IPRA announces changes in bid to rebuild trust

Changes to the civilian agency that acts as a watchdog to the Chicago Police Department were announced Monday afternoon. Changes to the civilian agency that...

A year of turmoil, activism and change

Chicago Crusader 2015 Year in Review Another shooting, another lawsuit and another problem for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. On Monday, Dec. 28, the father of Quintonio LeGrier—one...

Residents battle to keep out marijuana dispensary

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Community activists from several wards have partnered with Johnny Acoff, vice president of the South Shore Garden Government Association, to...

Labor Day Over, Time to Start Combatting GOP War on Workers

With Labor Day over, it’s time to get back to work tracking the ongoing assault on the pocketbooks and values of America’s working families...

NAACP moves to retain all police records

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In a unified effort, the Chicago and West Side NAACP Chapters are demanding that all police-involved shootings and other official...

Early Chemo Not as Helpful for Black Breast Cancer Patients

Black women don't respond as well to early chemotherapy as breast cancer patients of other races. (Depositphotos) Experts say reasons why outcomes differ aren’t clear Early...

Third Tyshawn Lee Suspect still on loose as families grieve

Kevin Edwards and Tyshawn Lee With the arrest and charge of first degree murder being filed against Corey Morgan last month in the case of...

The Victory Monument gets polished

By Erick Johnson Bronzeville’s Victory Monument, an enduring tribute to American Black soldiers who served their country at the height of racial segregation in the...

Suspects in Murder of Tyshawn Lee in Custody

Corey Morgan Just weeks after an exclusive Chicago Crusader report on a series of murders that may have been related to the grotesque murder of...

Case builds for federal probe of City Hall

PALLBEARERS CARRY THE casket after the funeral of Bettie Jones, who was killed by a Chicago police officer Dec. 26. Police said the shooting...