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CCC to host its 15th Annual Silas Purnell College Expo on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Tuley Park

The Chesterfield Community Council (CCC) will host the 15th Annual "Silas Purnell College Expo" on Saturday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. at Tuley Park Field House, 90th & King Drive.

AIRSS Announces Partnership with Miss Illinois

Miss Illinois 2019 Ariel Beverly and the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools have joined forces to advocate for increased access to arts and general education in Illinois schools. Miss Beverly began her reign as Miss Illinois after being ...

CPS Class of 2019 Earns Record-High $1.47 Billion in Scholarship Offers with More Students Earning College Credits Than Ever Before

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson today announced that the class of 2019 received the most college scholarship offers in district history —$1.47 billion based on preliminary data —and that a record ...

Joan B. Johnson Co-Founder of Johnson Products Company Dies At 89

Joan Betty Henderson Johnson (89), transitioned peacefully at her home surrounded by her family September 6, 2019. Born October 16, 1929 in Chicago to Christine Wharton and Alonzo Henderson. As a child she spent a great deal of time with ...

LARGEST CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN IN CTA HISTORY AIMS TO BE AS DIVERSE AS CTA RIDERSHIP

As the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) prepares for it’s largest capital improvement plan ever, the CTA and Walsh-Fluor, the projects main contractor, are working together to make sure that the project’s workforce is just as diverse as the CTA’s millions ...

Harper Tours Urban Farm with State Agriculture Director

State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, recently welcomed Illinois Department of Agriculture Director John Sullivan to Chicago to tour Growing Home, an urban farming organization in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

City of Chicago Announces Expansion of Flexible Housing Pool

Thanks to a $1.5 million investment from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and Advocate Aurora Health over the next three years, the City of Chicago was able to announce the expansion of the Chicago and Cook County Flexible ...

Brown Honored Among Most Influential Women in Corporate America

Danielle Brown, vice president and chief information officer for Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), was recently honored among the “Most Influential Women in Corporate America” as chosen by Savoy Magazine. Savoy Magazine, which announced its 2019 designees in its recent Summer ...

Celebrity Comedian To Host Upcoming Destination Jazz Experience

Many remember Mark Curry from the classic 90’s sitcom Hanging With Mr. Cooper and many also know him as a stand-up comedian. In just a couple months, Curry will add a new title to his resume as the host of ...

September Town Halls Allow City Residents To Learn More About The 2020 Budget

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot is leading a series of budget town hall meetings throughout the city to ensure residents have an opportunity to learn more about the budget process, the upcoming 2020 budget, and some ways the city will address ...

Unique Program Aimed At Reducing Teacher Shortages Lets Students Realize Their Dreams

Roosevelt University and the Chicago Public Schools have launched a unique residency program aimed at reducing teacher shortages in the high-need areas of Early Childhood and Special Education.

Public Rally Celebrates 56th Anniversary of Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech

In August of 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic I Have a Dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial where he called for an end to racism in the ...

Lights, Camera, Napkin! Chicago Gourmet returns to Millennium Park in September

Live from the red carpet! Title sponsor Bon Appétit, presenting sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and founding sponsor Illinois Restaurant Association have announced the complete starring lineup for the 12th annual Chicago Gourmet, taking place in Millennium Park September ...

CHICAGO SOUTHLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PREPARES TO GIVE ANNUAL AWARDS

The Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation is preparing to host it’s 5th Annual Jack Lanigan Sr. Memorial Big Shoes Award event. The event will take place on Sept. 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ravisloe Country, 18231 ...

$4 Million Grant Supports Behavioral And Mental Health Services For South Suburban Youth

Children’s Research Triangle along with the Partnership for Resilience recently announced they have received a 5-year, $4 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as part of the Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health ...

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