. Titled UNITY: Journalists of Color , the gathering takes place at McCormick Place West and seeks dialogue and the exchange of ideas among minority reporters. The convention kicked off Wednesday and continues until Sunday, when […]