By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Community activists from several wards have partnered with Johnny Acoff, vice president of the South Shore Garden Government Association, to take the owners of a proposed medical marijuana dispensary to court in hopes of preventing them from opening a clinic on the South Side. Residents...
Chicago Crusader Staff With just a month before the primary and local elections, registration drives are popping up all over in Chicago’s minority communities as Black voters prepare to voice their disgust at polls after the coverup of the Laquan McDonald case by city, police and county officials. From community town...
Chicago Crusader staff report More power is coming to Bronzeville. ComEd is building a $10.4 million microgrid in the historic Black neighborhood, hoping to keep the Chicago Police Department and other important buildings running during mass power outage. To help build the microgrid, ComEd received a $4 million grant from the...
Chicago Crusader staff report As shootings continue to plague Chicago, many young Black males in the city’s South and West Sides don’t have a job and are not in school, according to a report by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute. For young Black males statewide, the...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In a unified effort, the Chicago and West Side NAACP Chapters are demanding that all police-involved shootings and other official misconduct records be permanently retained, fearing their destruction would keep federal officials from proving a “pattern and practice” of abuse. Reminded that the Fraternal Order of...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Hundreds attended the first of a two-day United Nations (U.N.) hearing held at Chicago State University (CSU), where Blacks from several states called for reparations and an investigation into crimes and injustices against people of color in areas of education, police abuse, lack of housing...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Movie goers in the south suburbs have been shocked when they learned a popular movie theater in Country Club Hills is no more. The AMC Loews Theater located on 167th just east of Interstate 57 closed on Jan. 10. The closing comes after the...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader State Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-Chicago) is expected to introduce a bill in Springfield that will fund Chicago State University through the end of the semester. The proposal would call for the university to receive the funding originally proposed by Governor Bruce Rauner, around $30...
Governor Bruce Rauner Each year, the state enacts new laws that have been passed the previous year. With the new year, Illinoians are faced with an onslaught of new laws that became effective January 1. A total of 237 new laws ranging from crime to protocols for concussions in youth...
PALLBEARERS CARRY THE casket after the funeral of Bettie Jones, who was killed by a Chicago police officer Dec. 26. Police said the shooting was accidental, but many in the Black community do not believe officials. (Photo by Erick Johnson). Chicago mourns woman killed by cop as lawyer’s deception and...