Mayor Rahm Emanuel on May 2 joined Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd), the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Public Library to announce a new fieldhouse at Williams Park and significant upgrades to the Chicago Bee library branch. These investments come on the heels of ongoing development in the neighborhood,...
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. is holding a 12 noon press conference Monday, November 25, 2019, at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters, 930 E. 50th St., before sending off a truckload of care packages for the victims of Hurricane Dorian. Rev. Jackson will be joined by Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul of...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader The stage is set. The interviews are over and Dr. Peggy Hinckley is the new emergency manager who on August 3, was given full authority over Gary Schools. MGT Consulting, a Florida-based firm will manage the district. When the new school year begins next week, it...
City now has the highest deaths in Lake County By Erick Johnson After weeks of relatively low numbers, the COVID-19 death toll in recent days tripled to 49, after city and health officials re-examined how they count cases and fatalities from the disease. With the latest death toll, Gary now has the...
Smilelove has multiple Hoosier victims  A business based in Sandy, Utah, called Smilelove is causing concern for the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Smilelove, providers of clear plastic aligners to consumers across the country, recently told customers that their aligners not only would not be shipped, but that they would not...
Crusader Staff Report A group of Black activists on Saturday, March 17, protested in front of a Citgo Gas Station in Roseland after a customer was allegedly called a “nigga” during an argument. The Sanklore African Society is urging a boycott against the gas station, located at 9454 S. Cottage Grove....
Retailer makes a $35-50 million investment to reopen all stores throughout city with additional community benefits By Crusader Staff Report After weeks of silence, Walmart will reopen its stores that were looted during the George Floyd protests, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon announced June 26 in a...

Going out on top

Five years ago, the South Side Community Art Center was struggling under a small budget; today, Maséqua Myers leaves a thriving Bronzeville institution whose dramatic resurgence ended with a record multimillion-dollar grant By Erick Johnson The clock is ticking as Maséqua Myers wraps up her final touches on a masterpiece that...
By John Bowden, The Hill An internal memo sent to Starbucks employees last week specifically warned staffers against wearing accessories or clothes bearing messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The memo, obtained by BuzzFeed News, reminds staffers that such messages are prohibited under the company's policy against accessories that...
Office of Inspector General says police oversight agency not complying with 60-day release policy Crusader Staff Report A report this week from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) concluded that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is not in full compliance with the Video Release Policy. The policy requires the public...