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By Diane Pathieu and Jessica D’Onofrio, ABC7 Chicago The state of Illinois and Chicago have entered Phase 5 and are fully reopen, with nearly all COVID restrictions lifted. The reopening means crowds of all sizes are allowed in restaurants. It's great news for still-struggling businesses as venues can return to full...
Mega Millions
ABC7 Chicago If you bought a lottery ticket lately in the south suburbs, you might just want to check that ticket. A $56-million Mega Millions ticket was sold at a Citgo at 13830 South Pulaski in Crestwood. The winning numbers for last Tuesday's drawing were 9-22-39-41-54 and Mega Ball 19. This is the...
Father Michael Pfleger
By Chinta Strausberg Saying he is glad to be home after a five-month long separation from his parish, Saint Sabina Church, Father Michael Pfleger Sunday, on June 6, made it clear to his foes and doubters that the period of solitude has renewed his social justice fighting spirit to an even...
Crusader Staff Report A strike at Chicago’s three all-male Urban Prep Charter Schools ended early Wednesday, June 8, when teachers agreed to a new, two-year contract with charter administrators. The two-day strike began Monday, June 7, when 34 teachers walked off the job at the academy’s Englewood, Bronzeville and Near West...
By Charise Frazier, NewsOne One year ago, Dartavius Barnes experienced one of the most earth-shattering experiences anyone can live through, when he was stopped by police in Springfield, in April 2020. The encounter forever etched in his memory, signaled the day where law enforcement officials confiscated the ashes of his daughter...
Police in west suburban Aurora are asking for help identifying a toddler who was found alone on Tuesday. Police said the boy, who appears to be about two years old, was found near Robinwood and Crestwood drives, wearing a grey and blue onesie. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call...
Jason "J-Hey" Heyward
CBS 2 Chicago The Chicago Cubs have unveiled their new Nike City Connect uniforms, featuring navy blue jerseys and pants they will don for the first time on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals. The navy blue jerseys feature “Wrigleyville” stitched across the chest in the same font and shape as...
Carrying While Black
By J. Coyden Palmer It’s the thing you never wanted to happen, but it has. The palms of your hands are sweaty. Your heart feels like it is beating out of your chest. Your body is shaking. You may urinate or defecate on yourself, as the human body evacuates all...
REVEREND JESSE JACKSON
Crusader Staff Report After months of meetings involving Reverend Jesse Jackson, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, community leaders and Illinois elected officials, the Illinois Senate has passed HB3404 establishing Pembroke Township as a designated hardship area. The move is part of an effort to install a natural gas line in Pembroke and...
Gov. JB Pritzker
With Continued Progress on Vaccination Rates, All Businesses and Industries to Fully Reopen as State Concludes Restore Illinois Plan Outdoor Mask Requirement to be Lifted in Schools Following CDC Guidance Following weeks of steady decreases in new positive COVID-19 cases and with over 67% of residents age 18 and older receiving...