By Cate Cauguiran, ABC7 News Crews continue to work on a portion of Lake Shore Drive that remains closed Tuesday morning because of cracks found in support beams. Crews first spotted the cracks around 10 a.m. Monday beneath northbound Lake Shore Drive just south of Chicago River that forced crews to...
Seven grassroots agencies will get a wealth of resources to increase their violence prevention activities thanks to the University of Chicago Medicine “rapid fire” grants. The grants are timed to thwart violence during the summer months, considered the most dangerous times in the city. Brenda Battle, vice president of UC...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Eddie Johnson was named the permanent Chicago Police Superintendent on Wednesday, April 12. The move came after a blistering report about racial bias in the city’s police force. In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved Johnson, a 27-year veteran of the CPD. He grew up...
Inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman "live a miserable and hopeless existence confronted daily by imminent risk of substantial harm," the suit said. By Erik Ortiz, Inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman say chronic staff shortages and rampant violence have led some prisoners to insert their own...
State representative Sarah Anthony says she wanted to highlight failure of policing after armed white protesters demonstrated By Lois Beckett, The Guardian A Black lawmaker came to Michigan’s capitol with an escort of armed Black citizens on Wednesday, days after white protesters with guns staged a volatile protest inside the state...
Over 30 organizations asked the Indiana General Assembly to pass legislation granting pregnant and lactating workers the right to reasonable accommodations on the job. Unfortunately, in Indiana today, some women, especially those in low-wage or physically demanding positions, are still pushed off the job or forced into leave when...

2020 in Review 

While a deadly pandemic claims thousands of lives, jobs, businesses in Chicago, Blacks in the city, state and America are following several cliffhangers into 2021  By Erick Johnson It was the year of death. What started as a year of hope and optimism ended with more than 3 million Americans dead. The...
By Patrick Forrest Governor Eric Holcomb began his second term in office Monday, January 11, after being sworn in during a small, private ceremony at the Indiana State Museum. Holcomb, Attorney General Todd Rokita and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch all took their oaths of office during the ceremony before...
Editor’s note: In light of last week’s back-to-back rulings in the Jason Van Dyke case, the Crusader has reposted part two of its investigation, which was published last October.  The investigation looks into two separate meetings that were held just three days apart by the Chicago Finance Committee and...
CHICAGO – September was a record-breaking month for Pick 3 and Pick 4 players in Illinois, who won more than $40 million in prizes - the largest amount ever paid out to Illinois Lottery Pick players in any single month. The winning continued into October, with Pick players already...