Illinois Smart Solar Alliance Hosts First Community Event

The Illinois Smart Solar Alliance —a group of local community leaders, businesses and organizations from across Northern Illinois— hosted the first in a series...

The community welcomes Whole Foods Market® to Hyde Park

Crusader Staff Report Whole Foods Market in Hyde Park, located at 5118 S. Lake Park, recently opened its doors with its own version of a...

Rising car costs are no reason to take a predatory car...

By Charlene Crowell It’s that time of year again when days are longer, temperatures are higher and auto dealers advertise some of the most tempting...

Federal Republic of Nigeria officials tour Stickney WRP

Elected officials from the Federal Republic of Nigerian House of Assembly Delegation in conjunction with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Vice...

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,...