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Jesse White Awards Over $530,000 Project Next Generation Grants

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded $530,104 in 2022 Project Next Generation (PNG) grants to 28 public libraries statewide. “I am committed to improving the lives of at-risk youth in Illinois,” said White.


The sale in July 2021 of Blue Cross Blue Shield Multipurpose Solution Center, including the Blue Door Neighborhood Center, in Morgan Park’s Marshfield Plaza retail and office development is the latest signal that DL3 Realty’s Venture Development approach both realizes attractive returns and revitalizes communities.

Clerk’s Office restores key online functions

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County has restored a number of key online functions to ensure public access to information, eFiling and payment portals.

WarnerMedia Celebrates National HBCU Week

In celebration of National HBCU Week, WarnerMedia is saluting its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) graduates and talent from across its portfolio of brands, including CNN, Cartoon Network, HBO Max, HLN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Sports, WarnerMedia Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Television.

Mother-Daughter Team Create A Skincare line

Adrienne Hughes-Jackson and Brittany Hughes experienced adverse reactions to popular skincare products and decided to create their own lotions and creams. When they saw they weren’t getting any adverse reactions to what they created, they started handing it out to their family and friends. It snowballed from there to become a skincare line, Nzuri Body Essentials.

$2.6 Million Grant Awarded to Fight Opioid Overdoses

One of Illinois’ largest providers of substance use disorder treatment services has received a multi-year federal grant to fight opioid overdoes on Chicago’s South and West Sides.

Out of the Darkness Walk set for October

The Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) announces its annual Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk taking place Saturday, October 2nd from 9 am-1 pm. Since the first walk in 2004, events like the Chicagoland Walk have provided a platform to create awareness of mental health and suicide prevention

The Son Of Revolutionary Activists Keeps father’s legacy alive

August 30 would have been Fred Hampton’s 73rd Birthday. Hampton, Chairman of Illinois’ Chapter of the Black Panther Party was assassinated on Dec. 4, 1969. There has been a concerted effort to make the Hampton’s childhood home in Maywood, Ill., a historical landmark. Fred Hampton, Jr., Chairman of the Black Panther Party Cubs, has been working to keep his father’s story in the forefront. Hampton, Jr. describes his father as someone people could relate to and a servant of the people.

Dr. Ian Smith partners with National Minority Health

Physician, best-selling author, and TV personality Dr. Ian Smith lends his support to a new National Minority Health Association (NMHA) initiative that aims to increase COVID-19 vaccinations among those living in medically underserved communities.

The LUV Institute Displays Parade Of Hearts

The Love, Unity and Values (LUV) Institute, founded by Cosette Nazon-Wilburn, is inspiring healing and transformation in communities that need it the most with its Parade of Hearts. It is an art installation that will be on display in 11 communities.

Walgreens Mobile Clinic Administers COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines at HBCU Events

The next stops for the Walgreens mobile clinic offering walk-up access to COVID-19 and flu immunizations are focused on events tied to some of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The traveling clinic is stopping at more than a dozen locations on and off school campuses, including stops at several football “Classics” — games widely known for popular halftime shows featuring battles between school marching bands — that attract students, alumni and community members.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Over $40 Million to New Cohort of Promise Neighborhoods Grantees

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded over $40 million to the newest cohort of Promise Neighborhoods grantees across seven states. This announcement comes as U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona continues the Department’s “Return to School Road Trip” in Indiana today.

The Long Awaited Comprehensive Clean Energy Bill Passes

The Senate Bill 2408 was passed by the Illinois Senate 83-33 on Monday, Sept. 13, and has been signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Auburn Gresham/Englewood Foster Families Received Shoes

Children cheered as Chicago Bears Defensive Linemen Akiem Hicks approached the building at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois in the Auburn Gresham/Englewood neighborhood recently. Inside a room, children and families had homemade signs to welcome him. Hicks, along with the United Healthcare provided new shoes to 170 children.

Workforce Training Recruits Candidates to Build Obama Presidential Center

Alderwomen Jeanette Taylor (20th), Leslie Hairston (5th), and Stephanie Coleman (16th), hosted Unity in the Community Resource Fair on September 11th for South Side residents. The fair provided demonstrations of skilled trades for residents to better understand construction trade jobs available in the community, including with We Can Build It, an Obama Foundation initiative to increase diverse and residential participation in the construction of the Obama Presidential Center and in the building trades generally