Magnifying the indigenous cultural and artistic assets signature to the South Shore community, Alderman Leslie Hairston (5th Ward), Special Service Area (SSA) #42, and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, have partnered with Eric Williams and Rob McKay of the famed Silver Room in Hyde Park to curate, ‘Connect...
Chef Quentin Love’s charity the Love Foundation has taken to Go Fund Me again for Thanksgiving, this time seeking to raise $50,000 to help fund the Foundation’s weekly soup kitchen and spread community love across West Humboldt Park and beyond to impact more than 4,000 people in need for the holiday. The...
Celebrating 10 years of hosting more than 6,000 youth and families for Thanksgiving dinner, Diane Latiker, founder of Kids Off The Block (KOB) youth organization, today announced plans to serve 1,000 more at her annual “Feed A Teen” dinner on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at...
On Saturday night, nearly 1,600 supporters gathered at the Chicago Urban League’s 56th Annual Golden Fellowship Dinner to usher in the organization’s 101st year of service to Chicago’s African-American community. Hosted by comedian Damon Williams, the event raised $2 million and culminated with an unforgettable performance by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Emphasizing...
State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) announced the Harvest Feast will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17 at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, 1727 W. 15th Ave., in Gary. Hundreds of Gary residents attend the annual dinner every year to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal and...

TASTE OF MARIANO’S

Vendors stationed throughout the store offered shoppers samples of various foods and drinks in the Bronzeville Mariano’s store over the weekend. The event was in recognition of the store’s one-year anniversary and also included a book signing, a live WVON broadcast and entertainment at the piano bar. Photographed (above...
Calumet Township Trustee Kimberly Robinson celebrated her milestone birthday with two events on Friday, October 19 at the Diamond Center. The first event was a fundraising and the second was a birthday bash where the honoree partied with family, friends and supporters. The theme for the event was “Let’s...
Local not-for-profit agencies seeking funding for programs and services in Lake County, Indiana, should not miss this grant opportunity from the Legacy Foundation. November 1 is the deadline to apply for a Transform Lake County or Thriving Hobart Seniors grant.  The Foundation awards annually approximately $800,000 from the two...
Tucked in the wall at the bottom of a Metra train station in Chicago’s Hyde Park community is a 124-year-old one-room building resting quietly in the shadow of super stores and townhouses – the last cable car station that survived Chicago’s cable car era (1882-1906). In the small window that...
The community is invited to join rangers and volunteers for a fun and wholesome Halloween Campground Program on Saturday, October 28, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Dunewood Campground. Fall fun for the whole family can be found at the Halloween Campground Program and trick or...