Saturday, January 16, 2021
Crusader Staff Report John Lyle, a Tuskegee Airman during World War II died January 5 at his South Side Chicago home. He was 98. Lyle’s wife, Eunice, said in news reports that her husband had been battling prostate cancer. Lyle is the latest Tuskegee Airman to die in recent months, raising questions if...
487 Broadway owners say trustee ordered fixtures removed after building was sold Contributed by The 411 News A lawsuit claiming that the Calumet Township Trustee and its employees damaged a property after the township sold it has been filed by the current owners of the office building at 487 Broadway, in...
By Dara Sharif, The Root Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, head of Maryland’s Democratic Party, says she’s considering running for the 7th Congressional District seat that was held by her late husband, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings. “I love Baltimore city, the counties of the 7th Congressional District, and the state of Maryland,” Rockeymoore...
Boykin is the most qualified candidate Attorney Richard Boykin is a familiar name in Cook County politics. He is among five candidates who want to be the next Cook County Circuit Court Clerk. With his experience and political savvy, Boykin is the most qualified in the race. For that...
By: Giavonni Nickson Blight elimination and prevention are essential to Gary resident’s health, safety, and welfare. The Love Your Block (LYB) program plans to make blight in Gary a thing of the past through collaboration with city government officials and residents. The City of Gary, in collaboration with the Urban League...
The 14th annual Sweet Beginnings Tea was February 15th with Chicago’s First Lady Amy Rule, NLEN Executive Director Brenda Palms Barber, NLEN Board members, corporate partners William Blair, Allstate, JP Morgan Chase also Country Financial, Southwest Airlines, PNC Bank and iHeart Radio. The North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN), along...
Crusader Staff Report Gerri Oliver, who brought Chicago’s Black movers and shakers together at her iconic Palm Tavern Restaurant and Blues club in Bronzeville, died December 7 in Palo Verde, California, nearly 20 years after her eatery was closed following 68 years in business. She was 101. James Phillip Polk, Oliver’s...
Dozens of looters have been charged in recent days as the city continues to remain tough in protecting downtown businesses and those in affluent neighborhoods on the Near North Side. Last week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown recently joined law enforcement and prosecutorial partners and...
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser hosted other Mayors, leaders, and experts from across the country for DC’s first Maternal and Infant Health Summit.  Mayor Bowser extended an invitation to Mayor Freeman-Wilson to participate as a Co-Host for the Summit in June. Other participating Mayors in...
By Hollie Silverman and Eric Levenson, CNN The computerized voice coming from the parked white motor home loudly asked people to evacuate and warned that the vehicle would explode in minutes. Then at 6:30 a.m. local time, it did just that. The RV's explosion in downtown Nashville early Friday morning left at least...