By Shelby Bremer, NBC Rep. Lauren Underwood, a freshman Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Jim Oberweis to win a second term in Illinois' 14th Congressional District, NBC News projects. "I am honored to be reelected to represent Illinois' beautiful 14th District in Congress. This was a tough race under some very difficult...
Crusader Staff Report Blacks across the country are celebrating President-elect Biden’s victory and the historic achievement of Kamala Harris as the first woman to be elected as U.S. vice president. As a Howard University graduate, Harris’s ascension has boosted pride and renewed interest in HBCU schools and the Black Alpha Kappa...
Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the following closure schedule for his offices in Merrillville and Washington, D.C. Due to Congressman Visclosky’s impending departure from the House of Representatives, his Merrillville and Washington, D.C., offices will cease to be able to respond to general inquiries after November 13, 2020. This action is consistent...
Trump files lawsuits to stop counting of ballots in presidential race By Erick Johnson After an evening of gloom, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden moved closer to victory after flipping several key swing states in a dramatic comeback that gave the former vice president numerous paths to defeating President Donald Trump...
Cook County’s first Black State’s Attorney silences critics By Erick Johnson Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx won re-election in the General Election Tuesday, November 3, defeating Republican Pat O’Brien in a heated race that eventually vindicated the county’s first Black female prosecutor after a long and tough campaign season. In...
Crusader Staff Report North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan cruised to victory in the General Election on Tuesday, November 3. He now succeeds longtime Congressman Pete Visclosky in the First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Gary. In the latest election results, Mrvan received 99,697 votes, taking...
Crusader analyses show how Black wards voted in various races By Erick Johnson Businessman Willie Wilson, once a rising star in the Black community, lost all 18 Black wards in a crushing defeat to Senator Dick Durbin in Tuesday’s General Election, according to the Crusader analysis of results released from the...
By Dave Boucher, Kevin McCoy, Kevin Johnson, Detroit Free Press The Trump campaign announced Wednesday it is pursuing court actions to stop ballot counting in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and to prevent the counting of absentee ballots in Georgia that it claims arrived after an Election Day deadline. Launching a multi-state legal battle to secure a...
This morning, Vote Yes For Fairness Chairman Quentin Fulks released the following statement: “We are undoubtedly disappointed with this result but are proud of the millions of Illinoisans who cast their ballots in support of tax fairness in this election. “Illinois is in a massive budget crisis due to years of...
By Stephen Collinson, CNN President Donald Trump's demand for vote counting to stop in an election that is still undecided may have been his most extreme and dangerous assault on the institutions of democracy yet in a presidency replete with them. Trump appeared in the East Room of the White House...