The courtroom that doomed Jason Van Dyke

By Erick Johnson The “Trial of the Century” in Chicago has come and gone. No more morning rush hour drives to the courthouse and going...

St. Bernard Hospital hosted 3rd annual gala fundraiser

St. Bernard Hospital hosted a successful fundraising gala titled A Work of Heart recently at the Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 South Prairie Avenue, Corporate...

Chicago International Film Festival promises films from around the world for...

By Elaine Hedwood Bowen, M.S.J. The 54th Chicago International Film Festival offers films for all interests from around the world during its run from October...

Obama endorses Gillum and Jealous for Nov. 6 election

Crusader staff report Florida Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andre Gillum and Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous were among the political candidates who received endorsements from...

Longtime NBC 5 Anchor Warner Saunders dies

Warner Saunders, once Chicago’s premier Black broadcast journalist who served as NBC 5’s beloved anchor for decades has died. He was 83. Saunders collapsed Tuesday...

Ald. Sawyer to give away mayor’s $20,000 campaign donation

By Erick Johnson With the aldermanic elections just over four months away, Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th Ward), on Friday, October 12, announced that he will...

Jason’s Van Dyke’s attorney expects him to get three years in...

Crusader staff report The attorney of convicted murderer Jason Van Dyke said he expects his client to receive the minimum possible sentence, just three years,...

Crusader investigation draws widespread praise, readership

Crusader Staff Report Last week’s Crusader investigative report about eight Black aldermen who took campaign donations from Mayor Rahm Emanuel has drawn praise from readers...

Pressure mounts on Kim Foxx as woman signs second affidavit to...

24 years later, Octavius Morris signs second affidavit saying cop forced her to lie convict Roosevelt Myles, who has been in prison for nearly...

Challenging Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers

The Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education (ICBCHE) recently took note of the unprecedented number of African American women leading higher education...