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ComEd Receives National Recognition for Emergency Restoration on the East Coast and in Puerto Rico

ComEd received an “Emergency Assistance Award” for providing support during the nor’easter, along with other Exelon companies Atlantic City Electric, BGE, PECO and Pepco, who were recognized with the “Emergency Recovery Award.” ComEd, and the rest of the Exelon utilities, ...

In the early 70's network advertising finally got soul

In 1960, Tom Burrell broke Chicago advertising’s color barrier by becoming the first black person to land a job at one of the city’s top advertising firms…in the mailroom. Soon became a copywriter helping solve some of the agencies creative ...

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling Launches Dear Future Chicago, a $30,000 Challenge to Chicagoans to Improve Workforce Development

On June 11, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling will introduce “Dear Future Chicago,” an ambitious challenge to young adults to come up with new, innovative ideas to improve workforce development in the greater Chicago area. Dear Future Chicago is a part ...

ComEd Honors Seven Local Diverse Suppliers at Annual Awards Celebration

even local companies owned and led by people of color and women were recognized for excellence in construction and professional services, environmental stewardship, community building, job creation, and more at ComEd’s third-annual Diverse Supplier Awards ceremony held recently.

Fifth Third Bank and Employees Provide More Than 1.7 Million Meals to Fight Hunger Across 10 states

Fifth Third Bank’s annual “Feeding Our Communities” initiative provided more than 1.7 meals this past May to fight hunger, surpassing the Bank’s goal for the second straight year. The month-long effort included more than 4,000 hours volunteered by employees to ...

National HIV Testing Day Brings Free Screenings to Several Chicago Walgreens

Once again Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, have teamed up to take action on National HIV Testing Day. On June 27th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Walgreens locations ...

Goya Gives Initial Donation of Three Tons of Food to Victims of the Volcano in Guatemala

Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, has made an initial donation of three tons of Goya products, including canned beans, meat, and vegetables to victims of the volcano in Guatemala.

The Hyde Park Farmers Market Opens For The Season

The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers market is officially open and operating from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at 5235 S. Harper Court Ave. from now until October. The market serves as a way to highlight area businesses, bring ...

YMCA Program Gives Young People a Platform for Story Telling

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago recently hosted the Story Squad Showcase event at Revival Theater in Hyde Park. The event featured original stories written, recorded, and performed by young people in the YMCA’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Program who ...

Cease Fire Event Offers Free Haircuts in Exchange for Peace in Ogden Park

The third annual Brotherhood of Barbers Cease Fire Event will take place in Englewood at Ogden Park, 6400 S. Racine Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 24th. The event will bring together over 100 barbers to provide ...

Parent Empowerment Program Wants Parents to Become Child’s First Teacher

Bloom Township Youth and Family Services is offering a free Parent Empowerment Program for Chicago’s south suburban families who might be in need of a little extra support. The program is presented by Child Serv and led by local parent ...

Community Movement Encourages Westside Residents to be Good Neighbors

The Good Neighbor Campaign, a community initiative in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, is working to organize residents to come together and share with each other and support one another. All community members are invited to attend Good Neighbor Campaign meetings held ...

Micro Pantry Installed in Matteson

Prairie State College recently installed a Micro Pantry at their Matteson Area Center, 4821 Southwick Dr., as a new resource for students and resident who may be struggling to access food. The micro pantry is accessible any time of any ...

So Fresh Saturday Returns To Take Over Englewood’s Parks For A Sixth Year

In Chicago’s Englewood community, So Fresh Saturdays are in full swing and the next installment will be held on June 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Moran Park, 5727 S. Racine. The community event is open to the ...

HR Essentials for Supervisors and Managers

We live in a litigious society and businesses are not immune. Protecting your company involves ensuring your managers and supervisors are trained on important HR laws and best practices. Whether you’ve been recently promoted, are a veteran supervisor or are ...

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