Marcus Floyd and Officer Thomas Wortham IV A Cook County judge on Tuesday sentenced the third and final man convicted in the 2010 murder of a beloved off-duty Chicago police officer to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Marcus Floyd, 24, stood motionless as the sentence was announced...
MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH School said they expelled four Black students because they failed drug tests , but attorneys and parents said those tests were flawed because hair samples from people of color skew test results. High school under fire for expelling Black students after questionable drug tests One plaintiff was an...
File photo shows a previous visit by Mayor Emanuel to Urban Prep Academy in the Bronzeville neighborhood, before the outrage of the Laquan McDonald incident. (Photo credit: Brooke Collins, City of Chicago) Either Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s own arrogance or his public relations staff’s ignorance put him in an embarrassing position...
Richard Boykin On Tuesday, emotional testimonies were heard by the Cook County Human Relations Committee as former detainees at Homan Square spoke about alleged human rights violations. The hearing took place at the Cook County Building in the Loop where chairman and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) renewed calls for...
CITY LEADERS FEAR an ordinance that would prohibit residents from wearing sagging pants will open the Gary to lawsuits. Gary officials cautious of legal problems of banning the controversial fashion style The city’s proposal to prohibit residents from wearing their pants below the waistline is up for redesign. On December 17, the...
CHASE BANK AND Wells Fargo Bank were recently the target of over 100 local protestors, who marched to the various branch locations in downtown Chicago. Community Organizations Rally, March and Take Creative Direct Action to Target a Shared Enemy: The Banks that Profit from Prisons, Gentrification and Climate Change One hundred...

Apology not Accepted

Photo by J. Coyden Palmer Protests continue as efforts to recall mayor begins As Mayor Rahm Emanuel was issuing an apology to the city inside the chambers of the City Council on December 9, hundreds of protestors jammed the hallways and streets around City Hall demanding the mayor resign. With the...
Pilgrim Baptist Church Alderwoman Pat Dowell told the Crusader December 8 she is preparing to take action against Pilgrim Baptist Church after church officials failed to respond to a 90-day deadline to come up with a plan for the former building’s remains on the corner of 33rd and Indiana. Residents...
IN A HEATED exchange, 4th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer (right) spars with an unidentified speaker as moderator and WVON radio personality Matt Magill (center) looks on during a community town hall meeting at Liberty Baptist Church in Bronzeville on Tuesday, December 7. McDonald shooting exposes years of frustration in the...
Kim Foxx (Powell Photography) Cabrini-Green native Kim Foxx believes she can do a better job Kim Foxx has been a lawyer for 18 years and has been a prosecutor on some of Cook County’s most famous cases. Surrounded by over two dozen Black elected officials Dec. 8 at the Holiday Inn...