Her last column ended with a -30- mark, an editing symbol that notes the end of news copy. On Sunday, January 31, Theresa “TeeSee” Fambro left her final mark as the legendary columnist for the Chicago Defender. Her story was about life. It took 80 years to complete and...
At one time or another, each and every employee of Indiana University Northwest is bound to come across the smiling face of Crystal O’Brien, Human Resources Assistant, and an IU Northwest alumnus. It’s a pretty face, few would dispute, but as her memoir will reveal, it hides an ugly upbringing. Now...
The Chicago Bulls and BMO Harris Bank recently announced that they are teaming up to support the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s Urban Warriors program, which connects military veterans of recent wars with youth who have experienced trauma or violence and live in high-crime neighborhoods in Chicago, including Little Village/Pilsen,...
Bea’s Classy Ladies United Chapter #6053 of the Red Hat Society and the Gentlemen of Distinction are hosting their 9th Annual Red and Purple Dinner – Dance Ball. The sizzling pre-Valentine extravaganza will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at The Genesis Center’s Red...
Indiana’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program for Mental Health and Addiction Professionals is currently accepting applications to provide loan repayment assistance to eligible psychiatrists, addiction psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses (including psychiatric nurse practitioners), addiction counselors and mental health professionals. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2016, for consideration and...
LAKE COUNTY ASSESSOR Hearing Officer Terrance Durousseau, Chief Deputy LaTonya Spearmen and Lake County Assessor Jerome Prince. Terrance Durousseau and LaTonya Spearman may have different stories as employees of the Lake County Assessor’s Office, but one thing they have in common is that they are fully committed to their jobs. Terrance...
CORY WILLIAMS (right) helping Santa’s helpers organize and distribute the $10,000 in toys donated this year to make the Christmas brighter for children. Thanks to a special friend ‘Twas four-days before Christmas, and Father Michael L. Pfleger and his helpers were busy unpacking more than $10,000 worth of donated toys for...
HONORABLE DOROTHY BROWN (second from right), Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, is joined by Stephanie Truax (far right) of La Rabida’s Children’s Hospital’s Major Gifts Office, and representing Advocate Children’s Hospital (left to right) Emily Vernon, Development Coordinator, and Melissa Cavanaugh, Manager of Child Life Services Over...
State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) said the annual Spirit of Christmas Dinner will be held this year at the Genesis Convention Center, 1 Genesis Center Plaza in Gary. The Christmas Day dinner will be held from 1-4 p.m. “The Spirit of Christmas Dinner has grown throughout the years and become...
PUBLISHER DOROTHY R. LEAVELL (Chicago Crusader) with Jackie and Peter Holsten, President of Holsten Real Estate Development. Photo by Bob Black The Woodlawn community received a huge shot in the arm on November 20 with the reopening of The Historic Strand at 6321 South Cottage Grove. The occasion was recognized...