Holmes says police created lies to help Van Dyke

Special prosecutor opens first week of police misconduct trial Crusader Staff Report Special Prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes said three Chicago police officers worked to create lies...

Record 11 Black candidates file in mayoral race

Some Black aldermen with ties to mayor face tough rematches Crusader Staff Report A record 11 Black candidates have filed to run in Chicago’s mayoral...

Mercy Hospital doctors seek $100K to honor Purdue grad Tamara O’Neal

USA Today A group of physicians who were friends of Dr. Tamara O’Neal, one of two Purdue University graduates killed at a Chicago hospital on...

Evicted on Thanksgiving: a single mom with five kids

By Liz Tung WHYY For most people, Thanksgiving offers a chance to kick back with family. But for Ricci Rawls and her five kids, it meant...

Funeral for Dr. Tamara O’Neal set for Saturday

Funeral draws to a close for Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez Crusader staff report Funeral services for Dr. Tamara O'Neal will be held this week. She...

Aretha Franklin’s historic mansion sells for $300,000

From Detroit Free News Detroit — The last property owned in Detroit by Aretha Franklin, a historic mansion next to the Detroit Golf Club, has been sold by the legendary entertainer's estate. The 5,600-square-foot...

NHS honors neighborhood heroes and local artists earn great grants

NHS Hosts 9th Annual Neighborhood Leadership Awards Six inspiring Chicagoland neighborhood heroes were honored for their commitment to making a difference in their communities. Nearly...

ELECTING A BLACK MAYOR IN CHICAGO – PART TWO OF FIVE

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

Ald. Hairston and Beale each take $20,000 from mayor

Both reported donations one month after Crusader story By Erick Johnson Aldermen Leslie Hairston (5th) and Anthony Beale (9th) have accepted $20,000 in campaign donations from...

Check your electric bill. Company pays $3M after allegedly deceiving Chicago’s Blacks...

A Good Company Or A No-Good Turkey?   Crusader staff report It’s a case that has allegedly scammed thousands of Blacks and left Illinois Attorney General...