earthquake
2.3 magnitude earthquake underscores the importance of being prepared This morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 2.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in southern Illinois, near Thompsonville in Franklin County. While no damage has been reported associated with the tremor, the event serves as a real-time reminder that earthquake...
Jesse Jackson, Concordia Place Apartments
By Chinta Strausberg In keeping his word to hundreds of mothers living in the infested Ninth Ward Concordia Place Apartments managed by the New York-based Capital Realty Group, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and his national field staff will join HUD inspection teams today, Monday, March 22nd, which is the...
Illinois Department of Public Health acts in response to push by Black-led community-based organizations, service-providers, and state legislators to consider COVID-19 challenges The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reopened acceptance of grant applications on Monday, February 22, 2021 to the Illinois African American HIV/AIDS Response Act (AAHARA) funding after...
DURING A PANDEMIC, THE WALKERS ARE WALKING INTO THEIR DESTINY WITH THE GRAND OPENING OF THEIR 2ND RESTAURANT IN 4 MONTHS  Mark Walker traded his 9 to 5 blue-collar job to become a 24/7 entrepreneur and now a restaurateur.  Mark has always had a passion for creating a delectable plate to...
“Together, we can right some wrongs” Chicago, IL -- Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 praised the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court’s recent ruling that removed the phrase “by blood” from its constitution and other tribal laws legally recognizing the legitimacy of the descendants of Black people,...
BMOA to giveaway over 10,000 new Crispy Chicken Sandwiches to community WHAT: McDonald’s is bringing new additions to their menu with three, all-new Crispy Chicken Sandwiches. In an effort to spread warmth and engage with their neighbors, the Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) is giving their communities the chance to...
Legislation authored by State Rep. Earl Harris Jr. (D-East Chicago) to expand economic, education and food access in urban areas through agriculture passed through the House with bipartisan support. House Bill 1283 provides for the creation of urban agricultural zones, which allow for the cultivation, processing, and distributing of food...
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...
The West Side Leadership Academy Varsity Football team is holding a fundraiser for new uniforms. The community is invited to contribute through the fundraising site, givebutter.com where 99.5% of the proceeds go directly to the purchase of the uniforms. So far, the fundraiser has more than 130 supporters, and 30%...
$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...