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IDOC Resumes In-Person Visitation

IDOC Resumes In-Person Visitation

The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is resuming in-person visitation at its correctional facilities, affording incarcerated people the opportunity to see their loved ones for the first time in more… Read more »

Hyde Park Art Center Presents Solo Exhibition: The Metamorphosis of Gabriel Villa

Hyde Park Art Center Presents Solo Exhibition: The Metamorphosis of Gabriel Villa

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, presents The Metamorphosis of Gabriel Villa and a related virtual artist talk. Through… Read more »

City Honors COVID-19 Victims

City Honors COVID-19 Victims

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Photo Credit: Tony Diaz Honorable Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, and Clerk Iris Martinez, among others held… Read more »

Ensemble Español Embraces New Era, New Works in ‘Zafiro Flamenco’

Ensemble Español Embraces New Era, New Works in ‘Zafiro Flamenco’

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre presents three performances as part of the “Zafiro Flamenco” 45th Anniversary Festival at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Performances are… Read more »

‘This is a mental health crisis’

‘This is a mental health crisis’

South, Westside call on Mayor for Mental Health Funding By: Ashmar Mandou Mental health activists rallied together Monday outside of the Woodlawn Health Center to mark the ninth year anniversary… Read more »

IDPH Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

IDPH Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

In accordance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will… Read more »

Chicago’s Latin School Educators Step Towards Unionization

Chicago’s Latin School Educators Step Towards Unionization

On Wednesday, the majority of educators from the Latin School of Chicago filed cards with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affirming their intent to organize the Latin School Union…. Read more »

Villanueva Proposes Change in Higher Education

Villanueva Proposes Change in Higher Education

To help public colleges and universities better understand the needs of student parents, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) passed legislation in the Senate Higher Education Committee directing colleges to collect… Read more »

CARES Act Heading to Berwyn

CARES Act Heading to Berwyn

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Berwyn Development Corporation, Berwyn,… Read more »

Preckwinkle Announces Plan for More Affordable Housing

Preckwinkle Announces Plan for More Affordable Housing

Declaring it time to put an end to a system that perpetuates redlining and the growth of vacant properties, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced she is joining the… Read more »