In an effort to further assist residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced an update to an expansive series of economic relief efforts announced last month. Waiving a number of fines and fees and deferring the County’s collection of various tax types...
WASHINGTON – In the interim emergency relief package that was recently signed into law and replenished the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $310 billion, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led the fight to target $60 billion of those funds towards small, minority, and women...
Low-interest loans provide much-needed relief for hard to qualify businesses; Fund to prioritize individualized support for neighborhood businesses with new Small Business Resource Navigator program  Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno today announced a key milestone in the newly...
Latest measures to provide cloth masks to all essential employees and create COVID Safety Officers to ensure social distancing; Hotel Julian to provide isolation for City employees with COVID-19 On Monday April 20, 2020, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced new protective measures to further ensure the health and safety of...
A road trip to get a a gifted teen who was scheduled to fly into the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic By Erick Johnson It was raining, but the time had come to leave Chicago on a chilly Saturday morning. I climbed in the driver’s seat of a rented Mazda X35...
Research center needed urgently to address Trans-Generational Epigenetic Injury  By Kamm Howard Transgenerational Epigenetics is a new field of science, about 15 years old, that examines how cataclysmic occurrences can alter a portion of the gene, and how that altered expression is passed down generationally. This was first examined in trying to...
Elae Hill is a junior majoring in multimedia journalism at North Carolina A&T State University. Hill served as a 2019 summer intern at the Chicago Crusader as part of the Discover The Unexpected (DTU) summer internship program sponsored by General Motors. He lives in Greensboro, N.C. By Elae Hill As a student...
Billboard After initially stating March 13 that it planned to move forward with its scheduled July 1-5 dates in New Orleans, Essence Fest 2020 announced late Friday (March 27) that it will move "closer to the fall" instead, given the heightened concerns around the coronavirus. "Based on developments over the past...
By Erick Johnson The courts may be closed but the verdict is out on Illinois Supreme Court Candidate P. Scott Neville, Jr. By a narrow margin, he won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, but a Crusader analysis of the election results found that Neville cleaned up in 17 of 18 Black...
Tonight, at 6:30 pm CT, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill) will hold a telephone town hall on the coronavirus.  Rep. Rush will be joined by Dr. Terry Mason, the Chief Operating Officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health, as well as Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending...