New program will launch in Chicago on August 17 In partnership with the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, the Chicago Urban League is launching the Emergency Capital Access Program (ECAP) to provide small grants, technical assistance, and advisory services to Black-owned small businesses that have been negatively affected by...
Peterson oversaw $8B in key CTA investments, including Red Line South reconstruction, Your New Blue, 95th Street Terminal Improvement projects  The Chicago Transit Board recently honored Chairman Terry Peterson for nearly 11 years of service to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and its customers. Chairman Peterson was originally appointed to...
By Delta Jones-Walker Exactly three years ago, I wrote this article for the millennial generation. As I read over it, I am amazed at how relevant it is now more than ever. I added one more tip to the list, but all else remains the same. Please share this information...
Virtual one-on-one meeting opportunities with Walmart merchants still available in all general merchandise categories, including home and sporting goods, toys, stationary, apparel, hardware, automotive and seasonal items. For the first time, Walmart will hold its annual Open Call for U.S.-manufactured products in a completely virtual format, and one-on-one meeting...
August Black Business Month project to highlight Black-owned enterprises TheBlackMall.com (TBM) will host Black business crawls every Saturday in August to mark the 26th anniversary of National Black Business Month in Illinois, an official recognition by the state of Illinois in honor of ancestor, Dr. Webb Evans covering five major...
By Joseph Phillips In honor of Black Business month, State Representative La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, helped kick off the 2020 National Black Business Month event on Saturday, August 1, at the Society Night Club, at 2201 W. Walnut Street, in Chicago. Ford, in addition to several local business and community...
By Delta Jones-Walker Exactly three years ago, I wrote this article for the millennial generation. As I read over it, I am amazed at how relevant it is now more than ever. I added one more tip to the list, but all else remains the same. Please share this information...
With numerous protests on the streets of Chicago and clashes with law enforcement officers, many of the city’s young people have been too often silenced or denied an opportunity to be heard in a safe and friendly environment. So on Monday, August 3, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., City...
Second Installment Cook County property tax bills are due August 3, 2020, but property owners have two extra months to pay without a late fee, Treasurer Maria Pappas said recently. “In my nearly 22 years as Treasurer, I’ve never told people not to pay their taxes,” Pappas said. “But the...
Scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic are on the rise. Calls from scammers to homes and businesses posing as NIPSCO employees continue to occur — an issue impacting many energy companies around the United States. Recent, and common reports from NIPSCO residential and business customers state that they have received...