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Local Entrepreneur Provides College Prep Services For Parents

Preparing for college is a difficult task for both parents and students. Tom Lewis, chief executive officer and founder of the Oink Group, said he knew from the young age of 13 that he wanted to be an entrepreneur and ...

AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign Targeting High Prescription Drug Prices

AARP recently announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for all Americans by advocating for a variety of ...

FREE PROM DRESS GIVEAWAY FOR SOUTH SUBURBAN TEENS

Attending prom in high school is oftentimes referred to as a right of passage for teenagers, but for many struggling families, prom season can come with a great deal of financial stress.

Bankers Life Study: Boomers are More Prepared for Death Than Life - And It’s Not Getting Better

Today’s baby boomers are more financially prepared for death than life, according to the latest research from the Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement®. The new study by the national insurance provider revealed that 81% of middle-income boomers have ...

DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL ENCOURAGES EMPLOYERS TO LOOK AT INJURY RATES AMONG WOMEN IN THEIR WORKPLACES

National Safety Council analysis indicates that women are disproportionately impacted by certain safety issues – most notably nonfatal workplace violence, with 70 percent of all assault-related injuries involving days away from work occurring to females.

Despite Protests, City Council Approves Joint Public Safety Training Academy Project

After months of back and forth discussions, Chicago’s City Council recently voted to approve the $95 million Joint Public Safety Training Academy project which has been slated for construction in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.

COMMUNITY TASK FORCES GIVE UPDATES ON PROGRESS AT QUALITY OF LIFE PLANNING MEETING

Teamwork Englewood, a local nonprofit organization, recently held a quarterly meeting to give residents and community stakeholders an update on the work that is being done in the neighborhood as a result of the Englewood Quality of Life Plan.

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 ...

Proposal would require Illinois high schools to provide path to associate degree

A state senator wants to give all Illinois high school students the opportunity to walk across the graduation stage with an associate degree to complement their diploma. Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, a Bloomington Republican, told the Senate Education Committee ...

WEST SIDE HEALTH COLLABORATIVE HOSTS COMMUNITY FORUM TO SHARE THEIR 2019 VISION

West Side United, a community healthcare collaborative, recently hosted the Many Voices, One West Side event at Malcolm X College. Community residents and stakeholders were invited to attend the free event and learn about West Side United’s 2018 accomplishments and ...

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Seeking Aspiring Journalists to Cover “News for Kids, by Kids”

The application period for the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is now open for the 2019–2020 school year. Students ages 10–14 with a passion for telling great stories and discussing the issues that matter most to kids are encouraged ...

GoZone WiFi Strengthens Channel Presence with New VP Hire and Reseller Program Launch

GoZone WiFi (GoZone)recently announced the hire of industry and channel veteran Wayne Newton as the company’s new VP of Channel Partnerships, further solidifying the company’s position as the leading US -based WiFi analytics, marketing and advertising provider.

Global Corporation Launches Small Business Grant Competition

For the seventh year in a row, FedEx is hosting a Small Business Grant Contest that is open to small businesses across the United States. This year, the company is offering 10 winning businesses a chance at winning grants and ...

SEVENTH ANNUAL APRIL FOOD DAY RESTOCKS SOUTH SUBURBAN FOOD PANTRIES FOR SUMMER

The seventh annual April Food Day food drive in Chicago’s south suburbs is taking place now and will run through April 18. The food drive is hosted by the United Way of Metro Chicago’s South-Southwest Suburban Regional Office and includes ...

Majority of Primary Care Providers Recognize Importance of Family Caregivers in Patient Outcomes

Primary care providers agree, almost unanimously, that family caregivers play a vital role in patient care and in better patient outcomes, according to a new survey by AARP Research. However, providers say that time constraints and not knowing who or ...

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