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Forest Preserves of Cook County Prepares for Fall 2022 Trout Fishing Season

The Forest Preserves of Cook County’s 2022 fall inland trout fishing season will open at sunrise on Saturday, Oct. 15th, at Axehead Lake in Park Ridge, Belleau Lake in Des Plaines, Busse Reservoir-North Pool in Elk Grove Village, Sag Quarry-East in Lemont, Horsetail Lake in Palos Park and Green Lake in Calumet City.

Gov. Pritzker, Stakeholders, Unveil Design for Discovery Partners Institute at The 78

“The State of Illinois is building a world-class innovation hub in the heart of Chicago on the site of an old railroad yard that has sat vacant for decades,” said Gov. JB Pritzker. “Already DPI has helped launch our state’s COVID-testing system, is searching for COVID-19 and other viruses in our wastewater, and is training hundreds of students for careers in tech – and has a plan to spread the opportunities equitably. This futuristic design from OMA/Jacobs matches our ambitions.”

Rush, Pallone, and Other Democrats Introduce Legislation to Lower Gas Prices

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, along with seven other Democrats, introduced the Buy Low and Sell High Act to combat high gasoline prices.

Illinois Humanities to Launch Series Exploring the Pursuit of A More Perfect Union

This fall, Illinois Humanities will present a new community event series, Kaskaskia and the Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, exploring the demographic, cultural, and political shifts that shaped Kaskaskia, Illinois, and that carry significant relevance to shaping the democratic vision of the country.

Southland College Prep Male Ensemble Delivers Stellar Performance at South Shore Opera Company Concert

The male ensemble from the Southland College Prep Choir performed in September at the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago.

A CHICAGO WOMAN WANTS TO BRING BRICK-ANDMORTAR AFFORDABLE PRODUCE MARKET TO AUSTIN

“There are two very different cities going on, depending on where you live,” Abunaw said about the experience. Once she was aware of the issue, she came up with Forty Acres Fresh Market as a solution. In 2018, Abunaw launched the first fresh fruit and vegetable pop up market. Now, she wants to open a brick-and-mortar grocery store, with the goal of selling high-quality fresh produce in underserved, food deserts.

Reps. Davis, Pascrell, Schneider, Blumenauer, Suozzi, Moore, and Evans Lead Bill to Create Guaranteed Annual Funding for Gun Violence Prevention

Representatives Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Bill Pascrell, Jr., (D-NJ), Brad Schneider (D-IL), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Tom Suozzi (D-NY), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Dwight Evans (D-PA) introduced The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act - legislation to create guaranteed annual funding for gun violence prevention. The bill would increase the federal excise tax on guns and ammunition by just half a percent and apply the federal excise firearms tax to assault-weapon frames and receivers which currently are not taxed if sold separately.

Assessor’s Office releases new way to view property details and real estate sales

The Assessor’s Office released a new database that shows a greater level of detail for each property located in Cook County. A property owner can visit the Assessor’s website, enter their PIN, or address, and obtain information such as the estimated market value, assessed value, and property characteristics. New noteworthy features include information pertaining to permits, divisions & consolidations, and the Homeowner Improvement Exemption.

RICH TOWNSHIP DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEEMAN CALVIN JORDAN AWARDED “THE 2022 TRAILBLAZER AWARD” BY THE COOK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(Richton Park, Illinois) On Thursday, September 22nd, the Cook County Democratic Party honored Rich Township Democratic Committeeman, Calvin Jordan, with the 2022 Cook County Democratic Party Trailblazer Award. Cook County Board President and Democratic Party Chairwoman Toni Preckwinkle led the chorus of Committeemen and other elected officials in verbally honoring the longtime democratic southland resident.

ALDERMAN STEPHANIE COLEMAN, CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT AND OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS BREAK GROUND ON A HISTORIC ENTREPRENEURIAL AND COMMUNITY HUB

Stephanie Coleman- Alderwoman of Chicago’s 16th Ward- was joined by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, developers, community leaders, various elected officials, and area residents as she embarked upon a revolutionary groundbreaking development that is expected to attract thousands to the Englewood area.

Lendistry wants to connect small business owners to capital

Everett Sands grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. His grandfather owned a tailoring shop and had an apprenticeship school. Sands’ affinity for math led him to finance.

5 Year Anniversary of Pretrial Justice Reform in Cook County

Public Defender, Advocates celebrate 5 years after the General Order 18.8A helped decrease the number of people incarcerated pretrial without increasing violence

Celebrate Halloween at Museum of I-Scream

Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for the ultimate Halloween! In honor of the holiday, Museum of Ice Cream Chicago will transform into Museum of I-Scream, featuring the most shocking, unexpected tricks and the absolute sweetest, magical treats. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 31, spooks of all ages and flavors will grab their costumes and leave the world behind to rediscover what it’s like to be a kid again. I-Scream visitors will receive an ice cream mask and treat bag to collect unlimited candy as they melt into a world of pink skeletons, happy jack-o-lanterns and legen-dairy limited time games, tricks and treats!

Taking Steps Toward Homeownership

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, and the pressure is mounting for those looking to buy right now, with home prices fluctuating and mortgage rates at their highest levels in over a decade.

FOUNDATION FOR SARCOIDOSIS RESEARCH LAUNCHES CLINICAL TRIAL EQUITY INITIATIVE

The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) is proud to announce the launch of the Ignore No More: ACTe Now! (Advance Clinical Trials for Equity in Sarcoidosis) campaign. The goals of this campaign are to increase representation of Black American sarcoidosis patients in clinical trials, raise awareness of disparities that exist in sarcoidosis, identify the challenges and barriers that contribute to lower participation by Black Americans in clinical trials, and to provide recommendations that foster a more inclusive approach to recruiting patients for clinical trials and research