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Ariel Investments Named a Best Place to Work by Pensions & Investments

Ariel Investments, LLC, recently announced that it has been named to Pensions & Investments’ annual list of the Best Places to Work in Money Management. This is the second time the firm has received this honor.

SOCIAL SERVICES CENTER PARTNERS WITH LYFT TO PROVIDE RIDES

Centers for New Horizons, Inc., located at 4150 S. King Drive, has partnered with Lyft to offer transportation to those who are seeking jobs and job training.

BLACK FASHION WEEK FOUNDER CREATES BLACK BOUTIQUE GUIDE

Melody Boykin, founder of Black Fashion Week, wanted to highlight Black-owned fashion boutiques in the Chicagoland area. So, she decided to create “The Little Black Boutique Guide Book,” which will debut in February.

Contests encourage students to use their creative talents to promote radon awareness

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging residents to take time in the coming weeks to test their home for radon as part of Radon Action Month. Radon related health risks are preventable with a simple home detection test.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT COACH MOTIVATES JOB SEEKERS

Stephanie Heath is a career development coach who has seen both sides of the job market, as someone seeking opportunities and as someone who recruits candidates for opportunities.

OPENING OF SCHOOLS TO IN-PERSON LEARNING CAUSES CONCERNS

On Monday, Jan. 4, Chicago Public School teachers were set to return to school to prepare for in-person learning in classrooms that have been physically closed since March due to COVID-19. While CPS asserts schools are safe for teachers, students ...

The Loretto Hospital to Hold Third Annual Partner’s Reception to Reaffirm Commitment to Equity and Access in Healthcare

The Loretto Hospital will hold its annual Partner’s Reception on January 13, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The program will be held virtually this year but given the featured guests and programming, it promises to be the best ...

South Side Community and Healthcare Providers Urge the State to Act on Health Transformation During Lame Duck Session

At the rate the virus is spreading, January will be the deadliest month of COVID-19 in the United States, with minority communities shouldering the brunt of the consequences. Community leaders, South Side clergy and healthcare providers in Chicago are urging ...

Assessor's Office Releases Comprehensive Report On North Suburban Cook County

As part of an ongoing commitment to transparency, Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced today the publication of a report on the reassessment of north suburban Cook County. The release of the report marks the first time the Cook County ...

Year in Review

2020 has been a year. Here are some notable events to remember.

COVID-19 and face masks: To wear or not to wear?

Many countries around the world recommend that people wear masks in public as part of their strategy to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. MedicalNewsToday.com looks at why some people do not wear masks and discusses what scientific evidence says about wearing ...

PayPal Announces Additional $5 Million Grant Program for Black-Owned Businesses as COVID-19 Crisis Continues

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently announced an additional $5 million grant program that will further the company’s support for Black-owned businesses in the U.S., which have been disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new ...

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION MAINTAINS DURING PANDEMIC

Two friends, LaShaun Jackson and Omar Moore, envisioned opening an educational institution while in college at Southern Illinois University. Jackson, along with Moore, founded Creating Inspirational Realities Collectively Lifting Everyone (CIRCLE) Foundation and Innovations High School, located at 17 N. ...

LAW ENFORCEMENT ADDRESSES CAR JACKINGS ON SOUTH SIDE

Law enforcement and local elected officials have been warning residents to be on alert as vehicular hijackings, also known as car jackings, have been on the rise in the last month. A forum, hosted by the Chicago Police Department and ...

DO YOU HAVE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY? FIND OUT ON I-CASH

In 2015, when Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs took office, he committed to making the office more efficient by utilizing technology and streamlining the unclaimed property process. Five years later, the I-Cash program has returned $1 billion to Illinois ...