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The Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) will host its 103rd Annual Awards & Installation Banquet on Friday, June 23. The event themed, “Breaking Ceilings and Building Bridges” will feature the installation of attorney Dartesia A. Pitts, Esq. as president of the CCBA. Master of Ceremonies will be Comedian Clark Jones....
The grandmother of Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin, Janie B. Jenkins Knight, died on October 16, 2016 in Brandon, MS. She was 99 years old. Janie B. Jenkins Knight, who was affectionately called “Mother Knight,” was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who was also a founding member of...
Virgin Islander heroes Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan, Jr. were honored recently by Carnival Cruise Line, The West Indian Company Limited (WICO) and local officials for rescuing a wheelchair-bound cruise passenger who accidentally fell off the WICO dock on St. Thomas last week. The two men were acknowledged in a ceremony...
Box Office revenue nationwide falls to record low of just $300,000 Crusader Staff Report Chatham's popular Studio Movie Grill is temporaily closed, management says on its website. Popular among Black patrons, the theater is one of dozens facilities across the country that Studio Movie Grill closed amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The...
By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer In spite of a 22 point effort by sophomore Brianna McDaniel, the Kenwood girls basketball team fail short of reaching their city championship goal with a 69-63 loss to rivals Simeon on Sunday afternoon at Jones Armory, 5200 S. Cottage Grove. "We kind of got away from...
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient told Black life like it was By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. When the late, iconic author and educator Toni Morrison received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, it was such a regal affair, which was summed up by one of her contemporaries in this manner:...
The Illinois Senate on Wednesday passed SB955, a bill that would raise wages to $15 an hour for caregivers of people with disabilities, end a staffing crisis at organizations across the state and safeguard the future of the state’s most vulnerable residents. After Wednesday’s action in the Senate, the...
Illinois nears 18,000 coronavirus cases, 600 deaths By BEN ORNER Capitol News Illinois borner@capitolnewsillinois.com Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday announced increased testing for COVID-19 in Illinois communities of color, which officials say disproportionately suffer from the disease. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago will partner with four health centers that serve low-income and underserved residents...
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. posted the $500 bond today (Monday, Dec. 2, 2019) for 29-year-old Bernard Kersh, who over the weekend was body slammed by a Chicago officer at 79th and Cottage Grove. Rev. Jackson was accompanied by Kersh's mother, Keisha Johnson. "This young man's skull could have been cracked,"...
By Joseph Phillips Sports Editor With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on Thursday March 12, that all remaining winter State Series postseason tournaments, which include Boys Basketball, Scholastic Bowl, Drama & Group Interpretation, Music Organization, Debate and Journalism, has been canceled due to...