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Yearly Archives: 2019

Cook County TIFs Bring in Nearly $1.2 B

Cook County TIFs Bring in Nearly $1.2 B

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts in Cook County will bring in nearly $1.2 billion for tax year 2018, according to a report Wednesday from Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough’s… Read more »

Governor Signs Sandoval’s DUI Prevention Measure

Governor Signs Sandoval’s DUI Prevention Measure

State grants would be provided to prevent DUI offenses and support victims involved in DUI-related crashes under new legislation passed by State Senator Martin A. Sandoval and signed into law… Read more »

Latino Caucus Condemns Trump’s Racist Rhetoric, Calls for Action on Gun Safety Reforms

Latino Caucus Condemns Trump’s Racist Rhetoric, Calls for Action on Gun Safety Reforms

In light of the horrific hate-driven attack in El Paso, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement condemning Donald Trump for his racist rhetoric as it is inciting… Read more »

Xfinity Store to Open in Cicero

Xfinity Store to Open in Cicero

Comcast announced that a new Xfinity Store is slated to open early this fall at 2942 S. Cicero Ave. in Cicero, IL. The store is designed entirely around the needs… Read more »

Aquino to Serve as Chair of Senate Labor Committee

Aquino to Serve as Chair of Senate Labor Committee

State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) was named Chairperson of the Senate Labor Committee this week. “I’m looking forward to continuing my advocacy for working families in Illinois on the Senate… Read more »

Conservation Leadership Conference Inspires STEAM Careers for Teens

Conservation Leadership Conference Inspires STEAM Careers for Teens

Approximately 350 Chicagoland teens were introduced to exciting careers in wildlife and nature at the third annual Teen Conservation Leadership Conference, presented by the Chicago Zoological Society, in partnership with… Read more »

Martinez to Hold Family Wellness and Back to School Fair

Martinez to Hold Family Wellness and Back to School Fair

Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) will hold her annual Family Wellness and Back to School Fair this week, joined by co-host State Representative Jaime Andrade Jr. (D-Chicago) along… Read more »

McDonald’s Organizes Backpack Giveaway

McDonald’s Organizes Backpack Giveaway

Carmen De Carrier, owner/operator of several McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago, will host a giveaway of 2,500 backpacks for elementary school children. The event, now in its ninth year, will help… Read more »

Educator’s Activity Guide Highlights Learning Opportunities

Educator’s Activity Guide Highlights Learning Opportunities

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will distribute free and interactive educator’s activity guides in the Lieutenant Governor’s Tent at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Aug. 9-18. The… Read more »

Cultural Programming at Harold Washington Library Center

Cultural Programming at Harold Washington Library Center

Chicago Public Library offers a variety of programs and events each month to engage patrons of all ages and explore relevant cultural topics. All events are free and seating is… Read more »