Community Focus

The Bronzeville Community Gets An EV Charging Station

The State of Illinois is making monumental strides in efforts to go green. One of the ways that the state has been making efforts to go green is by pushing for the use of Electrical Vehicles(EVs). Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is one of the major players in the movement. ComEd is one of the country’s largest utility holders, providing electrical services across northern Illinois for over 100 years.

The Soul Children of Chicago Celebrates 40 Years

The Soul Children of Chicago began as a school choir in 1981. Founder Walt Whitman was the Minister of Music at St. John De La Salle Church, located at 102nd and King Drive. The church needed a music teacher for St. John De La Salle School. The students in the choir performed at Mass every third Sunday.

FRIEND HEALTH OPENS IN WOODLAWN

The $43 million project includes a two-phase medical campus. The Friend Health facility was part one of the plan. The project was developed by DL3 Realty, designed by Moody Nolan and constructed by Power and Sons.

Pullman Culver’s receives award

Baron Waller is the owner/operator of three Chicago Culver’s restaurants, one in Bronzeville, one in Ravenswood and one in Pullman. He believes everyone in the city should have access to good food and great service. He also wants to make an impact and make a difference in the city by providing jobs.

‘THE TAM & KEVIN SHOW’ REFLECTS LIFE, WITH LAUGHTER

Tamberla Perry and Kevin Douglas have been married for 11 years. Their house is full of laughter. Their whole life is like one big improvisational conversation. They decided to make a show about situations they found themselves in, and they created “The Tam & Kevin Show.”

CHA dedicates South Side senior building to current longest-serving Commissioner

The Chicago Housing Authority yesterday dedicated a recently refurbished South Side senior building, located at 6360 S. Minerva, to its current longest-serving Commissioner, Dr. Mildred C. Harris.

Cannabis company wants to give back to communities

The Green Thumb Industries is passionate about giving back to the community. Through Good Green, the company wanted to create ways to reinvest cannabis funds back into communities that had been impacted by the war on drugs. What was created was the Good Green Grant Program.

Poetry Foundation welcomes people back to their building

The Poetry Foundation, located at 61 W. Superior, opened it doors to the public for the first time since the pandemic on Tuesday, June 14th. It was an opportunity for people to meet Adrian Matejka, the new editor of Poetry Magazine.

“CHICAGO MOVES” PROVIDES RELIEF TO NEARLY 45,000 RESIDENTS IN FIRST TWO WAVES OF LOTTERY SELECTIONS

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has announced that approximately 10,000 gas cards have been distributed or are awaiting pickup at City Hall. An additional 25,000 transit cards and 10,000 gas cards will soon be in the hands of qualified applicants in the coming weeks. The cards are distributed through Chicago Moves, a financial assistance program aimed at providing financial relief for Chicago residents struggling with transportation expenses.

2nd Year of Z Fest celebrates life of talented artist

Taalib-Din Ziyad knew when his son Saalik Ahmad Ziyad was a baby that he had a kind and gentle spirit. Ziyad said Saalik was a gifted, lovable human being. He never heard Saalik bad mouth or talk about anyone, and he always tried to help people.

2022 Chicago Dancemaker in Residence wants to demystify tap dance

Dixon has been named the 2022 Chicago Dancemaker in Residence at the Rebuild Foundation. Dixon, the assistant director, choreographer and principal dancer of M.A.D.D. Rhythms, grew up on the West side of Chicago.

Hike 4 The Culture Event seeks to support wellness and healing

Alicia Brown wanted to host an event that would focus on health and wellness for the Black community. She thought about hosting Hike 4 the Culture last year, but the pandemic was still bringing uncertainty in the planning of events with lots of people.

What’s a credit score and why is it important

Your credit score is a number that tells a story of who you are as a customer. The good news is that understanding how it works and monitoring it can help you take control of the story over time

Young Women in Illinois Can Apply to Build and Race Electric-Powered Racecars in ComEd EV Rally

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, ComEd is excited to introduce its latest summer STEM program, the ComEd EV Rally! Young women in Illinois can now apply to the ComEd EV Rally, a competition that challenges teens to build electric-powered racecars. Thirty young women will work with ComEd women engineers to build high-tech racecars and race them in Chicago as they explore career pathways in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

LYNWOOD MAYOR JADA CURRY AND THE LYNWOOD VILLAGE BOARD THRILLED OVER GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S RECENT VISIT AND CANVASS OF LYNWOOD

Jada Curry -Mayor of Lynwood -is expressing her gratitude to Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton for their recent visit to the Village of Lynwood. Mayor Curry and members of the Lynwood Village Board were able to tour the duo throughout Lynwood showcasing the wonderful communities and people who make Lynwood a beautiful place to live.