By Evelyn Holmes and Liz Nagy, abc7Chicago WLS Students, staff and parents held a march and rally Sunday afternoon after a series of racist and anti-Semitic incidents in Oak Park and River Forest High School. Participants said it's difficult since the three acts of hate this month. RELATED: Juvenile in custody after anti-Semetic image circulated at...
Annette Holt's appointment is the second high-ranking appointment of a Black official in a department that paid out $100 million in settlements for alleged discrimination in its hiring practices Crusader staff report Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Richard T. Ford II on Thursday, November 1, appointed the department’s first Black female deputy...
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...
City Council Unanimously Approves Use Agreement Wednesday, the Chicago City Council voted 48-0 to approve agreements between the City of Chicago and the Obama Foundation related to the Obama Presidential Center and Museum, the last step in the City’s approval process related to the Center. The ordinance passed today includes a...
Four-Year Award Will Be Seed Funding for Building Renovation and Infrastructure Updates The Chicago Urban League has been awarded a $1 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthurFoundation to fund infrastructure improvements, including building and technology upgrades that will enable the organization to better meet the needs of its...
On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Katie Hall Educational Foundation, Inc., the Gary Public Library, and the Art, Culture, and History Committee of the Gary Common Council will sponsor the “Former U.S. Representative Katie Hall and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Law Signing at 35” program. The...
By Tim Craig , Mark Berman, Avi Selk and Amy B Wang Washington Post, Posted October 29 at 3:46 PM The man accused of killing 11 people in a synagogue here appeared in court Monday, two days after a massacre that tore through this community and set off new waves of fear and acrimony in the United States. Robert Bowers, 46, had not been...
By Jay Weaver, Miami Herald Cesar Sayoc, a strident supporter of President Donald Trump charged with directing a mail-bomb campaign in South Florida against prominent Democrats, will be locked up in federal custody in Miami for at least a few more days. The 56-year-old Aventura man, arrested Friday on charges of...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent “Kill Bill,” apparently was on Judge Steven T. O’Neill’s mind just before a jury convicted Bill Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April. As the comedian bids to overturn his conviction, courtroom observers recalled the now-infamous moment as O’Neill walked through the...
Crusader Staff Report The sentencing hearing for convicted murderer Jason Van Dyke will take place at 9 a.m. next Wednesday, October 31 in courtroom 500 at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building. Judge Vincent Gaughan will hear arguments before deciding on how long the former Chicago police officer will be behind bars...