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Monthly Archives: May 2020

RTA Study Potential Improvements

RTA Study Potential Improvements

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently completed a study of potential service improvements along Metra’s North Central Service (NCS) line and the feasibility of various funding mechanisms to support those… Read more »

Humboldt Park Developer Says Pandemic Is Right Time to Build Affordable Housing

Humboldt Park Developer Says Pandemic Is Right Time to Build Affordable Housing

By Yolanda Y. Harris Now that COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, Luis Castro and his wife Marsha, co-owners of L&MC Investments, are determined now more than ever to… Read more »

ICJIA Announces $31.5 Million in Grant Opportunities to Support the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program

ICJIA Announces $31.5 Million in Grant Opportunities to Support the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) announced two funding opportunities to support Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) programming in historically underserved communities across Illinois. Grants are available for community… Read more »

IBHE Names Higher Education Leaders to COVID-19 Campus Reopening Committee

IBHE Names Higher Education Leaders to COVID-19 Campus Reopening Committee

Following the release of Governor JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has convened a committee to shape guidance on how campuses across the state… Read more »

Golden Apple Surprises Brighton Park Elementary School Teacher with Prestigious Award for Excellence in Teaching

Golden Apple Surprises Brighton Park Elementary School Teacher with Prestigious Award for Excellence in Teaching

Golden Apple, the leading Illinois nonprofit committed to preparing, honoring and supporting exemplary educators who advance educational opportunities for students, surprised Paloma Salcedo, a fourth-grade teacher at Brighton Park Elementary… Read more »

Chicago Public Library & FCB Host Daily Story Time for Children Everywhere

Chicago Public Library & FCB Host Daily Story Time for Children Everywhere

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Library (CPL), and the CPL Foundation have partnered to host “Live from the Library,” a daily story time from Chicagoans for children everywhere. The… Read more »

City, CORE Founders Update COVID-19 Testing Centers

City, CORE Founders Update COVID-19 Testing Centers

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined co-founders of Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), Sean Penn and Ann Lee, to provide an update on the City’s COVID-19 testing facilities, which are strategically… Read more »

The Need for Normalcy

The Need for Normalcy

For the past several weeks, most Americans have been sitting at home, social distancing from both family and friends. But with summer drawing near, many of us are simply tired… Read more »

Illinois Community Health HIV Advocates Form the COVID-19 Working Group

Illinois Community Health HIV Advocates Form the COVID-19 Working Group

Several prominent organizations with decades of experience in HIV/AIDS and infectious disease advocacy have come together to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable and marginalized communities in the… Read more »

Our Ability to Focus May Falter After Eating One Meal High in Saturated Fat

Our Ability to Focus May Falter After Eating One Meal High in Saturated Fat

Fatty food may feel like a friend during these troubled times, but new research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate… Read more »