On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago proudly broke ground on the New Fitzsimmons Redevelopment Project. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at 3735 Main St. East Chicago. This Fitzsimmons Redevelopment building features a total of 19,235 square feet. It has an all brick exterior...
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Steel City Landscapers of Steel City Academy will beautify a lot at 15th and Adams Street to inaugurate their recently formed landscaping business. The event on Saturday, “Steel City Kickoff” is scheduled to run from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The kickoff will...
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) recently announced plans for the Moving Forward Rural Development (RD) program. Using the Moving Forward model developed in 2015, IHCDA in partnership with Energy Systems Network (ESN) will take on the challenge to preserve a minimum of 30 USDA Rural Development...
Crusader staff report She went from living on the streets of Baltimore to being a self-made millionaire with a doctorate degree from Stanford. Today, Dr. Venus Opal Reese is a motivational speaker who’s crisscrossing the continent to tell her rags to riches story as a successful Black businesswoman who climbed her...
On May 3, 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce welcomed 125 businesses and organizations with premier practices to recognize the Best Places to Work in Indiana. Centier Bank once again finished in the Top 15 of the Large Company category, continuing their tradition as one of 20 companies bestowed...
By Delta Jones-Walker May I be candid? If you died today, would your money outlive you? To put it in simpler terms, would you have funds and assets in place to leave a financial legacy for your spouse, partner, children or other designated beneficiaries? So many times we promise ourselves...
The Illinois Senate unanimously passed legislation, proposed by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and introduced by Senator Toi Hutchinson, that will require Constitutional Officers to aspire to the same goals state agencies do of working with businesses owned by women, minorities and people with disabilities. Senate Bill 3106 requires state constitutional...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented its highest honor given to organizations for energy efficiency – the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence Award – to ComEd for a sixth year in a row. It is the ninth straight year that EPA has recognized Com-...
The Gary Precinct Organization recently held their endorsement meeting. The purpose of the meeting, that was held Saturday, March 31 to endorse candidates for the May 8 primary election. Among those seeking office the organization voted to support several incumbents and a few new candidates. Incumbents Lake County Sheriff...
More than 70 projects in the region; public invited to volunteer More than 6,500 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners are expected to complete more than 70 Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan volunteer projects on Saturday, April 21, Comcast Cares Day. This year marks...