Will Officer Jason Van Dyke get a new trial?

Judge next week will decide whether to throw out murder conviction Crusader Staff Report A Cook County judge next week will decide whether to throw out...

Kevin Bailey challenges nearly all of 14 opponents for 20th ward...

Crusader Staff Report Kevin Bailey, a candidate for alderman of the 20th Ward, has filed documents with the Chicago Board of Elections to challenge nearly...

Preckwinkle and Wilson go after Dorothy Brown, other candidates

Round one in petition challenges for mayoral, aldermanic races begins By Erick Johnson The gloves are on heavyweight mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle, who aims to deliver a knockout...

Historic Chicago Bee Branch library reopens after $2M renovation

Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon joined 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell and city officials to cut the ribbon on the re-opening of the...

‘Black Panther’ Makes Marvel History Again With Golden Globe Nomination

By Rachaell Davis Black Panther is continuing to make history as the year comes to a close. Following a 2018 that has seen the blockbuster film become the...

Emantic Bradford Was Shot By Police From Behind At Alabama Mall,...

The young Army veteran was leading shoppers to safety during the shooting on Thanksgiving night. By Sebastian Murdock An Alabama man who was fatally shot by...

Chicago loses a born activist and educator, Allen Smith

Longtime Chicago educator and activist Allen Smith died suddenly on November 26, 2018 in Chicago. Funeral services were held December 5 in Country Club...

Pioneering Civil Rights pastor James Bass passes

Reverend James Bass, former pastor of Chicago’s historic Mount Olive Baptist Church, passed away at the age of 98. Reverend Bass died at a...

ELECTING A BLACK MAYOR IN CHICAGO PART FOUR OF FIVE

THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTING CHICAGO’S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYOR This is part four of the five part seres on the origin and development of...

Prosecution in police misconduct trial rests its case as defense denied...

Crusader Staff Report The prosecution team in the police misconduct trial involving three officers rested their case Tuesday, December 4 before defense attorneys mounted an...