The former director of the Indiana Department of Child Services has a new state job. Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, who left her previous position in December and wrote a scathing letter to Governor Eric Holcomb about the future of DCS, has been named special counsel to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. She was appointed DCS director in 2013 by then-Governor Mike Pence.
Bonaventura previously served as a juvenile court magistrate in Lake County and as Senior Judge of the Lake County Superior Court, Juvenile Division. She says "I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with AG Hill on continuing the fight against the opioid crisis and tackling the many challenges facing Hoosiers and their families."
Hill says "I'm extremely pleased to bring aboard a leader of such caliber as Judge Bonaventura. Her breadth of experience and depth of knowledge will continue to prove indispensable assets to the citizens of Indiana as she steps into this next phase of her distinguished public service."
By Kate Arndt Financial Planning Coordinator, Bedel Financial Consulting Inc.
Good chance YOU have been a victim of a cyber security attack! When a company gets hacked, you and other customers become the “victims” of the breach. That puts your identity at risk! The FTC estimates 9 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year! What’s the greatest potential for identity theft? On-line shopping! Yikes!
The Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority has selected a Chicago nonprofit to participate in a new workforce housing program in East Chicago, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana. The nonprofit organization A Safe Haven Foundation was awarded a $700,000 grant from the IHCDA that will support the new construction of single-family homes in the West Calumet neighborhood.
By Darrell Mitchell, President & CEO, Progress House and Barbara Scott President & CEO, Aspire Indiana
The long war against drug addiction continues to rage, with the opioid crisis representing the latest front of the battle. As with any long fight, our strategy must change as the forces of death and destruction find new ways to attack those most vulnerable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68% of the 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid – six times higher than in 1999.
ArcelorMittal plans to idle a blast furnace at its Indiana Harbor West in East Chicago. A spokesperson tells our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana employees will be reassigned and there will be no layoffs as a result of the move.
The Indiana Department of Correction is trying to help fill voids in the state’s manufacturing workforce by preparing and training low-risk inmates before they are released. Branchville Correctional Facility in downstate Perry County just graduated its first cohort of the Catapult Training Program, following a four-week course in basic manufacturing skills. The facility is classified as a Level II Low Medium Security Correctional Facility. In an interview with...
Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners (Nasdaq: CLMT) has closed on the sale of its San Antonio,Texas refinery, crude oil terminal and pipeline to Starlight Relativity Acquisition Co. LLC. Starlight agreed to pay $63 million in cash for the plant, property and equipment.