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SouthShore Library Hosts Book Club

The novel “Behold the Dreamers” deals with marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream and dives into the story of a young Cameroonian couple who tried to establish a new life in New York until the ...

Cook County Sheriff Department Hands out 911 Cell Phones to Seniors

“We know sometimes you want to call 911 and tell them what you see,” Walsh said. “These phones have no connection to you or any individual that would dial 911 [from the phone]. For many years, we’ve given the phones ...

Lincoln Financial Group's Kirkland Receives Honors

Hicks oversees all activities for the legal, compliance, government relations and corporate secretary functions of the company. As a member of the company’s senior management committee, he also provides strategic counsel to the CEO, senior management team and board of ...

Village of Flossmoor Will Use MLK Day For Service Projects

“The day of service is for all ages, but we find that it becomes a family event, a lot of the projects are aimed toward getting families involved,” said Deitch.

Harvey Public Library Hosts Monthly Job Fair

“We want to give people hope that there is something out there for them, and that's why we decided to have a job fair,” said Peake

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Housing Program for Homeless

“We as a city cannot thrive until each and every one of our residents can thrive, which is why we are committed to addressing homelessness in a holistic, comprehensive and compassionate manner,” Mayor Emanuel said.

Residents Purchase Vacant Land via Large Lot Program

Local Englewood Residents like Mekazin Alexander and Tina Hammond recently used the Large Lot Program to help revitalize their vacant spaces with an additional $15,000 grant from organizations such as LISC Chicago and the Kresge Foundation.

Illinois Politicians Address Chicago Gun Violence

“I’ve met a lot of parents who lost their kids and we all share the same look of despair and we’re looking for someone to speak out,” Pendleton said. “Kennedy has a passion to stand against the NRA who is ...

University Of Chicago Students Work Together To Create A Unique Theatre Experience

“Theater[24] is the product of spontaneous experimentation, creativity, and collaboration that is little experienced,” said Corrie Besse, Managing Director and Academic Coordinator of Theater & Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. “We’re not going for perfection, we’re doing this ...

Historic Decline In New HIV Diagnoses Fuels ‘Getting To Zero’ Campaign

The Chicago Center for HIV Elimination(CCHE), part of the University of Chicago, is also working on the Getting to Zero campaign.

Chicago Gears Up for Annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count

The Point-In-Time Homeless Count provides the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) with a “snapshot” of Chicago’s homeless population. The data gathered on homeless people in Chicago serves as a basis for federal funding, for service and resource ...

Michelle Flowers Welch Honored with 2017 Distinguished Senior Leader Award

Founder and CEO of Flowers Communications Group, Michelle Flowers Welch, was recently honored with the 2017 Distinguished Senior Leader Award by the Public Relations Society of America Chicago Chapter.

CPL Introduces Winter Learning Challenge: Enter for Engineering

“We know it’s a big problem not only in our city but around the country, that children can lose three months of learning if not staying actively engaged in activities,” he said. “We’re taking winter to test new ways we ...

Keila Beachem To Launch Mentoring Organization for Young Girls

Beachem, who grew up in Chicago, said she retired from professional basketball five years ago and became a ComEd Construction Supervisor, but realized she still had a lot of basketball in her to teach to kids who can’t afford to ...

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future Launches Beyond the Diploma

We believe in Chicago’s youth and know that many just need a pathway to change the trajectory of their lives,” said Marie Trzupek Lynch, Skills’ president and founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “These employers that are first at the table ...