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Brown, Smith to host April 7 Gary Town Hall focusing on...

State Reps. Charlie Brown and Dr. Vernon G. Smith (both D-Gary) will co-host a town hall in Gary on April 7 to gain public...

Rauner vetoes gun store licensing bill

Crusader Staff Report With just a week to go before the primary election, Gov. Bruce Rauner drew a firestorm of criticism after he vetoed a...

Boykin says gun violence is a public health epidemic

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In an effort to curb the gun violence that has taken the lives of 1,400 people over the past three-years, Cook...

Gun violence halts traditional Black Watch Service in Chicago?

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader As we headed into the New Year, Chicago’s homicide rate in 2016 reached 788, with 4,354 shot. Could this escalation of...

They’re human beings says Father Pfleger  

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Glancing over the hundreds of people walking down the Magnificent Mile carrying wooden crosses bearing the names of 2016 Chicago...

Stopping the violence demands action from the ground up

By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader As a third grader at Garnett Elementary School in Gary, I wrote a letter to John F. Kennedy after...

Why Orlando is a national tragedy, and Chicago is too

By Shannon M. Houston, pastemagazine.com Many of us have had that moment when we’ve come across something that is both illuminating and shocking—an essay, a...

Task force to hold first public gun violence hearing

By Anita Padilla, fox32chicago.com An alarming statistic is emerging in Chicago. since the first of the year, 365 people have been shot in the city...