By Lois Beckett, The Guardian If estimates are correct, Kamala Harris drew a bigger crowd at her presidential campaign launch in Oakland than Barack Obama did when he announced his run for president in Illinois in 2007. Harris, the second African-American woman elected to the US senate, has drawn comparisons to...
Jerome Prince stuns two-term mayor in primary By Giavonni Nickson Two-term Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson lost the Democratic primary in a stunning upset to Lake County Assessor Jerome Prince Tuesday night. Freeman-Wilson, Gary’s first Black female mayor, endeavored to win a third term facing eight Democratic candidates challenging her mayoral seat. While...
Crusader staff report Alderman Leslie Hairston (5th Ward) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel led a tour of the construction site of the new Shop & Save that will occupy the former Dominick’s supermarket that closed in 2013. The two on Wednesday, May 15, led about 25 people through the site located in...
Today, the Reverend Dr. Otis Moss. Jr, one of America’s most influential theologians and civil rights leaders, endorsed Hillary Clinton for President calling her a leader with, “… wisdom, sound judgement, spiritual strength and moral courage.” Rev. Dr. Moss Jr. served as the Pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in...
By Giavonni Nickson Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle may be the “Boss,” but her winning streak in elections was snapped on Tuesday after her opponent Lori Lightfoot came out on top in the race for Chicago mayor. Preckwinkle’s second place finish, leaves her in an unfamiliar and perhaps humble...
By Tom Negovan and WGN Web Desk Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx held a press conference Tuesday after explosive allegations about singer R. Kelly aired in a new Lifetime docuseries. She said she has gotten calls from not just the media, but from families around the Chicago area looking for...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Stacey Abrams may not be the governor of Georgia, but she did make history on Tuesday, Feb. 5. After patiently waiting in the wings as President Donald Trump used 90 minutes to deliver what was supposed to be a 45-minute State of the...
The Independent Voters of Illinois - Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO) will hold its annual Independents’ Day Dinner Thursday, July 19 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Avenue in Chicago. The evening will include a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 7:00 p.m. A...
Pritzker will be sworn in Monday afternoon, then will host a party Monday night Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker will officially take the oath of office Monday, capping off a whirlwind few days that have led to his inauguration. Pritzker, who will take over the office from incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner, will...
Georgia’s controversial House Bill 481 would outlaw abortions from the moment a fetus’ heartbeat is detected. By Nina Golgowski, Huffington Post The day after a Georgia House committee advanced a bill that would make abortions illegal as soon as a fetus’ heartbeat is detected, some Democratic opponents of the measure greeted...