The city of Chicago is expanding it's Large Lots land sale program to the Auburn Gresham community, making approximately 100 city-owned lots available for less than the cost of a candy bar. For the next seven weeks, the city will accept applications to buy up to two parcels of vacant...
By Holly Brenza, Advocate Health Care News Service With every passing day, more information presents about the Zika virus, a disease characterized by symptoms including fever, joint pain, rash and pink eye. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) offered up facts about the current outbreak, and on Monday, the organization...
by Alicia Hadley HADLEY, nbcnews.com This year, the United States will celebrate 240 years of Independence. Yet, the continual outcry for racial and religious equality proves the fight for freedom is long from over. While many search for an authoritative voice in the midst of the country's current civil mayhem,...
By Andrew Schroedter, bettergov.org It’s well known that alleged misconduct by Chicago police costs city taxpayers dearly. A new Better Government Association analysis shows just how dearly: $106 million in 2014 and 2015 alone, covering misconduct-related settlements, judgments, legal fees and other costs. All told, Chicago’s municipal government – under Mayor Rahm...
By blackhealthmatters.com Getting more of the amino acid carnitine, which can be found in red meat and whole milk, before and during pregnancy could be a way to protect children from a type of autism. Carnitine is also available as a supplement. Carnitine, which the body can manufacture itself or extract...
Read how Burns’ resignation will affect the 4th Ward in this week’s print edition of The Chicago Crusader By Mary Ann Ahern, NBC Chicago Ald. Will Burns, 4th, is stepping down this week, multiple sources close to Burns confirmed Sunday. Burns is reportedly leaving city council to work in the private sector...
By Iyana Robertson, vibe.com In the midst of controversy surrounding the lack of nominations for actors of color at the upcoming Oscars, the Screen Actors Guild Awards sung a different tune on Saturday night (Jan. 30). Offering a more diverse list of actors and actresses up for “The Actor” trophy,...
By Linnea Mason, Advocate Health Care News Service Did you know that a heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing? It’s common for people to use the terms interchangeably, but they are actually very different conditions, experts say. Here’s what you need to know. What is the difference between...
Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, now through February 6. The theme for this year’s observance is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. The 229 Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate through activities including, special Masses, talent shows, service projects,...
By Fredrick McKissack, huffingtonpost.com There's a reason why young black people call Chicago "Chiraq." It's like a war zone in some neighborhoods. And it's not just gangsters doing the shooting. A series of high profile shootings of young unarmed black men show the deadly impact of aggressive, sometimes callous and discriminatory...