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Yearly Archives: 2019

Chicago Park District Celebrates Inclusivity with MasQUEERade Ball at Columbus Park

Chicago Park District Celebrates Inclusivity with MasQUEERade Ball at Columbus Park

The Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks event series welcomes a new initiative into its fold, the teen-led Queering the Parks (QTP) initiative. Chicago youth from across the… Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet Celebrates the Holidays with The Nutcracker

The Joffrey Ballet Celebrates the Holidays with The Nutcracker

The Joffrey Ballet’s critically-acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre, in downtown Chicago at 50… Read more »

ADL Urges Action as FBI Reports Increase in Hate Crimes in Chicago

ADL Urges Action as FBI Reports Increase in Hate Crimes in Chicago

ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) called on leaders to address the deeply disturbing climate of hate after newly released FBI data showed that hate crimes are on the rise across the… Read more »

Chicago Children’s Choir Pilsen/Little Village to Present Community Concert

Chicago Children’s Choir Pilsen/Little Village to Present Community Concert

Chicago Children’s Choir, the nation’s preeminent youth choral organization, leads 11 after-school neighborhood choirs, from Albany Park to Hyde Park; the Pilsen/Little Village Neighborhood Choir proudly presents the first concert… Read more »

Around Town

Around Town

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou Christkindlmarket Through December 24th, 2019 Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn Streets Free www.christkindlmarket.com Ice Skating in Millennium Park Through March 8th, 2020 Millennium Park, 55 N…. Read more »

Running Linked to Significantly Lower Risk of Early Death

Running Linked to Significantly Lower Risk of Early Death

Any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence, according to recent reports. If more… Read more »

Loretto Hospital Receives an ‘A’ Grade from Leapfrog

Loretto Hospital Receives an ‘A’ Grade from Leapfrog

After years of making dramatic improvements in quality, patient safety, patient services, and overall structural enhancements, The Loretto Hospital received a grade of ‘A’, according to a November 7th report… Read more »

Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Offers Winter Pet Safety Tips

Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Offers Winter Pet Safety Tips

With potentially accumulating snowfall followed by the season’s coldest temperatures, Cook County’s Animal and Rabies Control offers the following tips to keep pets safe and healthy during the winter months…. Read more »

Cook County Health Awarded $750,000 by the Office for Victims of Crime to Combat Child Abuse and Neglect

Cook County Health Awarded $750,000 by the Office for Victims of Crime to Combat Child Abuse and Neglect

Despite numerous efforts focusing on child maltreatment prevention, child abuse and neglect remain a tragically common occurrence in the U.S., with thousands of children dying each year. In Cook County… Read more »

Winter Weather System Bringing Bitter Cold to Chicago

Winter Weather System Bringing Bitter Cold to Chicago

In preparation for the wintry conditions, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is advising residents to prepare for winter weather conditions and allow extra time for the morning commute. The… Read more »