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Small Business Program Expands

Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced three new partners have joined the city’s Small Business Opportunity Centers (SBOC) program, which now features 11 centers throughout...

Mayor, CTA announce improvements for South and far South side

By abc7chicago.com Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Transit Authority announced a series of improvements to bus routes and rail lines serving the city's South...

Angry Activists protest Emanuel’s fundraising event

Chicago Crusader staff report Housing and police accountability activists on May 3 demonstrated outside a ritzy development just off Michigan Avenue, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel...

In Kenwood, Black picket fences

By Deborah L. Shelton, chicagoreporter.com When Bill Lowry learned that 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton had been shot to death near his home, he was working in...

Free community runs in Chicago neighborhood park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) recently announced ‘Go Run, a free series of organized and...

Program launched to reduce homelessness in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, April 25 announced the launch of a pilot program aimed at housing residents experiencing chronic homelessness. Emanuel’s new citywide...

NFL Draft in Chicago brings games greats back to talk about...

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader As Chicago hosted the NFL Draft for the second year in a row, it provided the opportunity for some...

New alderman draws praises, but concerns remain

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Last week Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he had chosen Sophia King to fill the vacancy of Alderman for the...

CPS Principal Who Criticized Emanuel is Suddenly Fired

By Mary Ann Ahern, nbcchicago.com One of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's sharpest critics has lost his job: Chicago Public Schools has removed Troy LaRaviere as principal from...

Partnership connects unemployed and underemployed with jobs

Juwana Dorsey is not lazy. She wasn’t unemployed because she wanted to be, and it wasn’t for lack of effort. She just needed a connection. In...