CHICAGO (WLS) -- A milestone event happening Saturday at Soldier Field with Chicago's largest gathering for people living with ALS. It's the 20th anniversary for the Les Turner ALS Foundation's Walk for life which was emceed by ABC 7 Meteorologist Phil Schwarz. The Les turner foundation raises thousands every year...
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Local allies of former President Donald Trump held a rally Saturday in Millennium Park in support of those who've been arrested for their involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The event mirrored one held the same day in Washington, D.C. and also drew Counter-protestors who attempted to drown them out.
CHICAGO - The Nabisco strike, which impacted workers in Chicago and several other locations across the country, is now over. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) working for Nabisco/Mondelez announced on Saturday that members have voted "overwhelmingly" to accept a new collective bargaining agreement. The...
Chicago Can Increase Reflected Rooftop Solar Radiation with World’s Whitest Paint Yet May Opt for Green Roofs Instead
World’s whitest paint may reflect more sunlight but green roofs may be a better choice for Chicago in not only cooling buildings and decreasing climate change but also in limiting water runoff and flooding.
CHICAGO — An estate sale in Chicago this weekend in opening the doors to the public and sharing the story of a Black power couple. She was a trailblazing actress, singer, cultural ambassador and philanthropist. He was a media entrepreneur, advancing the stories of Black people across the globe with his Associated Negro Press.
Facing what very well could have been a "Summer of COVID" with isolation, segregation and even some mutual antagonism, artist Carol Keene found a way to celebrate a "Summer of Love" in her Buffalo Grove backyard with a gaggle of neighborhood children she'd never met. "They love me. I love...
NORTH LAWNDALE — Undeterred by the Friday night rain, thousands flocked to Douglass Park for Riot Fest, headlined by Chicago legends Lupe Fiasco and The Smashing Pumpkins. Last year’s festival was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, and organizers offered 2020 ticket holders admission to Thursday night’s preview party with Morrissey, Alkaline Trio, Patti Smith, Joyce Manor, WDRL and Kristeen Young.
The Christmas Without Cancer 5k Run/Walk is back in person and virtually.
Fest in the First is a celebration of Gary’s First District Neighborhoods: Emerson, Aetna, Glen Ryan and Miller. From noon-8:00 p.m. Lake Street will be full of fun festivities including; live music, scavenger hunt, dance party, art walks, community art project, local food and much more!. There will be a...
CHICAGO— Hundreds of people gathered in Chicago’s Jackson Park Saturday for a 5K for mental health awareness. The walk was hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Chicago. The organization educates and advocates for equitable access to mental health treatment and connects people with available services. The resources are...
EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. — On the last weekend of summer, residents of Evergreen Park took on a different season for good reason. “Every year, this gets bigger and better,” organizer and founder Gerri Neylon said. Neylon is the founder of ‘Christmas Without Cancer‘, an organization that has raised money for...
West Cook News
There were no new teachers in Elmwood Park who signed the pledge on Sept. 17, according to an online pledge from the Zinn Education Project. The pledge was signed by no teachers on Sept. 16, the day before. It now has four pledges from Elmwood Park teachers. They’re one of...
Mexican Independence Day Celebrations Have Begun in Chicago. Mexican Independence Day Celebration DownTown Chicago Sept 16 2021Maria Aguilar-Tobin. town Chicago was the scene of dozens of Mexican flag waving vehicles and traditional Mexican trumpet music playing as local residents of Mexican descent celebrated Mexican Independence day, which was declared on Sept. 16, 1810 when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla issued the “grito,” or call for an end to Spanish rule to those who had gathered in the “zocalo,” or central plaza in Mexico City.
Austin Weekly News
Crossing Austin Boulevard: This story is part of an ongoing series of articles that Austin Weekly News publishes about issues, events, people, places and things that take place west of Austin Boulevard, but that nonetheless resonate to the east of it, as well. Beyond Hunger and Housing Forward, both nonprofits...
(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The head of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus is applauding Mayor Lightfoot’s most recent appointments to top city jobs — with reservations. Ald. Gilbert Villegas, 36th Ward, said there are still far too few Latinos in administration leadership roles. Still, he said he appreciates that Lightfoot...
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Board members of OPAL, the Organization for Positive Action and Leadership, announced in a newsletter Saturday that the Evanston activist group is disbanding. OPAL was formed in 2014 with the goals of improving Black student achievement in Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools, electing equity-focused candidates to local school boards and achieving racial equity in city government.
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More than 150 turned out for Sunday’s mini-golf benefit for GiveNKind, raising $20,288.10 for the local nonprofit at Par-King in Lincolnshire. For three hours, attendees enjoyed miniature golf, a boxed meal, music, games, and raffles to support the organization, which since 2018, has placed $6 million worth of goods in local communities and the environment.
A Buffalo Grove business will be holding a public Ganesha Festival Celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road. The free event will celebrate the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, a god of wisdom and knowledge. The deity is represented having an elephant head on a human body.
It may come as a surprise to people in other parts of the country that the Midwest, being so far from the coasts and so far from the Rio Bravo, has a robust Latino population. But here, it’s a well-known fact that Chicago has been a city of migrants for more than a century and that the Spanish- and bilingual-speaking demographic is growing to the point of comprising one third of the population.