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Dorothy Brown prevails again

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Before a standing-room only of mostly African-American community activists, ministers and members of the Black Lives Matter movement, Cook County...

Opposition builds against the police review panel

Chicago Crusader staff report Four months after Mayor Rahm Emanuel formed the Police Accountability Task Force amid angry protests, the organization recommended abolishing the police...

Mixed reaction towards Eddie Johnson as top cop

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Eddie Johnson’s appointment as Chicago interim police superintendent drew mixed reaction after Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement on March 28. While...

Who will handle the Laquan McDonald case?

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Citing recent criminal trials against Chicago police officers and a general mistrust of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez,...

Alvarez’s defeat alone is reason to celebrate

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The cocktails were flowing inside the West Point Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Chicago River North Hotel. It was Cook...

Voters Send Loud Message as Alvarez Trounced by Foxx

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader The anger resonated from the South Side to the northern suburbs Tuesday night as voters sent Cook County State’s...

National hunt for third suspect in Tyshawn Lee Murder

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader With the charging Tuesday of Dwright Doty, the alleged executioner of little Tyshawn Lee last November, law enforcement officials...

Judgment Day for Anita Alvarez

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The wait is finally over. The verdict is near for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Will it be guilty...

Foxx defends her trial record as supporters grow

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader With just two weeks remaining before residents of Cook County vote in the race for State’s Attorney, candidate Kim...

Alvarez’s integrity questioned in shootings

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader A report released this week accuses Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez of conducting a shoddy investigation into the...