Community Focus


Entrepreneurial program launches in December

“It’s hard enough to be an entrepreneur, but it becomes that [much] more difficult when you don’t have relevant support,” she said. “So, in January 2017, I woke up in the middle of the night with an idea to begin ...

Mariano's Bronzeville Location To Celebrate its One Year Anniversary!

Come out Saturday and Sunday, October 28th and 29th to Mariano's Bronzeville locations at 3857 South King Drive in Chicago,IL from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.

Obama Foundation Announces Civic Summit

The Obama Foundation recently announced that it will invite 500 civic leaders from Chicago, the United States and across the world, to the upcoming Obama Foundation Summit on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Partnering 4Health Combats Chronic Diseases in Urban Areas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided funding to five national organizations from 2014- 2017, to combat chronic diseases in 94 urban and rural communities and helped 20 million people receive nutritious foods, physical activity and live in ...

Arthur M. Brazier Foundation Presents Community Tech Training Program

“We recognized the need to not only provide workforce development skills but to take it one step further and give community residents on-the-job training where they earn a paycheck and develop skills for a career in a growing industry,” Dr. ...

Hyde Park School of Dance Combines Ballet and Hip Hop In “The Nutcracker”

During an upcoming annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) will display several genres of dance including ballet, modern and hip hop. The performance will feature more than 175 dancers—from seven-year-olds to grandparents—supported by more ...

Congressman Bobby L. Rush Hosts First Military Academy Day

United States Congressman Bobby L. Rush recently hosted his first Congressional District Military Academy Day and informed students and parents of the educational opportunities at the U.S. Service Academies.


He continued to highlight that CPL plans to partner with local community initiatives to increase adult education and digital literacy, which is necessary in the 21st century.

Department Heads Receive Above 2 Percent Raises in Glenwood

We do not have enough money in our budget to have raises for all of these people said Slaughter.

Frank M. Zuccarelli and Thornton Township Celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month

One of the main purposes of Thornton Township’s Human Relations Commission is to bring diverse programs and activities to our residents,” said Ernst Lamothe Jr., communications director for Thornton Township.

Seniors get help with home repairs through city program

Nelson said the program serves seniors who are on fixed incomes or seniors who earn no more than 80 percent of a medium income.

Respond Now Answers The Call By Assisting The Homeless And Hungry

On one of the coldest nights this past January, Respond Now worked to identify people who needed shelter and refuge from the cold.

Local Hospital Throws Baby Shower for Expecting Mothers

The idea of a community baby shower arose after hospital staff learned the majority of expecting moms in the area either weren’t planning baby showers or never had them.

Third World Press Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of Continuous Publishing

The celebration begins Saturday, September 30, with an intergenerational conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ta-Nehisi; his father, former Black Panther Paul Coates, founder of Black Classics Press; and Madhubuti.


Since 2013, the Village of Ford Heights has hosted a Double Dutch Tournament geared towards ending generational illnesses, restoring generational bonding and promoting positive community activities.