Forty eight years ago, on April 4, 1968, the world was forever changed with the news that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated. It was hard for many to believe, accept or conceptualize…that King’s life had ended so tragically on that balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. It was a period of shock. It was a period of national and international mourning.
Anticipation. Appreciation. Excitement. Those three words perfectly describe the atmosphere during ComEd’s 1st Inaugural Supplier Diversity Awards ceremony held Monday at the Bridgeport Art Center located at 1200 W. 35th Street in Chicago.
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has scheduled a one-day strike on Fri., April 1 and CTU members have been warned that if they cross picket lines, they could be booted from the organization. Many including CTU members are asking why a one-day strike billed “A Day of Action” has been planned in the first place.
In what will more than likely become the final decision in identifying a chief officer for the Chicago Police Department (CPD), Mayor Rahm Emanuel named Eddie Johnson as interim superintendent for the embattled city unit.
Chicago Public Schools handed out pink slips to 62 employees on Monday, 17 of them teachers. The school district said that it is in the midst of trying to balance a budget that includes eliminating $85 million from school budgets and said that the laid off include 43 full-time and 19 part-time employees. Officials at CPS are also saying that the cuts are absolutely necessary, yet unfortunate for students, teachers and principals.
It was standing room only on Saturday during the Chicago Citizen Newspaper’s Candidates for Judge - Town Hall Meeting, an open discussion with candidates for judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill. and the Illinois Appellate Court.
What do Chicagoans need?
They need access to affordable healthcare and affordable housing. They need access to quality education from pre-school to college. They need to live in low crime neighborhoods so that their families can feel safe and sound and so that their property values can increase.
It’s the question that’s on everyone’s mind. It’s been the topic of most political discussions for the past few days. And it’s a very serious matter to democrats, republicans and independents. Who is going to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia?
Here’s some good news for Chicago residents who are in need of tax preparation assistance. The City of Chicago is expanding its Tax Prep Chicago program. The 16th annual citywide free tax preparation assistance program will double the number of free tax preparation assistance sites from 21 to 36 sites.
Ill. State Rep. Christian Mitchell (Dist.-26) is keeping busy these days rounding up as many heavy weight endorsements as he can. And that’s exactly what he should be doing because his competitor Jhatayn “Jay” Travis is picking up steam.