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counting moneyPhoto byPhoto by Alexander Grey (Creative Commons)onUnsplash. As you already know, inflation is hitting Chicago hard. Residents are paying up hundreds of dollars more each month with a 14% increase through October, according to this source.
(CHICAGO) Eligible Chicago residents can apply for a $500 one-time cash payment. If you are a low-income Chicago resident that had trouble accessing the federal relief stimulus checks in 2020, you may be eligible for this program. The current payments are meant to help people with adult dependents.
A Joliet tradition returns to the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park this weekend with the 46th running of the play "Festival of the Gnomes" on Saturday, December 3rd and on Sunday, December 4th. In the play, you will see what the gnomes do around Christmastime.
Kenneka JenkinsPhoto by(The Crime Wire) On September 8, 2017, 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare hotel in Rosemont. The teenager was enjoying a party with her friends in room 926. The party was set to start at 11:30 pm that night. When one of Kenneka’s friends got to the party, they found her in an intoxicated state of being. She was reportedly swaying back and forth as she went to give them a hug. According to witnesses at the party, she had been drinking a lot of cognacs. However, her friends say that she was still acting out of the ordinary. She would shift moods between wanting to dance and be part of the group and being sad and wanting to isolate herself.
The Village of Shorewood will be hosting the 2nd annual Shorewood Holiday Market from Friday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 4th at the Towne Center. The first Holiday Market went so well that the Village of Shorewood decided to make this weekend an annual event.
The Pinoy Porsche Club (PPC) members recently held their inaugural meetup in Chicago, welcoming over a dozen of the fanciest cars from all around the city. The gathering was a sight to behold as members brought out their beloved Porsches and shared stories about why they bought them. The Porsche owners of the club were excited to show off their unique wheels.
The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at the University of Saint Francis Assembly Hall on Friday , December 2nd from 1:30 PM until 06:00 PM CST. You can register at the website of the American Red Cross at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-timea blood drive. At the time of this writing, spots are open for appointments at 30-minute intervals throughout the entire afternoon.
A Very Harry Winter returns this season for a limited time at Replay Lincoln Park. Photo byingus.kruklitis.gmail.com/Depositphotos.com. (CHICAGO) It's back in time for the holiday season. The vintage video games bar, Replay Lincoln Park, at 2833 N. Sheffield Avenue, has turned its upstairs bar into a Harry Potter-themed pop-up bar for the third season.
Speakeasies were once the only way Chicagoans could enjoy a little nightlife while they drank prohibited booze in the 1920s and early 1930s. Although alcohol is no longer banned, and bars are plentiful, our fascination with the speakeasy remains.
Woodstock Institute backs bill that would close the pawn shop loan loophole. Consumer advocates at the Woodstock Institute in Chicago are backing a legislative effort to close what they say is a loophole in current small dollar lending laws in Illinois. While the state's Predatory Lending Prevention Act (PLPA) caps most short-term, small dollar loans at an interest rate of 36%, certain loans offered by pawn brokers are exempt from this cap.
Krispy Kreme has closed eight stores this year and plans to close 14 more in 2023. (CHICAGO) Despite a positive earnings report and a promising collaboration with McDonald's, Krispy Kreme plans to close 14 stores next year and has already shuttered eight of its locations in 2022.
For the second time since October, an Abraham Lincoln statue in Chicago was splashed with red paint and covered with graffiti. Photo byAndrewHorne, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
The payment will be given out to eligible residents through the Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0. There's another relief payment coming, and if you're one of the few who wasn't lucky with the others, the Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0 might be your chance. If you're a Chicago resident with tax dependents living in your household during the pandemic, you're eligible to be one of the 25,500 people to receive a one-time payment of $500.
After eating all kinds of food over the Thanksgiving weekend, you now have the opportunity to work those extra pounds off. The annual Santa Fun Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at 10 AM CST in downtown Joliet. The Santa Fun Run & Walk will begin at the intersection of Van Buren Street and Chicago Street in front of Rialto Square Theatre. The distance for this race is five kilometers (3.1 miles).
North School Park is decorated with festive Christmas decorations and it looks lovelier at night with all the Christmas lights
Village of Hoffman Estates Sewa Diwali Day Proclamation & Itasca Food Pantry visit on Nov 8Photo byHeena Dixit, Sewa Diwali HSS Volunteer. Schaumburg Township Food Pantry on Nov. 18 - Thanks to Hoffman Estates Mayor and Schaumburg Police for their supportPhoto byReena Shukla, Sewa Diwali HSS volunteer.
Living costs in Alabama are on the rise. If you feel the pinch of inflation, the Alabama Policy Institute said the government collected over $13 billion in 2022 revenue. The amount is over the expected budget, so, the plan is to release $2 billion of the excess. Officials say the distribution of the checks will begin after they finalize the payment details. The proposal is in the discussion stage and will need some time before it becomes law.
This Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army provided 700 holiday meals (including 1,600 pounds of turkey) to those in need at the Salvation Army Freedom Center in Humboldt Park. (CHICAGO) They don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Central America. For some migrant families heading to the Salvation Army Freedom Center in the Humboldt Park neighborhood this Thursday, the traditional American holiday feast came as a welcome surprise.