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New Role, New Goal

New Role, New Goal

By: Ashmar Mandou This year brought on many exciting changes, including former state senator Iris Martinez becoming the first Latina to take the seat as Clerk of the Circuit Court… Read more »

Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Ending Money Bond

Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Ending Money Bond

On Wednesday, the state’s legislature has voted in support of the Pretrial Fairness Act as included in the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ criminal justice reform bill, HB 3653 SFA2. Among… Read more »

State Launches Training Program to Increase Human Trafficking Awareness

State Launches Training Program to Increase Human Trafficking Awareness

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is reminding the public that human trafficking is not something that only happens to… Read more »

Cradles to Crayons Invites Families to Donate, Volunteer in honor of MLK Day

Cradles to Crayons Invites Families to Donate, Volunteer in honor of MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day to honor the late civil rights icon’s legacy of giving back to those most vulnerable in our communities. On Monday, January 18,… Read more »

Legislators, Community-Based Groups Urge Pritzker to Renew COVID AID Funding

Legislators, Community-Based Groups Urge Pritzker to Renew COVID AID Funding

In parts of the city most ravaged by COVID-19, Black and Brown residents live on the margins, easy to forget by those who can hunker down, maintaining a decent income… Read more »

Submission Season at Collaboraction

Submission Season at Collaboraction

It’s submission season at Collaboraction, Chicago’s theater for social change. Collaboraction produces performing arts festivals that give under-represented voices platforms to share personal, powerful and authentic stories that move the soul… Read more »

PAV YMCA of Berwyn-Cicero Awarded BDC philanthropic grant

PAV YMCA of Berwyn-Cicero Awarded BDC philanthropic grant

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the Pav YMCA for their Senior Food Service Drive Thru Program in September 2020. The BDC philanthropic grant helped fund… Read more »

Nuevo Puesto, Nueva Meta

Nuevo Puesto, Nueva Meta

Por: Ashmar Mandou Este año trajo muchos cambios interesantes, incluyendo el de la ex senadora estatal Iris Martínez, quien se convirtió en la primera latina en tomar el puesto de… Read more »

Legislatura de Illinois Aprueba Proyecto de Ley que Pone fin a la Fianza

Legislatura de Illinois Aprueba Proyecto de Ley que Pone fin a la Fianza

El miércoles, la legislatura del estado votó en apoyo al Acta de Equidad Previa al Juicio (Petrial Fairness Act), según está incluída en el proyecto de reforma de justicia criminal… Read more »

El Estado Lanza Programa de Entrenamiento para Concientizar Sobre el Tráfico Humano

El Estado Lanza Programa de Entrenamiento para Concientizar Sobre el Tráfico Humano

Enero es el Mes de Concientización del Tráfico Humano y el Departamento de Servicios Infantiles y Familiares de Illinois (DCFS) recuerda al público que el tráfico humano no es solo… Read more »