A frequent comment made by speakers at the Tuesday, May 31st ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at St. Bernard Hospital was how this new facility and services represented the beginning of growth in Englewood. In October of 2014, the Englewood community gathered as St. Bernard...
Though violence often makes the headlines, honoring youth and adult leaders of youth groups and programs was the focus for news and celebration as more than 200 people gathered at The DuSable Museum of African-American History on May 23 for the annual “Heroes in the ‘Hood” reception and awards...
By J. Coyden Palmer A local pediatrician says the risk for Chicago kids to contract lead poisoning from water at their school is nearly nonexistent. Dr. Oscar Diaz, said children are most at risk of getting lead poisoning from paint manufactured before 1980 then they are from water. Diaz...
By Chinta Strausberg His graduating class is the last one, but 18-year-old Cameron Barnes will be the first graduate to walk across the stage to get his diploma. Barnes is the valedictorian of this year’s graduating class at the Chicago International Charter – Larry Hawkins High School in Altgeld Gardens housing...
Chicago Crusader staff report Cook County’s jail population in the past several years dropped from 10,000 to 7,500 and the number could drop even lower, according to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The number was among several achievements Preckwinkle touted during her annual luncheon at the Chicago Renaissance Hotel with...
Chicago Crusader staff report They serve those who have served their country. Now a charity group that helps homeless military veterans is slowly winning a battle of their own. The Remake the World (RTW) Veteran Center in Washington Park won’t be closing its doors or shutting down its volunteer food pantry...
By Erick Johnson For over a half a mile on 79th Street, bodies were everywhere. On a sunny morning on Saturday, May 20, an eerie silence fell upon a busy thoroughfare in Greater Grand Crossing as thousands of bodies of men, women, teenagers and even toddlers lay across 20 city...
By J. Coyden Palmer The chair of the city council’s Transportation Committee was plowed over repeatedly by two executives and community supporters of the ride-sharing programs Lyft and Uber on May 25 at a city council committee hearing on whether stricter regulations are needed for the company’s drivers, who...
Chicago Crusader staff report It was a funeral fit for a princess. On a warm spring morning of Wednesday, May 25, nearly 1,100 people said goodbye to 15-year-old De’Kayla Dansberry during a service at New Beginnings Church at 6620 S. King Dr. Community leaders led an emotional service that was packed with...
By Erick Johnson The big weekend is here. The Weber ™ grill has been cleaned, the ribs marinated and the cooler stocked with a fresh assortment of drinks. Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer, is upon us. For many Blacks, the place to see and be seen will be...