Congresswoman Robin Kelly recently announced that more than $153 million in federal grants were awarded in 2019 to school districts and health care agencies within the 2nd Congressional District. The 96 grants provided funding for a wide range of community-based programs, including health care services, head start programs, job training,...
MORE THAN 200 supporters, family members and friends gathered at 65th and King Drive on Friday, October 7th to witness the street naming for three outstanding men. Balm L. Leavell, Jr. and Joseph H. Jefferson, founders of the Crusader Newspapers (Chicago and Gary) were honored posthumously, however Herman Roberts...
By Sarah Krueger & Rick Smith, WRALTechwire Health diagnostics giant LabCorp will begin selling an at-home test for the COVID-19 virus after receiving emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Called Pixel, the test will cost $119 and will include collection of specimens via nasal swabs. The test is being...
By David Denson, Gary Crusader One of the most revered breakfast events in the Midwest will take place Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. in Gary, Indiana. It’s the 39th Annual Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Memorial Breakfast hosted by the Gary Frontiers Service Club in the Gary Genesis...
By Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post A customer wearing a swastika face mask was confronted by deputies at a food store in the same southern California community where another shopper wore a Ku Klux Klan hood just days ago. The latest shopper, who goes by “Dusty Shekel” on Facebook, removed the swastika...
Metra this summer will increase weekend service as a pilot program on two lines – Rock Island and UP Northwest – to give customers more options to enjoy all the activities that the Chicago area offers. “Our goal with these new summer weekend schedules is to give our customers along...
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnews illinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday gave his support to a proposal that would allow college student athletes in Illinois to be paid for the use of their likeness. At a news conference in his Springfield office, Pritzker touted the bill as one addressing...
Gary Police Department is joining about 220 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. From mid-August through the Labor Day Weekend, police will be out in full force, arresting impaired drivers by aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger. Expect...
By Erick Johnson Local control should be returned to the Gary school district after a state takeover failed for nearly a decade to turn around Roosevelt College and Career Academy, a state official and State Representative Vernon Smith said at the Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting on Wednesday,...
By Crusader staff report Chicago’s Black aldermen on Monday, February 20, called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove certain clauses in police contracts, saying the provisions help promote racist misconduct within the city’s police force. The City Council’s Black Caucus proposed 14 changes to the Fraternal Order of Police contract. The...