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NEW EMERGENCY LOAN PROGRAM TO BOOST SMALL BUSINESSES

To give small businesses and their employees a boost and lessen the financial challenge during COVID-19, city of Chicago Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have partnered to create a new Emergency Loan Program, with money from the Chicago ...

Is Your Company’s Bench Deep Enough During Difficult Times?

In the uncertain times that the coronavirus produced, business leaders were forced to face the fact that employees might not be available every day to do their jobs – either because of their own health concerns or because they were ...

Broadway Actor Dwayne Clark and His Children Launch Book Series that Shares Experiences of an African American Family

Actor Dwayne Clark, his 8-year old son DJ, and his 11-year old daughter Jada have launched a series of children’s books that portray life lessons from their family experiences to motivate young readers.

Congressman Rush hosts tele-townhall on Coronavirus

United States Congressman Bobby Rush, D-Dist. 1, hosted a telephone Town Hall meeting with his constituents to hear their concerns about the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Black Press of America Celebrates 193 Years of Freedom-Fighting Journalism

From Freedom’s Journal to The North Star to John Abbott’s Chicago Defender, African American-owned newspapers have sparked fires for truth and equality that have burned with the passion for fighting for freedom throughout history.

CITY PROVIDES EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS

As numbers of COVID-19 cases in the city of Chicago increase, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Monday, March 23, two key measures to provide relief to hospitals and increase the capacity to aid in the city’s fight to prevent the ...

All Vehicle Emissions Testing Stations Closed Until April 7

Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim recently announced the temporary closure of all vehicle emissions testing stations in Illinois.

Mom of Seven Opens A Consulting Helpline For Stressed Out Parents

Aerica Karriem, a Family Mediator and Relationship Coach expert, has taken an unprecedented step to launch Black Online Therapy dedicated to serving black families globally.

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 ...

Pilot Launched to Connect SNAP Recipients to Jobs

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has announced a partnership with private philanthropy and the National Able Network that will expand the number of organizations who can provide work and training resources for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients ...

Restaurant owner delivers meals to seniors

In the midst of COVID-19 and after Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that restaurants and bars would be closed for dine-in patrons until March 30, business owners like Lewis Edwards, Jr., owner of I’m Soul Hungry, located ...

Auction of delinquent Cook County property taxes postponed indefinitely

A Cook County Circuit Court Judge has postponed the Annual Tax Sale of delinquent properties scheduled to begin May 8, 2020, because of the spread of the new coronavirus, Treasurer Maria Pappas said on Wednesday, March 24, 2020.

VILLAGE OF ROBBINS HOSTS TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS CORONAVIRUS

Tyrone Ward, mayor of Robbins, hosted a town hall meeting to provide information about the novel coronavirus as a way to answer residents’ questions and concerns. The meeting also included a presentation from Cook County Public Health Chief Operating Officer ...

AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois Suspends Gathering Activities to Protect Older Adults

AgeGuide (http://www.ageguide.org/), the Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Illinois, as directed by the Illinois Department on Aging, has suspended all gathering activities for older adults in DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties until further notice ...

Fifth Third Expands Down Payment Assistance to $7,500 for Qualified Buyers

Fifth Third Bank, National Association, recently announced an expansion to its Down Payment Assistance program that will now help pay up to $7,500 toward a down payment and closing costs for qualified buyers. The program provides an affordable option for ...

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