Black Lives Matter South Bend condemns Trump-inspired insurrection
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Black Lives Matter South Bend condemns Trump-inspired insurrection

Black Lives Matter South Bend released a statement on Thursday condemning Trump supporters’ siege of the Capitol Building in Washington DC. On a day when Congress convened to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the November 2020 presidential election, the heart of American democracy descended into chaos as Trump supporters heeded the call of their…

South Bend offers free Christmas tree removal through January 28

South Bend offers free Christmas tree removal through January 28

South Bend is offering free Christmas tree disposal for residents within city limits from Monday, January 4 to Thursday, January 28. “Christmas tree collection will take place on the same day as trash pickup. Residents can schedule their pickup by submitting an online request at southbendin.gov/treepickup or by calling 311,” the city says in a news release….

What aspiring entrepreneurs need to know about starting a business in South Bend

What aspiring entrepreneurs need to know about starting a business in South Bend

When you think of South Bend, a large private Catholic university called Notre Dame and an esteemed ‘Mayor Pete’ come to mind. In the news, the city is also always labeled as a meek college town. But there’s a lot more going on for South Bend. It’s actually a buzzing city ahead of its time,…

Debate schedule set for South Bend area county, state, congressional elections
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Debate schedule set for South Bend area county, state, congressional elections

The League of Women Voters and the American Democracy Project are hosting a series of debates for the upcoming Congressional, state, and county elections. “We are delighted to be able to bring these political debates to people despite the pandemic,” said Dr. Elizabeth Bennion, Director of Voter Services and Engagement for the League and Campus Director of…

TCU completes renovation of downtown South Bend corporate headquarters

TCU completes renovation of downtown South Bend corporate headquarters

Teachers Credit Union recently completed a 15-month renovation of its corporate headquarters in downtown South Bend. It is the first major upgrade since the building opened in 1986. The project was done in phases to allow the facility to remain open during most of the work. The project involved a complete update of the 60,000…

Erskine, Elbel, and Studebaker golf courses close in South Bend

Erskine, Elbel, and Studebaker golf courses close in South Bend

South Bend’s three publicly-owned golf courses and clubhouses have temporarily closed due to coronavirus. Earlier in the week, the Erskine Park course was open to play. They changed check-in to an open-air, walk-through process. But as the number of coronavirus cases has increased locally, nationally, and globally, the city has decided to shut down the…

IUSB and all other IU campuses delay spring graduation ceremonies
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IUSB and all other IU campuses delay spring graduation ceremonies

Indiana University announced today that it is postponing the spring graduation ceremonies at all of its campuses. “Current guidance from the CDC, restrictions on large gatherings, and our own focus on health and safety make it impossible to hold these cherished traditional events as scheduled. I am taking this action now so you can adjust…

Ivy Tech closing all campuses  starting Friday evening ‘until further notice’
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Ivy Tech closing all campuses starting Friday evening ‘until further notice’

Ivy Tech Community College is closing all of its campuses statewide, effective 5:00 PM local time on Friday, March 20. The closures are until further notice. “As we continue to follow and learn more about the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with your safety in mind, we have decided to take further steps to…