Preckwinkle blasted in Black community for the termination of Cook County's top doctor and the  closing of the emergency room of Provident Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic By Hermene D. Hartman Dr. Terry Mason last week was relieved of his duties as the chief operating officer for the Cook County Department of Public...
Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated at $165 Million! While Friday the 13th is traditionally considered an “unlucky” day - there are a number of Mega Millions players throughout the country who would happily disagree with this. In the past 12 years, seven different Mega Millions jackpots have been won around the country...
It all started with a social media contest on Facebook. Woman to Woman NWI magazine invited local small business owners to submit a brief summary about why they should be featured on the cover. Chelsea Whittington, owner of the public relations firm C WHITT PR in Gary, decided to...
If you bought a Lucky Day Lotto ticket in Berwyn, you may want to check it right away! A grocery store in Berwyn sold a $1,050,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Wednesday, November 20, midday drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Berwyn Fruit Market, 3811 S. Harlem Ave. in...
Crusader Staff Report Many in Black Chicago are stunned and mourning the sudden death of Archbishop Lucius Hall. A beloved figure who founded and led the First Church of Love And Faith for 40 years in Auburn Gresham, Hall died this morning of COVID-19 at Mercy Hospital in Bronzeville, WVON’s...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The grand staircase where many debutantes once roamed became a meeting place for inner city youth looking for a job. The carved oak mantel on the wood burning fireplace where the well-heeled cuddled on frigid nights for years, held flyers promoting drug treatment programs. For decades,...
Leaders scramble to save thousands of Blacks dying from COVID-19 as years of neglect, unaddressed health care disparities fuel a spiraling health crisis By Erick Johnson A stunning report showing Blacks in Chicago have the highest death rate from COVID-19 has set off a citywide effort to save thousands of people...
By Charlene Crowell During the 1999 State of the Union Address, then-President Bill Clinton recognized a gray-haired Black woman who teetered as she rose to accept the applause of everyone in the chamber of the House of Representatives. The irony is that despite the presidential recognition, her proudest moment came when...
Congresswoman Maxine Waters gave a very strong message to Black voters who are considering voting for President Trump: “Any of them showing their face, I will never ever forgive them for undermining the possibility to help their own people and their own communities.” Speaking with SiriusXM host Joe Madison,...

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  JB Pritzker has come a long way to earn the Crusader’s endorsement as the next governor of Illinois. His running mate, state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the perfect choice for a candidate who seeks to serve low-income neighborhoods where incumbent Bruce Rauner has failed miserably in the last four...