Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Anthony Anderson Named Host of 49th NAACP Image Awards; Voting Opens for Entertainer of Year

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and TV One recently announced that NAACP Image Awards winner, Emmy-award nominated actor and star of “black-ish,” Anthony Anderson will return as host for the 49th NAACP Image Awards.

Chicago Will Host the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery For the First Time

The best news Chicago basketball fans can have is next to the anticipation to someday hosting the NBA Allstar Weekend is hosting the NBA Draft. It was announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel next year, the league will host its highly attended 2018 NBA Draft weekend in Chicago.

JPMorgan Chase Invests Over $2 Million to Strengthen Small Businesses Across Chicago Neighborhoods

New investments build upon the continued expertise, data and other firmwide resources provided to help open, expand and strengthen minority entrepreneurs and nonprofits citywide

Nissan Recognized for Support of Minority Companies by Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Nissan North America received the inaugural Benchmark Award from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, an initiative of Citizenship Education Fund, for the company’s work in support of minority companies. The award was presented at the 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit Business Luncheon on October 19, 2017, in Detroit.

Commissioner Kari K. Steele Provides Useful Tips Through PSA Campaign

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA) ISSUED TO PROVIDE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TIPS ON PREVENTING BASEMENT BACKUPS DURING EXTREME RAINFALL 

Commissioner Kari K. Steele Provides Useful Tips for Preventing Basement Backups and Knowing the Difference Between Services Provided by MWRD and the City of Chicago Department of Water Management 

2017 Chicago Half Marathon | 5K Road Closures Impact Southside Travel

2017 Chicago Half Marathon | 5K

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE

The 21st annual Chicago Half Marathon and 5K is scheduled for the weekend of Friday, September 22, 2017. Several streets in and around Jackson Park and South Lake Shore Drive will be impacted by road closures and traffic reroutes, including:

JB Pritzker Opens Second South Side Location and Joliet Campaign Office

Pritzker supporters attend Joliet campaign office opening.

On Sunday,  a new JB for Governor campaign office opened in Joliet. This is the sixth office opening across the state as the campaign continues to build a statewide, grassroots operation. While speaking at the opening, JB highlighted his priorities for creating jobs, investing in quality education, and expanding healthcare for Illinois families.

Obama Foundation Announces Slate of Programming Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama

Today, President Obama announced in a video and e-mail the first set of Obama Foundation initiatives to inspire and empower young people to change their world. More than a building or a museum, the Foundation will be a living, working center for citizenship — continuously developing as we learn from leaders across the country and the globe. And, we’re starting well before we break ground on the Obama Presidential Center. The Center will be located on the South Side of Chicago, but will have projects all over the city, the country, and the world through partnerships, programs, and digital initiatives.

Chicago Woman Found Dead in Freezer of Rosemont Hotel

Chicago Radio Broadcasters Supports Red Cross Efforts In Houston, Texas

More than 30 Chicagoland radio stations will simultaneously air a :60 second radio spot to support the efforts of the American Red Cross as they work to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas and across the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 4:29 pm.

First Black Chicago City Comptroller Receives Honorary Street Dedication

This week Alderman Edward M. Burke (14th) presided over a ceremony dedicating an entire block along South Clark Street between Madison and Monroe Streets in honor of the late Chicago City Comptroller Clark Burrus.

$30 Million In Funding to Help Train Workforce for Future Energy Jobs

A combination of six business associations and social institutions have been named as recipients of funding for the development and administration of future energy jobs training as a part of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) on Monday. Chicago Urban League, Austin People’s Action Center, ASPIRA, HACIA, Chatham Business Association and the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) will develop training programs related to solar and energy efficiency as a part of the FEJA’s goal to prepare a workforce ready for the future energy industry.