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Study tracks public concerns on Twitter about COVID-19

In a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, a University of Illinois Chicago researcher found that the political fallout of COVID-19 was negative throughout, except for the government’s response in terms of stimulus or financial incentives.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS WIN GRANT MONEY FROM STATE FARM

The Bloc is one of four Chicagoland area organizations which is the recipient of the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. The organization will receive $25,000 to go towards furthering its missions.

Black Teenager Builds Non-Profit Organization to Teach the Arts to Kenyan Orphans

At the age of 14, Sophia Andrews took a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, to work with abandoned children. Andrew’s said it was amazing how the door to take this trip was opened to her because she was already using money ...

Survey: Companies 3 Times More Willing to Hire Remote Workers Anywhere in US or World

With remote work becoming the new normal for many, more companies are now willing to not only hire remote workers, but hire them from anywhere.

The Illinois Department of Human Services Launches Targeted COVID-19 Prevention Campaign to Help Support African American Communities in Chicago

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color across the country, and cases continue to rise among the state’s African-American residents.

Mz. Hyde Park talks about The Soul Shack

Keisha Rucker earned the name “Mz. Hyde Park” because she grew up in Hyde Park and attended elementary and high school there. Now, she is running a business in the same community. Rucker is the co-owner of The Soul Shack, ...

IRS makes it easier to set up payment agreements; offers other relief to taxpayers struggling with tax debts

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced a number of changes designed to help struggling taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 more easily settle their tax debts with the IRS

RICH TOWNSHIP TEACHERS WORK TOWARD NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

For teachers who pursue the program, obtaining National Board Certifi cation can be a rigorous endeavor, but even in the midst of COVID-19, teachers from the Rich Township High School District 227, are taking on the challenge. The teachers are ...

HOSPITAL LEADERS JOIN FORCES TO TACKLE HEALTH DISPARITIES

Leaders at Advocate Trinity Hospital, St. Bernard Hospital and the University of Chicago Medicine have partnered with community residents to create the South Side Health Transformation Project with the hope that it will address some of the health disparities prevalent ...

Malcolm X College Introduces New Mammography Certification

As the need for mammography screenings remains essential for women as they age, Malcolm X College has introduced a certificate that will provide licensed radiologic technologists with training that will enable them to specialize as mammography technologists.

In-Person Visitation Temporarily Suspended at Cook County Jail

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Chicago and Cook County on the rise, and in light of the current stay-at-home advisory for the City of Chicago, the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) is temporarily suspending in-person visits at ...

COVID-19 Rise in Community Leads to Case Increase in Cook County Jail

As the Chicago area experiences a significant rise in COVID-19 cases, the Cook County Jail is also reporting an increase in cases, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart and Cook County Health Chair of Correctional Health Dr. Connie Mennella announced ...

Two Newly Remodeled Chicago Supercenters Introduce Walmart Health

Families in the Chicago area can now experience new ways to save money, while living better – and healthier – lives, with the opening of two new Walmart Health centers adjacent to two newly remodeled supercenters at 4650 W. North ...

BLACK HEROES MATTER SEEKS RECOGNITION OF DUSABLE

Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable was a Haitian settler and trader who had an outpost at what is now 401 N. Michigan Avenue, near the mouth of the Chicago River. Although DuSable’s name appears on a high school, African American History ...

Testing, Testing, One, Two, Zero

For this fall’s college freshmen, standardized tests weren’t as crucial in determining their selection as they would have been before 2020. Hundreds of educational institutions waived exam requirements when COVID prevented on-site administration. Some even excised the tests from the ...

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