Author: Alisha Dixon

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.

2017’s Best Places to Flip Houses

If you’re among the millions of HGTV viewers who’ve seen an episode of “Flip or Flop,” you’ve probably thought about the thrill of gutting a house and turning a five- or six-figure profit. But before you demo that pink-tiled ’80s kitchen, you need a stern reality check from the Property Brothers. Any experienced home flipper would caution you that transforming a real-estate beast into a bankable beauty is never as easy as it looks on TV.

KENYAN ELECTIONS JARRED BY TORTURE MURDER OF ELECTION OFFICIAL

July 31, 2017 (GIN) – The body of senior Kenyan election official Christopher Chege Msando was discovered this week on the outskirts of Nairobi, showing signs of torture, according to police.

Msando, who had a key role developing a new electronic ballot and voter registration system at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, had been missing for three days.

Construction Begin On New Event Space At DuSable Museum Of African American History

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District leadership announced the beginning of renovations for an outdoor event space at the DuSable Museum of African American History along the eastern edge of the Roundhouse building. The site will be completed in time for the Chicago Architectural Biennial in September 2017.

ComEd Celebrates Record-Breaking Customer Savings Milestone

To celebrate the customer savings milestone, ComEd gave 250 customers a chance to spin a prize wheel for energy efficient products, such as smart thermostats, power cords and LED lightbulbs.

ComEd, along with members of the Clean Jobs Coalition, including Elevate Energy and Citizen’s Utility Board (CUB), announced a record-breaking milestone that has saved customers $2.5 billion through the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.

Columnist Maudlyne Ihejirika Delivers Saint Xavier University Commencement Address

It’s that time of year when students transition from scholars to career professionals. While donning academic regalia, graduates across the nation will hear inspirational speeches from those who have paved the way to success. Saint Xavier University (SXU) is pleased to announce the 2017 Commencement Ceremony speakers who will share their knowledge and expertise while congratulating this year’s graduates on achieving their high-quality academic degrees.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Join Community, Labor, and Faith Allies in May Day Actions

On Monday, May 1, International Workers’ Day, a wide variety of racial justice, labor, women’s, environmental, immigrant and community organizations from throughout the Chicago area have united to resist racism and rebuild community and are planning walk-outs and other workplace actions, marches and rallies that are expected to draw large crowds to downtown Chicago.