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Yearly Archives: 2019

Hundreds in Rally Show Support for Roe vs. Wade

Hundreds in Rally Show Support for Roe vs. Wade

In response to legislation effectively banning abortion in states across the country – most recently including Georgia, Alabama and neighboring Missouri – hundreds of reproductive health care supporters gathered at… Read more »

Avoid Illness While Traveling Memorial Day Weekend

Avoid Illness While Traveling Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer.  According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend by car, plane, or train. Nothing ruins a… Read more »

Department of Public Health Identifies Possible Measles Exposures in Chicago

Department of Public Health Identifies Possible Measles Exposures in Chicago

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) on May 17 identified an individual with a confirmed measles infection in Chicago. CDPH is working closely with the highest-risk locations to contact… Read more »

Illinois Agencies Support Point of Use Filters to Reduce Lead Exposure

Illinois Agencies Support Point of Use Filters to Reduce Lead Exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates there is no safe blood lead level in children. Lead exposures come from a combination of environmental sources, which may include… Read more »

Cook County Health Releases Statement on Federal Regulations, Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority

Cook County Health Releases Statement on Federal Regulations, Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority

Today, the County of Cook, which includes Cook County Health, joined the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, and many other states and jurisdictions as plaintiffs in a federal… Read more »

Triton College tutor honored for work with adult learners

Triton College tutor honored for work with adult learners

Triton College Access to Literacy Program tutor Jim Jacob recently received the 2019 Outstanding Tutor Award from Literacy Volunteers of Illinois and the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for… Read more »

MSI Opens Youth Artist Submissions for Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition

MSI Opens Youth Artist Submissions for Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition

Emerging youth artists are now invited to submit their work year-round to the historic Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI). The submission… Read more »

ComEd Icebox Derby Opens

ComEd Icebox Derby Opens

This summer, 30 young women from the Chicago area will build both high-tech racecars and pathways to their futures in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Girls can apply now… Read more »

West Side street vendors write a memo to the mayor about their need for city support during On the Table

West Side street vendors write a memo to the mayor about their need for city support during On the Table

By: Princess-India Alexander On Tuesday, May 14 The Chicago Community Trust held its On the Table, an annual day where Chicagoans join across the city to have a meal and discuss… Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Key Senior Staff Positions

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Key Senior Staff Positions

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced several key staff who will serve in leadership positions in her administration. “We are hitting the ground running with a talented team of public servants… Read more »