Black contractors unite for bigger slice of pie

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In celebration of the 14th annual Contractor’s Day, Omar Shareef, president and founder of the African American Contractor’s Association (AACA),...

Gary’s Blind Social Center honored at IBE

Recently, Governor Mike Pence presented 17 outstanding African-American Hoosiers, community leaders and organizations from across the state with several awards during the Indiana Black...

Give consumers their day in court: Hold financial services accountable

By Charlene Crowell Whenever consumers open a new credit account, borrow a loan or begin contract financial services, it’s a sure bet that there will...

ISF Bank starts new chapter and new history

Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan (ISF Bank) was recently acquired by the Nduom Family, who have big plans for revitalizing not only the...

MWRD unveils the world’s largest nutrient recovery facility

Phosphorus is not only disappearing from the planet, but what remains is devastating the Gulf of Mexico and the nation’s waterways where harmful algae...

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...