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Boykin calls off the fight

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) will not run for Cook County Board president, the Crusader learned one day before...

Boykin says ‘Black-on-Black crime is genocide’

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Speaking at the first of nine town hall meetings searching for viable solutions to the rise in violence, Cook County...

Leaders rally to support $50M youth jobs bill

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin’s (1st) $50 million jobs and community stabilization plan received a huge boost from a number...

New task force seeks funds to stem gun violence

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The 17-member Cook County Gun Violence Task Force Tuesday plans to ask the U.S. Homeland Security for millions of dollars...