Basketball Team’s Success Mirrors School District’s Rise

By Dr. Paige McNulty Four years ago, the Boys’ Varsity basketball team at West Side Leadership Academy didn’t have a winning record. The Gary Community...

Bears sign wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to 1-year deal

By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor With intentions to add more depth and speed to their wide receiver core, the Chicago Bears signed veteran wide...

Westside Basketball stars sign college commitments

On Thursday, April 15, two young men from the West Side Leadership Academy Basketball team made a public commitment for their post-secondary education. Signing with...

IHSA announces new mask mandate for low-risk outdoor sports

By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor In a recent board meeting on Monday, April 12, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met...

Home Depot partners with East Side Little League

Duo refreshes baseball Infield for Local Veterans By Joseph Phillips Sports Editor In honor of National Volunteer Month, the Home Depot Foundation in collaboration with East Side...

Sistah athletes speak their peace for Women’s History Month

By Patrice Nkrumah As the month of March came to a close, the Chicago Crusader and SportsZone Chicago podcast “What’s Up Cuz?!” with hosts Lance...

Chicago Bulls land NBA All-Star Nikola Vucevic and multiple players via...

By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Bulls made one of the biggest trades of the NBA season, trading players Otto Porter Jr., Wendell...

Bears sign running back Damien Williams and DB Artie Burns via...

By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor With NFL teams adding more players to their rosters via free agency, the Chicago Bears added a few players...

Cubs beat Brewers 5-3 at Wrigley 

By Joseph Phillips, Sports Editor Chicago Crusader Newspaper  Following a 2-1 series win against the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers...

Bears sign QB Andy Dalton to one-year deal

By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sport Editor After missing out on quarterback Russell Wilson via trade, the Chicago Bears agreed to terms on a one-year, $10-million-deal...