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ABC 7 EYEWITNESS NEWS SPOTLIGHTS BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES WITH LIVE, WEEK-LONG SERIES BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 13 ON 11 AM NEWSCAST

ABC 7, Chicago’s Number One station for news, will present BLACK OWNED, a series of LIVE interviews spotlighting Chicagoland’s diverse Black-owned business community the week of July13-17 on the station’s 11 AM newscast. Anchor Terrell Brown will lead daily discussions ...

Black Women's Expo Partners with Illinois Census 2020 and Counting on Chicago Coalition to present #WEMATTER Virtual Webinar

– Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will headline a panel discussion entitled #WeMatter! The Importance of the 2020 Census as part of the Black Women's Expo (BWe) partnership with Illinois Census 2020 and Counting on Chicago Coalition. The session, ...

IT’S GOING TO BE A WINNING SUMMER WITH THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY

The Illinois Lottery is bringing FUN to Illinoisans across the state with WinningSummer.com- its website is designed to provide prizes, inspiration, and ideas to help make the upcoming summer months memorable.

Lowe’s opens applications for the first wave of its $25 million in minority small business grants

As thousands of small businesses struggle to keep their doors open and their employees paid amid economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) recently opened its first round of grant applications in its previously announced ...

United Airlines Strengthens Onboard Mask Policy to Further Protect Passengers and Employees Against COVID-19 Spread

United Airlines has announced that, along with other Airlines for America (A4A) members, it will strengthen mandatory mask policies to further mitigate against the spread of COVID-19.

Commission seeks to address inequities in banking

On Juneteenth, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, treasurer of the City of Chicago, and Michael Frerichs, treasurer of the State of Illinois led a virtual roundtable that focused on systemic racism in the banking industry.

Diaper Need: A Growing Problem During a Global Pandemic

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, people have been loading their pantries with household staples like toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, diapers and hand sanitizer. This panic buying — sometimes even hoarding — has depleted store shelves and disrupted supply chains. ...

Walmart Shoppers Happy Chatham Store Will Reopen Following Looting Devastation

Many Walmart shoppers said they are happy that the big box retailer has decided to reopen all Chicago stores including one in Chatham despite it being damaged during a week of looting and vandalism last month.

Federal Agency Introduces New Way of Illustrating Discrimination Statistics

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created new data visualizations to illustrate existing online employment discrimination data the federal agency recently announced.

CHICAGO GEN Z TECH ACTIVIST LAUNCHES DOLLAR CAMPAIGN TO FUND VIRTUAL CS SUMMER CAMP FOR 1,000 BLACK YOUTH

“I want to convince 375,000 people that for less than the cost of a cup of coffee, they can help transform 1,000 young Black lives this summer by donating $1,” says Ian Michael Brock, 15-year-old Computer Science Activist and self-proclaimed ...

Drive-in movie offers moviegoers safe alternative

While COVID-19 caused indoor movie theaters to close their doors, people have rediscovered drive-in movie theaters. Percy Scott, of 360 Global Marketing, has created PR Pop-Ups, a mobile drive-in theater experience to fill the void felt by moviegoers who love ...

As temperatures heat up, Conservation Police Offi cers are reminding boat operators to Keep Drinks Dry on the Water

Th e Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police Officers are reminding boat operators to always drive sober while on the water.

Teaching Children The Power Of Their Thoughts And Emotions

Children as young as three years old are constructing essential thoughts and feelings about their parents, friends, and life, and acting based on their moods. By learning how to use their thoughts and feelings productively, children can gain control over ...

Gallery Guichard goes virtual

Gallery Guichard has been known for its innovation and collaboration throughout its 15-year existence. Continuing with that, the gallery made its art available virtually in the midst of COVID-19.

FRONTLINE WORKERS WHO RECOVERED FROM COVID-19, DONATE BLOOD PLASMA

Hospital frontline workers who survived COVID-19 donated their blood plasma during a recent COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Collection at Advocate Trinity Hospital, located at 2320 E. 95th St. Their blood plasma, which has coronavirus antibodies, will be used to help critically ...

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