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Monthly Archives: May 2018

PCC Community Wellness Center Offers Treatment for Substance Use

PCC Community Wellness Center Offers Treatment for Substance Use

PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) is tackling the opioid epidemic with its unique treatment program. In PCC’s program, the treatment of heroin, prescription drug abuse, alcohol, tobacco and other substances… Read more »

Chicago Park District Continues to Limit Use of Pesticides in Parks

Chicago Park District Continues to Limit Use of Pesticides in Parks

Each spring, park patrons may see dandelions growing in their neighborhood parks throughout Chicago, signifying a chemical free park safe for play. For the ninth year, the Chicago Park District… Read more »

Cullerton Continues to Lead on Legionnaires’ Fixes

Cullerton Continues to Lead on Legionnaires’ Fixes

Three years after the initial outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy, residents of that facility and others like it are still waiting for Governor Bruce… Read more »

Chicago Park District Amends Drinking Water Program to Stress Safety and Efficiency

Chicago Park District Amends Drinking Water Program to Stress Safety and Efficiency

As in recent years, the fountains are tested and monitored to ensure the highest drinking water standards. “The health and safety of our patrons is our top priority, and we… Read more »

Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers

By: Ashmar Mandou It will soon be that time of year when vibrant festivals, outdoor activities, and delicious cookouts occupy our weekends. With busy weekends come unhealthy food choices and… Read more »

CPS Middle School Students, Spark Mentors Celebrate Career Possibilities at Daley Plaza

CPS Middle School Students, Spark Mentors Celebrate Career Possibilities at Daley Plaza

Spark will host its third annual Share Your Spark event on June 1, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Daley Plaza. The event, formerly called Discovery Day, celebrates… Read more »

CPS Announces Investment in State-of-the-Art High School Science Labs

CPS Announces Investment in State-of-the-Art High School Science Labs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson announced a $75 million investment in high schools throughout the City of Chicago to add, upgrade or renovate… Read more »

Chicago Public Schools Celebrates Fresh Attitude Week

Chicago Public Schools Celebrates Fresh Attitude Week

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a member of the Urban School Food Alliance, celebrated Fresh Attitude Week from May 7th through 11th. During the week, CPS hosted… Read more »

King College Prep Team Wins First Place in ComEd Ideathon

King College Prep Team Wins First Place in ComEd Ideathon

A Bronzeville high school team competing in ComEd’s first ever Ideathon won first place for developing a micro-processor based solution designed to help prevent accidents when emergency vehicles travel through… Read more »

Applications are Open for Future STEM Stars

Applications are Open for Future STEM Stars

Who wants to build a race car? ComEd is seeking 30 young women who have a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to join them for the 2018… Read more »