Free Curbside Testing; Mask-on, Violence Out Challenge Winners Announced Premier Urgent Care & OCC Health Center and P.O.P. on Youth Violence are partnering to present free COVID-19 curbside testing on Saturday September 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 1301 E. 47th Street, Bldg. #2. Prior to the testing,...
A corporate philanthropy intern reflects on her volunteer experience in Englewood By Aminah Grant As part of my summer internship in corporate philanthropy, I sat on the bus and watched Chicago change before my eyes. As we headed south, the gleaming skyscrapers and bustling streets eventually gave way to struggling residential...
At one time or another, each and every employee of Indiana University Northwest is bound to come across the smiling face of Crystal O’Brien, Human Resources Assistant, and an IU Northwest alumnus. It’s a pretty face, few would dispute, but as her memoir will reveal, it hides an ugly upbringing. Now...
WHO:  MWRD and the Cook County Sheriff's Office   WHAT:  Open house and tours of three water reclamation plants WHERE:  Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, 400 E. 130th St., Chicago; O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant, 3500 Howard St., Skokie; and Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, 6001 W. Pershing Rd., Cicero WHEN:   Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1...
The Illinois Lottery announced that beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all of its claim centers will be closed to the public until further notice. These closures are in response to recent public health concerns due to COVID-19. “As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, taking a more aggressive stance...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Rev. Sieon Roberts, pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church has launched Gary’s first book club for men. It’s called The Men’s A.R.C. of Northwest Indiana. The Men’s A.R.C. of Northwest Indiana is strategically designed to transition participants into Authors, Readers and Critical Thinkers. During the...
The HistoryMakers The National Football League’s season is set to begin September 10, 2020, but the fate of 2020 college and high school football is uncertain, meaning there will be a lot less football to enjoy this fall. But let’s take a look to the early days of football where...
“They have bills to pay, too By Chinta Strausberg Multi-millionaire/humanitarian Dr. Willie Wilson gave away $1 million to 1,000 preachers to help them with their church expenses that are still due, although they are banned from holding church due to COVID-19, which is preventing their members from paying tithes on a...

Her Service – Her Legacy

By Wanda “Sistah Soldier” Petty, President & CEO, SHE VET, iNC. Most women serve in the armed forces and never become aware of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) until years after separation. With its semicircular design (referred to as the Hemicycle) the memorial’s original intention when...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Chicago Football Classic, Inc., in collaboration with Sherman Dodge car dealership, located at 7601 N. Skokie Blvd., donated a 16-seat passenger van to Habilitative Systems, Inc. (HSI), on Thursday, August 20, via a press conference. During the press conference, the group handed over a set...