INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted on a motion to proceed and debate amendments on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. “Governor Holcomb wrote an inconsistent letter to Hoosiers stating he supports the HIP 2.0 expansion while fully supporting...
By Bill Kirkos, CNN Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday delivered what was one of the most important speeches of his second term. It addressed the city's issues with policing, as well as its growing epidemic of violence. In 2016, Chicago's homicide rate skyrocketed and is on pace to top 700,...
By Patrick Forrest The city has taken on many changes in the age of COVID-19, but one area where there has not been much public scrutiny is the Chicago Public Library system. Last week Mayor Lori Lightfoot acknowledged the retirement of Chicago Public Library Commissioner Andrea Telli. Telli, who has worked...
By Chinta Strausberg Just a day before jury selection of the Jason Van Dyke trial, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent shock waves throughout the city when Tuesday he announced he would not run for re-election prompting a stunned Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. to convene an emergency meeting. Earlier with his wife, Amy, by...
By Ganesha Setty, CNBC The NCAA is embracing “change” and starting the process of allowing student-athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness, the organization announced Tuesday. The group’s top governing board voted unanimously to allow college athletes to be compensated, though the NCAA’s three divisions must still craft...
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Department of Public Health announced this month that CCDPH will be receiving almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up its COVID-19 contact tracing program in suburban Cook County over the...
By John Connolly, North Jersey Record The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $415 million for the New Year's Day drawing after no one got all six numbers in Friday night's drawing. While no one took home the $370 million jackpot Friday, there were five $1 million winners who matched the five white balls...
Crusader Staff Report With rising COVID-19 cases, Mayor Jerome Prince on Tuesday, July 28 ordered Gary’s beaches temporarily closed for the next two weeks. The order went into effect July 29. The order includes the closure of Marquette Park shelters and all adjacent parking. The park will remain open for recreational...
Crusader Staff Report Johnson Publishing Company, which inspired Black America with its Ebony and Jet magazines, on Tuesday, April 9, filed for bankruptcy in Chicago. The move came one month after the Crusader learned that the company’s Fashion Fair cosmetic division will close its operation in the United Kingdom after a...
By J. Coyden Palmer A second person has been convicted and sentenced in the murder case of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who was lured into an alley on the South Side and killed, on November 2, 2015. Kevin Edwards pled guilty to being the getaway driver in the case. Edwards drove alleged...