Uber and Lyft to stay in Chicago after compromised ordinance passes

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader A controversial ordinance that would have been damaging to the African American community was severely modified and passed by...

CTA Board approves Second Chance Program expansion

The CTA Board of Directors recently approved a new partnership between CTA and City Colleges of Chicago that expands the CTA’s successful Second Chance...

MWRD outreach event seeks diverse vendors

Qualified business owners seeking to register as a potential vendor with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) learned more about the...

Senior ComEd Executive elected as First Vice Chairman of the American...

ComEd’s senior vice president of Strategy and Administration, Kevin Brookins was recently elected to serve as first vice chairman of the board of directors...

Cermak Fresh Market to give Avondale economic boost

Company officials from Cermak Fresh Market and neighborhood leaders joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel in announcing a new Cermak Fresh Market grocery store in the...

Finding Kunta: Black entrepreneurs connect the dots after Roots

By Ronda Racha Penrice, Urban News Service Nearly 40 years after it premiered, Roots – Alex Haley’s iconic quest, tracing his ancestry from slavery back to Juffure,...

Partnership campaign raises $50,096 for Children’s Hospital

Strack & Van Til recently put an exclamation point on an important campaign that ran during the month of April to benefit St. Jude...

Mixed Use Development is coming to Pullman Neighborhood

Continuing its resurgence and becoming one of Chicago’s must see neighborhoods, Alderman Anthony Beale (9th Ward), in close collaboration with Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc....

Collaboration brings Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit to Harvey

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, the Southland Regional Mayoral Black Caucus, Thornton Township High School District 205, Honorable...

Actor Larenz Tate will receive the Screen Image Award at Indiana...

Indiana Black Expo recently announced that award winning actor Larenz Tate will receive its Screen Image Award at its Pacers Sports & Entertainment Corporate...