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Yearly Archives: 2017

FDA Approves New Targeted Therapy for Advances Breast Cancer

FDA Approves New Targeted Therapy for Advances Breast Cancer

On September 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Verzenio (abemaciclib), a kinase inhibitor that disrupts cancer growth, for people with certain types of advanced or metastatic breast cancer… Read more »

Walgreens to Establish New Technology Center of Excellence in the Sullivan Center

Walgreens to Establish New Technology Center of Excellence in the Sullivan Center

Walgreens announced the company will bring approximately 300 technology positions to its current downtown Chicago office in the Sullivan Center to establish a new technology center of excellence. Through a… Read more »

Activist and Community Leader Juan M. Calderón to Serve as a Member of the Chicago Board of Health

Activist and Community Leader Juan M. Calderón to Serve as a Member of the Chicago Board of Health

By: Ashmar Mandou Community activist Juan M. Calderón was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve as a member of the Chicago Board of Health. City Council approved the Mayor’s… Read more »

Tabares Backing Legislation to Provide Relief to Seniors on Fixed Incomes

Tabares Backing Legislation to Provide Relief to Seniors on Fixed Incomes

With rising costs affecting seniors living on fixed incomes, state Rep. Silvana Tabares, D-Chicago, is supporting legislation to eliminate the sales tax on everyday items regularly purchased by many older… Read more »

Advocates Call for Passage SB 32

Advocates Call for Passage SB 32

By: Ashmar Mandou The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights released a new report titled Unequal Protection: Disparate Treatment of Immigrant Victims in Cook, the Collar Counties, and Beyond… Read more »

Suspect charged with murder in killing of Oak Lawn man at Bridgeview business

Suspect charged with murder in killing of Oak Lawn man at Bridgeview business

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Cook County States Attorney’s office approved 1st degree Murder charges against Howard Strepek in the shooting murder of a 55-year-old Oak Lawn resident in… Read more »

Principal Pride Campaign Launches in Chicago

Principal Pride Campaign Launches in Chicago

Great public schools require great leadership, and across the city, Chicago’s public school principals are making a difference. To celebrate their work, in conjunction with National Principal Appreciation Week (October… Read more »

Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact Arrives This Fall

Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact Arrives This Fall

These days, our world has never felt smaller. It is easier than ever for people from all over the globe to meet and exchange ideas. Though technology has changed the… Read more »

Madigan Sues U.S. Department of Education for Refusing to Enforce Gainful Employee Rule

Madigan Sues U.S. Department of Education for Refusing to Enforce Gainful Employee Rule

Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with 17 other attorneys general, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for refusing to enforce the Gainful Employment… Read more »

‘Community Wealth Building Day’ Aims to Boost Homeownership

‘Community Wealth Building Day’ Aims to Boost Homeownership

A recent study by Harvard University reports the gap between African American and White homeowners in Chicago has grown to near historic levels since the real estate crash of the… Read more »