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Yearly Archives: 2019

Castro Celebrates Adult Literacy Grants for Literacy Connection

Castro Celebrates Adult Literacy Grants for Literacy Connection

State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) announced that adult literacy programs in her district will receive nearly $290,000 in state grants. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White awarded the grants through… Read more »

Grown Your Own Teacher Program Becomes Law

Grown Your Own Teacher Program Becomes Law

Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez’s measure expanding the ability of schools and future teachers to participate in the Grow Your Own Teacher program became law. The Grow Your Own… Read more »

Students Make Their Goodman Theatre Debut

Students Make Their Goodman Theatre Debut

Goodman Theatre’s summer programs—PlayBuild Youth Intensive and Musical Theater Intensive—culminate with two final showcases performed by 100 students (aged 14-18) on August 9 and 10 at 7pm. Under the leadership… Read more »

Aquino Announces Adult Literacy Grants for 2nd District

Aquino Announces Adult Literacy Grants for 2nd District

State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) announced on Monday that adult literacy programs in his district will receive $110,000 in state grants. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White awarded the grants… Read more »

Pappas: Cook County Property Taxes Due Thursday

Pappas: Cook County Property Taxes Due Thursday

Property owners must pay the Second Installment of their Cook County property taxes by August 1, 2019, to avoid hefty late charges imposed by state law, Treasurer Maria Pappas said…. Read more »

Hernandez-Backed Protections for Immigrant Parents and their Children Signed Into Law

Hernandez-Backed Protections for Immigrant Parents and their Children Signed Into Law

Legislation supported by state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, that will streamline the guardianship process for minors in the case that their parent is detained or deported was signed into… Read more »

Peters Extends Services for Youth Leaving DCFS Under New Law

Peters Extends Services for Youth Leaving DCFS Under New Law

Youth who are transitioning out of DCFS care will be eligible to receive support from various state agencies under a measure sponsored by State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) that was… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Signs New Law Giving Relief from High Interest on Consumer Debt

Gov. Pritzker Signs New Law Giving Relief from High Interest on Consumer Debt

Surrounded by consumer advocates at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Governor JB Pritzker signed the bipartisan Consumer Fairness Act into law Monday, giving millions of Illinoisans relief from high interest on… Read more »

City Unveils New Census Website

City Unveils New Census Website

The City on Tuesday rolled out a new census website – census2020.chicago.gov – a one-stop shop to support the city’s complete count effort for the upcoming 2020 census.  The comprehensive… Read more »

Cry “Fascist”

Cry “Fascist”

By Daniel Nardini I see this word almost every week. The term “Fascist” is used to describe either U.S. President Donald Trump or some rightwing rally or some state or… Read more »