By Paris Schutz, Chicago Tonight Residents who live in a large swath of the city’s West Side were faced with a binding ballot question on Election Day: Do you want to raise your property taxes even higher than the rest of the city? A group of community activists spent the summer...
By Tom Schuba, nbcchicago.com Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a $215 million funding bill for Chicago Public Schools Thursday, claiming Democratic leaders backed out of a deal to pass comprehensive pension reform by the end of the current General Assembly. During a Thursday press conference, Senate President John Cullerton denied that there...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader To increase and help those wanting to run for public office, Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown recently announced she is hosting a “Candidate’s 360” training session that will teach potential candidates the ABC’s of running and winning an election. The class, which...
By Jessica D'Onofrio, abc7chicago.com The Cook County Board vote Thursday to approve a proposed penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, including soft drinks, diet drinks and energy drinks. The tax passed 9-8. "Today the Cook County Board of Commissioners chose to place a regressive beverage tax on working families. This will result in...
By Dennis Robaugh, patch.com A white man driving in Chicago was attacked by young men who punched and kicked him as someone recorded a video and shouted "You voted Trump? Don't vote Trump." A voice also can be heard yelling "Beat his ass." The video, now the focus of a police...
By Glenn Reedus, Chicago Crusader Two decades before Americans began to recognize December 7 as Pearl Harbor Day it was Timuel Black’s birthday. None of the descriptions used to define Black do justice to his near 98 years on this planet. Over the decades Black, a World War II U.S....
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader It was 321 votes that caused the failure of the referendum to bail out the Gary Community School Corporation’s financial troubles, leaving the district to come up with options to keep afloat. The vote was 9,389 against the referendum, while 9,068 were in favor of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the election only days away, a new national poll shows that Black American voters overwhelmingly plan to vote for Hillary Clinton as their choice for President of the United States. Their choice is influenced by concerns about high quality, affordable education, income inequality, jobs, the...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Its good news for those who live in Cook County suburbs as the Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 26 to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour within the next four years. Commissioners say raising the minimum wage will put the suburbs on...
Hillary Clinton for President This election is not as much about saving President Barack Obama’s legacy as it is preventing Republicans from throwing out the baby with the bath water. As Americans we must continue to protect what works and make improvements where needed, both on a national and local...