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...
On the first of a two-day Fairness hearing on whether a federal judge should accept the Chicago Police Department's consent decree, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and supporters Tuesday said the decree is needed, given the long and abusive history of the police department toward the city’s citizens. They made their remarks...
By Eric Horng, Channel 7 News Thirteen candidates for Chicago mayor took part in a forum at Steinmetz College Prep on the city's northwest side Thursday night. The wide-ranging forum covered various topics including crime, police reform, and Chicago Public Schools finances. One of the candidates who was noticeably absent was Cook...
The congresswoman has already taken her first constituent call. By Kimberley Richards, Huffington Post Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) has become the youngest Black woman to serve in Congress, according to congressional archives. The 32-year-old was sworn into office on Thursday, after her historic election victory in the 14th Congressional District in Illinois...
By Jeffrey L. Boney (NNPA Newswire Contributor) All you have to do is crack open a history book, or sit with one of our experienced elders, and you will learn about the many sacrifices made by people of all races in order to ensure Black people obtained the uninhibited right...
More than 131,000 cast ballots in first nine days of Early Voting  With six more days remaining to vote early, suburban Cook County has already surpassed the total number of early votes cast in the 2014 Gubernatorial Election. As of 3:50 p.m. today, 131,631 people have taken advantage of Early Voting. By comparison,...

OFF THE RECORD

By Erick Johnson The time has come for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to say goodbye to 121 North LaSalle. In a few days, he will be gone from City Hall. Lori Lightfoot will be the new ruler. On May 20, she will usher in a new era in Chicago. Since April 2...

DEFIANT AND SHAMELE$$

Despite public outrage, several Black aldermen took more campaign donations from the mayor and two were given much more money than what was first reported in a Crusader investigation. By Erick Johnson Everyone was looking for The List. When City Hall said there wasn’t one, the Chicago Crusader pulled information from...
By Erick Johnson When it comes to electing Chicago’s next mayor, voters should look at the candidates’ stance on issues that affect the Black community. However, this election, mudslinging and personality clashes have taken center stage. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and State Comptroller Susana Mendoza have been attacking...
President and first Black vice president sworn in as era of hope and uncertainty begins By Erick Johnson President Joe Biden was sworn in Wednesday, January 20, at the Capitol on a historic day where he, along with America’s first Black Vice President Kamala Harris, ushered in a new era of...