Enjoy refreshments and learn about community resources available to you and financial topics including budgeting, savings, establishing or re-building credit, avoiding scams and how to be homebuyer ready. Many community organizations will come together to present these available resources at the First Financial Bank community room location in Gary, IN...
August Black Business Month project to highlight Black-owned enterprises TheBlackMall.com (TBM) will host Black business crawls every Saturday in August to mark the 26th anniversary of National Black Business Month in Illinois, an official recognition by the state of Illinois in honor of ancestor, Dr. Webb Evans covering five major...
The Indiana Department of Transportation will receive two Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants totaling $40 million, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced. INDOT will be awarded two $20 million grants to help fund two projects to expand and rehabilitate Interstate 65. “More than 1.5 billion tons...
Dollar General’s newest store at 4157 Cleveland St. in Gary is now open! In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices. Dollar General will celebrate the store’s official grand opening on Saturday, November 11 at 8...
Coalition of Baptist churches, 2 businesses files suit against abortion coverage requirement By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Insurance provisions of Illinois’ reproductive health care law violates residents’ religious freedoms, a coalition of Baptist churches and two state businesses allege in a circuit court lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Reproductive Health Act,...
Nearly 100 finalists for the Influential Women of Northwest Indiana awards have been announced, representing a diverse cross section of leading females from throughout the region. Over 200 individuals were nominated this year by their peers and members of the public. Those nominations were evaluated by Influential Women alumni from...
By Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) These are dark times in Washington. It’s no secret that President Trump and his team are working overtime to turn back the clock on our rights and divest from our communities. If you want to know where the President stands on the welfare of the African...
I often express to my clients the importance of obtaining and/or maintaining a good credit score. Good credit affords opportunities to get approval for major purchases, loans, mortgages and in some cases, employment. There are a few changes coming this spring to how our credit scores are calculated that...
As The Salvation Army Lake County wasted no time kicking off the new year delivering humanitarian services to needy Lake County residents, Peoples Bank quickly stepped up to partner with The Salvation Army to meet some of these needs. January 4, 2019, Peoples Bank employees presented a check for...
On the final day of the 2019 legislative session, the long anticipated gaming bill was approved by both the Senate and the House of Representatives. This proposal makes possible the movement of one of Gary’s casino licenses out of Buffington Harbor to a more optimal location on I-80/94. This...