Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-CH) is calling on everyone to reframe from violating the governor’s order to at stay in place and practice social distancing. Ford is disappointed after a party in Chicago went viral. The party was estimated to have over 1,000 people that attended....
By Crusader Staff Bill Lowry has a famous name. Most times people confuse him with his father, William A. Lowry, the civil rights and civic icon who recently retired from the Chicago Community Trust. However, while the son may share a name with his famous dad, this Lowry is heading...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader It sits off South Shore Drive with its peeling baby blue paint. The childhood home of megastar Kanye West has been falling apart for years. Time and neglect have left the house in a severe state of disrepair. Amid fanfare and much publicity, Rhymefest on November...
COVID-19 fatalities highest than any Chicago neighborhood, Black or white By Erick Johnson Sixty seven people in South Shore have died from COVID-19, more than in any neighborhood in Chicago’s 77 communities, according to a Crusader analysis of the latest data from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Of the 67...
Foxx outraised as opponent Bill Conway raises $701,600 in one week Crusader Staff Report Democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney Bill Conway received an additional $650,000 from his billionaire father on November 8, according to the latest filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections. The hefty donation comes three months...
By Crusader Staff Reporter The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every walk of life—both globally and within the United States. As a result, in Cook County, lives have been lost and families have been gravely affected, not only by the pain associated with losing a loved one, but on the economic...
By Linn Washington Jr. Legendary African-American journalist Ida Wells Barnett made a lasting impression in England, a country over 3,000-miles from Chicago, the city where that co-founder of America’s NAACP lived over half of her life. The impact Wells-Barnett made in England coupled with the legacy of her life’s work from...
By CBS Chicago Chicago police officers have been ordered to “no longer use force to disperse large gatherings,” as tensions mount over the months-long stay-at-home order, and protests continue nationwide over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled...
Crusader staff report WVON 1690-AM, Chicago’s iconic Black news/talk radio station, is moving its headquarters from Chatham to the South Loop by the end of the year, Parent Company Midway Broadcasting announced on October 2. Midway will move WVON’s studios and offices to 800 South Wells Street at River City, a...
By Ellyn Santiago, Heavy On July 4, an African-American man filmed a white man who called police on him for allegedly trespassing outside a San Francisco apartment building. The man’s child begged him not to call police. Software engineer Wesley Michel said he was waiting for a friend when a man...