Crusader Staff Report ATLANTA - Tyler Perry Studios is celebrated a historic night in hosting the fifth Democratic debate among 10 candidates on November 20. Taking center stage on national television is filmmaker Tyler Perry’s new, massive 330-acre studio in Atlanta, which opened last month in a lavish, star-studded celebration, where...
"The last thing any child should have to worry about is being able to afford eating breakfast and lunch at school," Richard Sherman's foundation said By Karen Mizoguchi, People Richard Sherman gave back to his community ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The San Francisco 49ers cornerback, 31, helped eliminate the outstanding...
Trump tells governors ‘you have to do retribution’ in response to destructive actions By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — A conference call between U.S. governors and Republican President Donald Trump led to the latest in a series of spats between Illinois’ governor and the president Monday. "You have to dominate, if...
Crusader Staff Report The clock is ticking for Mayor Lori Lightfoot as the October 17 deadline nears for a potential strike that would cripple Chicago Public Schools and damage the profile of the city’s first Black female mayor. Five months after Lightfoot took office, intense negotiations between her and the Chicago...
"California tries to lead the way in terms of civil rights, and we have a responsibility to do that," said the bill's author, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber. By Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBC News California on Wednesday became the first state to adopt a law paving the way for Black residents and descendants...
Gov. Pritzker Announces Series of New Measures to Help Illinoisans Affected by COVID-19 Governor Announces Sales Tax Deferral for Bars and Restaurants, SBA Loan Eligibility, New Grocery Hours for Seniors, Expanded Health Care Services  Chicago — As Illinoisans face increasing challenges as a result of the coronavirus, Governor JB Pritzker announced a...
Ten racist incidents were reported so far this month. By Vanessa Etienne, BET Syracuse University suspended all fraternity activities for the remainder of the semester on Sunday (Nov. 17). The announcement comes after a Black woman reported a group of fraternity members yelling the N-word at her on Saturday (Nov. 16). The...
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 29 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Illinois. Five additional counties are now reporting cases – Champaign, Clinton, Sangamon, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties. Other locations with cases include Chicago and Cook, Cumberland, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, St. Clair,...
By Diane Pathieu, ABC7 News It's back to school Tuesday for Chicago Public School students, but there's still the threat of a possible teachers' strike. In honor of the first day of school, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Janice Jackson will ring the school bell and cut the ribbon for...
State surpasses 50,000 COVID-19 cases, announces 92 additional deaths By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com The state of Illinois is sending out teams of nurses and ramping up testing for COVID-19 at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities as it continues efforts to control the spread of the virus. Gov. JB Pritzker...