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An exclusive Fireside Chat with Chicago Mayor-elect Lori E. Lightfoot

Mayor-elect Lightfoot welcomed the opportunity for attendees to get to know more about her during an exclusive Fireside Chat facilitated by journalist, author, women’s and diversity advocate Star Jones Lugo. Today, women have achieved greater status and success in the ...

ROBBINS MAYOR ELECTED TO LEAD THE SOUTH SUBURBAN MAYORS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION

Tyrone Ward-Mayor of Robbins, Illinois- has been overwhelmingly elected to the position of President of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA). The full body vote was taken on Thursday, May 16th during the regular meeting of the SSMMA. ...

Mayor-elect Lightfoot Announces Senior Staff and Finance Positions

Mayor-elect Lori E. Lightfoot today made the first announcement of key members of her administration’s leadership team, which will continue to be built out over the next 100 days. The senior staff announced today will be part of the team ...

NEW PRESIDENT OF SOUTH SUBURBAN CHAMBER WILL FOCUS ON BUILDING BUSINESS SERVICES

The Board of Directors of the Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce recently elected Rodney Young Jr. to lead the organization as their next President. Young has lived in the Village of Homewood for about three years and said that his ...

SOUTH SIDE NON-PROFIT HOSTS RECORD-BREAKING FUNDRAISER UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP

Growing Home Inc. recently hired Danielle Perry to serve as their new Executive Director. Within the first month of her taking over, the organization hosted its 17th Annual Benefit fundraiser and was able to raise $50,000 more than ever before ...

Olive Harvey Valedictorian Proves That It’s Never Too Late To Go Back To School

Robert Newson grew up on the south side of Chicago and graduated from Chicago Vocational High School in 1984. He immediately went into the workforce and found success working for the University of Chicago Hospital where he was regularly promoted ...

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Announces Members of Mental Health Advisory Board

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx recently announced the members of the first ever Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Mental Health Advisory Board.

Chicago Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Federal Prison for Attempting to Detonate Explosive Device

A suburban Chicago man was sentenced recently to 16 years in federal prison for attempting to detonate an explosive device at a bar in downtown Chicago.

SOUTH SUBURBAN TOWNSHIP WILL HOST FREE SUMMER CAMP FOR RESIDENTS

On June 10, Thornton Township will kick off its free Summer Camp for Township residents. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday and will conclude on August 1. The camp will offer both ...

District 148 educator to become Principal

Dione Wilson has been selected as the new Principal of Park Elementary School, effective July 1. She will replace retiring Principal Dr. Dell McFarlane. Dr. McFarlane will retire at the end of the school year after 23 years in District ...

JUST HOUSING AMENDMENT PROVIDES COUNTY WITH WIDE PROTECTION FROM HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

In the United States, as many as one in three adults has been arrested by the age of 23 with communities of color being disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system, according to an analysis of Bureau of Justice Statistics ...

WOKE Entrepreneur Summit Targets Millennials And Xennials, Features 40 Of The City’s Top Business Professionals

For the second year in a row, the Chicago Urban League is partnering with US Bank to host the WOKE Entrepreneur Summit in Chicago. The one-day summit will take place on May 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ...

Hyde Park Youth Symphony to Perform Final Concert of 2018-19 Season

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony (HPYS) is the only youth orchestra operating on Chicago’s South Side and has been in existence for over 60-years.

Speakers Announced for First Annual Vault Conference

Vault, the new learning hub for future leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate visionaries presented by Emmy® Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, speaker, New York Times best-selling author, businessman and philanthropist Steve Harvey.

Governor Pritzker Announces New Funding for Capital and Infrastructure Program to Support Growth of Minority-Owned Businesses

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Minority Economic Empowerment is posting two Notification of Funding Opportunities for a total of $15 million to provide minority-owned businesses with resources to help create jobs, build capacity, increase revenues, and ...