After a hiatus in 2020, when it was canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Northbrook Days festival is back from Aug. 4-8 for its 97th year of fundraising.
Risk of hospitalization for Illinois’ unvaccinated has nearly tripled in three weeks, a Tribune analysis shows.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today it is fully adopting updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) masking recommendations to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. CDC recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor setting in areas with substantial and high transmission. CDC is
Hood 2 Hire (H2H) in partnership with New Spiritual Light Missionary Baptist Church (NSLMBC) won a micro grant from Advocate Aurora network to provide community youth outreach for COVID-19 vaccinations. On Saturday, July 17th they, in partnership with Black Men United, hosted a “Vax & Relax” community event with COVID vaccine distributions, food giveaways and
Bring Chicago Home (BCH), a grassroots advocacy organization within the City of Chicago wants to provide a potential solution to the affordable housing crisis in Chicago, by proposing a restructuring of a current tax fund to be reinvested in Chicago neighborhoods through affordable housing initiatives. Last Wednesday, outside of City Hall, advocates and elected officials
Friday, 50 of Chicago’s future college freshmen were honored for their hard work and creative essays by Ada S. McKinley Community Services. The 13th Annual College Trunk pick-up day honors the success and resilience of 50 high school graduates who overcame obstacles during an academic year amid a global pandemic. This year students wrote essays
The organizers of The ISH Project are set to debut their first documentary, Black Health IS 7-9 p.m. on July 24 with a premiere screening at the Ann Arbor Michigan Theater. Tickets are $9 and are available for purchase at blackhealthis.com. The ISH Project, standing for The Infinite Steps to Health Project, is a
Elected in 2018, Governor Pritzker could not have predicted his term would be filled with a global pandemic, racial unrest, and more. The Chicago Defender spoke with the Governor as he reflected on his term and looked to the future as he launched his official re-election campaign. Chicago Defender: Your first term was filled with
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joins First Lady Amy Eshleman, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, Amazon, and community-based organizations across the city to launch the inaugural Summer Kickback Series. This initiative provides safe spaces, programs, and other opportunities for Chicago youth, ages 14 to 19 in 15 communities on the south and west sides.
With the gradual lifting of COVID-19 safety restrictions, ComEd and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Chicago and Northern Illinois remind customers to be on the lookout for utility-company imposters approaching homes and businesses to steal information and valuables. “ComEd takes seriously its responsibility to help our customers protect themselves,” said Nichole Owens, ComEd vice