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Yearly Archives: 2020

$9.5 M in Grants Awarded to Combat Health and Financial Disparities Magnified by COVID-19

$9.5 M in Grants Awarded to Combat Health and Financial Disparities Magnified by COVID-19

In response to COVID-19’s continuous impact on Chicago residents and the local economy, the Chicago Community COVID-19 Respond Fund announced an additional $9.5 million in grants. Funds will support 194… Read more »

Chicago Cultural Alliance Welcomes New Executive Director

Chicago Cultural Alliance Welcomes New Executive Director

The Chicago Cultural Alliance, a non-profit organization that promotes, supports, and connects museums and centers of cultural heritage, announced that Peter Vega will serve as new Executive Director as the… Read more »

City of Chicago Restores Access to Central Business District

City of Chicago Restores Access to Central Business District

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced restored access to the Central Business District and Loop, to prepare the city for reopening. While full access to the area will be reintroduced for… Read more »

Triton College Offering Certificate Program in Cannabis Industry

Triton College Offering Certificate Program in Cannabis Industry

Starting this summer, Triton College is offering a new short-term certificate program designed to provide students with training to pursue a career in the cannabis industry, urban food products and… Read more »

HACIA, St. Augustine College to Offer Free Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

HACIA, St. Augustine College to Offer Free Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

HACIA (The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association) and St. Augustine College’s Institute for Workforce Education, offer the following Free Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, designed to help participants prepare for entrance into apprenticeship… Read more »

CPS to Resume Meal Distribution

CPS to Resume Meal Distribution

This week, meal distribution will resume at more than 300 school sites following a temporary one-day suspension of grab-and-go meal sites due to the transportation and safety challenges that were… Read more »

IDPH Files Emergency Rules Mandating COVID-19 Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

IDPH Files Emergency Rules Mandating COVID-19 Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

This week, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) filed emergency rules mandating long-term care facilities comply with infection control practices, including testing all residents and staff for COVID-19. Each… Read more »

Tips to Safely Enter Phase 3 from Chicago ER Doctor

Tips to Safely Enter Phase 3 from Chicago ER Doctor

As Chicago enters Phase 3, safety is key. Harnessing medical insight coupled with the resource of mass communication, what may seem as an awkward adjustment post June 3rd may be less… Read more »

June Is Recognized As Men’s Health Month

June Is Recognized As Men’s Health Month

This week kicks off 2020 Men’s Health Month, an annual awareness period solely dedicated to education and activities on the health and wellness of men and boys. Communities around the… Read more »

Illinois Latino COVID-19 Initiative Urges Stronger Health Response

Illinois Latino COVID-19 Initiative Urges Stronger Health Response

As Illinois prepares to move into Phase 3 of its reopening plan, too many health and economic disparities remain unaddressed for the state’s communities of color. The Illinois Latino COVID-19… Read more »