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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Chicago KICS Youth Soccer Athletes Travel to Cuba

Chicago KICS Youth Soccer Athletes Travel to Cuba

The Chicago KICS Community Academy, one of the largest youth soccer programs in the city, hosted a special event on Wednesday night at Dunbar Park, as a celebratory sendoff for… Read more »

Conference Tackles Health Concerns for Incarcerated Populations

Conference Tackles Health Concerns for Incarcerated Populations

On June 15th, Illinois Reentry Conference: Health Equity and Social Justice kicked off two days of speakers, panels, and workshops with an opening reception and keynote address by Nneka Jones… Read more »

Protecting Americans Abroad

Protecting Americans Abroad

by Daniel Nardini I feel very, very sorry for Otto Warmbier and his family. The young man who went to North Korea and who returned basically brain dead had died… Read more »

Free Street Brings ‘Los Milagros/The Miracles’

Free Street Brings ‘Los Milagros/The Miracles’

For almost 50 years, the historic Free Street Theater has spent Chicago summers performing free outdoor plays in public spaces. “This is really at the heart of our year-round programming,”… Read more »

Erie Teen Center Reopens

Erie Teen Center Reopens

By: Ashmar Mandou Health advocates, patients, staff, and representatives of the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation, and community members gathered in the newly renovated lobby of Erie… Read more »

Tips for Parents to Help Kids Beat the Heat During this Sizzling Summer

Tips for Parents to Help Kids Beat the Heat During this Sizzling Summer

Courtesy of UnitedHealthcare of Illinois Summertime is here which means kids are out of school and temperatures are rising. That combination has Dr. Kwame Foucher reminding parents about the signs… Read more »

Climate Summit Comes to Chicago

Climate Summit Comes to Chicago

By: Ashmar Mandou In an announcement made on Wednesday morning, Chicago will partner with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and all of its partner city networks… Read more »

Mayor Emanuel, CPS Announce Investments in Steinmetz College Preparatory

Mayor Emanuel, CPS Announce Investments in Steinmetz College Preparatory

As part of the City of Chicago’s effort to modernize and strengthen high schools throughout the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools announced innovative investments in Steinmetz College… Read more »

Five Ombudsman Chicago Grads Receive College Scholarships

Five Ombudsman Chicago Grads Receive College Scholarships

Five members of Ombudsman Chicago’s class of 2017 earned $221,000 in college scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $80,000 and were recognized at Ombudsman’s graduation June 16th. The five are among… Read more »

MassMutual’s College Planning

MassMutual’s College Planning

It’s not surprising that four out of five families in the U.S. see a college degree as the key for a child to open the doors of opportunity, establish a… Read more »