What should Chicago celebrate?

FRIDAY was the first Chi-Town Rising, a blowout New Year’s Eve party along the Chicago riverfront. It promised celebrity and musical guests, including, naturally,...

The Cook County Bar Association announces criminal justice reform platform and...

On Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. the Cook County Bar Association (“CCBA”), will hold a Press Conference at James D. Montgomery &...

Rev. Jackson sets up transparent vetting process for a new mayor

By Chinta Strausberg Just a day before jury selection of the Jason Van Dyke trial, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent shock waves throughout the city when Tuesday he...

This principal saved her failing school, and now she could win...

Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia. (Photo by Courtney Greenwald) Even Drake thinks she's great. You may remember Linda Cliatt-Wayman from her...

Chicago police shooting deaths of Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones spark outrage

Fifty-five-year-old Bettie Jones, left, and 19-year-old Quintonio Legreir were killed by a Chicago police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call, Dec. 26, 2015....

Funeral for Prominent businessman Kenneth Smikle Sept. 22

Crusader staff report The funeral for Kenneth Smikle will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 22 at the Chicago Temple First United Methodist...

After Chicago police kill Quintonio LeGrier, dad speaks

Father: No one helped my son after he was shot by cops (Photo by CNN) Father of son shot by Chicago police: 'I feel like...

Judge bars Black Lives Matter organizers from mall protest

A judge in Minnesota granted in part a request by the Mall of America for a restraining order against Black Lives Matter activists who...

Stuart Scott’s daughters remember their father a year after his death

Video still by huffingtonpost.com Sydni and Taelor Scott release an emotional video tribute honoring the ESPN legend. On the first anniversary of sportscaster Stuart Scott’s death,...

HUD awards $100M to help public housing residents secure higher paying...

Housing authorities receive funding under Jobs Plus and Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Programs In an effort to help low-income residents find higher-paying jobs and become self-sufficient,...