Top Ladies Of Distinction, Nicole Cares Foundation Host Successful Blood Drive In Sauk Village

Top Ladies of Distinction, Nicole Cares Foundation Host Successful Blood Drive in Sauk Village

All photos by Marshelle Sanders On Saturday, Feb. 24, a group of ladies and Sauk Village Trustee Debbie Williams came together to help individuals in need of blood at the McConathy Public Library. They also gathered to support a member who shared her story of being a blood transfusion patient and created a foundation. For […]

Myetie Hamilton: First Black Woman Ceo Of Leadership Greater Chicago, Vows Civic Transformation

Myetie Hamilton: First Black Woman CEO of Leadership Greater Chicago, Vows Civic Transformation

In 2023, Myetie Hamilton was appointed in her new role as CEO Chief Executive Officer of Leadership Greater Chicago. She is the first Black woman to hold this position and is responsible for leading the organization by providing the knowledge and network to lead bold, transformative change. LGC is centered around developing the next generation […]

Former Nba Star And South Side Hero To Have Jersey Retired At Depaul Game

Former NBA Star and South Side Hero to Have Jersey Retired at DePaul Game

Hailed as a southside hero, DePaul University will retire one of its most celebrated alumni’s jersey this weekend – NBA Great & Chicago Native, Terry Cummings. This prestigious honor will take place Feb. 24 at the home of Blue Demons basketball – Wintrust Arena – during halftime of the 5pm DePaul/Georgetown game. Cummings left an […]

Bring Chicago Home Referendum Invalidated By Cook County Judge

Bring Chicago Home Referendum Invalidated by Cook County Judge

A Cook County judge dismissed a Chicago ballot proposal to increase a one-time tax on luxury properties for homeless services — dubbed “Bring Chicago Home” — due to opposition from real estate and business sectors.  Judge Kathleen Burke’s ruling occurred amidst early voting for Illinois’ March 19 primary, where the tax proposal is listed. The […]

Gov. Pritzker Reveals $52

Gov. Pritzker Reveals $52.7B Budget Focused on Migrant Crisis, Education

The migrant crisis, education and quantum computing.  Those are the priorities of the nearly $53 billion Illinois budget proposed by Gov. JB Pritzker. Moreover, the plan includes tax increases primarily aimed at businesses, including a significant tax hike on sports betting.  Pritzker, a second-term Democrat, described the $52.7 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year […]

Mayor Johnson Announces $1

Mayor Johnson Announces $1.25 Billion Commitment to Neighborhood Development

A planned $1.25 billion bond issuance announced by Mayor Brandon Johnson on Wednesday would restructure the City of Chicago’s approach to equitable neighborhood development and distance itself from the challenges of the primary public finance tool of previous administrations. “These bond proceeds will provide the City with much-needed resources to invest in our neighborhoods,” said […]

Empowering Black Wealth: Insights From Northwestern Mutual Event

Empowering Black Wealth: Insights from Northwestern Mutual Event

In honor of Black History Month, Northwestern Mutual – Chicago hosted an event on Thursday, Feb. 15, to discuss the racial wealth gap and ways to help close it. Panelists provided finance-related anecdotes from their lives, inspiring testimonies and knowledge regarding the African-American community on advancing racial equity. Wealth increases throughout life, but there is […]

Moving one block could prove a game changer for Evanston Games and Cafe

For Evanston Games and Cafe, moving one block meant moving mountains. Long located on a quiet block of Maple Avenue just behind the Davis Street Metra station, the store — simultaneously a retailer, cafe and event space — struggled to attract walk-ins, co-owner Eli Klein said. “As of January, I had owned that location for… […]

Early voting in suburban Cook County to begin Wednesday

Limited early voting for the March 19 general primary will begin Wednesday at five suburban Cook County locations and one downtown Chicago location.  Evanston voters can go to the Skokie Courthouse, which will be open during business hours on weekdays, to cast their ballots.  Cook County voters will be selecting their preferred candidates for the… […]

Illinois to launch portal streamlining access to youth mental health services

The Illinois Department of Human Services and Google Public Sector will launch a new online portal by July 3 to streamline family access to youth behavioral and mental health resources. The state is creating the Behavioral Health Care and Ongoing Navigation portal as one of its 12 strategies to address youth mental health from a… […]

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