Troubled Homeowners can avoid foreclosure

By Charlene Crowell Since 2004 approximately 8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a national mortgage data firm. Although the number...

NIPSCO Awards $50,000 in Environmental Grants

To commemorate Earth Day, NIPSCO has awarded 14 grants totaling $50,000 through a new environmental grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives....

Thousands pack 49th Chicago Business Opportunity Fair

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Business mogul and philanthropist Hill Harper kicked off an inspiring weekend for minority business owners, who flocked to Chicago’s 49th...

Diverse Christian Leaders Call Payday Lending Immoral, Demand Reform

By Charlene Crowell For more than a decade, state and local consumer advocates have challenged triple-digit interest rates on small-dollar loans like payday and car-title....

Gary’s natives succeed in automotive business world

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Carlton L. Guthrie is co-chairman and president of Detroit Chassis LLC and its parent company, Spectra LLC headquartered in...

Three of Chicago’s Top Women Business Leaders to be honored

The Chicago Chapter of National Women of Achievement, Inc. will recognize three of Chicago’s ”Unsung Hero- Honorees” at the 27th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on...

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...

Unregulated predatory lending will cause perpetual poverty, says Baptist leader

By Charlene Crowell Every once in a while a congressional committee hearing can almost seem like a time to grab your popcorn and a seat...

Edgewater announces new Corporate Board Members

Edgewater Behavioral Health Services recently announced its newest Corporate Board Members: Dr. Regina Biddings-Muro, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement for Purdue Calumet; Jonathan Anderson,...

Trade and Vocational Education is focus of Sen. Mattie Hunter’s Career...

Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago - 3rd District) will host a career fair on Tuesday, April 26th, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,...