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Dr. Anthony Fauci to Speak at University of Chicago on March 4

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health will join the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy on March 4 for a conversation hosted by its ...

New survey finds 70% of consumers improved home during COVID-19, more than half used smart devices

A new study released recently by Xiaomi, a global leader in smart devices, found that since March 2020, 70% of consumers have reported making changes in their living environment due to spending more time at home during the pandemic, and ...

Pritzker issues marijuana pardons, State Police clear eligible arrest records

Gov. JB Pritzker issued 9,219 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions recently while announcing the Illinois State Police had expunged all eligible records at the state level for marijuana related arrests.

CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT RECEIVES $10K

Christmas in the Wards and Chicago Football Classic each awarded Chicago Park District $5,000 for programs that focus on children during an event at Soldier Field.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul Urges Illinois Residents To Be Alert For COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Attorney General Kwame Raoul recently urged residents throughout Illinois to be on alert for scams related to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Six Workforce Trends to Watch in 2021

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) helps local and state governments become knowledgeable and competitive employers so they can attract and retain a talented and committed workforce.

Domestic violence survivor creates app

The National Domestic Violence Hotline began collecting data on the impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence victims and survivors in March 2020.

Research shows that charter schools are improving student achievement

Political interests, teachers unions and legislators are thwarting new and existing charter schools, and parents and students must use every available tool to fight back, argues a new research brief released recently by the Pacific Research Institute, a California-based, nonpartisan ...

GRAPHIC DESIGNER CREATES MOTIVATIONAL CLOTHING LINE

Monique Atkins created Deeply Rooted ’07 as a way to help the community, with a focus on disadvantaged youth and families. She said everybody is rooted within their own culture and she wanted to express that through her brand.

INSURRECTION FOLLOWS CONTINUUM OF CONFLICT

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, after a speech by Donald Trump at the March to Save America Rally, insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol. Elected officials have detailed their experiences from that day, a day in which Congress was in session ...

HUNDREDS GATHERED THIS PAST MONDAY TO WITNESS 102 YEAR OLD WOMAN RECEIVE THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Catherine lived through the Great Depression of 1929-1933. The Depression was no fun. They hardly had food to eat and searched the fields looking for something, anything to eat. The sun was hot and scorched the vegetables and fruit. Somehow, ...

Comcast RISE Awards More Than 50 Small Black-Owned Chicago-Area Businesses with Marketing and Technology Resources

Comcast today announced more than 50 Black-owned small businesses in the Chicago area have been selected among the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients. The Chicago-area recipients are among more than 700 businesses nationally that will receive consulting, media ...

HEALTH JOURNEY CAUSES WOMAN TO INSPIRE OTHERS

AnDrea Lyn Dixon’s health journey inspired her to help others to choose healthier options. Now, she has created the Eat Your Veggies Box, full of quality produce that people can have delivered to their homes.

Almost 9 Million Blacks Ready To Take the COVID Vaccine

A new study conducted by BlackDoctor.org (BDO), the leading health and wellness site for Black Americans with over 20 million monthly reach, shows that approximately 8.7 million Blacks are now more receptive to taking the COVID vaccine, and the hardline ...

Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Conference A Huge Success

The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) hosted two days of insightful symposiums and impactful workshops during its annual convention, themed “Surviving the Pandemics Virtual State Convention.” While the current climate has forced most organizations to scale down operations ...

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