By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader A report released this week accuses Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez of conducting a shoddy investigation into the March 2012 shooting of Rekia Boyd, who was shot in the head and killed by off-duty Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin. A separate petition signed by...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader On the ninth day of Black History Month and on “National Pizza Day,” Reggio’s Pizza president/CEO John Clark Tuesday said he is disappointed that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has discontinued his product from their stores, ending a 23-year business relationship. “Reggio’s Pizza is a 44-year-old African...
The Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee along with the 51st Street Business Association Tuesday announced a voter registration drive which they hope will add thousands to the voter rolls by the February 16th registration deadline for the March 15th primary. “In the spirit of Mayor Washington and Dr. Martin Luther...
Gary Crusader staff report In the next several months, the Indiana State Board of Education will explore several options as it decides on the future of Gary’s Roosevelt College and Career Academy. The review comes as the state’s four-year contract with EdisonLearning is set to expire at the end of the...

FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS JOB

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader He’s an articulate and stylish political veteran whose charisma has kept him in office for over a decade. Now, once again, State Rep. Ken Dunkin (5th) needs voters to help him keep his job. His opponent was once a little-known candidate hoping to take down a...
Chicago Crusader staff report Despite the recent promotion and appointments of three Black firefighters, the African American Firefighters & Paramedics League of Chicago (AAFFPL) still wants Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fire Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago. The organization said Santiago is incompetent and lacks integrity. In addition, the AAFFPL say...
Her last column ended with a -30- mark, an editing symbol that notes the end of news copy. On Sunday, January 31, Theresa “TeeSee” Fambro left her final mark as the legendary columnist for the Chicago Defender. Her story was about life. It took 80 years to complete and...
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the grand dame of Indiana politics, Earline Rogers formally, endorsed Indiana State Senate candidate Eddie Melton. He seeks to replace Rogers, who recently announced her decision to not seek re-election after 34 years of service. Rogers said she was confident that Melton would make...
Chicago Crusader staff report A battle is brewing to keep the Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School (BZLCS) open as Chicago Public Schools seek to close the school for academic reasons. The fight comes as concerns linger over the future CPS Advanced Arts Program at Gallery 37, a widely celebrated magnet arts program...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader After battling his constituents for years and hearing the community’s sentiments he would never win another election, Ald. Will Burns (4th) has chosen to leave elected office for a position as director of Midwest policy for Airbnb, a flourishing travel accommodations venture. Burns was viewed...