Cut the lead and cut crime

By Patrick Forrest A growing body of research is making it clear that the toxic legacy of lead has far more wide-ranging effects than previously known. Lingering dust from paint and deposits from old vehicle emissions continue to harm thousands of children in older industrial cities like Chicago. Once an obscure...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader There will be almost 200 new laws enacted in the state of Illinois alone in 2017. Add to that new fees and ordinances for City of Chicago residents and you almost have to be a paralegal to keep track. With the assistance of...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader State Representative Charlie Brown addressed the final meeting of 2016 for the Gary Community School Corporation (GCSC) last week by informing the board that the district was in a crisis. Brown, along with State Sen. Earline Roger, State Sen. Dr. Vernon G. Smith and Atty....
By Lee Edwards, Chicago Crusader Dr. Jaafer Golzar leads a team of Advocate Trinity Hospital doctors responsible for saving over 120 patients from amputations of major lower extremities since 2014. He specializes in Interventional Cardiology along with “minimally invasive techniques to treat peripheral arterial disease, amputation prevention, carotid arterial disease...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Many of the residents in an East Chicago housing complex are still searching for housing during the holiday season. It has been at least six months since approximately 1,000 residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex were forced to relocate. The land on which...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader As families celebrate the holidays and ask for good fortune in the New Year, thousands of Illinois families are on edge as state lawmakers and Governor Bruce Rauner continue to be at odds over a budget. In the meantime, the state’s bills are continuing to...
By Glenn Reedus, Gary Crusader One would think that a woman who was a prosecutor, attorney general, judge and two-term mayor would be one of the most recognizable figures in Gary. However, when she throws on a blond slightly tattered wig Karen Freeman-Wilson looks anything but mayoral. Freeman-Wilson, a Gary native...
By J. Coyden Palme, Chicago Crusader Just in time for Christmas, Chicago taxpayers will be hit with $27 million in judgments to be paid out to the families of three Black men—all victims of misconduct by Chicago Police officers. Last week, a federal jury awarded $22 million to Nathson Fields, who...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Angelo Wilford was a fighter that not only beat Histiocytic Cancer Sarcoma three times, he also never let his battle stop him from doing things he wanted to do. Some of the things Wilford did the average person would not have the courage or...
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that on Dec. 31, 2016, it will end access to federal student financial aid for Charlotte School of Law (CSL), a for-profit member institution in the InfiLaw System. This action furthers the Department’s commitment to vigorously protect students, safeguard taxpayer dollars, and...