Dan Williams

Dan Williams

Dan Williams reports for CGTN from Chicago. 

STORIES BY DAN WILLIAMS

August 2, 2020

U.S. immigration agency offers controversial six-week course

  Immigration groups in Chicago ​are calling on a U.S. government agency to cancel a course open to select citizens — offering ‘day-in-the-life’-type training on what it’s like to be an immigration enforcement officer.   They fear the program will encourage dangerous vigilante activism.  Read More...
July 24, 2020

CGTN’s exclusive interview with George Floyd’s aunt

  Saturday will mark two months since George Floyd’s death in police custody. Angela Harrelson is Floyd’s aunt, who was close with Floyd during his time in Minneapolis. In an exclusive interview, she says she feels a sense of guilt over what happened…that she couldn’t […] Read More...
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July 19, 2020

Gun crime spikes in the U.S. as police reforms began

There’s been another wave of gun violence this summer in the U.S.. It’s so bad in one city that President Donald Trump recently compared it to a war zone. Huge spikes in shootings are being recorded in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Learn more. Read More...
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June 27, 2020

Trump visits Wisconsin to secure support from swing state

On Thursday, U.S. President Trump visited the state of Wisconsin.   The state is expected to be a key battleground for the 2020 U.S. presidential election.   Although poll numbers have Joe Biden comfortably ahead, Trump’s supporters don’t see that as being a major issue. Learn more. Read More...
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June 18, 2020

Gun sales surge amid the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests have had a significant negative impact on many businesses across the U.S.  But that’s not the case for owners of gun shops and shooting ranges.  Gun retailers across the country say they have experienced a surge in business since the pandemic began. Learn more. Read More...
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May 22, 2020

Are tourist spots ready to reopen?

A recent ​tourism industry survey suggests traveler optimism is growing once again, with one in five Americans saying they ​plan to book a trip as soon as lockdowns are lifted. But are tourist destinations ready to safely reopen? Read More...
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May 8, 2020

Lockdown orders puts new strain on marriages

Wedding season has begun in many parts of the world. But, the number of couples tying the knot has fallen this year, mostly due to COVID-19 restrictions. ​In the United States, marriage rates were already in decline, but the impact of a global pandemic is also bringing extra stress to the family dynamic. Read More...
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