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South Suburban Resident Leaves Six Figure Career To Become An Entrepreneur

After growing up in Chicago’s south suburbs, Ashley Kirkwood went on to graduate at the top of her class from Northwestern University’s School of Law. From there, she secured a position with one of Chicago’s top law firms and was ...

Shutdown Means No Paychecks for 800,000 Federal Employees

About 800,000 federal employees missed their first paycheck of the year starting on Jan. 11, as the partial government shutdown entered Day 21 by the Citizen’s press time. In response, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox ...

Cook County Assessor Releases Senior Exemption Applications

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi recently announced that his office has mailed Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications for tax year 2018.

Kinzie/King Breakfast to Feature Chair of Black Chamber of Commerce

Frank Bass, the Chair of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Illinois will be the featured speaker for the 11th annual Joyce Kinzie/ Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at Lincoln College, set for Monday, Jan. 21. Tickets are now available ...

COAL Hosts First Coalition Power Breakfast Of The Year

The Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) recently hosted their first Coalition Power Breakfast of the new year at BJ’s Market, 8734 S. Stony Island Ave., and invited attorney James D. Montgomery, Sr. to be their honored guest. The monthly ...

Rush Highlights his Legislative Priorities on the Opening of the 116th Congress

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) was recently sworn into the 116th Congress. According to a press release from Rush’s office, the new House Democratic Majority will move swiftly to deliver on a promise of lower health care costs, bigger ...

City Bureau Launches Documenters.org to Bridge Gap Between the Public and Public Meetings

Your city officials are making big decisions. Documenters.org makes is making it easy to keep tabs. Chicago’s government bodies hold hundreds of public meetings every month, but the vast majority receive no media coverage and produce minimal records. The new ...

Greater Englewood Toastmasters Helps To Develop Public Speaking And Leadership Skills

The Greater Englewood Toastmasters Club hosts meetings twice a month in the Seventh District Police Station, 1438 W. 63rd St., in the community room where members are given an opportunity to improve their public speaking, leadership, and listening skills.

Finding solutions for diabetes management

More than 1.3 million people in Illinois, or 12.5% of the adult population, have diabetes and an additional 37.5% have prediabetes - a condition of high blood glucose levels but not yet qualified as diabetes, according to the American Diabetes ...

University of Chicago Celebrates 50 Years Of Preparing Low-Income Students For College

The University of Chicago recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP) initiative and the 15th anniversary of the Collegiate Scholars Program. The event took place at the Chicago Theological Seminary building, 1407 E 60th ...

GREENCORPS CHICAGO IS NOW RECRUITING FOR 2019 CLASS

Greencorps Chicago, a green-industry job training program, is currently recruiting applicants for their 2019 class. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to participate in nine months of paid training that will prepare them for careers in ecological restoration, green infrastructure, ...

SPOKESPERSON FOR THE FAMILY OF LAQUAN MCDONALD APPROVES OF RECENT PRECKWINKLE AD

A press conference was recently held at Grace Memorial Baptist Church, 1457 S. Kenneth Ave. by Pastor Marvin Hunter, great-uncle of Laquan McDonald, to discuss his thoughts on mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle’s first campaign ad concerning her role in helping ...

Candy Bee Uses Accessories To Help Women Feel Bold

Just over a year ago, Candy Bee was working at a corporate job in Chicago and using whatever free time she had to build her fashion and accessories business by doing pop-up shops and in-home trunk shows. Life suddenly changed ...

Disruptive Design Looks For Design Ideas For Chicago’s Next Generation Of Affordable Housing

Participants should submit initial designs by the end of January, from there five finalists will be chosen and a series of community meetings will be held to receive feedback on the designs. From March to April the finalists will develop ...

Obama Foundation and Chicago Public Schools Launch Award to Recognize Impactful Leadership in Civic Engagement

"There are no better role models for our next generation of leaders than Barack and Michelle Obama, and these awards will celebrate the Chicagoans who are following in their footsteps by giving back to our city," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. ...

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