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...
Clarence Willams III
By Variety Clarence Williams III, an actor known for portraying Linc Hayes on "The Mod Squad" and Prince's father in "Purple Rain," died on Friday. He was 81. Williams' management confirmed his death citing the cause as colon cancer. Williams broke through in 1968 as one of the stars of the counterculture...
Crusader Staff Report The community of North Lawndale will remain intact after protests from residents concerned that Illinois lawmakers will break up the Black community during redistricting of the state’s legislative and judicial districts. Residents said a redistricted North Lawndale would have diluted the Black voting power in that district. Democrats recently...
By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com The General Assembly this week passed legislation addressing lingering concerns from law enforcement about a massive criminal justice reform omnibus passed earlier this year. Introduced by Chicago Democratic Sen. Elgie Sims, an amendment to House Bill 3443 would act as trailer legislation for the SAFE-T Act,...
Crusader Staff Report With several lawsuits totaling millions in potential damages, officials at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are reporting a rise in race harassment cases across the country. Disability, sexual and pregnancy discrimination lawsuits have been the biggest EEOC complaints in recent years. But as offices and workplaces grapple with...
By Erick Johnson When the coronavirus pandemic forced Frances and Andre Guichard to close their Gallery Guichard firm in Bronzeville last year, the future of their lifelong dream of gallery ownership grew uncertain. Without customers frequenting their multicultural gallery at 436 E. 47th St., the Guichards did not know whether...