New leadership among MWRD board – Kari K. Steele president

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners has elected new leadership officers among its nine-member governing body. Commissioner Kari K....

The “Children” on Capitol Hill

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow If there is a privileged class of people in this nation it is the legislative...

Remembering Dr. King and “The Other America”

By Charlene Crowell Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation will mark the anniversary of the death of the late...

REMEMBERING DR. KING DURING CHAOTIC TIMES

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was born on January 15, 1929. His birthday is now a national holiday and this year will be celebrated...

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers To Handle Tax Returns Despite Partial Shutdown

By Richard Gonzales, NPR More than half of the workforce of the Internal Revenue Service, or about 46,000 employees, will be recalled to work for the...

Chicago Teachers Union prepares for contract negotiations; current deal expires in...

By Sarah Schulte, ABC 7 News The union for Chicago Public Schools teachers is preparing to start negotiating a new contract as their current agreement expires...

WE MUST NEVER SURRENDER OUR CULTURE

Dr. Conrad Worrill Our late, great ancestor, Dr. Asa G. Hilliard’s book, The Maroon Within Us, once again reminds us of a major problem that...

Pendleton’s killer sentenced to 84 years

By Patrice Nkrumah The man convicted of murdering a King College Prep honor roll student was sentenced to 84 years in prison by a Cook...

Maxine Waters meets with CBS News representatives over lack of Black...

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) met with representatives from CBS News to discuss the ongoing controversy over the network’s lack of Black reporters slated to...

Ald. Pat Dowell left with one opponent after three were removed...

Correction: Beverly Miles remains in the aldermanic race in the 28th Ward. She did not withdraw her candidacy as originally reported in our print edition....