Saturday Morning Forum

IN COMMEMORATION OF Veterans Day, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. will be honoring veterans 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4301 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL, headed by Rev. Dr. Marshall Hatch. While major repairs are being done at the Rainbow PUSH...
Faculty members from Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will offer a series of interdisciplinary lectures and discussions during the academic year of 2020-2021, about race relations and racism in America. Titled “Race, Racism, Anti Racism,” the fall 2020 portion of this series offers four lecture-discussion sessions led by PNW faculty members...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader A special use permit for a pregnant teenager’s home to be located in the 600 block of Lincoln Street was defeated due to the high volume of calls and text messages opposing the measure directed to councilmembers and speakers at a recent City Council meeting. The...
Get on board with Chicago’s transit agencies and on March 18, celebrate the thousands of essential transit workers who have kept Chicago rolling through the pandemic, by using #TDAD Today, Chicago’s three regional transit agencies—the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace Suburban Bus— celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day (TDAD) and invite everyone...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader For decades it stood as an abandoned symbol of Gary’s decline. The haunting, empty gothic sanctuary of the historic City Methodist Church has attracted gawkers, tourists, even Hollywood filmmakers seeking to capitalize on its grandiose interior that is now a creepy setting with its piles...
New Initiative Encourages Chicagoans to “Shop Black” at Over 500 Local Black-Owned Businesses on the Day After Thanksgiving The Chicago Urban League joined with the City of Chicago and Chicago agency O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul to announce the launch of Black Shop Friday, a campaign encouraging Chicagoans to shop at Black-owned businesses...
First Lady Karen Pence recently announced she is hosting a phone drive with HopeLine from Verizon throughout the month of October to assist survivors of domestic violence in Indiana. This is the third year the First Lady has participated in the initiative and, according to Verizon, the drive is...
What’s your best idea to help your city succeed? The Knight Cities Challenge opened recently calling on innovators of all types in Gary to answer this question. Now in its third year, the national challenge is an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The challenge seeks...
Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough announced that her Vital Records Division will be relocating from the lower level of the Daley Center to a more user-friendly location on the first floor of the Cook County Building effective Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Cook County residents seeking copies of vital documents...
Crusader Staff Report Black leaders and residents on Monday, participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the crypt of Harold Washington, Chicago's first Black mayor who died on November 25, 1987. On the 32nd anniversary of Washington's death, a moment of silence was held at 11 a.m., the time when...