CTU urges Governor, ISBE to expand on 'exceptional' leadership during pandemic by also addressing graduation requirements so no student is held back or unable to graduate because of school closures. CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union is urging the Illinois State Board of Education to suspend all standardized tests for the remainder...

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Election day in Illinois is here.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is on a roll thanks to Black voters in South Carolina and the south. Cook County State’s Attorney is fighting for her political life after the Jussie Smollett fiasco. Three Blacks out of candidates are seeking a seat...
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today (March 16, 2020) issued an executive order limiting public access to County facilities and reducing the number of employees in Offices Under the President required to work on-site. Under Executive Order 2020-3, essential functions of government will continue while protecting the public and...
One Black ward had a precinct where only 43 out of 481 people voted. Another Black ward always turns up the heat at the polls. No matter how intense the presidential race, voter turnout in most Black wards during the Primary is still a problem. After reviewing 20 years...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Kenwood Lady Broncos cheerleading team was crowned the 2020 Chicago Public League City Champions after defeating Whitney Young and Lane Tech in the city’s cheerleading championship held at Corliss High School earlier this year. The Lady Broncos, led by head coach Kenya Hayes, dominated...
By Joseph Phillips Sportswriter The Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago in collaboration with Nike are partnering to refurbish the Club's basketball court, locker room and game room areas for the center's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. location, located 2950 W. Washington Blvd., on the Chicago's west-side.. The club is located just 1.5 miles west...
New federal ban, state law in effect this Children’s Dental Health Month It’s never too early to talk with your kids about the dangers of tobacco, especially given the explosive growth of vaping. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a great time to address the issue. Here’s why there’s reason...
By Joseph Phillips, Sports Editor In spite of a game high 31 points and 13 rebounds by senior forward Darnell King, the Kenwood Broncos boys basketball team fell to the Simeon Wolverines 85-70 in the Chicago Public League City Playoffs Elite Eight on Tuesday night, Feb. 11, at Simeon. The Broncos...
  By Joseph Phillips Sportswriter For a second time in four years, the Kenwood Lady Broncos advanced to the Chicago Public League City Championship with a 68-57 victory over Whitney Young on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Chicago State University. Kenwood sophomore Brianna McDaniel led all scorers with 24 points. "Everyone was doubting us and...
By Joseph Phillips Sportswriter The Kenwood Broncos boys basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight of The Chicago Public League City Playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 6,  with a 67-61 victory over Perspectives-IIT/Joslin Academy on the road. Senior Roland McCoy scored a team-high 16 points in the victory. "It was really like a balanced attack," said Justin Bowen, head...