The YWCA of NWI is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a virtual Mask-Querade Gala on Saturday, October 31 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend the online celebration, but donations are encouraged. A goal of $100,000 has been set, and funds will be used...
The Chicago Football Classic (CFC), in collaboration with BMO Harris Bank, Walgreens, and Hyatt Hotels, recently, announced the inaugural 2020 Virtual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week, to take place October 20th – 24th, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The week-long experience, branded ‘HBCUs Matter,’ will encompass: Tuesday, October...
Instant ticket has raised more than $13.5 million to fight breast cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for the 15th year, the Illinois Lottery is joining in the fight against breast cancer with the launch of its latest Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure specialty instant ticket....
Responding to the trauma Chicago’s youth of color face from the pandemic and national uprisings in response to police brutality, Voices of Youth in Chicago Education, in partnership with Communities United and three local high schools, are mobilizing students in civics classes to get out the vote in the...
Pass gives riders an affordable, flexible and safe fare option Metra is extending the availability of its $10 All-Day Pass at least through Dec. 31, continuing to give customers a flexible and affordable fare option as they gradually transition back to riding trains again. The All-Day Pass, which was introduced...
By Keisha Jackson Air Force Veteran and Family Caregiver Between 11-20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), 12 percent of Gulf War veterans, and 15 percent of Vietnam veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) every year (www.ptsd.va.gov/). Approximately 3.3 million dogs...

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By Diana D. Danis Post a recent picture you’ve taken so we can get away from all the politics. That seems easy enough. A tree, the ocean, a baby, maybe a cat or dog. Those aren’t going to raise anyone’s blood pressure. I am not generally that person. My go-to is...
NIPSCO announced the recipients of the company’s virtual 2020 Luminary Awards, recognizing leaders and organizations for their outstanding commitment to strengthening local communities, especially during these most trying times as many organizations that work hard to provide basic human needs are facing challenges of their own. The Luminary Awards were...
By Wanda “Sistah Soldier” Petty, President & CEO The 2020 Elections have brought many surprises to the world. In the U.S., we’re finally exploring what other countries have experienced, and it’s long overdue. Although we can’t predict what November 11, 2020, will reveal, we can acknowledge how far we’ve come....
By Bonnie DeShong In my last column “The Mystique of the Black Cowboy” I mentioned the story of Cathay Williams. I said that she disguised herself as a man and joined the Union Army in the Civil War. In reality, she did disguise herself as a man but it was...