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Spanish Coalition for Housing Team Honored for Outstanding Efforts in Education

Spanish Coalition for Housing Team Honored for Outstanding Efforts in Education

Following a year of increased educational efforts through hands-on workshops, a team of three women from Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH) were honored for their outstanding contributions in Education at… Read more »

Ruido Fest: More Acts, New Location

Ruido Fest: More Acts, New Location

Caption by Ashmar Mandou Ruido Fest, Latin-music themed, three-day festival returns to Chicago for its fifth anniversary with a robust list of diverse musical acts. This weekend, artists will descend… Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot, CPS Launch Groundbreaking Summer Program

Mayor Lightfoot, CPS Launch Groundbreaking Summer Program

By: Ashmar Mandou A new groundbreaking summer program called Summer for Change (S4C) designed to reach Chicago’s vulnerable youth launched Wednesday with the help of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and… Read more »

Assessor Kaegi’s Countywide Listening Tour to Make its Final Stop

Assessor Kaegi’s Countywide Listening Tour to Make its Final Stop

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi’s countywide Listening Tour will make its final stop on Monday, June 24th from 6p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Arturo Velasquez Institute located at 2800… Read more »

Chicago Public Library Toman Branch to Host Community Resource Fair

Chicago Public Library Toman Branch to Host Community Resource Fair

Chicago Public Library Toman Branch will partner with local non-profit and service agencies to host the 4th Annual Community Resource Fair on Thursday, June 27th from 12p.m. – 2:30 p.m…. Read more »

Is work stressing you out? Here are tips to help fight it

Is work stressing you out? Here are tips to help fight it

By Dr. Gary Grosel, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois Feeling stressed at work? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll revealed that 55 percent of Americans said… Read more »

Making the Most of Wellness Programs

Making the Most of Wellness Programs

By: Colleen Van Ham, president & CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois More people in Illinois and across the country are gaining access to well-being programs that encourage consumers to adopt healthier… Read more »

Illinois Department of Public Health Expands Newborn Screening

Illinois Department of Public Health Expands Newborn Screening

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is rolling out a test for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) for all newborn babies statewide.  ALD is a rare hereditary disorder that affects the brain,… Read more »

Public Mental Health Task Force Convenes Hearing On Mental Health Needs

Public Mental Health Task Force Convenes Hearing On Mental Health Needs

Chicago’s Mental Health Task Force, Chaired by Alderman Sophia King, convened the first public forum on Thursday, June 13th at Malcolm X College on public mental health services called for by… Read more »

IlliniCare Health Leads Effort to Integrate Mental and Physical Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

IlliniCare Health Leads Effort to Integrate Mental and Physical Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

IlliniCare Health announced a new initiative that will aim to support people with mental health conditions by further integrating mental and physical health care. Leveraging Quartet Health’s technology and services,… Read more »