Illinois Fully Aligns with New CDC Masking Recommendations

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

Bring Chicago Home Addresses Affordable Housing Crisis in Chicago

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

50 College-Bound Freshmen Receive “Technology Trunks” from Ada S. McKinley Community Services.

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

One on One with Governor Pritzker

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

Better Business Bureau and ComEd Team Up to Warn Customers of Door-to-Door Energy-Related Scams

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