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New smart thermostat initiative to bring savings to Northern Illinois

  People across Northern Illinois are now eligible for rebates on smart thermostats that can cut the cost of the devices in half, making the convenience and increased control of energy use more affordable. The smart thermostat rebate initiative, a partnership between local utilities and advocacy groups, is the largest effort of its kind in […]

Office Assistant/Receptionist

B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. is a family owned and operated, high volume, collision center, located on the Northwest side of Chicago. B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. is a leader in the collision industry. Providing growth opportunities to its employees has always been one of our main objectives. B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. is looking for Office Assistant/Receptionist […]

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5th Annual Villapalooza Music Fest

Don’t miss the 5th annual Villapalooza Music Fest Saturday, Sept. 5 from 12-10 p.m. at 26th and Central Park.  For more info visit www.villapalooza.org.

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Midnight Circus in the Parks citywide tour kicks off this weekend, runs through October

The internationally-renowned Midnight Circus is back for the annual Midnight Circus in the Parks citywide tour, kicking off this weekend in Grand Crossing Park and running for eight consecutive weekends, concluding in Welles Park on October 18 (ticket and location details below).  Fresh off a triumphant run at the world-famous Montreal Circus Festival, where they […]

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City Council approves ordinance supporting investigation of Herbalife

The Illinois Herbalife Campaign held a press conference on Wednesday, July 29, to celebrate the approval of a city council resolution supporting an investigation of Herbalife, Inc., a multi-level marketing firm that allegedly targets Latino communities. “Last April, the Attorney General’s office launched an investigation into Herbalife’s business practices. Since then the office has failed […]

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Mayor Emanuel announces 311 enhancements to boost services for veterans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the City has enhanced its 311 intake assessment and training process to better identify military veterans and active duty service members, so they more seamlessly can be connected to existing services and resources. “The brave men and women who have sacrificed so much and risked their lives in service to our […]

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CTA expands service for Taste of Chicago, Crosstown Classic, Gold Cup Finals

The Chicago Transit Authority is a convenient and affordable transit option for those traveling to events downtown this week, including the 2015 Taste of Chicago at Grant Park, the Cubs-Sox Crosstown Classic at Wrigley Field and the CONCACAFGold Cup Finals at Soldier Field.   The CTA strongly recommends that customers purchase fares in advance to decrease travel times […]

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Hundreds of Illinois Immigrants Protest Statewide Budget Cuts

As the State of Illinois begins a new fiscal year without a state budget and funding for vital community services, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and dozens of other Illinois immigrant services organizations are participating in an area-wide walk-out to show the impact of the state budget impasse on their communities.  Several […]

Illinois State Board of Education says PARCC test will be shorter, easier to administer next school year

The new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam will return next year with a shorter, simpler format to improve the testing process for both students and educators. The exam was originally divided into two parts that measure different types of knowledge and skills. The PARCC Governing Board voted to consolidate […]

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Chicago artists explore socioeconomic topics in new exhibit

A new exhibit at Gallery 400 called After Today curated by Lorelei Stewart features seven artists’ projects that respond to the city of Chicago’s social, political, and economic conditions. The seven artists, all Chicago-based, use a variety of organizational and material strategies and focus on topics that range across economic effects, collective action and how […]