CITY LEADERS FEAR an ordinance that would prohibit residents from wearing sagging pants will open the Gary to lawsuits. Gary officials cautious of legal problems of banning the controversial fashion style The city’s proposal to prohibit residents from wearing their pants below the waistline is up for redesign. On December 17, the...
Larry Webb continues to use the former Beckman Middle School he purchased as storage housing for his fleet of school and coach buses despite the objection of some surrounding neighbors. (Photo by Ted Brown) Neighbors in the area of the once-closed Beckman Middle School have a problem with a local...
CHASE BANK AND Wells Fargo Bank were recently the target of over 100 local protestors, who marched to the various branch locations in downtown Chicago. Community Organizations Rally, March and Take Creative Direct Action to Target a Shared Enemy: The Banks that Profit from Prisons, Gentrification and Climate Change One hundred...
Governor Mike Pence wants to widen Interstate 65 in Lake County to three lanes in each direction from Merrillville south to at least State Road 2 (Exit 240) near Lowell. Governor Mike Pence announced recently plans to widen Interstate 65 in Lake County to three lanes in each direction...

Apology not Accepted

Photo by J. Coyden Palmer Protests continue as efforts to recall mayor begins As Mayor Rahm Emanuel was issuing an apology to the city inside the chambers of the City Council on December 9, hundreds of protestors jammed the hallways and streets around City Hall demanding the mayor resign. With the...
Linda Figg and Mayor Anthony Copeland Recently there was a presentation by the Figg Bridge Group to the East ChicagoPlanning Commission about the new facility that will be constructed for the Cline Avenue Bridge coming soon. The facility will cost over one million dollars to construct and will be built...
Pilgrim Baptist Church Alderwoman Pat Dowell told the Crusader December 8 she is preparing to take action against Pilgrim Baptist Church after church officials failed to respond to a 90-day deadline to come up with a plan for the former building’s remains on the corner of 33rd and Indiana. Residents...
Governor Mike Pence “Any assertion that today’s Senate vote will repeal HIP 2.0 is simply not true and is a shameful scare tactic being used for political gain that only serves to needlessly scare Hoosiers about losing their health care.” Spokesman Matt Lloyd for Gov-ernor Mike Pence issued a recent statement...
IN A HEATED exchange, 4th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer (right) spars with an unidentified speaker as moderator and WVON radio personality Matt Magill (center) looks on during a community town hall meeting at Liberty Baptist Church in Bronzeville on Tuesday, December 7. McDonald shooting exposes years of frustration in the...
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 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded $1.2 million to housing agencies across the state through the Family Self-SufficiencyProgram (FSS). HUD’s FSS Program promotes the development...