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Bridging the Opportunity Gap: Connecting Black and Latinx Students to Careers in Finance

This summer, the Greenwood Project will teach financial literacy, coding, career skills, and investment strategies to over 200 Black and Latinx youth, primarily from Chicago’s South and West Sides. Their goal is to empower Black and Latinx communities to overcome generational cycles of poverty by introducing students to wealth-building career pathways through the intensive study of finance.

LEGOLAND® NEW YORK RESORT GIVES AWAY “90 SURPRISES PER WEEK” TO CELEBRATE THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEGO® GROUP!

LEGOLAND® New York Resort celebrates the 90th anniversary of LEGO® with a 20-foot-tall LEGO® birthday cake, 90 surprise giveaways per week, and much more!

Rep. Kelly Applauds Senate Gun Violence Prevention Framework

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) released the following statement applauding the bipartisan Senate gun violence prevention legislative framework, which includes her work to prevent gun trafficking.

ROSELAND MEDICAL DISTRICT PLAN APPROVAL EXPECTED

The Master Plan for the Roseland Medical District is expected to be approved later this summer. A draft of the plan was submitted to the Department of Planning and Development’s Committee on Design in mid-May.

Alderman Mitchell brings City Departments and Mayor to address constituents’ concerns

Seventh Ward Alderman Greg Mitchell hosted a town hall meeting where he brought residents’ concerns to various City departments, including the Chicago Department of Transportation, Department of Streets and Sanitation, Bureau of Forestry, Department of Water Management, Department of Housing, Department of Planning and Development, as well as the Chicago Police Department.

1st Congressional District Candidate has record as public servant

Pat Dowell has been the 3rd Ward Alderman for the last 15 years. She also has been a social worker, city planner, executive director of several not-for-profits, as well as worked in historic preservation and community development. Now, she is vying for the 1st Congressional District seat.

Bambee provides human resource assistance for small businesses

Allan Jones’ journey as an entrepreneur includes spending his entire career working at small business-focused technology companies, including Docstoc and Zip Recruiter.

HAVAS CHICAGO HIGHLIGHTS THE CAREER JOURNEYS OF BLACK CREATIVES IN “JUST LIKE ME” DOCUMENTARY

According to the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), only 7.4% of entry-level marketers are Black, and Havas wants to change that. In a new documentary called “Just Like Me,” created and directed by Havas Chicago senior art director TTK Harris, the agency aims to spotlight the contributions Black creatives make to culture, expose the challenges many face simply because of the color of their skin and reinforce the importance of representation in advertising and design. “Just Like Me” shares stories of triumph and inspiration from eight visionary black creatives who, against all odds, made it to the top of their game and are now throwing a line back to the next generation.

MCA CHICAGO ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITION FEATURING CHICAGO-BASED ARTIST GREGORY BAE

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is thrilled to announce the opening of Chicago Works: Gregory Bae. The exhibition will be on view from Tuesday, June 28, through Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Sternberg and Rabin galleries on the museum’s third floor. A public opening reception will take place at the museum from 1 to 3 p.m . Saturday, July 9. The exhibition is organized by Nolan Jimbo, Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow.

ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU AND ILLINOIS PRESS FOUNDATION AWARD GRANTS TO 16 HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM PROGRAMS

Illinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Press Foundation recently announced the awarding of grants to 16 high school journalism efforts throughout the state

Building A Progressive Black Press

The Black Press Host Meet the Candidates will take place on Sunday, June 26 from 3 pm - 6 pm at HUB 41, located at 4131 South State Street, Chicago. This collective gathering will bring together Illinois and Chicago’s most progressive and respected Black media platforms to present all of the respective candidates running for Illinois, Cook County, and City of Chicago positions in the June 28 Primary Election.

Wind Creek Hospitality Celebrates Start of Construction on South Suburban Casino and Entertainment Destination

Last week, representatives from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Wind Creek Hospitality marked the start of construction and celebrated local leaders who provided support to the project throughout the application process. The casino, slated to open in 2023, will be built directly off I-80 near Halsted Street and 175th Street in the south suburban communities of East Hazel Crest and Homewood.

MAYOR THADDEUS JONES HONORED AS A “DISTINGUISHED MEN OF HON-OR” CONTINUING ACADEMIC TRAINING ORGANIZATION HONORS TWENTY-TWO PROMINENT MEN INSPIRING CHICAGOLAND

Mayor Thaddeus Jones has gained a new title. The Calumet City Mayor was honored this past weekend among twenty-two honorees for the “Distinguished Men of Honor Award.” The award was presented by Continuing Academic Training organization. The men honored with the profound award are influential leaders who exude compassion, honor, and integrity throughout the Chicagoland community they serve. In a statement, Mayor Thaddeus Jones mentioned, “I am so honored to have received such a noble award for the many people that I enjoy serving.”

Prince: The Immersive Experience takes music lovers on a ride

Prince: The Immersive Experience is the latest immersive, interactive experience from the company that brought The Friends Experience and The Office Experience to Chicago.

1st Congressional District Candidate has built a grassroots campaign

The candidates for the 1st Congressional District have various backgrounds and experiences. We asked some of them to fill out a questionnaire so that readers can make an informed decisions on Election Day, Tuesday, June 28th .