CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month

By Charlene Crowell, Communications Deputy Director with the Center for Responsible Lending and NNPA Newswire Contributor Each February, Black History Month commemorates the unique American...

Merrillville ReStore celebrates its two-year anniversary of serving the community

January marked the ReStore’s two-year anniversary at the newest location in Merrillville. This is the second ReStore in Northwest Indiana since the Griffith store...

Environmental cleanup at former dry cleaner completed in only 120 days

After decades of operating as a dry cleaner and years of being unsuitable for redevelopment, EnviroForensics has successfully remediated contamination at the former Family...

ComEd’s CONSTRUCT to increase job opportunities for Minority Candidates

Economic power engines – ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas have joined forces with 30 construction industry companies and six social service agencies to help...

City rededicates Fire Station #3 after renovations

Earlier this year Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson appeared in the CBS television series “Undercover Boss.” While she used it to feature the city’s attributes...

The William Everett Group named Small Business of the Month

Family-run management and technology consultancy is the first small business in Illinois to earn the OnDeck Award. The William Everett Group, (TWEG) a management and information...

Assessor Kaegi extends deadline for senior exemptions

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced recently that his office has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze Exemption applications for...

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...

Hyde Park husband/wife team says “Your dirty laundry IS our business”

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The closeness of Darryl and Fylynne Crawford is inspiring, for not only do they own the largest African American Laundromat in...

Toyota Forklifts adding high-wage jobs in Indiana

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), a full-line material handling solutions provider of forklifts and related equipment, announced plans to strengthen its workforce in...