At least eight Blacks out of 12 employees in Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s department tested positive for the coronavirus By Erick Johnson At least 848 Blacks in Illinois have COVID-19, the second-highest ethnic group in the state infected with the virus, according to figures released March 27 by...
Gun clips found in a theater. A police officer quietly terminated after enforcing theater policy. A supervisor sleeping on the job while patrons watch a movie. No one is talking, but the stage is being set for a real-life suspense drama. EDITOR’S NOTE: In full disclosure, the following story involves...
By Bruce CT Wright, NewsOne While the coronavirus has quickly changed a lot about the world that we live in, in certain circumstances things have remained the same. That latter part seemed to be true in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where a video was purportedly filmed of police officers detaining a...
The incident caused the subject's charges to be dropped. By Adrian Moore, NewsOne As we’ve witnessed with cases like Freddie Gray, the race of an officer doesn’t always play a part in whether they’ll treat you humanely or not. However, in most shooting cases that go viral, it’s usually a white...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader The Illinois State Police along with local law enforcement agencies held a press conference on Aug. 31 announcing they will be out in full force this holiday weekend looking for impaired drivers to keep the roads safe. Last year 16 people died in traffic...
Crusader Staff Report State Representative La Shawn K. Ford has entered the race for mayor, becoming the tenth Black candidate among 17 contenders seeking to succeed incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ford told the Crusader on Saturday at the Chicago Football Classic at Soldier Field that he had been collecting signatures since...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Victoria Shaw, a Black girl approximately 15 years old, went missing Monday, Feb. 11, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Teandah Slater, Black and also only 15 years old, was reported missing on Thursday, Feb. 7, from Noble Square in Chicago. Areall Murchinson, a 16-year old Black...
Crusader staff report An elaborate sendoff is being planned for comedian and activist Dick Gregory, who died August 20 in Washington, D.C. He had a long and illustrious career that broke racial barriers during segregation in Chicago and America. Details of the plan remain tentative as of the Crusader press time...
Marian Small, mother of Perri Small, Talk Show Host at WVON Radio, died recently and is mourned by educators, former students, family and friends. Her services will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John De LaSalle Catholic Church at 10205 South King Drive, in...
Skyway Concession Company LLC (SCC) is reminding customers that the following toll increases on the Chicago Skyway will take effect on January 1, 2017, pursuant to SCC’s Concession and Lease Agreement with the City of Chicago: Vehicles with two axles will pay a $5 toll that will remain in...