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Plant-based dieting is said to be the biggest health trend of 2020 and a new South side restaurant is capitalizing on its popularity and health benefits. Plant Based Junkie, a vegan fast food carryout, opened Monday, Jan. 17, at 1635 ...

South and West side Clergy endorse Kim Foxx

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx stood surrounded by clergy members from the South and West sides as they endorsed her to continue the work she has done in that office for the last four years.

Create your business and financial plans

Starting a business can be exciting, but that excitement may be overshadowed by anxiety if you start this new adventure without detailed research and plans to guide you along the way.

Cook County Board Approves Five Incentives Designed to Grow Vital Communities

The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved five proposals from President Toni Preckwinkle’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) that will provide tax incentives to businesses in Cook County.

Organizations partner to create initiative that makes Chicagoans visionaries

In 2019, the Field Foundation and MacArthur Foundation partnered to create the Leaders for a New Chicago. It awarded individuals from the community and their organizations $25,000 each, in an effort to support the ideas that would improve the city.


To commemorate Black History Month, American Writers Museum has curated a Frederick Douglass Tour to showcase some of the artifacts from the writer it has in its collection.

Alderman Eyeballing Two Grocery Stores for Halsted Corridor

The pending closure of Save-A-Lot in Auburn Gresham has the local alderman seeking possible replacements to avoid a food desert along the Halsted Corridor.

Chicago’s South Side Was Big Part of the Civil Rights Era

The civil rights era may have begun in the south, but made its way through Chicago’s South Side by way of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered one of his first Chicago speeches at the University of Chicago (U ...


3M and Discovery Education recently announced the opening of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). The annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge recruits students in grades 5-8 to compete for an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, the $25,000 grand ...

Infrastructure Forum highlights growing need for water investment

The importance of infrastructure investment in protecting the region's water quality will take center stage on Feb. 16 as presidential candidates will take part in "Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs and Building a Better America" ...

February is Earthquake Preparedness Month in Illinois

While some hazards such as storms, tornadoes and floods can be forecasted in order to provide advance noticed to residents in an area of danger, other hazards such as earthquakes cannot be predicted. Recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico and the ...

AKArama Foundation and AKA to Present Women’s Heart Health Expo February 21 Community Invited to Free Event Featuring Fitness, Food and FUN

This is a serious matter,” is a popular refrain that members of Alpha Kappa Alpha chant when dealing with significant issues. When it comes to health, the sorority has identified heart disease as “a serious matter.” To raise awareness about ...

American Writers Museum Honors Black History Month with Special Programs

To celebrate Black History Month, American Writers Museum is presenting guided tours spotlighting the work of the many great Black writers throughout U.S. history, weekly Little Squirrels Storytime dedicated to Black writers, and welcomes Writer Nicholas Buccola who will present ...

Housing Choices for Blacks Has Fallen and Risen

There used to be a time when blacks had to be careful where they lived in Chicago and the suburbs because segregation had divided people up based on their race and economic status. To some degree, housing is still based ...

Ilyce Glink and ThinkGlink Announce New Credit Education Series, Sponsored by Equifax

Americans are carrying $13.95 trillion in total household debt, according to 2019 data from the Center for Microeconomic Data — this includes credit card debt, mortgages, home equity lines of credit and auto loans.