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REINTRODUCES VIDEO VISITATION IN PRISONS ACT

Duckworth is reintroducing the legislation after a federal court denied regulations that put a cap on the cost of inmate phone calls. Now, large corporations have the option to exploit inmates and their families in telecommunication price hikes with no ...

HONORING OFFICER TIMOTHY JONES AS HE UNDERGOES REHAB

Police Officer Timothy Jones is a 25-year-old man whose commitment to serving the Park Forest community led him to meet the needs of several residents. But it all came to a halt when Jones was shot multiple times by an ...

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS HOLD BETTER TOGETHER CAMPAIGN

More than 2,000 people have been shot in Chicago this year, which is 206 fewer victims than in 2016, according to the Chicago Tribune. As a result of the crisis, some community organizations are fed up with Chicago’s gun violence.

PAUL SIMON CHICAGO JOB CORPS STRENGTHENS YOUTH

Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center is celebrating 52 years of educating; training and helping youth obtain career field jobs in carpentry, bricking, computer technician and material handling and distribution. The nationwide 127 job core center is administered by the ...

BANK OF AMERICA STUDENT LEADERS PROGRAM

“We do a variety of workshops that hone in on the student’s community mindfulness, civil mindfulness, volunteering e‡orts and expose them to several speakers in the business sector, non-profit sector and government sector,” Julie Chavez, the Chicago market manager at ...

HOW WILL ILLINOIS’ $5 BILLION TAX HIKE AFFECT YOU?

A 2017 study conducted by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates showed that 60 percent of Illinoisans believe that state taxes are currently too high and 80 percent wanted Illinois state lawmakers to pass major structural reforms before passing any type of ...

HONORING CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition recently honored several Civil Rights Leaders including the Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr., the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth during its 46th Annual Convention held on July 12-15. Numerous issues including voter suppression, poverty ...

ENTREPRENEURS GET OFF TO A GOOD START WITH BENEFITS CHICAGO

Will Towns, who is the Executive Director for Benefits Chicago, said all applicants mus t have at least three years of business experience and must be able to elaborate on what kind of an impact their businesses will have on ...

Beware of Universal Life Insurance!

Universal life policies became popular in the over 44-age group because investment returns paid to the policy account, could be applied to help pay the premiums instead of accumulating cash value. The policyholder knowingly sacrificed the savings component of the ...

ILLINOIS HAS A NEW BUDGET, BUT SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS STILL LACK STATE FUNDING

The crisis took a toll on social service organizations like LSSI where today it still lacks state funding

60 Percent of Employers Plan to Hire Full-time, Permanent Employees in the Second Half of 2017

The odds of landing one – and getting paid more - are in your favor, according to CareerBuilder’s 2017 Midyear Job Forecast.

ONEUNITED BANK’S CONTROVERSIAL MURAL FORESHADOWS THE #BANKBLACK MOVEMENT- ANNIVERSARY

The emotionally charged work of art by internationally acclaimed, Miami based muralist Addonis Parker, directly confronts issues and events facing the Black community: racism, bigotry, violence, protest, the massacre in South Carolina, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and first responders. OneUnited ...

DEATH AFTER SWIMMING IS EXTREMELY RARE – AND IS NOT “DRY DROWNING”

“Parents are being unduly alarmed by media reports suggesting that children can die from drowning a week after swimming,” said Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

ROLAND MARTIN LAUNCHES FUNDING INITIATIVE FOR HBCUS

The movement began with a lapel pin. After a series of speeches at academic institutions, Martin accumulated a collection of pins representing each school. Inspired, he began to promote the cause, #HBCUGivingDay, by wearing a different pin on his show ...

THROW THE DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY WIDE OPEN FOR OUR YOUTH

We must resist. We must reverse their damage and prevent them from doing it again. Let’s push forward and throw wide the doors of opportunity for all.