Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, April 25 announced the launch of a pilot program aimed at housing residents experiencing chronic homelessness. Emanuel’s new citywide task force aims to reduce homelessness in Chicago. Launched last month, the task force will partner with advocates, non-profits who serve the homeless, and representatives...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Community leaders joined dozens of Chicago State University students at a rally Tuesday, April 26, saying a temporary $21 million bailout is not enough to keep the school open until the state’s budget crisis is resolved. During Tuesday’s late night “Save Chicago State University” (CSU) rally...
Gary Crusader staff report His sister wrote about history, but Reverend Nicholas Hood II spent his life making it. Hood, the 92-year-old “baby boomer” brother of Gary historian Darathula Hood (Dolly) Millender, passed away on April 10 in a Detroit hospital. At a memorial service April 16 at the Plymouth UCC Church,...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader The Indiana State Board of Education on Friday, April 15, approved a one-year contract extension with EdisonLearning, setting the stage for a new, long-term plan to restore the academic health of Roosevelt College and Career Academy. By a unanimous 11-0 vote, the Board voted to extend...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Last week Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he had chosen Sophia King to fill the vacancy of Alderman for the 4th Ward created by the resignation of Will Burns. The news left residents of the ward happy they have a representative in the city council....
Judge Olu A. Stevens will be the “Distinguished Honoree,” Friday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. for the James C. Kimbrough Bar Association’s annual “Legacy Ball.” The public is invited to this both entertaining and educational event at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary. Tickets are $75.00, which includes dinner and...
Friends and former colleagues are remembering Lanel R. Chambers this weekend as a loving individual who was passionate about life and people. Chambers died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL April 13, four days after he was involved in a tragic accident on I-65 near exit 258...
Chicago Crusader staff report Four months after Mayor Rahm Emanuel formed the Police Accountability Task Force amid angry protests, the organization recommended abolishing the police review panel that investigates shootings that involves Chicago officers. The recommendation is part of a blistering report that the task force released this week. The report...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader With a critical deadline for funds approaching, more than 60 Black leaders are gearing up to hold a major rally on the South Side to send a message that CSU will not close. Led by attorneys Thomas N. Todd, Lewis Myers, Berve Muhammad, Rev. Paul Jakes,...
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joins Mayors across the country asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a National contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation. In return residents can win a new Toyota Prius, water saving...