With the holidays in full swing, calls from scammers to our homes and businesses posing as NIPSCO employees continue to rise—an issue impacting many energy companies around the United States. Recent, and common reports from NIPSCO residential and business customers state that they have received calls and texts from people...
This week, something happened that I prayed would NEVER come to pass. As founder of the Black Women’s Expo (BWe), the country’s largest and longest running exposition targeting Black women, I must inform thousands of supporters, exhibitors and sponsors that this year’s Expo has been cancelled. There. I said...
Michael E. Schrage, CEO and Chairman of Centier Bank, recently announced the bank has temporarily closed all branch lobbies and in-store branches, limiting service to drive-up banking, in an effort to minimize social exposure during the global coronavirus threat. The decision was made following guidance and information from the Centers...
Opportunity Enterprises will host a free workshop on Special Needs Trusts the evening of Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. The workshop will serve as part of the organization’s Disability Resource Series. Taking place at OE’s main headquarters, 2801 Evans Ave. in Valparaiso, this workshop is presented by...
Commitment to support immediate, reparative and transformative needs First Merchants Corporation, Indiana’s second largest financial services holding company, today announced a $1 million commitment to local nonprofit organizations supporting communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The negative economic impact caused by this pandemic cannot be overstated, and First Merchants is...
Peoples Gas reminds customers financial assistance is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Share the Warmth program. Customers who need help paying their heating bills are encouraged to apply now. The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA), which administers Share the Warmth and...
DOR reminds Hoosiers of the July 15 extended tax deadline Tax Day is exactly one month away, July 15, and an estimated 500,000 Hoosiers still need to file their individual income taxes, according to the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR). “We always advise individuals to avoid waiting until the last minute,...
All Americans, not just corporations, must benefit from the funds to end the crisis and restore our economy, SCLC President Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. says. With all Americans bearing the brunt of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Dr. Charles Steele, Jr., president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC),...
Charlene Crowell
By Charlene Crowell Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation will mark the anniversary of the death of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countless programs and events will no doubt recall several of his famous speeches from the 1963 March on Washington’s...
Illinois coronavirus cases top 11,000; Deaths reach 274 By BEN ORNER Capitol News Illinois borner@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Workers in Illinois whose jobs are deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible for increased state child care services, Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday. Because essential workers cannot always be home to care for their...