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ROBBINS MAYOR ELECTED TO LEAD THE SOUTH SUBURBAN MAYORS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION

Tyrone Ward-Mayor of Robbins, Illinois- has been overwhelmingly elected to the position of President of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA). The full body vote was taken on Thursday, May 16th during the regular meeting of the SSMMA. ...

SOUTH SIDE NON-PROFIT HOSTS RECORD-BREAKING FUNDRAISER UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP

Growing Home Inc. recently hired Danielle Perry to serve as their new Executive Director. Within the first month of her taking over, the organization hosted its 17th Annual Benefit fundraiser and was able to raise $50,000 more than ever before ...

Alum Designs New Uniforms to Reflect Cultural Pride for Betty Shabazz Academy Students

The creative genius of author, fashion designer Desmond “Des Money” Owusu, a 2002 graduate of Betty Shabazz Academy on Chicago’s South Side, is always at work. Last month, the 31-year-old organized a unique fashion show at Shabazz featuring his newest ...

Human trafficking takes center stage at movie premiere

A south suburban man is among the cast of “Ring of Silence,” an independent film available online at Amazon.com, which shows why sex trafficking is a $32 billion business

South Side Native Chosen To Lead Development Around Future Obama Center

The Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative has officially named Ghian Foreman as their first CEO and will soon begin implementing their development plan for the Woodlawn, Washington Park, and South Shore neighborhoods on Chicago’s south side. These three neighborhoods surround ...

Chesterfield Community Council Prepares To Host Annual Home Expo

The Chesterfield Community Council will host its 15th Annual Greater Chatham Home Expo on April 20 from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Tuley Park Field House, 501 E. 90th Place. The event will serve as a one-stop shop ...

COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS AND RESIDENTS COME TOGETHER TO DEDICATE A NEW PUBLIC SCULPTURE

Woodlawn residents recently gathered at the corner of E. 61st Street and S. Cottage Grove Avenue, right in front of the new Jewel-Osco store, to participate in a dedication ceremony for the new 17-foot sculpture known as the Wonder of ...

Gift of Hope Will Open Community Partnership Center On The South Side

Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network recently acquired a 48,000 square-foot three-story-building at 7936 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in the Chatham neighborhood that will soon be transformed into a Community Partnership Center. The building will be home to ...

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO UNVEILS NEW TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION, AND LOGISTICS CENTER

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held at Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave., to celebrate the completion of the school’s new Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) Center. The facility will prepare students for the many TDL jobs and careers ...

Major Athletic Brand Partners With South Side Business To Talk About Probation Reform

Global sportswear company, Puma, recently released the Clyde Court #Reform sneakers which are more than just a basketball shoe, they are part of a movement. The new sneakers made their debut in Chicago at The Alpha Space, 2014 S. Michigan ...

Lori Lightfoot Wins 2019 Mayoral Election, Community Leaders React

For the first time in the city’s history, Chicago will be led by an African American woman. Lori Lightfoot was elected to be the next Mayor of Chicago in yesterday’s historical election that saw two female African American candidates go ...

South Side Principal Brings School From The Verge Of Closing To A Level 1+ Rating

At one point, Esmond Elementary in the Morgan Park neighborhood was under-performing and on the verge of being closed permanently. Where many educators would have looked at Esmond as a lost cause, Dr. Angela Tucker saw the school as an ...

New entertainment complex coming to South Shore

The resurrection of South Shore continues with new developments from a full-service grocery store set to open later this year to an upcoming project that will include a movie theatre.

8th Ward Alderman Shares Information About Responsibilities and Challenges

Michelle Harris is Alderman of Chicago’s 8th Ward which includes parts of South Shore, Chatham, Calumet Heights, Pullman, Avalon Park, Burnside and South Chicago with about 51,000 residents living in the ward, according to Alderman Harris’s website.

Local Couple Presents Natural Hair Care Line To Investors On Shark Tank

Kim and Tim Lewis are high school sweethearts, parents and co-founders of CurlMix, a clean beauty brand for curly hair. The pair recently had an opportunity to pitch CurlMix to a panel of big name investors on the mid-season premiere ...

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