Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Metra contest brings train safety lessons into the home and classroom Winners of Metra’s 2019 Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored at the monthly meeting of the Metra Board of Directors. Sixteen first-place winners from across Metra’s six-county service area were introduced and presented with plaques and iPads in recognition...
Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a free symposium featuring some of Chicago’s most dynamic woman professionals in finance, labor, marketing and human resources offering guidance on negotiating pay raises and advancement, and successfully branding your talent and your business. The symposium, “Power Moves: Strategies for Success,” takes place Thursday,...

Two years without Tamir

Contributed By: The 411 News Gary met Samaria Rice and found that she is more than the name that has flashed in-and-out-of headlines since the shooting death, in November 2014, of her 12-year-old son Tamir by Cleveland police. Just days before Thursday’s appearance at Indiana University Northwest, a Cuyahoga County Probate...
Wednesday, March 4th marks the city of Chicago's 183rd birthday! To celebrate, the Chicago History Museum is hosting a free event that highlights the city's rich heritage with family-fun festivities, performances and birthday treats. The celebration kicks off at 4:00 p.m. and lasts until 8:00 p.m. at the Chicago History Museum,...
Now that we understand, that “COVID-19 will shift things as we’ve known it.” We must begin preparing ourselves mentally and professionally for what’s to come. It’s been three weeks since select governors began declaring social distancing would decrease the pandemic spread of the coronavirus. While employers are concerned about a...
By: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans This month, our country lost a pair of unsung heroes, Rita and Carlos Martinez, of San Antonio, TX, at the hands of COVID-19. One of the things that is most true about nonprofit leadership is that the entire family serves and supports the organization....
By Ciara Smith, Gary Crusader The Katie Hall Educational Foundation honored national leaders at its fifth annual Public Awards Luncheon on April 8th at the Genesis Convention Center. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Hidden Figures author Margot Shetterly and The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton were honored. Junifer Hall, daughter of the late Katie...
Come out for Rebuild Foundation's Black (Power) Friday AND Saturday day parties at the Stony Island Arts Bank. Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: Stony Island Arts Bank 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. Shop small for the holidays with dozens of South Side artists, makers...
By Wanda “Sistah Soldier” Petty, President & CEO So many things are happening in our world that one can easily get caught up in a whirlwind and begin traveling on the wrong path. It’s not easy to look around and see the reality of so many facing unemployment, COVID-19, or...
By Keisha Jackson Air Force Veteran and Family Caregiver Between 11-20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), 12 percent of Gulf War veterans, and 15 percent of Vietnam veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) every year (www.ptsd.va.gov/). Approximately 3.3 million dogs...