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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...

OUR ENDORSEMENTS

  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...
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...
Chicago action-thriller with Viola Davis expected to draw big crowds Crusader Staff Report The long wait is finally over. “Widows,” a Chicago action-thriller that includes scenes at Parkway Gardens and Daley’s restaurant in Woodlawn, will open this weekend in local theaters in Chicago. Anticipation has been building since film critics on the popular...
From its opening night event that featured an intimate conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates; his father, former Black Panther and Black Classics Press founder Paul Coates; and Third World Press Foundation (TWPF) founder Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, to a gala dinner at The Parkway Ballroom where Grammy...