Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson’s invitation to the U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary to participate in the Northwest Indiana (NWI) Veterans Village Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, is also a homecoming for VA Secretary, Robert A. McDonald. Secretary McDonald, a Gary native and Army veteran joined the Mayor, HUD Midwest Regional Administrator, Antonio Riley, Indiana...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Recent issues affecting the Black community increased turnout in Tuesday’s primary elections, where voters decided the outcome on several hot races for local, state and federal offices. The day included last minute campaigning in the Black community, where candidates pulled out all the stops, hoping it...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader With an endorsement from President Barack Obama and the backing of organized labor, attorney Juliana Stratton on Tuesday handily defeated six-term State Rep. Ken Dunkin (5th), who with the help of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, spent more than $1.3 million to defend his seat. Stratton’s victory...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader The anger resonated from the South Side to the northern suburbs Tuesday night as voters sent Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez packing as political novice Kim Foxx won the Democratic nomination for the office after getting 58 percent of the vote to Alvarez’s...
President Barack Obama nominated a prominent, high-achieving Chicago native to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 16. The nomination set up a showdown with Republicans who have vowed to prevent the commander in chief from exercising his duty with just eight months left in the White House. In a Rose...
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been awarded to three social programs in Gary as part of a $16 million grant from HUD to combat homelessness. Continuum of care Network of NWI, Edgewater Shelter Plus Care and Edgewater South Shore Commons are among 90 programs in Indiana that will receive...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader With the charging Tuesday of Dwright Doty, the alleged executioner of little Tyshawn Lee last November, law enforcement officials are directing their attention to the remaining suspect Kevin Edwards. The Chicago Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit is now working with the F.B.I. in order...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Visitation services for Henry L. English, founder, president & CEO of the Black United Fund Inc. (BUFI), will be held on Tuesday, March 15, from 6-9 p.m. at the Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove. English’s wake will be held on Wednesday, March...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The wait is finally over. The verdict is near for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Will it be guilty or not guilty? Her job is to put criminals behind bars, but many are ready to put Alvarez away and send a message to Mayor Rahm...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader They came with portfolios, business plans and big dreams of reaping big dollars at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. While it was an opportunity for interviews and business pitches, it was also a time where nearly 70 minority firms aimed to test a historic plan by the...