South Bend announces grant to help local restaurants and bars during the pandemic

South Bend announces grant to help local restaurants and bars during the pandemic

In an effort to address the needs of locally-owned businesses contending with the pandemic, the city of South Bend has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to administer the Restaurant Innovation Grant program. Locally-owned restaurants located within South Bend are eligible to apply for compensation based on operational changes that were necessary to do business…

Will Notre Dame be in the new EA Sports College Football game?
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Will Notre Dame be in the new EA Sports College Football game?

Notre Dame football fans may soon get a chance to play as the Fighting Irish in an upcoming video game. EA Sports College Football was just announced today. The new college football video game comes from the same company that makes Madden NFL 21. Of course, anyone who knows football has heard of Madden. Slightly…

South Bend League of Women Voters event features Dr. Mark Fox
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South Bend League of Women Voters event features Dr. Mark Fox

The League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area is welcoming Dr. Mark Fox to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event takes place on Friday, February 12 at noon. Dr. Fox will give an update on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in St. Joseph County with attention to disease prevalence, testing data, and vaccination efforts. The impact…

Indiana sees a drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths
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Indiana sees a drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths

The Indiana Department of Health announced on Monday that 2,210 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings the number of Indiana residents now known to have had COVID-19 to 613,228. To date, nearly 3 million unique individuals have been tested in the state and over 6…

City, county offices continue to offer limited in-person access due to pandemic
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City, county offices continue to offer limited in-person access due to pandemic

Most city and county offices continue to offer limited in-person access “until further notice” upon recommendation from the St. Joseph County Health Department. “The Board of Commissioners, the Mayor, and the Department of Health continue to monitor the pandemic, and currently plan to keep the County-City Courthouse Complex closed to the public until St. Joseph…

South Bend launches new online utility billing system

South Bend launches new online utility billing system

The city of South Bend launched a new utility billing website today. The portal – which customers can access at utilities.southbendin.gov – provides new features for the city’s utility services. Among the new features is the ability to start and stop service, make payments, and view water usage. Customers also have the option to be…

Jackie Walorski thinks that her constituents are idiots
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Jackie Walorski thinks that her constituents are idiots

In the wake of a Trump-inspired insurrection in the nation’s capital, all that Jackie Walorski can muster – aside from giving aid and comfort to the insurrectionists – is an empty call for unity. On January 6, 2021, Congress convened to carry out its sacred duty of counting the Electoral College votes. Previously a formality,…

Sushi delivered to your door: Woochi Japanese Fusion now offers a delivery option

Sushi delivered to your door: Woochi Japanese Fusion now offers a delivery option

Do you like sushi? If so, we have some good news to share. Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar in downtown South Bend now delivers. “You now can enjoy your favorite dishes at home,” the restaurant says. Customers can “easily place your order online or call us.” The restaurant’s website is notjustsushi.com. The new delivery service…

Rep. Fred Upton announces support for Trump impeachment
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Rep. Fred Upton announces support for Trump impeachment

On Tuesday night, Representative Fred Upton announced his support for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Upton is a Republican who represents the Sixth District in southwestern Michigan. He is the latest Republican to announce support for impeachment following last week’s insurrection at the Capitol. The Congressman issued the following statement: Today the President characterized…

Jackie Walorski gave aid and comfort to insurrectionists. She should resign or face expulsion.
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Jackie Walorski gave aid and comfort to insurrectionists. She should resign or face expulsion.

If Representative Jackie Walorski had an inkling of honor – or respect for the people of Indiana’s 2nd Congressional district – she would tender her resignation from Congress, effective immediately. The five-term Republican dishonored her office when she aided and abetted insurrectionists at the United States Capitol. Rather than stand up to the mob, Walorski…