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FATHER OF FIVE MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN COMMUNITY

Joseph Williams, husband and father of five, wanted to be a more involved father, so he started to become active at his children’s school. Williams began doing lunchroom duty and moved into reading books in the classroom. In 2017, he ...

Matteson unveils casino plans

Village of Matteson President Sheila Chalmers-Currin was recently joined by Rob Miller, a representative of the Choctaw Nation; Alicia Starks, of Inner City Entertainment; and Jay Beck and Robert Pooler, of Precision Golf Dome, for a presentation of projects for ...

NEW I GROW CHICAGO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEES ORGANIZATION AS BEING A MODEL FOR BUILDING PEACE AND LOVE IN COMMUNITIES

I Grow Chicago has a new executive director. Sol Anderson comes to the Englewood-based non-profit with more than 13 years of experience in the non-profit sector. The role of president and founder of I Grow Chicago, Robbin Carroll, will change ...

ORGANIZATION WANTS TO BRING AWARENESS TO BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER

Beulah Brent uses her experience and knowledge of the healthcare system to bring awareness to breast and cervical cancer in minority and underserved communities on the South and West sides of Chicago.

PROPERTY TAX REFORMS LEAD TO PROPERTY REASSESSMENT

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi is taking on property tax reform in Illinois. Kaegi said the way property has been assessed in previous administrations has led to inequities in the process and it’s put a burden on people who have ...

BUSINESS OWNER GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY, LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Walker said he learned he could use his resources to be a blessing to others when he saw a young lady stuck on the side of the road. He offered to tow her home and she started crying because she ...

WOMANISH EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN SEPT. 3

The Womanish Exhibit is set to open on Thursday, Sept. 3. The immersive, pop-up exhibit, which is located at 114 S. State St., had its opening delayed due to COVID-19.

CEO EMPOWERS MOTHERS TO BE HUSTLE MOMMIES

Ariel DeNey Rainey is the founder and CEO of Hustle Mommies, an organization that is focused on empowering single mothers and helping them to become leaders in their homes and in their communities.

EXHIBIT EXPLORES HOW YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE NAVIGATE CITY

Tonika Lewis Johnson is the creator of the Folded Map Project, a visual investigation of the inequity and disparity of the North and South Sides. In that project, Johnson has the residents, who lived on the same streets with similar ...

ARTIST DRAWS ON COLLEGE EXPERIENCE FOR EXHIBIT

In Sage Smith’s first solo art exhibit, “The Barriers That Create Us,” she explores the act of mindfulness that comes from the repetitive motions and line work in pattern making.

IGrow Chicago hosts in-person camp

While summer usually means children attend camp or some outdoor activity, COVID-19 has either forced organizations to cancel summer activities or host virtual camps. But IGrow Chicago decided to host its Summer of Hope Program in-person, with safety protocols in ...

Local small business owners look to digital resource

ChiBizHub, a digital portal that provides resources for small businesses, had to pivot in the midst of COVID-19. The portal launched a year ago and has connected 900 entrepreneurs to resources necessary for them to build their businesses.

Top Ranked High School Baseball Player Does More Than Swing A Bat

Brother Rice High School baseball star Zion Rose is one of the top ranked players in the country as a 15-year-old sophomore, but Rose said he can do more than swing a bat and catch a ball. When the Beverly ...

Entrepreneur creates COVID-19 Vending Machine

Lolita Brown is an entrepreneur with a successful beauty business, Mental Beauty Supply. She is also an author and life coach. She found a way to offer products using a beauty supply vending machine that she repurposed.

Clean Up Continues After Looting Spree Crippled Chicago Communities

Community leaders and residents have banned together to help clean up their communities after a looting spree devastated many neighborhoods especially on the South and West Sides.