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...
By Sarah Schulte, Ravi Baichwal and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team In the Cook County State's Attorney's race, incumbent Kim Foxx declared victory Tuesday night after Republican challenger Patrick O'Brien called her to concede. "I received a call from Judge O'Brien congratulating me on tonight's victory," Foxx said. "I want to thank...

‘Get out and vote’

Rev. Al Sharpton urges Black Chicago to take back America Black faith leaders rally behind Kim Foxx in State’s Attorney’s race By Erick Johnson With a week left for the Presidential and local General Elections, civil rights leader Al Sharpton visited Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood on Tuesday, October 27, where he...
Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, says Blacks must want to be successful By Erick Johnson As millions of Blacks prepare to cast their ballots in a few days, White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner drew heavy criticism on Monday, October 26, after saying that Black Americans have to...
The referendum asks residents to approve an approximately 52 cents per $100 assessed value tax increase. That means a 20-cent-per-day tax increase for the average Gary property valued at $60,000. The tax increase is expected to bring $8.9 million every year for eight years. The Crusader encourage residents to vote yes...