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Frank M. Zuccarelli wins the village of South Holland Community Humanitarian award

Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli said everyday he wakes up and tries to think of a way to make a difference in the lives of the community. Others have seen that dedication and recently gave him a prestigious honor.

Cook County to Participate in Earth Hour

Cook County will turn off its non-essential lights March 25 to commemorate Earth Hour and call attention to climate change.

FIGHTING CRIME WITH COMPASSION

A new anti-violence program focused around community trauma centers will aim to address the destructive effects of gun violence now that a measure co-sponsored by State Senator Jacqueline Collins has been signed into law.

Unemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas

The majority of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced increases in their over-the-year unemployment rate. Five of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, eight reported declines, and one was unchanged, according to preliminary data released recently by the U.S. ...

AT&T Celebrates the Power of Sisterhood with Luvvie Ajayi

Best known for her popular blog Awesomely Luvvie, Ajayi took part in a special dose of “real talk”. She discussed her compelling journey and the power of sisterhood and digital connections.

Stratton Backs Legislation to Encourage State to Invest in Woman and Minority Businesses

“Too often minority owned and woman-owned businesses have a more difficult time receiving a loan, or have to pay very high interest rates if they do,” Stratton said. “Ensuring that these businesses are able to receive their fair share of ...

SUMMIT HELPS STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY TIES

“The Woodlawn Community Summit and South East Chicago Commission (SECC) recently held their the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Community Summit, with a community-driven theme “What’s Going On.” The event was held on Saturday March 18, 2017, from 8 a.m. -12 p.m., ...

STUDENTS EXPERIENCE HAMILTON THE MUSICAL

HAMILTON Education Program released “its third of 10 all-student matinee performances in 2017, which will provide 20,000 Chicago high school students the opportunity to experience the musical HAMILTON after having spent several weeks in their classrooms studying American history through ...

New Education and Training Movement Stakes Ground in the Windy City

CHICAT offers life-changing after-school arts and technology education for students and demand-driven innovative vocational training for adults. It focuses on the connection between art and technology, the power of connecting communities, and engaging and teaching in an inspirational and beautiful ...

LOUISVILLE NATIVE GIVES BACK TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Alan “AP” Powell is one of the nation’s greatest unsung African-American heroes.

ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES CATHOLIC SCHOOL 2017 GOLDEN APPLE AWARD FINALISTS

The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to announce that three Catholic school personnel – a principal and two teachers – are finalists for the 2017 Golden Apple Awards. Phyllis Cavallone- Jurek, principal of St. Therese Catholic School in Chicago, is ...

Weekly Inspirations

When taking up the critical work involved in modifying the direction in which our lives may be going, one of the most fundamental things we can do is change the way we think about ourselves.

POAH TURNS $30 MILLION TO $400 MILLION IN WOODLAWN

Following the daily news headlines, you would think there is little good happening in Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. But when you look closer, there’s more to the story.

HAKI R. MADHUBUTIS 75 YEAR LEGACY CONTINUES

Whether it was teaching at colleges like Chicago State University, Howard University and the University of Iowa or through his 1-million copy best-seller book entitled, “Black Men: Obsolete, Single, And Dangerous? The African American Family in Transition”(1990), Madhubuti has inspired ...

The Power of Engagement: New Initiative Strengthens Ties With Minority Business Associations

FCA US LLC supplier diversity kicks off 2017 with a new initiative aimed at connecting its purchasing organization with minority, women and veteran business associations by providing customized training, learning and development, and networking opportunities.

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