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SOUTH SUBURBAN MAYOR FACES QUESTIONS REGARDING VEHICLE PURCHASES

A recent special meeting of the Blue Island City Council was called by Alderman Fred Bilotto, Alderman Candace Carr, and Alderman Nancy Rita to discuss the possibility of hiring a private law firm to investigate allegations that the Mayor of ...

Year Long Pop-Up Will Help Business Owners Reach South Side Consumers

The South Shore Chamber of Commerce has partnered with 37 Oaks to develop the Artisan Collective which will soon be opening at 1750 E. 71st St. and will serve as a year round pop-up shop in the community. The goal ...

Walmart Announces Driver Wage Investment in Illinois

Walmart recently announced a $14 million investment in driver wages. This investment represents Walmart’s commitment to maintaining its position as one of the best jobs in the transportation industry and the importance of attracting top talent and offering valuable driver ...

The Area Continues To Host Screenings Around Chicago And Across The Country

A free screening was recently hosted by Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP) at the Woodlawn Resource Center to allow community members to see and discuss The Area, a documentary film that portrays the five-year journey of a south side ...

NEIU Foundation Establishes 76 New Student Scholarships

Northeastern Illinois University has successfully completed the institution’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. Transforming Lives: The Campaign for Northeastern Illinois University raised more than $12.87 million to support student scholarships, academic research and campus life.

Annual Day of Service Brings Together Community Organizations And University Families

The University of Chicago recently hosted their Annual Day of Service event both on and off campus amid a winter snow storm. Thankfully, the heavy snow did not deter over 200 volunteers from taking part in community-based projects hosted near ...

Chicago 1919 Program Will Honor The 100-Year Anniversary Of Chicago’s Race Riot

The Newberry Library, a world-renowned independent research library in Chicago, and its project partners recently announced Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots which is a year-long initiative that will honor the 100-year anniversary of the Chicago race riots. The year ...

All Marijuana Convictions set to be expunged

If Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx makes good on her plan to expunge all misdemeanor marijuana convictions, it means Robert Griffin could soon become a banker. Almost 15 years ago, Griffin, 42, said he plead guilty to a misdemeanor ...

Congresswoman Robin Kelly Appointed to the Oversight and Reform Committee

“I’m a good government person. I’m interested in the little details that could save billions in taxpayer dollars and I’m extremely proud of the record that I’ve established on this committee.

Chicago Singer and Songwriter Creates Inspirational Music And Spreads Positive Vibes

Ramone Javon Griffith, known professionally as RJ Griffith, is an inspirational Chicago singer and songwriter who has been performing in one way or another since he was three years old. Today, Griffith has focused his energy solely on music and ...

MY STATE OF MIND INITIATIVE IS BUILDING A MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE BOOK FOR COOK COUNTY

The My State of Mind initiative was recently launched by SocailWorks, a local nonprofit. Through the initiative, the organization is currently working to create a mental health guidebook that will provide a broad range of information about mental health services ...

Repairing The Harm And Breaking The Cycle, Using Best Practices In South African Apartheid Healing

On Monday, January 21, the Darren B. Easterling Center for Restorative Practices hosted its second Truth and Reconciliation Summit in the Skyline Conference Room of the Lawndale Christian Conference Center located on 3750 West Ogden Avenue in Chicago.

Andrea L. Brookins Receives Funeral Director of the Year Runner-Up

Andrea L. Brookins, chief executive officer and owner of Brookins Funeral Home, was a runner-up for Funeral Director of the Year 2018. Brookins Funeral Home has been part of Chicago’s 21st Ward community for over 40 years. The honor recognizes ...

Benefit for Sideshow Theatre Company & GirlForward Coming Up In February

Get your blood pumping just in time for Valentine’s Day as The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW) presents CLLAW Flirty-Two on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago.

Walgreens Hosts Annual Expressions Challenge Awards

Walgreens recently hosted the annual Expressions Challenge Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Several Chicago students submitted artwork and at the event, first and second place prizes were given in the categories of creative ...