Crusader Staff Report Several of America's biggest retail companies and supermarkets are hiring tens of thousands to meet demands of a U.S. economy that's battered by the novel coronavirus. Walmart, the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, said it will hire 150,000 new employees through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, and distribution...
The deadline was November 26, 2019. By that time, 35 days had gone by for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to file a response to an appeal by Roosevelt Myles, a wrongfully-convicted Chicago man, who has spent 28 years in prison, experiencing decades of delays and frustrations. When...
Crusader Staff Report Tensions are rising at City Hall, where Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and several top officials are being subpoenaed by the city council, which wants to conduct its own investigation into a multimillion dollar transfer of funds from the Fire Department’s ambulance fund. Seeking answers, the Gary Common Council at...
ABC 7’s 190 NORTH, with host Janet Davies, showcases some of the latest and greatest experiences in Chicago’s lifestyle and entertainment scene. This half-hour special airs Sunday, June 26 at 11:00 PM on ABC 7 Chicago. Mark Nilsson and Ji Suk Yi are contributors. The 190 NORTH team, as well...
Committee will support and advise Governor-elect on K-12 and higher education policy areas Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritz- ker has named Chicago State University President Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott to the transition’s Educational Success Committee, introducing the committee earlier today at a press conference held at Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary School. The Committee...
After years of filing requests to IPRA, Roosevelt Myles learned from the Crusader that the police review agency closed his last complaint and never told the wrongfully-convicted man that they won’t investigate a cop who helped put him behind bars by coercing confessions from the state's eyewitness By Erick Johnson In...
By Robert Feder Colleagues are remembering Bob Petty as a pioneering African-American news anchor, reporter and public-affairs host at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7for more than three decades. Petty died of lung cancer Tuesday at his home in Hyde Park. He was 79. “Bob Petty was an outstanding journalist, giving voice to...
Crusader Staff Report Mayor Lori Lightfoot late Thursday replaced her communications director hours after Marielle Sainvillus resigned amid questions. Michael Crowley, who served as chief of staff for After School Matters, was hired as Lightfoot's new communications director. He will be responsible for working directly with the press and overseeing a...
The award-winning journalist filed a complaint with the EEOC alleging racial discrimination she experienced at WJTV. By Christina Santi, Ebony Magazine Brittany Noble, 32, a former news anchor at WJTV, a local station in Jackson, Mississippi, has reportedly been fired after filing formal complaints about discrimination in the workplace. In a personal...
WASHINGTON – In the interim emergency relief package that was recently signed into law and replenished the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $310 billion, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led the fight to target $60 billion of those funds towards small, minority, and women...