Consumers want action on illegal debt collection and CFPB agrees

By Charlene Crowell            If you are one of the 77 million Americans who are hounded each year by debt collectors, the Consumer Financial Protection...

Your Finances in 2018: There’s an App for That – Part...

By Delta Jones-Walker, Gary Crusader Last month, I eased into the discussion about handling financial transactions on your computers and mobile devices. While a few...

New Report: Nearly 48,000 Clean Energy Jobs in Indiana

The number of people now working in clean energy industries in Indiana is 47,720, a more than 8 percent increase since 2015, according to...

CHA Board expands housing opportunities in 8 communities

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Commissioners recently approved the addition of 353 apartments to its Property Rental Assistance Program (PRA), expanding the...

 What will you lose if consumer financial protection goes away?

By Charlene Crowell As Americans adjust to the realities wrought by the recent elections, one of the most important consequences has yet to be fully...

Civil rights leaders and lawmakers say court is wrong to weaken...

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  After returning billions of dollars in restitution that helped more than 25 million consumers plagued with financial struggles,...

Finalists announced for Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards

Nearly 100 finalists for the Influential Women of Northwest Indiana awards have been announced, representing a diverse cross section of leading females from throughout...

Saving Tips for Your High School Students

On several occasions, I have written about the importance of saving, and money management tips for college students. But I’ve found that some parents...

Preckwinkle sparks battle for the Black vote

Crusader Staff Report The race for the Black vote for the 2019 mayoral elections drew sharp competition this week as Cook County Board President Toni...

Bronzeville restaurant celebrates 10 years of success

The Original Just Turkey, a fast-casual restaurant serving up a myriad of turkey-based dishes, celebrated its 10th anniversary by hosting a block party on...