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Thornton Township Holds Coat Give Away

Thornton Township Community relations manager, Lamothe plans to make the coat give away an annual event and purposefully chose to hold the event in February because he knew that there would be people who were forgotten during the more common ...

Prairie State College Developing Mobile Training Centers

The grant will go towards building two 53 foot semi-trailers which will be outfitted with hands-on and virtual training equipment. One trailer will be outfitted with welding equipment and the other trailer will be CNC and robotics equipment, according to ...

Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Apprenticeship and Internship Programs with After School Matters®

More than 7,000 program opportunities available to Chicago teens this spring

CHA’s outstanding work in Section 3 program prompts HUD to waive final year of compliance agreement

The HUD Section 3 program is aimed at helping resident-owned businesses gain access to contracting opportunities and to support Section 3 residents and businesses in the areas of training and resources, business development and compliance. HUD Secretary Ben Carson met ...

Young Introduces Training Wheels Film

“It took me time to understand my [father’s] struggles and understand that he couldn’t be what I wanted him to be,” Young said. “So, I had to change my attitude about my father and when I came into the knowledge ...

Martin’s International Announces Chicago Music Awards Nominees

Each year, the Chicago Music Awards pays tribute to leaders representing Chicago’s diverse music industry. The event also celebrates the city’s musical heritage.

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Hosts Pathways to Success

President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in February 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential.

The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour’ adds over 100 new dates

Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour is coming to Chicago

AnitaB.Chicago Hosts ‘Power of Intention’ Workshop

AnitaB.org’s mission is to connect, inspire and guide under-represented groups in computing. AnitaB.Chicago, one of 20 chapters, launched in 2015, and currently conducts monthly meetings and programming tutorials on a variety of topics.

State Officials continue Hospital Assessment Negotiations

“Our overall goal for the program going forward should be to ensure that payments to hospitals follow services for Medicaid beneficiaries,” Hoffman said. “Dollars should be invested in a way that makes sure quality care is provided to those with ...

Fundraising Event For Ray Elementary Held In Hyde Park

William H. Ray elementary school recently held their third annual Raise a Glass for Ray School fundraiser at The Promontory in Hyde Park. The fundraiser was put on by Friends of Ray School Parent Teacher Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating ...

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 ...