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Yearly Archives: 2019

Hernandez, Villanueva Invite Local Residents to Little Village Back-to-School Health Fair

Hernandez, Villanueva Invite Local Residents to Little Village Back-to-School Health Fair

State Reps. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, and Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, are inviting local residents to a get a head start on the new school year. Back-to-School Health Fair on Saturday,… Read more »

Healthy Eating Habits for Your Child

Healthy Eating Habits for Your Child

By teaching your children healthy eating habits and modeling these behaviors in yourself, you can help your children maintain a healthy weight and normal growth. Also, the eating habits your… Read more »

Chicago Department of Public Health Releases Older Adult Health Report

Chicago Department of Public Health Releases Older Adult Health Report

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Center for Community Health Equity (CCHE) jointly released a report describing the health status of Chicago’s older adult population. In 2016, there… Read more »

Waubonsee and NIU Create Kinesiology Pathway

Waubonsee and NIU Create Kinesiology Pathway

Waubonsee Community College and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have established an articulation agreement that presents students with a step-by-step guide to a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Kinesiology is the study… Read more »

New Law Strengthens Protections for Student Safety

New Law Strengthens Protections for Student Safety

Public Act 101-0531 signed into law on Friday, strengthens protections for student safety. The new law grants the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) the statutory authority to suspend an… Read more »

J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 Receives Recognition as a Microsoft Showcase School

J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 Receives Recognition as a Microsoft Showcase School

Microsoft has recognized J. Sterling Morton School District 201 as a Showcase School, which is an elite group of schools that exemplify the most exceptional teaching and learning in the… Read more »

Back to School for Aspiring Teachers

Back to School for Aspiring Teachers

On Wednesday evening of last week, Grow Your Own Illinois celebrated the beginning of the new school year for nearly 100 aspiring teachers of color who are studying at 12… Read more »

Chicago Public Schools’ Students Achieve Highest-Ever Reading and Math Scores on National Exam

Chicago Public Schools’ Students Achieve Highest-Ever Reading and Math Scores on National Exam

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that a higher percentage of elementary CPS students are meeting or exceeding standards in reading and math than ever before. Based on data from the… Read more »

Thompson Center for Sale

Thompson Center for Sale

Governor JB Pritzker announced a major step toward the sale of the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC).  The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) will issue a Request for… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Raising Teacher Minimum Salary to $40,000 to Address Statewide Teacher Shortage

Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Raising Teacher Minimum Salary to $40,000 to Address Statewide Teacher Shortage

Taking another step to address the statewide teacher shortage, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation today raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000. The current minimum teacher salary ranges from only $9,000… Read more »