Senator Hunter: “Take care of migrants and our own homeless”

EVEN BEFORE MANY Venezuelan migrants made their way to Chicago, the city’s streets were littered with tents and belongings of unhoused individuals. With the wind chill hovering around 15 degrees below zero on Tuesday, November 28, Senator Mattie Hunter (D-3rd) praised Governor Pritzker for stepping up to help more than 3,000 migrants still sleeping at […]

Gary Police Department launches real time crime center

GARY MAYOR JEROME PRINCE, at podium, with (l-r) Gary Police Chief Anthony Titus and Corporal Larry McKinley. Mayor Prince wants more residents to install home security cameras and register them with GPD Gary has a better police force today, Mayor Prince announced Tuesday morning, as he stood in the Gary Police Department’s new Real Time […]

Federal government funding aims to boost community schools across Illinois

Two federal grants have been awarded to support the initiation and expansion of Full-Service Community Schools in Illinois. The United States Department of Education announced that the Afterschool for Children and Teens Now Coalition (ACT Now), an organization that supports after-school programs and community schools statewide, was awarded a five-year grant with an annual award […]

Avoid a fire in your home over the holidays; follow these Red Cross decorating safety steps

Red Cross Volunteers Assisted 213 People Affected by Home Fires in the Past Week The holidays are a wonderful time to get everyone together. Unfortunately, they can also mean a greater risk of a fire in someone’s home. This holiday season, the Red Cross encourages everyone to follow simple steps to prevent home fires from […]

2023 Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Policy Summit – Dec. 8-9

Members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus. Tiffany Hightower, Executive Director of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, and Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Chairperson, Illinois State Representative Carol Ammons (103rd District), will be joined by over 1,000 elected officials, civic leaders, clergy leaders, and various other key stakeholders of the African American communities throughout Illinois […]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. With two major holidays and many people on the road traveling, December is a deadly month for drunk driving. The intention of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month is to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving. Impaired driving refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the […]

Medicare annual open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Here’s what you need to know

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment also referred to as the Annual Election Period (AEP) occurs every year from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this period, Medicare enrollees can join, drop, or change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage to better meet their needs. Changes made during AEP take effect Jan. 1 of the […]