Leaders hold groundbreaking ceremony to kick off $34 million renovation project Crusader Staff Report Elegant courtyards. Scenic walkways. Historic tours. Six years after President Barack Obama declared it a National Monument, work officially began Labor Day Weekend on the Pullman Clock Tower. It joins a wave of projects that are part of...
By Patrick Forrest Congressman Danny Davis’ office recognized Labor Day with the chairman of Chicago Black United Communities, Eddie Read, putting a spotlight on the need for more Black workers in trade professions, an issue the group has highlighted since the 1970s. In the past, the group’s tactic has been to...
Crusader Staff Report Gary residents who travel to Chicago for work can continue commuting with no restrictions after the nation’s third largest city on Tuesday, September 8 decided not to place Indiana on its quarantine list. The decision relieved concerns among thousands of residents in Northwest Indiana who work in...
By Jamie Gangel, Jeremy Herb and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN President Donald Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and "more deadly than even your strenuous flus," and that he repeatedly played it down publicly, according to legendary...
With nearly two weeks before the deadline, 177,000 households in Black wards haven’t been counted By Erick Johnson Chicago’s predominately Black wards are in danger of being heavily undercounted with just two weeks left before the 2020 deadline, according to a Crusader analysis of the ward reports, which tracks the response...
By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinois is one of the last states to apply and be approved for a federal program providing an additional $300 in unemployment assistance per week to qualifying residents. Governor JB Pritzker announced Monday, September 7, that he instructed the Illinois Department of Employment Security to submit...
By Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner, Jonathan Fagg, Yun Choi and Adriana Aguilar An I-Team data investigation of racial disparities in Chicago Police Department traffic stops shows Black drivers are far more likely to be stopped by Chicago Police than white drivers. New evidence also shows Black...
By Brian Lowry, CNN Five years after the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag triggered controversy, the group behind the awards has made inclusion a requirement to be considered to win them. In what represents the most direct link between the movie industry's top prize and efforts to promote diversity and address systemic issues, the...
Criminal justice reform, police accountability, community violence at forefront By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus released its agenda of “sweeping reforms” meant to address systemic racism in the state at a news conference Tuesday, September 1. The agenda is focused on four pillars of policy: Criminal justice reform,...
By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch said Thursday that he will demand passage of legislation in the upcoming fall veto session to give minority- and women-owned businesses a larger share of the estimated $20 billion in state purchasing and contracting dollars allotted annually. “I am demanding that...