Black Friday on Nov. 26 is one the busiest shopping days of the year as consumers look for the best deals to fulfill their holiday gift needs.
Some things just don’t set well with me. I was shopping at one of the big box stores on Nov. 1, when Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and other holiday tunes were already being played.
South Bend schools and their teachers union have recently made the news for their annual collective bargaining, which determines teacher pay and contracts.
On Nov. 11, 1918, Ralph Lindsey wrote from his hospital bed in France, “Armistice signed at 11 o’clock. Grand celebration all over France. War is at last over and I am still alive!”
The Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana has issued a warning for consumers about trading card company Panini America out of Irving, Texas.
Nov. 8 marks National First-Generation College Celebration, which recognizes the nation’s first-generation college students on the anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Higher Education Act.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the American society shops, interacts and works. Many people are still working from home or working in a hybrid environment.
Remote and hybrid work arrangements have shifted the role of manager in our uncertain COVID world. This shift is likely to threaten managers of knowledge workers. Our brains constantly scan for threats to keep us safe. The limbic system fires up when it perceives danger. A social threat may …
Our community is mourning the tragic, violent death of a young 4-year-old boy this week. All of us want answers and justice. We want to know how this could happen to an innocent child.
Venmo has become a popular and relatively safe way to quickly send money to friends and family members. Even the safest websites, though, can struggle with scam artists.
Social media has become the new norm for catching up with friends and family members, or even making new friends. Unfortunately, scammers have caught up with that.
Working in an office for 40-plus hours, Monday through Friday, is outdated. It’s so 2019! Virtual work is here to stay. The pandemic transformed work-life, and the transformation isn’t over.
Indiana has a good reputation in many areas, but it doesn’t do well in two interrelated and very important areas: Voter turnout and providing fair and equitable representation for all Hoosiers.
As venues continue to reopen after the pandemic, scammers will be ready for a surge in ticket purchases. Many venues have reduced the number of open seats during a concert or event so tickets may be harder to come by.
It’s time to follow the lead of great Americans before us. We deserve to live free of school shut-downs, mass quarantines and canceled events. Vaccines will gain us that freedom. It is time to follow our patriotic American forefathers and take action on vaccines.
I have three daughters and one of the things I’ve taught them is that “No” is more than just a single word. “No” is a complete sentence. I don’t need to give any further explanation to someone sitting 700 miles away, unconstitutionally writing things down on a piece of paper and trying to im…
When working on large projects such as home remodels and building construction, many consumers look for reliable electricians to help complete the work.
Employment scams are nothing new and they come in many different forms. Many are used to target students or others looking for part-time work. A new version of the employment scam has con-artists posing as a friendly, trustworthy family looking for a part-time pet sitter.
As college students begin to gear up for the new school year, some might find they are short on financial aid. Last minute scholarships can help fill this gap and the sudden offer of one may feel like a dream come true.
A year ago, August 2020, a huge crane lifted a solid steel holding cell door from the basement of the Superior Courthouse in Michigan City. It was thought that John Dillinger may have been held in that cell. The door was donated and installed near other artifacts pertaining to the history of…
Following the last glacier of the ice age, deep pits were left behind that filled with the melting of ice blocks, forming hundreds of lakes in the northernmost part of Indiana.
Americans are planning trips as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down and the travel industry is beginning to take off again. As usual, with any phenomenon, scammers will be on the prowl.
In light of the recent tragedy in Surfside, Florida, where a building collapsed, many are searching for ways to help victims and their families. As with any disaster donations, beware of scammers preying on those looking to help.
The IRS recently announced that it will begin sending monthly direct deposit payments in July to those who qualify through the American Rescue Plan Act. This means that those who qualify will get up to half of their child tax credit in monthly installments and the other half when they file t…
Do you remember the motion picture “The League of their Own” with Tom Hanks, Madonna and Rosie Donnell? It was a story based on the Rockford Peaches of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, or AAGPBL. Geena Davis played a character in the film named “Dottie Hinson.” Dottie Christ …
Summertime is always a popular season to move into a new place, so as the warmer months approach, BBB serving Northern Indiana warns of scams to watch out for. Many renters are in a hurry to complete the move and may not take the time to do important research to ensure their deal is not too …
Over the past year, consumers have been pent up inside their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This may have caused some of the population to experience weight gain and many are looking for ways to shed a few extra pounds.
Anita King was born Anna Keppen in Michigan City on Aug. 14, 1884. She was the seventh of nine children born to Herman and Matilda Jipp Keppen, who had emigrated from Germany in 1872.
COVID-19 has devastated many families and in the wake of grief, many government-funded programs are being created to offer relief to those most affected by the pandemic. Of course, with a new government program comes scammers.
Many studies have shown sleeping on it has benefits. In one study subjects were asked to convert a string of digits into a different string by applying two principles. No one was told about a third secret rule that could provide a shortcut to the answer. One group went to sleep for eight hou…