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Proposal would require Illinois high schools to provide path to associate degree

A state senator wants to give all Illinois high school students the opportunity to walk across the graduation stage with an associate degree to complement their diploma. Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, a Bloomington Republican, told the Senate Education Committee ...

WEST SIDE HEALTH COLLABORATIVE HOSTS COMMUNITY FORUM TO SHARE THEIR 2019 VISION

West Side United, a community healthcare collaborative, recently hosted the Many Voices, One West Side event at Malcolm X College. Community residents and stakeholders were invited to attend the free event and learn about West Side United’s 2018 accomplishments and ...

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Seeking Aspiring Journalists to Cover “News for Kids, by Kids”

The application period for the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is now open for the 2019–2020 school year. Students ages 10–14 with a passion for telling great stories and discussing the issues that matter most to kids are encouraged ...

GoZone WiFi Strengthens Channel Presence with New VP Hire and Reseller Program Launch

GoZone WiFi (GoZone)recently announced the hire of industry and channel veteran Wayne Newton as the company’s new VP of Channel Partnerships, further solidifying the company’s position as the leading US -based WiFi analytics, marketing and advertising provider.

Global Corporation Launches Small Business Grant Competition

For the seventh year in a row, FedEx is hosting a Small Business Grant Contest that is open to small businesses across the United States. This year, the company is offering 10 winning businesses a chance at winning grants and ...

SEVENTH ANNUAL APRIL FOOD DAY RESTOCKS SOUTH SUBURBAN FOOD PANTRIES FOR SUMMER

The seventh annual April Food Day food drive in Chicago’s south suburbs is taking place now and will run through April 18. The food drive is hosted by the United Way of Metro Chicago’s South-Southwest Suburban Regional Office and includes ...

Majority of Primary Care Providers Recognize Importance of Family Caregivers in Patient Outcomes

Primary care providers agree, almost unanimously, that family caregivers play a vital role in patient care and in better patient outcomes, according to a new survey by AARP Research. However, providers say that time constraints and not knowing who or ...

Election in University Park for Mayor Slated For April 2

Vivian Covington has been the Mayor of the Village of University Park since 2011 and is once again running for reelection to keep her job which she loves.

NEWLY OPENED GROCERY STORES BRINGS JOBS AND FRESH FOOD OPTIONS TO THE SOUTH SIDE

For over 40 years, Woodlawn residents have lived without their own full-service grocery but a recent grand opening ceremony for the newly constructed Jewel-Osco at the corner of 61st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue brought an end to that inequity.

SUPREME COURT RULING COULD BE A TURNING POINT FOR FINES AND FEES IN CHICAGO

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Timbs v. Indiana stated for the first time that the excessive fines clause found in the U.S. Constitution Eighth Amendment can be applied to state and local governments. ...

Graduation Day Announced for Chicago’s Inaugural IT-Ready Class

Creating IT Futures, CompTIA’s tech workforce charity, recently announced that April 5, 2019, will be graduation day for students currently enrolled in Chicago’s first permanent IT-Ready career program.

Duckworth Discusses Public Service and Global Conflict at University of Chicago Institute of Politics Event

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined former Chief Strategist to President Obama David Axelrod at the University of Chicago recently to discuss her commitment to public service, the role of the American military around the world, improving public service opportunities ...

Over 50 High School Students Practice Professional Networking In Downtown Chicago

Juniors and seniors from Chicago Public High Schools across the city recently traveled to the Loop for a day of professional networking, resume building, and mock interviewing.

Local Couple Presents Natural Hair Care Line To Investors On Shark Tank

Kim and Tim Lewis are high school sweethearts, parents and co-founders of CurlMix, a clean beauty brand for curly hair. The pair recently had an opportunity to pitch CurlMix to a panel of big name investors on the mid-season premiere ...

Supreme Court Tosses Civil Case Against Cosby

The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined review of a case brought by Bill Cosby’s accuser Kathrine McKee (McKee v. Cosby), who alleged being defamed when Cosby’s attorney characterized her story of being raped four decades ago as a fabricated lie.

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