Three buildings in the Miller neighborhood were demolished on Tuesday, March 22. The project brought together Gary’s demolition department and three major construction companies in the city. Reith-Riley Construction (Jim Wiseman, Eric Engleking), C. Lee Construction Services (Fredrick “Chip” Lee) and P.C. Trucking (PJ Wiltjer, Norm Brown) demolished structures at...
The daughter of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Bernice King will join Indiana Gubernatorial candidate John R. Gregg, at the Katie Hall Educational Foundation’s Luncheon that will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 12 noon at the Genesis Convention Center in Downtown Gary. A VIP Reception...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The cocktails were flowing inside the West Point Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Chicago River North Hotel. It was Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s victory party and the place was pumping. Kool and the Gang’s 1980 song “Celebration” was blaring as many revelers danced...
Between December 1 and March 15, natural gas utilities in Indiana do not disconnect service to LIHEAP customers who are delinquent on their home heating bills. “This winter’s combination of mild temperatures and low natural gas prices helped keep bills relatively lower this year,” said Kim Ferrell, NIPSCO’s Business Office...
Chicago Crusader staff report Leaders for the Chicago Teachers Union will ask its members to walk off their jobs Friday, April 1 for a one-day demonstration, Vice President Jesse Sharkey said on Monday. The announcement came as the CTU pushes for public education funding and contract negotiations. Sharkey called the one-day...
By State Rep. Vernon G. Smith Indiana is suffering a severe teacher shortage. Throughout Indiana, 19 percent of Indiana’s first-year teachers don’t come back to their jobs. In high-poverty schools, 29 percent quit their jobs or go to other schools after the end of the first school year. Retention levels are...
Chicago Crusader staff report He fought and treated for Blacks at a time when many whites stayed away from people of color. Dr. Quentin Young was different. A devoted civil rights activist and renowned doctor whose patients included some of the most prominent Black leaders and civil rights organizations in American...
Eric Holcomb was sworn in Thursday, March 3, 2016 as the 51st Lieutenant Governor of Indiana in a ceremony in the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse. Holcomb was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa, and both Holcomb and Governor Pence offered remarks. Lieutenant Governor Holcomb...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader LaVetta Sparks-Wade, D-6th Councilwoman believes there should be a restriction to appointments of councilmember’s relatives to city boards or commissions. She said she is concerned that nepotism is playing a role in what the city council is doing in various boards and organizations. Councilwoman Sparks-Wade said...
Governor Mike Pence recently named Rick Hite Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC). Hite fills the position formerly held by Jamal Smith, who announced in November 2015 that he would resign in January to lead Indianapolis Public Schools athletics. “Rick Hite is a man of integrity and...