For Glen Ellis, it's a felony drug conviction and subsequent release from prison.
Indiana's unemployment fell 0.4 percentage points in December to 6.9 percent, the lowest it has been in 62 months.
A recent study funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts showed nearly 70 percent of Americans born in poverty never achieve upward mobility. Such data defy the mythical notion that today’s impoverished masses can somehow transform their economic lives simply by maximizing resources trickling down…
Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …
The state's unemployment rate continued a downward slide by dropping 0.2 percentage points to 7.3 percent in November.
Today is the last day of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 18-24). But we all know both hunger and homelessness will continue to confront us day after day after day. It's not going away just because the week dedicated to awareness has ended.
Indiana's jobless rate plunged to a five-year low of 7.5 percent last month, and dipped to 8.3 percent in the Gary metropolitan area.
Calumet City resident James Edwards worked for a janitorial supply company for 21 years, until the company lost a contract with the city of Chicago last year.
Poverty, not bad teachers, is the main reason for poor test scores in schools. One-fifth of American children live in poverty, and facing up to that reality is a moral issue.
Addressing poverty issues is a complex task. There is no easy answer for how to bring people out of poverty and, more important, how to keep them from dropping back in.
Indiana's unemployment rate continued its recent upward trend by increasing to 8.9 percent for September-but jobless rates dipped in each of Northwest Indiana's seven counties.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's unemployment rate has continued its recent upward trend by increasing to 8.9 percent for September.
I don't know anybody who has not heard there is an economic crisis in the United States — and the world. Yet we are constantly confronted by people who insist those suffering somehow brought their condition upon themselves.
Indiana and Illinois share a border, but the similarities between the two end there.
The welfare system as it currently is administered is designed to fleece the public and keep the poor and minorities in their place.
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