Unifying Purdue Northwest campuses select future nickname and mascot

DARIEN THOMPSON, 10, holds the ball as the No. 14 Purdue University Calumet women’s basketball team overcame a slow shooting start with a strong...

Councilman may take his oath of office in jail

Robert Battle Robert Battle, a councilman for East Chicago starts the new year in federal custody, awaiting trial this summer on drug and homicide charges. But...

ArtHouse calls all artists to create inspiring public art

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson The ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen in downtown Gary seeks qualified artist to complete a Public Art project that is to be catalyst...

Black Freedom Fighters in Steel: Black Workers Commemorated on Broadway

By Ruth Needleman Graffiti art alternates with the Jackson 5 and Mayor Richard Hatcher on the decaying walls along Gary’s main streets. Through art Gary...

Mayor subpoenaed for financial transfer

Crusader Staff Report Tensions are rising at City Hall, where Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and several top officials are being subpoenaed by the city council, which...

A new hanger coming to Gary Airport

Crusader Staff Report The Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) continues to grow and expand. The GYY Authority Board recently took the next step and hired Lee...

Marvin Lyles: A candidate for Radio Announcer of the Year

Marvin Lyles Gospel Sunrise Productions’ radio host Marvin Lyles has been nominated in the category of Radio Announcer for the 2016 Rhytahm of Gospel Awards...

HUD awards $1.2M to help poor residents in Indiana

In an effort to help public housing and Housing Choice Voucher residents in Indiana find jobs and improve their education, the U.S. Department of...

Representative Charlie Brown named Capitol Caregiver

To recognize his work to support family caregivers in Indiana, AARP has named Representative Charlie Brown (D-3) a 2015 “Capitol Caregiver.” These elected officials...

“Fifty Shades of Red” Red Hat Gala

Bea’s Classy Ladies United Chapter #6053 of the Red Hat Society and the Gentlemen of Distinction are hosting their 9th Annual Red and Purple...