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White Castle® Launches Festivities for 27th Annual National Hamburger Month

White Castle, America’s first fast food hamburger chain and home of Time Magazine’s Most Influential Burger, will pay its respects to the very slider that made it one of the most Crave-able restaurant chains in the country.

BET Networks Launches Exclusive Beauty-Focused Tutorials in Partnership with Beautycon

BET Networks reimagines the make-up tutorial format with stunning visual and shareable videos dedicated to the African American beauty enthusiast. Recently, BET Digital joined forces with Beautycon to launch original short-form beauty-focused content.

Southside Non-Profit Provides A Complete Life Cycle of Service

Centers For New Horizons, Inc. (Centers) will be hosting their annual Friendraiser, Comedy for a Cause, on May 24th at the Promontory in Hyde Park. The event will feature three comedic acts, including Leon Rogers, and the proceeds from the ...

Boxville Community Market Wants to Expand its Footprint

Last summer Boxville, a neighborhood market located at 51st Street and Calumet Avenue, set up several shipping containers on the land just outside of the 51st Street green line stop to house emerging local businesses and provide the Bronzeville community ...

PULLMAN COMMUNITY CENTER STILL NEEDS $3 MILLION TO BE DEBT FREE

Community members and investors in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood recently gathered at a press conference to celebrate the construction of the Pullman Community Center at 104th St. and Woodlawn Ave. Once completed, the community center will offer 135,000 square feet of ...

SSC’s 10th Anniversary Women’s Conference a Huge Success

Women’s History Month may have come and gone, the event chairpersons (Alexandra Glumac and Rebecca Garcia-Westburg) of South Suburban College’s 10th Anniversary Women’s Conference now know what others have suspected all along—this year’s Women’s Conference was a huge success!

National Firefighter Combat Challenge stops in South Suburbs

The Tinley Park Fire Department recently hosted their First Responders Fest at the 80th Avenue Metra Station in Tinley Park. The two-day event featured the Firefighter Combat Challenge presented by Scott Safety. Hundreds of firefighters traveled to Chicago’s South Suburbs ...

Graduates, Don’t Let Your Mylar Balloons Ruin the Party

As graduation season nears, don’t let a Mylar balloon stop your celebration. Loose metallic balloons, also known as Mylar balloons, can lead to power outages when they come into contact with outdoor power lines.

ComEd, Chicago Park District Ready to “Switch on Summer” with Annual Event at Buckingham Fountain Celebration

Summer in Chicago makes the other nine months of the year worth the wait. ComEd and the Chicago Park District will mark Chicago’s official season-changing signal – turning on Buckingham Fountain – this Sunday, May 6.

NEW LIFE COVENANT CHURCH SE WILL TAKE TO STREETS OF SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO WITH “PRAYER ON THE 9” DEMONSTRATION

Pastor Hannah was inspired by the survivors of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who organized the March for Our Lives protest against gun violence and rallied the nation in Washington, DC. Thousands are expected to ...

GOD FIRST MINISTRIES HOLDS ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

Dr. Mildred C. Harris, founder and CEO of God First Ministries, recently held her annual Prayer Breakfast at the Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave., where she presented several Distinguished Leader Awards and four financial scholarships. Harris has been hosting ...

Cook County Judge Directs Oratory Competition in Kenwood

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Stanley L. Hill frequently steps away from his bench to direct the Oratorical program for PUSH Excel, the educational arm of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition founded by Rev. Jessie Jackson Sr. The Oratorical Society recently ...

EIGHTH WARD RESIDENTS PROTEST ALDERMAN BACKED HOUSING PROJECT

Residents of Chicago’s Eighth Ward recently gathered outside the office of their alderman, Michelle Harris, to protest a new senior housing development, the Montclare Senior Residences of Calumet Heights, that she is pushing for at the corner of 94th St. ...

Help with substance abuse, mental health services and education serve as key factors in reducing recidivism rates

According to the Bureau of Prisons, there are 207,847 people incarcerated in federal prisons. Roughly half (48.6 percent) are in for drug offenses. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are 1,358,875 people in state prisons. Of them, 16 ...

NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The deadline to apply for the Southeast Chicago Commission's (SECC) Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program is quickly approaching. Community groups and organizations from Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park, and Woodlawn are encouraged to submit their proposals for funding to support ...