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Adopt-a-Beach Program Springs into Action for 2019 Beach Season

Adopt-a-Beach Program Springs into Action for 2019 Beach Season

As spring finally begins to appear around the Great Lakes, volunteers are heading out to beaches for a spring cleaning. The Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach program mobilizes thousands… Read more »

‘Tobacco 21’ Becomes Law

‘Tobacco 21’ Becomes Law

By: Ashmar Mandou Governor JB Pritzker signed the “Tobacco 21,” a statewide bill that increases the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, making Illinois the first… Read more »

If You Think Motherhood Is Driving You Crazy – You May Be Right

If You Think Motherhood Is Driving You Crazy – You May Be Right

Even in two-parent families, it appears that the bulk of child-rearing duties still fall to one person. For all the help dads give, it is moms who take on most… Read more »

Medical Corner: A pharmacist’s advice for prescription medication adherence

Medical Corner: A pharmacist’s advice for prescription medication adherence

By: Ian Gyamfi Sarpong, Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens Medication nonadherence—when patients don’t take their medications as prescribed by their healthcare providers —is all too common, particularly among patients with chronic disease…. Read more »

Medicaid to Provide for Gender Affirming Surgery

Medicaid to Provide for Gender Affirming Surgery

Fostering healthcare equity and inclusion, the state’s Medicaid program will begin covering gender affirming surgeries for members under new policies being established, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Tips for Caregivers During Stress Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Tips for Caregivers During Stress Awareness Month

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, there are 588,000 people providing 670,000,000 hours of unpaid care to the 230,000 people living with Alzheimer’s or… Read more »

Attorney General Raoul Urges Dept. of Education to Reverse Limitations Placed on Disclosure of Student Loan Info

Attorney General Raoul Urges Dept. of Education to Reverse Limitations Placed on Disclosure of Student Loan Info

Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with a coalition of 20 attorneys general, sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos renewing their request that the department reverse limitations… Read more »

Lilly Passes Measure to Empower Parents, Bring Elected School Board to Chicago

Lilly Passes Measure to Empower Parents, Bring Elected School Board to Chicago

State Representative Camille Y. Lilly, D-Chicago, is fighting to give parents control of their local schools by passing legislation that changes Chicago’s appointed school board into an elected, representative school… Read more »

Latino Leadership Council (LLC) Holds Summit in Mexico City

Latino Leadership Council (LLC) Holds Summit in Mexico City

Leaders of the Latino Leadership Council held a summit in Mexico City this past week where they met with local and federal officials. The group included Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Illinois State… Read more »

Bright Promises Empowers Youth Leaders at Non-Profit Fair

Bright Promises Empowers Youth Leaders at Non-Profit Fair

Bright Promises Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding and supporting programs that help at-risk children and youth in the metropolitan Chicago area, is proud to announce the Elevating Youth… Read more »