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Doggone it! Vote for the new Peoples Gas Ambassadog for Safe Digging

Dogs love to dig, but people need to be reminded to call 811 to make sure that digging is safe for them, their pets, and the natural gas and other lines near their home. Peoples Gas needs your help selecting ...

STATE REPRESENTATIVE CONTINUES LEGACY

State Representative Marcus Evans, Jr. of the 33rd District has been in office since 2012. Evans has been working diligently for his constituents for the last eight years. His District extends from South Shore to Sauk Village

IGrow Chicago hosts in-person camp

While summer usually means children attend camp or some outdoor activity, COVID-19 has either forced organizations to cancel summer activities or host virtual camps. But IGrow Chicago decided to host its Summer of Hope Program in-person, with safety protocols in ...

The African American Wellness Project Announces ‘Black Doctors Speak’

The African American Wellness Project (AAWP) recently announced a new initiative called Black Doctors Speak which will give Black Doctors a voice in the conversation on issues affecting the African American Community.

Wells Fargo Names Kristy Fercho to Lead Home Lending

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) recently announced that Kristy Fercho will join the company at the beginning of August as the new head of Wells Fargo Home Lending. Fercho has 18 years of leadership experience in the mortgage industry ...

RETAILERS PARTNER WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA TO HELP PREPARE KIDS AND TEENS FOR BACK2SCHOOL

Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently launched its 2020 Back2School cause campaign in partnership with more than a dozen retailers around the country. As millions of kids and teens are gearing up to return to school, whether virtually or ...

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Announces Launch of New E-filing and Case Management System

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) is rolling out a new, cloud-based electronic filing and case management system. The system, called CompFile, will allow for paperless filing and processing of court documents for workers’ compensation cases in Illinois.

AYO Foods brings West African flavor

Fred and Perteet Spencer wanted to share the flavors of West Africa, so they created AYO Foods. Th e brand features West African dishes in single serve form that are available in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. ...

Small Business Program helps contractors involved in CTA Project

CTA has partnered with Walsh-Fluor and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago to create a Building Small Business Program that helps contractors interested in working on the Red and Purple Modernization Phase (RPM) One Project.

Clerk Dorothy Brown Adds Texting Service for Getting Next Court Dates

Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, recently announced that due to the many changes in court dates, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and recognizing that some people may not have access to a computer, the ...

Pritzker Administration Announces Over $2 million in Fines for Major Health Insurance Companies Violating Illinois Mental Health Parity Laws

The Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) recently announced fines totaling over $2 million for five major health insurance companies found to be in violation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).

PARK FOREST-CHICAGO HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES GRANT TO EXPAND BROADBAND

Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 received a $300,000 grant to help the school district expand its high-speed internet.

Justice Department Files Civil Action to Shut Down Chicago Area Tax Return Preparer

The United States has filed a complaint seeking to bar a Chicago area tax return preparer from preparing federal income tax returns for others, the Justice Department recently announced.

ABC 7 CHICAGO PRESENTS BUD BILLIKEN

ABC 7 CHICAGO PRESENTS BUD BILLIKEN: CELEBRATING 91 YEARS, HOSTED BY CHERYL BURTON, JIM ROSE AND HOSEA SANDERS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 AT 1 PM AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 4 PM

“Stop Con Artists Preying on the Fears of Older Americans,” Says Congresswoman Robin Kelly upon Introducing the Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams Act

Congresswoman Robin Kelly has introduced the bipartisan Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams Act (H.R. 7699), legislation that directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to report to Congress the number and types of scams targeting seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. The ...