Monday, January 25, 2021
Contributed By: The 411 News  Annabelle Sanders baked 200 pies for customers over the Thanksgiving Holiday. That kind of heavy lifting was easy for this chef who wants to get out of the house and expand into store sales. “I have a sweet potato pie that has gone viral,” Sanders...
By Patrick Forrest The Christmas holidays are typically a magical time of decorated trees, lights, presents, family and friends to brighten up the spirit of the season. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case for many economically insecure, struggling families today, especially on Chicago’s West and South Sides. That’s why a dedicated...
Military Veterans and their families are invited to the Northwest Indiana Veterans Assistance Center for the Annual Christmas/Holiday Party on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 12 Noon until 3:00 p.m. The center is located at 5921 W. 25th Avenue in Gary and hosted by the NAACP Gary Chapter and...

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...
THE GARY POLICE DEPARTMENT recently welcomed Probationary Officers Berry, Bradley, Garza, Hughes, Martin, Melendez, Portis, Rahman, Range and Robles-Linares as they begin their journey with the Gary Police Department. The ten probationary officers were sworn in December 6, 2016 by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson during a ceremony at City Hall. The...
Thornton Township received the Illinois Township of the Year award recently at the annual Township of Illinois Annual Educational Conference in Springfield. The township received the award previously in 2004 and 2008. The largest township in Illinois, Thornton Township is made up of all or part of 17 south suburban...
A group of Roosevelt University alumni from Chicago’s south-side and south suburbs is marking more than 30 years since the election of late Chicago mayor and fellow alumnus Harold Washington, by naming a Roosevelt University student lounge in his honor. Room 312 in Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building has been...
The Gary Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will host their Annual "Kappa Kandy Kane Kristmas Affair" on Saturday, December 17, 2016 between 8:00 p.m. - Until at The Genesis Convention Center located at 1 N. Genesis Center Plaza in Gary, IN. 

Tickets are $10.00 Advance or...
On Sunday night nearly 1,700 supporters of the Chicago Urban League gathered at the Chicago Urban League’s Golden Fellowship Dinner – Centennial Edition to commemorate the organization’s 100 years of service to the community. On Nov. 29 hosted by comedian Damon Williams, the sold-out event raised a record-setting $2.65M...
The Gary and Northwest Indiana community came out to celebrate the grand opening of the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen on Nov. 19. In a space many hope will lead the way in the continued revitalization of downtown Gary, guests had the opportunity to experience the energetic blend of an...