By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO) recently held an accountability forum on how to recall Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. He remains on the hot seat for personally using educational funds as hostage to get his non-budgetary initiatives passed. The forum, headed by attorney Mike...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, April 11 announced that Sophia King, a 30-year Chicago resident, will be the new alderman representing the City’s 4th Ward. “For almost 30 years, Sophia King has not just lived in the 4th Ward, she has worked to improve the quality of life for everyone...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Flanked by workers from Nabisco Co., Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. welcomed a call for a national boycott of Nabisco products made in Mexico. Jackson accused the company of “corporate greed” with its plans to move its company and 600 jobs from the West Side of...
Chicago Crusader staff report Four months after Mayor Rahm Emanuel formed the Police Accountability Task Force amid angry protests, the organization recommended abolishing the police review panel that investigates shootings that involves Chicago officers. The recommendation is part of a blistering report that the task force released this week. The report...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader With a critical deadline for funds approaching, more than 60 Black leaders are gearing up to hold a major rally on the South Side to send a message that CSU will not close. Led by attorneys Thomas N. Todd, Lewis Myers, Berve Muhammad, Rev. Paul Jakes,...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Eddie Johnson was named the permanent Chicago Police Superintendent on Wednesday, April 12. The move came after a blistering report about racial bias in the city’s police force. In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved Johnson, a 27-year veteran of the CPD. He grew up...
By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader For decades, the 50 Yard Line Lounge in the Park Manor community has been a place where Blacks can hang out and watch sports, meet up with friends, dance and have politically-incorrect conversations. But recent violent incidents at the lounge, 69 E. 75th, have raised...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The roof is coming apart. The creaky wooden porch is aging with growing cracks. And the navy blue paint that once adorned the steps is peeling away. Nearly 100 years ago, this two-story white clapboard house on South Throop Street in West Englewood became the home...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Saying it is time to change an Illinois law allowing cops to legally seize homes, cars and personal funds they find even if a person is innocent, Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th) said she working to revamp the legislation, which she calls illegal. It’s an issue...
City leaders on Monday, April 4, launched a citywide task force dedicated to addressing and reducing homelessness in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the Task Force to Reduce Homelessness will focus on improved coordination between city and sister departments, increased efficiencies in service delivery, and identifying additional resources to...