By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader The Gary Common Council chambers was filled to capacity Tuesday night with protesters who made it clear that they were opposed to the GEO Group, Inc. bringing an immigration detention center to the City of Gary. Over 15 residents spoke during the public speaking portion of...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader The Indiana State Board of Education on Friday, April 15, approved a one-year contract extension with EdisonLearning, setting the stage for a new, long-term plan to restore the academic health of Roosevelt College and Career Academy. By a unanimous 11-0 vote, the Board voted to extend...
Judge Olu A. Stevens will be the “Distinguished Honoree,” Friday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. for the James C. Kimbrough Bar Association’s annual “Legacy Ball.” The public is invited to this both entertaining and educational event at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary. Tickets are $75.00, which includes dinner and...
Friends and former colleagues are remembering Lanel R. Chambers this weekend as a loving individual who was passionate about life and people. Chambers died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL April 13, four days after he was involved in a tragic accident on I-65 near exit 258...
Move over Andrew Jackson. Harriet Tubman will be the new face on the $20 bill. And on the back of the $5 bill, Martin Luther King Jr. and the late Black opera singer Marian Anderson will join former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. For the first time in history, famous Black pioneers...
On average, Indiana women employed full time, year round are paid just 75 cents for every dollar paid to men – a yearly pay gap of $11,427. That means, in total, women in Indiana lose more than $10 billion every year, which is money that could strengthen the state...
Governor Mike Pence today ceremonially signed Senate Enrolled Act 357, or “Kirk’s Law” in Goshen, Ind. “Kirk’s Law” requires the Division of State Court Administration to create a registry of individuals convicted of a crime of child abuse. The registry will be searchable and available to the public. “Kirk’s...
Gary Crusader staff report After hours of emotional pleas and testimonies, the Building and Zoning Appeals Board rejected a zoning variance by the GEO Group, Inc., thwarting the developer’s plans to build a multi-million dollar detention center in Gary. The decision drew cheers from dozens of protesters, who packed a room...
A 2015 graduate of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, who was in her freshman year at Southern University, was one of two students shot and killed outside an apartment complex Sunday after attending a party. Annette January, a member of Southern University’s track and field team, and Lashuntae Benton, a student...
The city of Gary thanked the Legacy Foundation and the Knight Foundation recently during a Press Conference held at Gary City Hall for their continued support of the city. Gary will be one of 19 cities to share a $5 million grant awarded for innovative ideas. Gary’s proposal to the...