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Parent Power Chicago Resource Spotlight – Blue 1647 Technology Innovation Center

Parent Power chicago Resource Spotlight   BLUE1647 is an entrepreneurship and technology innovation center focused on professional development (through classes and workshops), workforce development (through internships), business acceleration, and economic development in technology and 21st century skills. As a beacon of resource through physical space and curated programming, BLUE1647 provides impactf ...

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Chicago Women Take Action With Mayoral Candidates’ Forum

By Naimah Latif Contributing Writer The five Chicago Mayoral candidates that will appear on the February 24, 2015 Election Ballot spoke to a packed house in a forum held at the Chicago Temple Building, 77 West Washington, Saturday, January 24, from 2pm to 5pm. Sponsored by the Chicago Women Take Action Alliance (CWTA) the forum allowed each candidate to speak separately and answer a list of questions on top ...

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Ernie “Mr. CUb” Banks, hall of fame legend

By: Charles Roughy STAFF WRITER     Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks, who was known for his love of the Cubs as well as his love of basball, has died, according to a family attorney. The announcement of “Mr. Cub’s” death was made Friday evening by family Attorny Mark Bogen. Banks was known as “Mr. Cub” since the Chicago Cubs was the only major league ball club he played f ...

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Parent Power Chicago – Resource Spotlight – THE RESURRECTION PROJECT

            In 1990, neighbors in Chicago’s Pilsen community began talking with new urgency about the blight, violence, and neglect they saw on their blocks. Six of the community’s parishes helped residents turn the talking into action when they joined together and each contributed $5,000 in seed money to start a community organization to address these problems. The Resurrectio ...

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Rauner appoints Meeks to head Illinois State Board of Education

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Saturday that he has chosen spiritual leader and former Democratic state Sen. James Meeks to head the Illinois State Board of Education. Meeks currently serves as  pastor of Salem Baptist Church on the Far South Side of Chicago. Meeks endorsed Rauner for governor and was a member of the Rauner’s transition team. Gov. Rauner and Meeks both support the increased use of c ...

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Rauner puts halt on pending Quinn appointments

  Newly Elected Govenor Bruce Rauner Former Govenor Pat Quinn By Charles Roughy Staff Writer Newly elected Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner proclaimed  that he will try to undo moves and appointments made by exiting Gov. Pat Quinn. Gov. Rauner said Quinn was “inappropriate” in making a flurry of last-minute appointments and hires. “It’s been clear that there has been some inappropriate decisions, either it ...

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The Resurrection Project

In 1990, neighbors in Chicago’s Pilsen ors, which had been another need identified by the community. The Resurrection Project’s Community Development initiative—three interdependent strategies that include Property Management, Real Estate Development, and Financial Services—had begun. Our mission had never just been about bricks and mortars projects and investments in tangible assets. It had been about crea ...

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CHICAGO DEEP FREEZE – Snow Removal

Snow removal fines have snowball effect on residents, property owners   Here we go Chicagoland. As you know wintertime fun time is upon us and one of the ongoing joys of the season is all the snow that has to be shoveled. Shoveling snow for some is considered fun and for others its considered a drag and a second a job. Whether you like the snow or hate it, there is one thing for sure. In the city remov ...

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Rev Ira Acree to speak at Black Lives Matter Solidarity Walk in Oak Park

Oak Park Faith Institutions to Hit the Streets in Protest Austin pastor and anti-violence activist, Rev. Ira Acree will exit his Sunday morning church service early to join leaders and members of the faith communities of Oak Park, River Forest and  Forest Park in that community’s Solidarity walk and rally for those who suffer and experience injustice. The people of faith will gather in their houses of worsh ...

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BJ Market Hosts Holiday Dinner Giveaway to Community

By Naimah Latif Contributing Writer   Father Michael Pfleger of The Faith Community of St. Sabina;Terry Peterson, CTA Chairman of the Board; State Rep. Jacqueline Collins (D-36) and Andrea Zopp, President of the Chicago Urban League join with volunteers and BJ’s Market and Bakery employees to distribute free meals to community residents on Tuesday December 16, 2014, as part of Operation Hope.     Photo ...

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