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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Recognized At South Side Community Service Center

During October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized across the country including in Chicago at the Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center, 235 East 103rd Street, in Roseland. The Calumet Center offers Domestic Violence Clinical Services all year long for ...


The Village of Dolton in the south suburbs of Chicago recently hosted a Special Meeting to allow the Board of Trustees and community residents to have an open discussion about marijuana legalization in the State of Illinois and how they ...

Domestic Violence Survivors Step Forward to Spur Public Action

Terera was two months pregnant before she realized she was being financially abused. She was the one who paid the bills, but her husband would often physically block her from going to work. When she had the baby early and ...


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Illinois Lottery has launched the newest edition of the Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure instant game, which helps raise funds in support of the fight against breast cancer in Illinois.

Learn how to partner with NIU at Oct. 16 Diversity Vendor Networking Fair

Companies looking to do business with Northern Illinois University and other state agencies are invited to the Diversity Vendor Networking Fair, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom on the NIU campus in DeKalb.

Illinois DCFS kicks off Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in partnership with state agencies, hospitals, community groups and Pace Bus

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), leading hospitals, community groups and Pace bus are joining forces to help prevent sleep related infant deaths in Chicago.

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces 2019 Stars of the Industry & Annual Tourism Award Winners

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB), the regional destination management organization for Chicago’s 63 south and southwest suburbs, recognized its members, municipalities and organizations for their outstanding service in the hospitality and tourism industry during Fiscal Year 2019.

Up to $20 Million Available for Area Innovators as Part of Climate Change Investment Initiative Launched by the Exelon Foundation and, ComEd Parent Company, Exelon Corp.

Innovators across northern Illinois can now take advantage of up to $20 million in funding from the Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corp., ComEd’s parent company, to support startups and the development of technologies that help mitigate climate change. The effort ...


ADA 25 Advancing Leadership — the first program in the nation with a vision of people with disabilities leading with power and influence for full participation and equal opportunity in the Chicago region — is now accepting applications for its ...

Young Entrepreneur Creates Social Impact Fund To Create Sustainable And Affordable Housing

In 2016, AJ Patton left his job to create 548 Capital, LLC and to focus on creating solar-powered affordable housing on the south and west sides of Chicago. Since then, Patton has built a network of local partners who are ...

Reparations Resolution Passes In Chicago City Council

The Chicago City Council recently passed a resolution calling for the establishment of the Chicago Descendants of Enslaved Africans Reparations Commission to ensure equity, equality, and parity for citizens of African descent in Chicago who are experiencing poverty and to ...

Ford Kicks Off First Day of Student College Assistance Applications at Michele Clark High School

– State Representative La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, and Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School Principal Charles Anderson are encouraging high school seniors to get an early start on both college and financial aid applications. Rep. Ford and Principal ...

Sisters in Cinema Announces Inaugural Fellowship Program

Sisters in Cinema (SIC) with support from Chicago Women’s Foundation LBTQ Giving Council has awarded three first-time feature filmmakers with a $2,500 grant for the production of a documentary film.

Metra breaks ground for new South Side station

After 10 years of planning, Metra finally broke ground on Monday for a new, $20 million station in Auburn Gresham.

Target to Hire More Than 130,000 Seasonal Team Members

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) recently announced plans to add more than 130,000 seasonal team members across the country for the upcoming holiday season, including a two-fold increase in the number of roles focused on fulfilling digital orders from its stores. ...