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Five Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

Five Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

Tax season has officially kicked-off. With the deadline being April 18, many taxpayers wait until last minute to file their taxes. According to the IRS, close to 75 percent of… Read more »

Reducing Suicide in Construction Industry

Reducing Suicide in Construction Industry

Construction is the one of the most at-risk industries for suicide. The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Chicago Chapter and the Builders Association (Chicago Associated General Contractors of America Chapter)… Read more »

Komen Chicago to be Beneficiary of Auto Show’s First Look for Charity

Komen Chicago to be Beneficiary of Auto Show’s First Look for Charity

For the first time, Susan G. Komen Chicagoland will be one of 18 beneficiaries of First Look for Charity at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the nation’s largest and longest-running… Read more »

CCHR Approves Updated Disability Rights

CCHR Approves Updated Disability Rights

The Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) Board of Commissioners approved updated disability rights regulations under the City’s Chicago Human Rights Ordinance (CHRO). These newly revised regulations, effective July 1,… Read more »

Assessor’s Office mails Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption applications

Assessor’s Office mails Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption applications

The office of Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has mailed Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications for Tax Year 2016. Savings from these exemptions will appear as deductions on… Read more »

Walgreens Expressions Challenge Honors Chicago Students

Walgreens Expressions Challenge Honors Chicago Students

By: Ashmar Mandou Seven local students who participated in the Walgreens Expressions Challenge were honored for using their talents in creative writing, visual arts, and multimedia to share their perspectives… Read more »

Governor Signs SB 2912 – Address’s Teacher Shortage, Easier Access for Educators Trained Outside Illinois

Governor Signs SB 2912 – Address’s Teacher Shortage, Easier Access for Educators Trained Outside Illinois

Streamlining the licensure process for educators providing greater access to Illinois schools, are just some of the benefits Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law on January 6 as he signed… Read more »

NEA President Comments on Bipartisan, Bicameral BRIDGE Act

NEA President Comments on Bipartisan, Bicameral BRIDGE Act

Lawmakers from both Congressional chambers and political parties introduced the BRIDGE Act, a bill to extend three years of protection of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA recipients and DACA-eligible… Read more »

GM Hosts Discover Your Drive Diversity Journalism Program at NAIAS

GM Hosts Discover Your Drive Diversity Journalism Program at NAIAS

General Motors launched its second annual Discover Your Drive diversity journalism program Jan. 7-11, hosting 13 college students and nine journalists from across the country at Detroit’s North American International… Read more »

Two Chicago Schools Named Best in Illinois for Development of Mobile App

Two Chicago Schools Named Best in Illinois for Development of Mobile App

Chicago Students at De La Salle Institute and Roosevelt Middle School in Bellwood have been named a Best in State winner in Verizon’s fifth annual Innovative Learning App Challenge. The… Read more »