CHICAGO | The problems of urban violence and high unemployment among African-Americans are intertwined, said Marcus Lewis, one of six candidates seeking Jesse Jackson Jr.'s former seat in Congress.
LeAlan Jones, the Green Party candidate for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s former House seat, speaks Thursday during a candidates' forum in Chicago.
2nd Congressional District candidates Marcus Lewis, left, and LeAlan Jones participate in an NAACP forum Thursday in Chicago. The forum was open to all six candidates for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s former House seat, but only Lewis and Jones attended.
Marcus Lewis, an independent candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat, speaks Thursday during a candidates' forum in Chicago.
CROWN POINT | In the next 10 days, attorneys will present their findings of fact in the battle over whether to relocate the Gary court that handles child support cases to Crown Point.
CROWN POINT | The NAACP filed a petition Friday in the Lake Circuit Court for a temporary restraining order to prevent Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura from moving the Gary-based child support court to Crown Point.
HAMMOND | Chandra Gill pulled no punches during her keynote speech at Saturday’s annual Freedom Fund luncheon “Heroes Among Us” sponsored by the Hammond Branch of the NAACP at Dynasty Banquet and Conference Center.
GARY | The Gary branch of the NAACP welcomed author, professor and MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson to its 47th annual Life Membership Banquet on Saturday at the Genesis Convention Center.
GARY | Gary Branch of the NAACP will host its Act-So (Afro Academic Cultural Technological and Scientific Olympics) Competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Road. Admission is free.
GARY | Gary branch of the NAACP is sponsoring the Act-So (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program, encouraging high school students to be a champion by acting like a champion.
FLOSSMOOR | A Homewood-Flossmoor High School junior will compete as a vocalist in July at a national competition in Los Angeles sponsored by the NAACP, the high school has announced.
HAMMOND | Community groups and a county task force will convene Saturday to help residents who are behind on mortgage payments or are in foreclosure.
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