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Parkway Gardens activist nominated for CNN Hero Award

Crusader staff report Jennifer Maddox, a 45-year-old Chicago police officer who has spent countless hours giving Parkway Gardens youth a future, has been nominated for...

A dream comes true at Parkway Gardens

Crusader staff report After six years, it finally happened. On Monday, August 7, 35 youths and six adults from Parkway Gardens boarded a yellow school...

Complex abuzz with filming of big action thriller

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The trucks came rolling in Tuesday morning. Film crews unloaded miles of cables and wheeled several huge lifts into Parkway...

Parkway Gardens youth make big plans for summer

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Kebon Williams, 17, has seen plenty of violence in Parkway Gardens. Though he talks to his father occasionally, his mother...

Parkway Gardens to make sweeping changes

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Big changes are coming to Parkway Gardens. The management of the Woodlawn complex announced several sweeping changes at the development, hoping...

‘Heroes in the Hood’ aims to help Parkway Gardens

Crusader staff report A pair of tennis shoes dangle from two powerlines in front of the Parkway Gardens apartments in Woodlawn. It’s a ritual whenever...

2 brothers charged in shooting of Dwyane Wade’s cousin

By Jessica D'Onofrio, abc7chicago.com The two brothers charged with killing the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade will appear in court Monday. Police arrested 26-year-old Darwin...

A Moment to Super Size Your Thinking

By Effie Rolfe Fighting for Love. Some things never change such as girls fighting over a school-boy crush. Sometime ago, I shared this story about a fight...