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CTA NAMED TOP LARGE U.S. TRANSIT AGENCY; PRESIDENT CARTER NAMED TOP TRANSIT EXECUTIVE

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has received the highest honors in the North American public transportation industry: the Outstanding Public Transportation System Award and the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award, from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Nicor Gas enables equitable economic opportunity

Nicor Gas is committing to enable equitable economic impact opportunities across Illinois through organizations and efforts that advance education, job training, investments in entrepreneurship and economic development programs. In support of this focus, Nicor Gas is making an initial two-year, ...

Channing Capital Management Launches Its First Mutual Fund

On July 1, Channing Capital Management, LLC (Channing) launched its first publicly traded mutual fund, the Channing Intrinsic Value Small-Cap Fund (Ticker: OWLLX). The investable universe is primarily domestic small capitalization stocks with a focus on quality companies that the ...

‘INDIE SOUL JOURNEYS’ SHOWS SPIRIT OF PERSEVERANCE

John Jointer has worked on “Indie Soul Journeys” for the last eight years. Jointer was a fan of the music created by independent artists first. He wasn’t moved by the commercial music he was hearing on the radio, so he ...

Stem Global Action Launches To Advance K-12 Stem Education Across The U.S. And The World

Dr. Calvin Mackie today launched STEM Global Action (SGA), a campaign and network of affiliates that will pursue the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for children, parents and communities. SGA prioritizes raising awareness of the benefits ...

National African American Reparations Commission Praises Human Rights Report

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), an authoritative voice for the U.S. and global reparations movements commended the U.N. Human Rights Council on its landmark report released this week.

SIU ESTABLISHING NEW DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EDUCATION

This fall, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Education is launching a new doctoral fellowship program with an emphasis in educational equity and social justice.

CHILD TAX CREDIT BENEFITS FAMILIES IN THE 1ST DISTRICT

Lana Waters is an employee and parent of a child in programs at Ada S. McKinley. She was bartender who became unemployed when restaurants and bars closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While her child was attending the child center, ...

AYO Foods expands offerings and partner with ‘Top Chef’ alum

AYO Foods recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. When Fred and Perteet launched the brand, they wanted to share the flavors of West Africa. It began with three dishes, in the frozen food section, and has expanded to six frozen food ...

M.A.D.E. Foundation Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

A vision in the middle of the night is what prompted Theo Hill to found the M.A.D.E. Foundation in 2001. Hill was a professional basketball player and left the profession. He was looking for something to do. He tried working ...

PEOPLE’S TRUSTEE IS NOW THE PEOPLE’S MAYOR

When Tiffany Henyard was a Village of Dolton Trustee, she was known as the People’s trustee. Now, as Mayor, Henyard is known as the People’s Mayor, listening to residents’ concerns, and working with departments within the Village and Township to ...

After a year of devastating COVID-19 impacts, and with the threat of deadly variants emerging, NAACP’s ‘COVID. KNOW MORE’ research shows that African Americans must stay vigilant, and informed

Baltimore — The numbers are indisputable: Over the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked deadly havoc upon Black communities nationwide, and has touched lives close enough that most African Americans know personally of someone who has succumbed to it, ...

RAPPER, SINGER, DRUMMER WANTS PEOPLE TO DO WHAT MAKES THEM HAPPY

Bianca Shaw grew up on the West side of Chicago and has been doing music her whole life. Inspired by the artist Bow Wow when She saw him rapping on Television; and thought if he could do it, so could ...

Cook County Assessor’s Office Recognized for Digital Innovation

The Cook County Assessor’s Office (Assessor’s Office) has been recognized with a 2021 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its work in moving its paper-driven operations onto more user-friendly digital platforms.

Local Faith Base Organization Continues Its Mission Of Making A Difference In Young Boys Life’s Through Mentorship Program And Family Activities

George West understands firsthand the impact an organization can have on someone’s life. At seven-years-old, his mother introduced him to the Concerned Christian Men, a faith-based, non profit organization that mentors young boys starting from third grade. He participated in ...

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