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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Policy Forum Reveals New Statistics on Chicago Truancy and Drop Out Rates

Policy Forum Reveals New Statistics on Chicago Truancy and Drop Out Rates

For Chicago public schools, student absenteeism has been a chronic problem. Last Thursday, the Union League Club of Chicago in the downtown loops released new statistics on the truancy rates… Read more »

The Cuban Jewish Community in Solidarity with Alan Gross

The Cuban Jewish Community in Solidarity with Alan Gross

By Daniel Nardini Despite the type of government the Cuban people live under, there are those ready and willing to risk the wrath of their own government for a simple… Read more »

About Traveling to North Korea*

About Traveling to North Korea*

By Daniel Nardini I feel especially sorry for the family of former Korean War veteran Merrill E. Newman. I am thoroughly convinced that he said something that he should not… Read more »

Secession Sentiment?

Secession Sentiment?

By Daniel Nardini I remember some downstate Illinois legislators (who shall remain nameless) proposing that Chicago be made a “separate state” and allowed to be separated from the rest of… Read more »

AT&T Introduces New Mobile Share Value Plans for Customers

AT&T Introduces New Mobile Share Value Plans for Customers

Last Sunday, AT&T released the new mobile share values plan, which gives customers an opportunity for more savings with ‘no annual service contract options.’ Smartphone customers can save up to… Read more »

NFCC Poll Data Shows Personal Spending Pitfalls

NFCC Poll Data Shows Personal Spending Pitfalls

According to a recent poll conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), eighty percent of respondents indicate that personal spending tops the list of poor financial decision making,… Read more »

Community Savings Bank Honors Veteran Employee

Community Savings Bank Honors Veteran Employee

Community Savings Bank recently honored Christine Meziere as she celebrated her 25th year as an employee. CSB President and Chairman Dane H. Cleven praised Meziere for her commitment. “Chris has… Read more »

Governor Quinn Signs New Pension Law

Governor Quinn Signs New Pension Law

Last week, Governor Quinn signed a law resolving Illinois’ pension reform crisis. The new Senate Bill 1 was sponsored by Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) and Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago). “This… Read more »

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Network Goes Bilingual, Mobile

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Network Goes Bilingual, Mobile

December is HIV/AIDS awareness month and for Illinois healthcare organizations and professionals, it’s time to spread the word. Illinois’ HIV Care Connect, a multi-region medical service network for the HIV-positive… Read more »

Consejos de OEMC  Sobre Seguridad, Información sobre Centros de Calentamiento

Consejos de OEMC Sobre Seguridad, Información sobre Centros de Calentamiento

Al bajar las temperaturas de Chicago a un dígito, Chicago Office of Emergency Management (OEMC) expidió consejos para prepararse para los próximos cambios de clima. Asegúrese de que las tuberías… Read more »