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Durbin Highlights Measure To Allow Student Loan Debt To Be Discharged In Bankruptcy

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a news conference recently highlighting new bicameral legislation that would give Americans overwhelmed by student loan debt the option of obtaining meaningful bankruptcy relief.

Local Entrepreneur Teaches Young People About Business Development

“I did not see a lot of entrepreneurship first hand but what I did see was a difference between where I lived and where I would go to school. My mom always sent me outside of my community to get ...

Rising Violence Leads to State of Emergency Declaration

One Chicago neighborhood has experienced more murders within the last six months than any other and now state Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-8th) has declared a state of emergency for the West Side.

Script to Silver Screen Matches Screenwriters to Project Funders

Script to Silver Screen is matching Chicagoland screenwriters to potential production funders with their screenwriting and pitching master class that culminates in a private industry pitching event with potential production funders.

THE DuSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH MOVIES AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS!

The DuSable Museum of African American History continues its crowd-pleasing schedule of programs and activities with a very special “summer celebration,” of movies and music under the stars. The entertainment begins on June 15, 2019 and continues through August 21, ...

METROSOUTH MEDICAL CENTER PURSUES POSSIBLE NEW OWNER FOR HOSPITAL FACILITIES

“Closing the hospital is an immensely difficult and emotional decision, but the data is clear that patient needs have changed – here and across the country. Enormous half-empty hospitals are not what the future of health care looks like,” said ...

CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD CONFIRMS MAYOR LIGHTFOOT’S NOMINATION OF ANDREA TELLI AS NEW COMMISSIONER EFFECTIVE JUNE 15

“I am thrilled that Andrea will be taking the helm at CPL,” said Chicago Public Library Board President Linda Johnson Rice. “CPL is stronger today because of her vision and ability to execute at a high level, and I am ...

Rahm Emanuel Named Founding Executive Chair of National BAM Advisory Council

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been named the Founding Executive Chair of the National BAM Advisory Council, which will advance the national expansion of the evidence-based Becoming A Man® (BAM®) program, developed and implemented by nonprofit Youth Guidance.

New South Side High School Opening This Fall, Hosts Community Hiring Event

This fall, the new Englewood STEM High School will finally be open at 6835 S. Normal Ave. with Conrad Timbers-Ausar serving as principal. In order to prepare for the opening, Chicago Public Schools, along with Teamwork Englewood and Price Workforce ...

Community Lender Partners With Nonprofit to Pilot Job Training Program For Ex-Offenders

The Chicago Community Loan Fund in collaboration with the Safer Foundation is in the midst of their three-year-long Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Pilot Training Program. The program provides ex-offenders and young people with job training opportunities and allows them to assist ...

Scientific Games Expands Global Lottery Instant Game Manufacturing Technology In North America And Europe

Scientific Games Corporation has announced that it is significantly expanding its lottery instant “scratch” game innovation and production capabilities with the addition of advanced manufacturing technology in both North America and Europe.

Op-Ed: Prevent Long Hot Summer of Violence in America

Across the nation and throughout the world, millions of people are still morning the tragic and senseless killing of our Brother Nipsy Hustle. We are again reminded of the terrible sickness of violence in communities across the United States.

School Nominations Now Being Accepted For Annual School Supply Giveaway

Back 2 School Illinois, a nonprofit organization that provides free school supplies for low-income students, is currently accepting applications for their annual giveaway that will provide essential school supplies for all of the students at two Chicago schools.

SOUTH SUBURBAN OFFICIALS COME TOGETHER TO GARNER SUPPORT FOR A NEW AIRPORT IN THE REGION

Across the South Suburbs, elected offices are coordinating efforts to encourage Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to designate $150 million of the 2020 capital bill for investment in Chicago’s Southland. The money will be necessary for completing the proposed south suburban ...

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE PROFESSOR RECEIVES RED TULIP AWARD AFTER THREE DECADES OF TEACHING

After teaching biology at South Suburban College for about thirty years, Gerald (G.A.) Griffith was recently was honored with a Red Tulip award from the Village of South Holland Education Commission. The Red Tulip Award is presented every year to ...