Friday, March 5, 2021
The HistoryMakers Fifty years ago, on January 4, 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was officially formed by thirteen black members of the 92nd U.S. Congress. This was a historic moment in U.S. Congressional history; history that is actually housed in the Howard University’s Moorland Spingarn Library. The CBC has, of...
By Hazel Trice Edney   It was around 10 am about six months ago, August 18, 2020. Jamie and Tonya Nash and their two sons were in class and at work inside their house in Newnan, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. It was a scene being played out in millions of...
February marks Black History Month, a time to celebrate the voices, stories and contributions of Blacks and African Americans. Among the companies honoring Black History Month is Disney. Disney Parks Experiences and Products is recognizing the month by sharing stories about their talented cast members and the important work...
Bettina Taylor from Markham is celebrating a $50,000 windfall, thanks to an Illinois Lottery crossword scratch ticket.  Recently Taylor wrapped up her work day and decided to stop at her local gas station to pick up a few instant tickets before heading home after completing her shift.  "I had just finished...
100 Restaurateurs in 5 Cities Will Participate in Eight-Week Long Curriculum and Receive a $20,000 Grant DoorDash announced its Main Street Strong Accelerator Program, an initiative providing financial support and specialized educational resources to women-, immigrant- and people of color-owned businesses, who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed in close collaboration...
By Keisha Jackson and Dr. Nguyen Tran Chiropractic Specialist America’s Heroes Group Military Family Matters, recent guest panelist, Dr. Nguyen Tran, Chiropractor Specialist discussed, “Caregiver Self-Care.” Being a family caregiver can take a lot of energy, alertness, flexibility, and patience. As a caregiver, the best care you can provide for those who...
The HistoryMakers Last year saw the untimely passing of HistoryMaker and country music legend Charley Pride from COVID-19. He died at the age of 86 shortly after giving what would be his last performance when he was honored by the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. His death resurfaced the topic...
$337 Million to Common School Fund for First Six Months of FY21  The Illinois Lottery today announced its unaudited financial results for the first six months of the fiscal year 2021, yielding total sales of $1.6 billion and estimated proceeds to the state of $337 million. Lottery players also claimed over...

Winning January

New Year Brings Over $61 Million in Draw Game Prizes to Illinois Players January was filled with winning moments making it a great start to the new year for Illinois Lottery players. Throughout the month, players cashed in over 4,817,700 winning draw-based game tickets and took home prizes totaling more...
To help young people and aspiring financial professionals learn about new opportunities and carve successful career paths into the trillion-dollar finance industry, Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin will host Youth in Finance and Investments, the latest in the “Money Mondays with Melissa” series on Feb. 22 at 12 p.m. “Part...