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The City of Chicago and Zocdoc, the leader in online healthcare scheduling, announced a partnership where Zocdoc will serve as the City’s main platform for eligible Chicago residents to find and book COVID-19 vaccinations. Zocdoc will aggregate real-time appointment availability from select Chicago POD (Point of Dispensing) sites, as...
Illinois suffers highest spike in COVID-19 cases in 1 day By Sarah Schulte and Liz Nagy, ABC7 News Illinois schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday at his daily coronavirus briefing. Gov. Pritzker said all in-person learning will be suspended for the rest...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader In a collaborative effort with private donors, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Supportive Release Center (SRC) on July 26. The innovative new program will provide short-term, critical services to people with high needs in an attempt to...
Nick Cannon will step in for Wendy Williams next week as she continues to monitor her health. By Jessica Bennett, Ebony Nick Cannon will step in for Wendy Williams next week as she continues to monitor her health. The Wendy Williams Show announced on its official Instagram page that the frequent guest will host for several...
By Sarah Mucha, Chandelis Duster, and Caroline Kenny, CNN A group of churchgoers Sunday turned their backs to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he addressed the historic Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama. A group of at least nine people took part in the protest as Bloomberg spoke...
By Tedarius Abrams Thousands of diverse music fans flooded McCormick Place last weekend for the inaugural ComplexCon, a massive two-day event that featured some of the biggest names in Hip Hop. Summer in Chicago is always filled with so much to do. The people of Chicago do not have a problem...
Cases double in North and South Lawndale on West Side By Erick Johnson Chicago’s Black neighborhoods are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to a Crusader analysis of information released by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The number of COVID-19 cases more than doubled in North and South Lawndale on the...
Crusader Staff Report Rev. Al Sharpton visited Chicago on June 12, giving a boost to the city’s Black clergy who are renewing calls to fire police officer Robert Rialmo as his trial is set to begin this week. Rialmo faces termination after killing 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and 55-year-old Bettie Jones in...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Last week Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he had chosen Sophia King to fill the vacancy of Alderman for the 4th Ward created by the resignation of Will Burns. The news left residents of the ward happy they have a representative in the city council....
Crusader Staff Report Two Black executives at McDonald’s have filed a lawsuit accusing the fast food chain of discrimination and removing a large number of employees of color from its top ranks. Vicki Guster-Hines and Domineca Neal on Tuesday, January 7 filed a lawsuit in Chicago, saying they worked in a...