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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.

Artists create images of hope and unity to replace boarded up store fronts

“Paint the City” is our way of helping our city heal,” said Keithley, a self-taught artists who grew up on Chicago’s South Side. “We want to help restore our community, and transforming boarded up buildings into an art gallery of ...

FOUNDER WANTS TO INSPIRE NEXT GENERATION WITH BOOK

Kelly Fair, executive director and founder of Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, began her program in 2009 with the aim to impact the lives of girls by helping them to become great communicators. After 11 years, Fair and the organization ...

GRANT TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES IN SOUTH SHORE

The South Shore Chamber of Commerce wanted to provide grants to small business owners located within Special Service Area #42 during COVID-19, so they created the Transparent Interim Direct Economic Solutions, or TIDES grant.

Entrepreneurs Create Unique Face Masks For Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Derryl Caldwell and Delvin McCray, both have offices in the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., both are members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and both have a unique skillset that now allows them to expand their services ...

Barber offers tips to keep safe and healthy during COVID-19

Larry Robert, Jr., is the owner of Larry’s Barber College. He has been cutting hair for 33 years and owns six locations of barber colleges in Illinois and in Dallas, Texas. While Robert’s students can’t service clients or come into ...

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER CO-WRITE BOOK WITH AIM TO INSPIRE

Dominique Jordan Turner thought it was important to instill confidence in her daughter early on. Growing up, she struggled with confidence and wanted something different for Kennedy.

FOOD PANTRY PIVOTS DURING COVID-19

Local food pantries have seen an increase in the number of people who need their resources during the COVID-19 outbreak and food pantries are having to change the way food is distributed.

HELPFUL TIPS TO STAY SAFE ON THE INTERNET

Many workers have been given the option of working from home during COVID-19. While working from home and using the internet can be convenient, there are some safety measures to keep in mind. Always Giving Back (AGB) Innovative Security Solutions ...

Pullman Community Center provides athletics and academics

The Pullman Community Center has become an important fixture in the year and a half since it opened. It began with a vision from 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale to build an indoor baseball facility, but the vision later mushroomed ...