Category : Midwest

Midwest / Illinois - 7 months ago

Bill Cosby’s new criminal trial begins April 2

COSBY SPOKESMAN Andrew Wyatt (left) leads the comedian into court during his trial last summer at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) NORRISTOWN—Bill Cosby’s criminal retrial...

Midwest / Illinois - 7 months ago

Garry McCarthy says he would easily win Black vote

Garry McCarthy Crusader Staff Report Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said he would not have any trouble winning the Black vote in his campaign for mayor. McCarthy made the comment during an interview with CBS2 Chicago. McCarthy...

Midwest / Illinois - 7 months ago

Preckwinkle vindicated after soda tax fiasco

Toni Preckwinkle Cook County Board President By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle breezed to a relatively easy win Tuesday night in her primary race against challenger Bob Fioretti. She will serve her...

Midwest / Illinois - 7 months ago

The showdown starts now

GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE J.B. Pritzker smiles with running mate Juliana Stratton at a victory party after sweeping the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, March 20. (Photo by Worsom Robinson) By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The primary brought out mi...

Midwest / Michigan - 7 months ago

RIP: Rita Owens, Queen Latifah’s Mother Has Passed

Source: C Flanigan / Getty According to reports, Queen Latifah’s mother Rita Owens has passed from a heart condition. Latifah celebrated her birthday just three days ago. She said of her late mother, “Her battle is over now,” and “She was the l...

Midwest / Illinois - 7 months ago

A Different Way of Doing Journalism

As an independent nonprofit, we’re answerable to our readers and no one else. Publications big and small are looking to readers as a source of revenue, almost as a last resort. That's been our model all along. Cleaning out an office file cabinet a...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 7 months ago

Local Activists to Celebrate Kick Butts Day

(Milwaukee, WI) – Today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, members of Milwaukee-area FACT groups, part of Wisconsin’s youth-led tobacco prevention movement, will join advocates from across the country in commemorating Kick Butts Day , a national day of ac...