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Community Programs Accelerator Now Accepting Applications

The University of Chicago’s Community Programs Accelerator is currently accepting applications for this year’s program cycle. The initiative supports non-profit organizations that are based in, or serve, Chicago’s Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, South Shore, ...

APARTMENT RESIDENTS VOICE THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT LIVING CONDITIONS

Residents of the Indian Trail Apartments, located on 221 E. 121st St. in West Pullman, recently held a press conference in front of the building to speak about their concerns and alleged declining living conditions in the building.

BLOOM TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL CUTS RIBBON ON IMPROVED SARFF FIELD

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to officially open Bloom Trail High School’s new and improved Sarff Field. During the summer construction, a new eye-catching blue synthetic turf was installed on the football field, the track was resurfaced, and ...

Rashard Johnson named as President of Advocate South Suburban and Advocate Trinity Hospitals

Advocate Trinity Hospital, part of Advocate Aurora Health, has appointed Rashard Johnson as president of both Advocate South Suburban Hospital, in Hazel Crest, Ill., and Advocate Trinity Hospital, in Chicago, following a nationwide executive search.

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE NAMES FIRST-EVER FEMALE PRESIDENT

A recent vote by the South Suburban College (SSC) Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Dr. Lynette Stokes, the current Vice President of Academic Services at SSC, as the next college president and on Oct. 1, she will assume her role ...

Ida’s Legacy Highlights the Political Journeys of Four Outstanding African-American Women Candidates during its “Legacy & Libations” Summer Mixer Event

There are more black women running for local, state and federal offices than ever before in history. Four Chicago area women, who decided it was their turn, will take part in a discussion of their journeys as candidates for congress, ...

What is Constitution Day in Illinois?

On August 26th, the Illinois Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring special events throughout the state to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Illinois’s first constitution. Motorcycle enthusiasts, for instance, will travel along historic Route 66 through Pontiac, Lexington, and Lincoln, before they ...

The Queen Of Soul Has Died

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Louise Franklin, died on Aug. 16 at the age of 76 after battling advanced pancreatic cancer. The 18-time Grammy Award winner passed away at her home in Detroit with her family and loved ones by ...

Chicago, Cook County Homeownership to Get Boost with $8 Million NeighborhoodLIFT Program

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, recently announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand to the Chicago area with an $8 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership in Cook ...

Advocates call for a moratorium on expressway expansion in Chicagoland

For decades, regional planning leaders have urged cities and villages across metropolitan Chicago to build communities in ways that reduce driving and increase walking, bicycling and public transit ridership. But a new analysis by the Active Transportation Alliance shows that ...

Food Shouldn’t Jam You Up … Local Lifestyle Expert Shares Her Food Journey To Highlight Food Allergies That Develop Later In Life

Chicago based lifestyle, fitness and nutrition coach, Andrea Wise, thought she knew it all about health until this summer when she started experiencing hives and gut pain after eating. So she cut out the obvious foods, alcohols and made a ...

Students Get Back To School Shopping Spree From Target

The Blue Island/Robbins Neighborhood Network recently partnered with the Target Store in Morgan Park, 11840 S. Marshfield Ave., to offer 100 local students $100 each for a back to school shopping spree. Students were able to get anything and everything ...

Glenwood Roller Rink Skater Prepares For World Roller Skating Competition

Local high school student, Darius Sanders, likes to spend time with his friends and family at the Glenwood Roller Rink where he has been skating as far back as he can remember. Unlike most leisurely skaters, Sanders is a three-time ...

Bill To Boost Women-Owned And Minority-Owned Businesses Becomes Law

Legislation, proposed by Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza, requiring Constitutional Officers to aspire to the same goals state agencies do of working with businesses owned by women, minorities and people with disabilities has become law.

Third Major Roadway Shutdown Of The Summer Will Take Place during Labor Day Weekend

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston, interim pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, recently hosted a press conference outside of the Chicago Mayor’s Office on the fifth floor of the Chicago’s City Hall building, 121 N. LaSalle St., to announce that he ...