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The Black Creativity Program Returns to MSI

The Black Creativity program has returned to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI). This program runs annually for black history month and includes several different exhibits and activities to encourage people to visit the museum and explore the creative ...

South Suburban Village Adjusts To Changing Economy

“This is a great opportunity to share what we have in our focus for the Village and the Southland region. I’ve lived here for 35 years and I’ve seen the village grow from 10,000 to over 20,000. We’ve had some ...

Upcoming Mardi Gras Party In Lansing

“We are trying to give back to Lansing and give people a place to go and see each other and have a good time, that’s our main goal with Fat Friday,” said Patricia Leck, event organizer for LACE.

Ex-Offender Finds Redemption via Restaurant Grand Opening

“I’ve always dreamt about this day, but I never imagined it would come,” she said. “I know the food business and it’s something I love to do and look forward to doing every day, but what the experience of opening ...

Record Number of Senior Citizens Apply for Senior Exemption

Assessor Berrios recently passed legislation that increased the senior exemption and reduced the annual household income required to qualify for the senior freeze.

Management Consultant Spills briefly Her Secrets in a new Book

“I decided to write this book after spending countless hours mentoring early career consultants,” says Lindor. “As a first-generation Haitian-American and college graduate, I entered the consulting world without many of the tools and resources my peers had--and quickly realized ...

William Josephson Discusses the Electoral College and Preparing for the 2020 Presidential Election

Throughout the country, many people are pointing to the electoral college as the reason for President Trump claiming the win after a close race in the 2016 presidential election. On election night, Trump received the majority of votes from the ...

Smart Museum of Art Host Family Day

Family Day is the main family friendly event at the Smart Museum of Art and gives families an opportunity to visit twelve times a year. Groups can also call to request a free tour of the museum that can be ...

Hyde Park Barbershop Recruits Mentors For Local Kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago is attempting to increase mentoring in Hyde Park and the surrounding neighborhoods with the help of local barbershops.

The Black Star Project Honors Phillip Jackson

“Join with The Black Star Project in the “Circulate Black Dollars in Black Communities,” and receive a “Black dollar stamp,” Jackson said. “Then stamp all of your money with this stamp and use your dollars as you normally would and ...

Englewood Task Force Plans Health Initiative

“People can be referred to us and they don’t have to be a patient of Howard Brown Health to receive primary care,” Williams said. “Howard Brown also conducts walkins services all day. So far, we have 15 to 30 people ...

Rep. Robert Rita Seeks Reelection In The 28th District

A major accomplishment of Rita’s time in office has been completing the highway interchange connecting the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) and I-57 near Markham in the south suburbs.

Glenwood Fire Department to celebrate a historic first

The impact of losing a close emergency department, combined with extended travel times to other hospitals, would increase ambulance “down time” and limit EMS availability without some communities implementing some changes.

Planned Parenthood Opens New Flossmoor Facility

“When we were doing a needs assessment of where to put a new health center we found that there were about 1,200 existing PPIL patients living in southern Cook County,” said Julie Lynn, manager of external affairs for PPIL. “As ...

Illinois Senator Donne Trotter Retires

Senator Donne Trotter has been the consummate example of dedication to not only the citizens of the 17th District, but to the great people of this entire state. His 30 years as a member of the General Assembly, and specifically ...