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Chicago Urban League Releases State of Black Chicago Report

The Chicago Urban League recently hosted its 2019 SUMMIT Luncheon and released the State of Black Chicago report which highlights important statistics about how Chicago’s black residents compare to the general population in areas like education, housing, and employment. The ...

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated® 65th National Conference Comes to the Windy City

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated, brings their 65th National Conference to the Windy City. More than 500 registered nurses and nursing students from across the United States, the District of Columbia and the Caribbean will convene at the Westin Lombard ...

Pappas: $24.6 million in Cook County property tax refunds going to 25,000 homeowners whose bills show no balance due

Nearly 25,000 homeowners are receiving a Second Installment tax bill that shows a zero balance due on August 1 and are set to receive $24.6 million in refunds, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today.

As Summer Finally Arrives, ComEd is Prepared to Provide Reliable Energy to Customers Investments to strengthen and modernize the electric grid have increased reliability and customer satisfaction

Now that summer temperatures are here in northern Illinois, ComEd is ready to maintain strong reliability thanks to smart grid investments that have cut the number of customer outages by roughly half. ComEd’s energy efficiency programs also give customers the ...

NATURAL PATH NUTRITION INC. HOSTS A CARDIO DRUMMING WORKOUT FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT THE PRODIGY SAINTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

Prodigy Saints Scholarship cardio-drumming fundraising, health informational, and entertainment event at The LAB fitness center and nutrition bar located at 2019 W. 95th Street in the Beverly neighborhood.

Hinton Selected as BUFI’s Chairman of the Board of Directors

As the city of Chicago has welcomed its new mayor, the Black United Fund of Illinois welcomes its new chairman of the Board of Directors, Gregory Hinton.

OBAMA FOUNDATION WELCOMES 130 YOUNG CHICAGOANS TO SIX-MONTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Obama Foundation recently hosted a two-day kick-off event for it’s newest Community Leadership Corps cohort in Chicago. The 130 Chicagoans, aged 18 to 25, who were selected to participate in the six-month Community Leadership Corps program were chosen based ...

Chicago Born and Raised, How One Local DJ Is Making a Name for Himself

Throughout the month of June, African American Music Appreciation Month is celebrated in the U.S. and while there are several historic black musicians from Chicago to talk about, there are also several local musicians that are currently putting in work ...

36 Principals Accepted Into Prestigious School Leadership Programs

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) recently announced the acceptance of 36 principals into two of the city’s most prestigious school leadership programs: the Cahn Fellows Program and the Chicago Principals ...

Chicago-Area Physical Therapy Center and 4 Nursing Facilities to Pay $9.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago recently announced that a Chicago-area physical therapy center and four nursing facilities have agreed to pay $9.7 million to resolve civil allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by providing unnecessary services to ...

NONPROFIT DEVELOPER BUYS TWO AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILDINGS ON THE WEST SIDE

Nonprofit housing developer, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), recently purchased two established affordable housing properties in the Austin community. The purchase of the two buildings, located on 325 and 345 N. Austin St., is the organization’s first West Side project.

South Side Musician Will Perform At Taste Of Chicago

While working on finishing her debut studio album and working as the music di-rector for Jamila Woods, Chicago singer and songwriter Aminata Burton, better known as Ami, is preparing to perform at the Taste of Chicago on July 11. Burton ...

SOUTH SIDE NONPROFIT WILL HOST WORKSHOPS FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

Polished Pebbles is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide mentoring for young girls, particularly young women of color, with an opportunity to learn how to be effective communicators and put them on a path to success in whatever ...

Woman-Owned Bookstore and Gallery Celebrates Grand Opening

Semicolon Bookstore (www.semicolonchi. com), located on 515 N Halsted Street, will celebrate its grand opening beginning on Tuesday, July 9th and going through Saturday, July 13th. Having began their soft-opening period on June 8, the store has been open to ...

PARTY BOUTIQUE AND SPA FOR YOUNG GIRLS OPENS IN THE SOUTH SUBURBS

Totally Posh is a party boutique that recently celebrated its grand opening in the Village of Matteson. The new business is located on 3705 216th St. and offers a new destination for young girls to host their birthday parties, celebrations, ...