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Olive-Harvey College is First Community College in State of Illinois to Offer Accredited Associate Degree in Cannabis Studies

City Colleges of Chicago now offers a new degree in Applied Cannabis Studies making it the first community college in Illinois to do so. The new pathway promises to support students as they pursue an Associate degree in Cannabis Studies, a degree that often leads to high demand jobs that include cannabis consultants, dispensary operators, cannabis extraction technicians, grow masters, and more, all of which have the potential to be high-paying careers.

The City of Chicago and Race Organizers Prepare for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon set for Sunday, October 9

The City of Chicago officials and Bank of America Chicago Marathon organizers are reminding the public about the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 9, with 40,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are expected to travel through 29 neighborhoods for the 26.2-mile race, requiring street closures and parking restrictions throughout the Marathon course. Plans are in place for a safe and successful Chicago Marathon weekend, which includes theAbbott Chicago 5K on Saturday, October 8 and residents, spectators, participants, and motorists are urged to be mindful of the traffic impacts as well as safety measures in place for these events.

Chicago Urban League Receives $100,000 Grant through McDonald’s-sponsored Chicago Community Impact Grants Program

The Chicago Urban League (CUL) has been awarded a $100,000 grant through the Chicago Community Impact Grants program, developed by McDonald’s Corporation in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust (the Trust).

RENOWN SOUTHLAND CHEF ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF HER ALL-NEW SOUTHERN CUISINE RESTAURANT LOCATED IN COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, ILLINOIS

The City of Country Club Hills is overjoyed that popular African American female Chef and CEO of the popular Charmz Kitchen, Charmaine Candler, has chosen to officially open her new restaurant at the northwest intersection of 183rd and Cicero. (4558 W. 183rd)

MAYOR THADDEUS JONES RE-DIRECTS THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF RITA MAYFIELD TO THE CALUMET CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Mayor Thaddeus Jones is announcing that he has asked current City contractor, Rita Mayfield, to lead the operations at the Calumet City Library. After successfully completing various administrative initiatives for Calumet City since the inception of the current administration, Mayfield has agreed to now lead the much-needed transformation of the Calumet City Public Library facility and its operations.

Pappas: More than 55,000 properties are in Cook County’s Tax Sale and 21,000 owe under $1,000

The deadline for Cook County property owners to avoid the Annual Tax Sale is fast approaching. Properties with unpaid 2020 property taxes (that were due in 2021) will be offered November 15 - 18, 2022.

THE FUNMI ADEWOLE FOUNDATION SEEKS DONATIONS FROM CHICAGOLAND TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL MISSION

FAF to Provide Access to Healthcare for Residents of Rural Nigeria Chicago, Ill. – The Funmi Adewole Foundation, a Chicago based 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide free primary health care to underserved communities across Africa, is seeking the help of Chicago to help with its medical mission trip to Nigeria in late October. A $30,000 Go Fund Me fundraiser has been started for the purchase of medications for their annual medical mission trip in October.

MCA Chicago triumphs with sold-out Chicago Performs showcase

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago is thrilled to champion the immense success of its Chicago Performs festival debut. The program, which highlights Chicago-based artists whose work is embraced nationwide, opened this past weekend to sold-out shows. Guests included arts professionals from around the country, including New York City, Milwaukee, Austin, Maine, and Pittsburgh.

City Colleges of Chicago Celebrates with its Largest Class of Star Scholars to Date

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) announces this fall’s Star Scholarship (2022) cohort is the largest ever enrolled at CCC with 1,597 new students across all seven colleges: Harold Washington, Harry S Truman, Malcolm X, Kennedy-King, Olive-Harvey, Richard J. Daley, and Wilbur Wright.

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Lowers Fees on IL ABLE Accounts

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced reduced fees for account owners in a program that allows people with disabilities to save their own money for disability-related expenses

Stackwell and Detroit Pistons Announce Partnership to Support Financial Access for Detroit’s Black Community

DETROIT and BOSTON, PRNewswire -- Stackwell, the digital investment platform created to eliminate the racial wealth gap, and the Detroit Pistons announced a multi-year strategic partnership to increase access to investment in the financial markets, and bring financial wellness and investment education programming to the Black community in the Detroit metropolitan area. Stackwell, which has just released the first-of-its-kind robo- investing app built to support personal investment and wealth building within the Black community, and the Pistons will co-host several events across Detroit to engage members of the community and help support their access to financial investment, in addition to other collaborations with the team to support Black students, and small business owners in the city.

FLORA & NOOR OFFERS CLEAN, HALAL SKINCARE

Jordan Karim loves skincare. It is fun and a passion for her. She started her skincare company, Flora & Noor, after working nine years in pharmaceutical skincare.

THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE CENTER REVEALS DETAILS FOR OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) proudly presents Open House Chicago (OHC) 2022 presented by Wintrust. The public is encouraged to discover a robust roster of 150+ sites in 20 community areas over the weekend of October 15-16, augmented by opportunities for engagement throughout the month of October via the new CAC app. Marking its 12th year, Open House Chicago is one of the largest architecture festivals in the world and continues to remain free and open to the public.

Hyde Park Art Center biennial exhibition GROUND FLOOR highlights emerging Chicago artists

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces Ground Floor, the seventh iteration of the Art Center’s biennial program since 2010 showcasing select work by recent graduates from each of Chicago’s five MFA (Master of Fine Art) programs, on view from December 10 to March 5

THE METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT: WHAT THE AGENCY DOES AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMISSIONERS

We’ve all heard of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. During the election cycle, names of Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner are on the ballot. But, what does the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District actually do? Here’s some insight.