By ABC7 News A group of Chicago musicians came together Saturday to organize a peace walk on the South Side. Rappers G Herbo, Vic Mensa, Joey Purp and Chance the Rapper were among the organizers for the event. The group said they wanted to do something positive for the community to...
By Nina Totenberg Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home...
The flat tax has exacerbated income inequality and worsened the racial wealth gap A new study finds that over the last 20 years, Illinois’ tax system has effectively sapped $4 billion more from Black and Hispanic communities than it would have under the Fair Tax, while also allowing the state’s...
By Chinta Strausberg Funeral arrangements are pending for Attorney Lawrence E. Kennon, 91, who died Saturday at the University of Chicago Hospital after suffering from a stroke he had last Thursday, September 10, his sister, Bernadine Kennon, confirmed late Monday night. Kennon was born on Chicago’s South Side to a family...
CARES Act, Chicago Funders Together to End Homelessness provide money By ABC 7 News Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces a major investment Friday in a program to help people who are homeless. It's $35 million to connect those individuals with rental subsidies and units. The city is asking landlords to open up empty...
By Crystal Hill, Yahoo News A Texas police officer was indicted this week in the death of a Black woman who was killed outside her apartment more than a year ago, an incident that drew national attention and left the victim’s family demanding answers. A Harris County grand jury returned an...
State Representative Vernon Smith says school tax would give some local control in Gary Schools Crusader Staff Report The Gary Common Council on Tuesday, September 15 voted 5-2 to pass a resolution that supports the Gary Community School Corporation (GCSC) referendum asking voters for a property tax to increase funding for...
How do you stay safe during a pandemic, raise money for a great cause and get some exercise in on the side? Through the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) National Virtual Walk for Education, of course! The new digital fundraiser replaces the annual in-person walk events that many of...
Crusader Staff Report Residents in North Lawndale this weekend will celebrate a hard-fought, historic victory that led to the renaming of Stephen Douglas Park after abolitionist, journalist and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass and his wife. The three-hour celebration will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the park, located at 1401...
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...