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5 Tips to Become a Homeowner in 2023

Homeownership is the largest financial undertaking for most Americans and a key to building generational wealth. It can provide a base of security, as building home equity provides you with more financial options in the future. For instance, home equity can be used to pay off debt, increase savings, start a business or invest for the future.

16th Ward Alderman Stephanie Coleman seeking re-election

Stephanie Coleman has been the 16th Ward Alderman since 2019. Coleman represents Englewood, West Englewood, Chicago Lawn, Back of the Yards, New City and Marquette Park. She described it as the “Greatest Ward in the City of Chicago.”

CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES HIRING OF DIRECTOR OF WELLNESS

Superintendent David O. Brown announced the hiring of Aaron Chatman as the new Director of Wellness. Chatman, who holds a Doctor of Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, is tasked with enhancing the wellness services available to Department members and their families.

Local Pastor and Attorney running for 5th Ward Alderperson

Renita Q. Ward announced that she was running for 5th Ward Alderperson in December of 2022. Ward has been serving in the community as a practicing Attorney and a local Pastor.

Kam Buckner talks about the Safe-T Act and his run for Mayor

Illinois State Representative Kam Buckner filled out a questionnaire about the Safe-T Act, the Pretrial Fairness Act and his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Chicago.

School District asks Village to help with student safety

The Hazel Crest School District 152 ½ is asking the Village of Hazel Crest for assistance in keeping the students and schools safe after two incidents at the Jesse White Learning Academy in early January.

2X FOOD NETWORK WINNER CHEF CAMERRON DANGERFIELD VISITS RICH TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL TO TALK CULINARY WITH AREA STUDENTS

Rich Township High School is proud to announce that one of Chicago’s famous chefs has brought his inspiration to the Raptor Community. Chef Camerron Dangerfield visited the south suburban school for a one-on-one experience with culinary students.

TAX SALE REFORM BILL ADDRESSES LONGTIME DISPLACEMENT OF BLACK AND BROWN FAMILIES

A new state legislative proposal seeks to prevent longtime owner-occupants from losing their homes to investors in the Cook County annual tax sale. SB 74 and HB 1238 were introduced respectively by Senator Robert Peters (D-South Shore) and Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin (D-Matteson) in Springfield.

The Bolingbrook Black History Month Awareness Club Celebrates 25 Years by Accelerating The Dream

The Bolingbrook Black History Month Awareness Club will celebrate its jubilee year Saturday, February 4th, 2022, from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Bolingbrook High School, 65 Raider Way, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

RICH TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL(RTHS) AND MATTESON SCHOOL DISTRICT 162 STAFF RAISE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR FELLOW FEMALE STAFFER WHO’S HOME WAS DESTROYED IN RECENT FIRE

On Saturday, January 7th, RTHS Employee Romeno Carradine, who is helping raise five grade school grandchildren, lost all of her earthly possessions in an early morning house fire in Park Forest, Illinois. Fortunately, Romeno, her five grandchildren, and adult relatives were able to exit the home safely. However, the family were left with only the clothing on their backs when they were rescued from the burning home.

Dr. Monique Caradine-Kitchens is the Cover Story of Speakers Magazine January Issue Talking About Living in the Overflow

The new year issue of Speakers Magazine is online and hard copies will be distributed to monthly subscribers and others in their network of outlets. The cover features Dr. Monique Caradine-Kitchens, who is the founder and president of OverFlow Enterprises, LLC, which is the premiere personal development company that helps women fix their relationship with money so they can build wealth.

Meet The Woman Helping Women Entrepreneurs Change Their Brain to Increase Their Income

The poverty crisis is increasing like never before. With events such as the pandemic, inflation and jobs being at risk the pressure on individual's everyday way of life is in jeopardy. The coaching industry is in the perfect position to help. Coaching is designed according to Dr. Faith Abraham to enhance the quality of life for anyone who engages with it.

Illinois American Water Opens Annual Environmental Grant Program

Illinois American Water has opened the application window for its 2023 Environmental Grant Program. The program funds innovative, community-based projects focused on improving, restoring and watersheds.

Chicago candidates weigh in on ward remapping reform in first-of-its-kind survey organized by community groups

Most of the candidates for Chicago mayor and scores of aldermanic candidates who responded to a survey believe it’s time to change the behind-closed-doors, incumbent-controlled approach to ward remapping

REACTIVATE APPOINTS UTOPIA HILL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Reactivate, a joint venture between Invenergy and Lafayette Square, is pleased to announce that Utopia Hill has been appointed Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors. Reactivate focuses on developing renewable energy projects that provide impactful benefits to primarily low-to-moderate-income and energy transition communities across the country.