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AS COMMUNITY BANKS DISAPPEAR, ISF BANK FILLS THE GAP

Illinois Service Federal Savings Bank (ISF Bank) will celebrate its 83rd anniversary with a customer appreciation event on May 18, 2017 and has plans to serve Chicago’s black community better now and into the future.

CCC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY

In celebration of Black History Month, the Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) will perform February 22nd and 23rd at the Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave., beginning at 10:45 p.m., according to Dave Adams, director of Marketing and Communications for the ...

FBI Chicago Division develops FBI student Explorers

The FBI Chicago Division created its Explorer Post program five years ago to help teach Chicago teens about the fundamentals and skills of FBI Agents and staff workers. The FBI Chicago Division’s Edwin C. Shanahan Explorer Post #1920 was established ...

RESIDENTS SAY IT’S TIME TO CLEAN UP THE TRASH

Chicago Community Police Officer Clayton Hutchinson and members of the 3rd District held their annually CAPS meeting Jan. 24, 2017 at Park Manor Christian Church, located on 600 E. 73rd St., to combat and resolve problems in the neighborhood.

LEADERS, RESIDENTS RESPOND TO DOJ REPORT

The Justice Department (DOJ) recently announced that it found reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) engages in a pattern or practice of using force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.

Duckworth Addresses Women’s March on Washington

“Right now, there are real threats to women’s rights and civil rights in our country. However, the core values of our great nation – values for which I and countless other service members risked our lives and limbs to protect ...

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER OFFERS STUDENTS ‘REAL TALK’ ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

“It is so important right now to have an intelligent conversation with them (youths) because I hate to say it, many of these young people are not having intelligent conversations coming from their homes.

THIRD WARD PARADE OF HOMES PLAN MOVING FORWARD IN BRONZEVILLE

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd) recently announced the innovative Third Ward Parade of Homes initiative, which will convert vacant land in Bronzeville to market rate single-family homes.

EDUCATION PROVIDES ESCAPE FROM VIOLENCE FOR ONE CHICAGO YOUTH

According to the New York Times and a report published by CNN, in 2016, there were more than 750 shot and killed in Chicago and more than 3,500 people wounded. The crime rate in Chicago continues to rise and parents ...

NORMALIZING VIOLENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The questions of the role social media and how it plays into propagating acts of violence have once again surfaced. Recently, Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, and sister’s Brittany and Tanishia Covington, four African Americans were each charged with aggravated kidnapping, ...

EXPLORE 14 ACRES OF HANDS-ON SCIENCE FUN AT MSI—FOR FREE!

WHAT: Stay warm with cool science at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago this winter. MSI is offering FREE Museum Entry to Illinois residents on select dates each week in January and February, starting January 10, 2017. Illinois residents ...

Trailblazing Astronaut Physician To Keynote MLK Observance

Dr. Mae Jemison, astronaut, physician and science and technology advocate, will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern University’s 2017 commemoration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jemison will speak on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

CSU STEM STUDENTS WIN INTERNATIONAL POSTER COMPETITIONS

Two Chicago State University students were scientific poster presentation winners at international conferences where they displayed and explained their undergraduate research projects.

CELEBRATE KWANZAA AT THE DUSABLE MUSEUM

CELEBRATE KWANZAA AT THE DUSABLE MUSEUM Chicago, IL.- The DuSable Museum of African American History in collaboration with Bolozi Wazee / Shule Ya Watoto will present the 2016 Kwanzaa Celebration, on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 12:00 Noon until 2:30 ...

Teen Moms, Now Millionaire M.O.M.s, Celebrate the Launch of Their New Book

HOMEWOOD, IL - Twelve women came together recently to celebrate the launch of their new book Millionaire M.O.M.. In this book, all of the women share their how they overcame their teen motherhood experiences to become successful businesswomen, entrepreneurs, and ...

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