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City Council Approves Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance Guaranteeing Schedule Stability

Chicago’s City Council and Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently approved the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance which ensures that hourly workers in Chicago are guaranteed fair working conditions and requires employers to release work schedules at least 10 days in advance. The ...

Study shows many schools lack policies on how to deal with teen dating violence

A study by Ball State has found that 76 percent of the school principals reported that they did not have a protocol in their schools to respond to an incident of teen dating violence. About 57 percent of school principals ...

Pending Home Sales Climb 2.8% in June

Pending home sales continued to ascend in June, marking two consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions recorded a rise in contract activity, with the West experiencing the highest surge.

GSU Holds Second Annual Film Festival As Submissions Grow In Popularity

Tickets are now on sale for the Second Annual Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF) at Governors State University September 6 through 8, 2019

Living Organ Donors Are Protected from Workplace, Insurance Retaliation Under New Law

Governor JB Pritzker signed a new recently that protects living organ donors from various types of retaliation based on their donor status.

Behavioral Health Center For Youth Proposed For South Suburbs

During a recent press conference, State Senator Michael Hastings joined Palos Behavioral Health Professionals, a south suburban behavioral health care practice, in announcing plans to create the MIRA Neuro-Behavioral Health Center for Children and Adolescents which, if approved, will be ...

BLACK-OWNED CYBER SECURITY FIRM OPENS CHICAGO HEADQUARTERS ON SOUTH SIDE

Evanston Technology Partners recently celebrated the grand opening of their Chicago headquarters at 56 E. 47th St. in Bronzeville’s historic Rosenwald Court. The 5,000 square foot facility houses office space for the company which is Chicago’s first black-owned cybersecurity firm.

LUV Fest Brings Together South Side Neighbors In Mandrake Park

The Love, Unity, and Value Institute (LUV Institute) recently hosted LUV Fest in Mandrake Park, 3858 S. Cottage Grove Ave., to allow community residents to get to know their neighbors. The afternoon event was free and offered food, entertainment, live ...

Black Women Taking on the Fight Against Diabetes

The cost of insulin is skyrocketing and people—especially Black women—are dying because they cannot afford or don’t have access to vital medication.

Hanesbrands Partners With Free The Girls to Support Women Rescued From Human Trafficking

HanesBrands, a socially responsible global marketer of everyday basic apparel, has joined forces with the nonprofit group Free The Girls to help women rescued from human trafficking re-establish their lives.

SOUTH SIDE PHOTOGRAPHER RECEIVES LEADER FOR A NEW CHICAGO AWARD FROM THE FIELD FOUNDATION

The Field Foundation recently announced 14 winners of the inaugural Leaders for New Chicago Awards. Amongst the winners was Englewood resident, Tonika Johnson. Johnson was born and raised in Englewood, works as the programs coordinator for the Resident Association of ...

Elected Officials Reintroduce Bill to Take on Firearm Violence Epidemic

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act recently to help reduce firearm violence in Illinois and across the country. This legislation would prohibit unlicensed ...

SEVERAL SOUTH SUBURBAN GIRLS PARTICIPATE IN SIXTH ANNUAL ICE BOX DERBY

For the sixth year in a row, ComEd hosted its Icebox Derby which allows 30 young women, ages 13 to 18, to learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills by working collaboratively to transform recycled refrigerators into electric and ...

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS EXPANDS OPPORTUNITY SCHOOLS PROGRAM INTO 10 MORE SCHOOLS

Chicago Public Schools CEO, Janice Jackson, was joined by the Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, at a recent press conference to announce the expansion of the Opportunity Schools program into 10 additional schools for the upcoming school year. The press ...

Obama ordinance would protect South Side neighborhoods

Two aldermen have joined forces to create and introduce the “Obama Community Benefits Agreement” ordinance that, if passed by the City Council, would prevent residents from being priced out of their South Side neighborhoods.