Monday, January 25, 2021
Crusader Staff Report Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, September 4, announced he will not seek re-election, ending a political career that was dogged by community distrust stemming from the Laquan McDonald case whose killer, Jason Van Dyke, is scheduled to stand trial, tomorrow, September 5. The news came Tuesday morning after...
By Chinta Strausberg After offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Oceanea Jones and giving police tips he had received, Father Michael Pfleger in mid-August said he is disappointed with the detectives assigned to this case because they have not followed through on clues that could...
Crusader Staff Report Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday, August 1, endorsed Democratic Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and Democratic Attorney General candidate Kwame Raoul, both of whom are among 81 Democratic candidates from across the country seeking to win seats in federal, state and local offices in the November elections. For...
By Erick Johnson A sociology professor who was paid $12,000 to conduct a study on the impact of excessive media publicity on potential jurors in the Laquan McDonald trial was grilled on the witness stand Friday in a last ditch effort to convince a Cook County judge to move the...
Crusader staff report Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Friday, July 27, announced a long awaited consent decree, capping 18 months of negotiations and protests from activists seeking police reforms in the nation’s second largest police department. The announcement, which was made at 2 p.m....
Crusader staff report The family of an elderly woman who was brutally murdered last month is not giving up the search for her killer and hopes that a $20,000 reward would help bring help for their loved one. Chicago police discovered 81-year-old Thana Muhammad’s body June 10 in her home at...
By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 Eyewitness News Chicago Authorities released Sunday the identity of a man who was fatally shot by Chicago police in the South Shore neighborhood on Saturday. The man has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as 37-year-old Harith Augustus of Chicago. Neighbors said he was...
By Chinta Strausberg Setting out to accomplish what he promised, Father Michael L. Pfleger and about 3,000 supporters Saturday shutdown the Dan Ryan Expressway but not without confrontation with the Rauner administration. Interviewed at the end of the march at the Dan Ryan 67th Street exit, an exhausted Pfleger bristled when told...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create, and it opens June 30, 2018. The all-new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort is inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films. Guests in Toy Story Land – located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – will feel like they have shrunk to...

Bigger and Better

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It intersects all the major interstate highways and streets that are named after presidents and prominent figures, including the late Mayor Harold Washington. Now, Congress Parkway will be renamed after crusading journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett under a proposed ordinance introduced on June 26. Members of the...