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Get Covered Illinois Commemorates Black History


Get Covered Illinois today announced a church-based enrollment drive during Black History Month to enroll uninsured consumers in health insurance before the March 31 open enrollment deadline. Throughout February, more than 50 African-American churches will host events designed to inform and enroll uninsured community members, in addition to hundreds of other Get Covered […]

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Check Out these Business Development, Local Event, Ex-Offender and Social Service Program Activities

24TH Ward Alderman Michael D. Chandler is pleased to announce the following business development, local event, ex-offender and social service programs and activities available to 24th Ward residents. City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Launches New Small Business Center Support Website: The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and […]

Check Out These Business Development, Housing and Educational Opportunities

24TH Ward Alderman Michael D. Chandler is pleased to announce the following business development, adult education, and community service and employment opportunities available to 24th Ward residents.

City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services Workshops: The City of Chicago is now offering over 13 free workshops, presented quarterly, to educate citizens and businesses owners […]


Alderman Michael D. Chandler is encouraging 24th Ward residents to take advantage of the Illinois Manufacturing Foundation (IMF) Machinist Training Program. The program is being sponsored by the Illinois Manufacturing Foundation as an initiative to expand training opportunities in the Machinist trade.


Get Your Business Concept Off The Ground!!! Participate In Chicago Urban League NextSTEP Business Classes

24TH Ward Alderman Michael Chandler is encouraging all 24th Ward residents interested in developing a successful small business to take advantage of the upcoming NextSTEP Business Classes being sponsored by Chicago Urban League. The NextSTEP business classes are offered free of charge and helps to provide hands-on learning with the goal to assist prospective […]

Chicago Public Schools Teachers Strike for Rights

Latricia Polk

Chicago Public School Teachers seven day strike has come to a halt with the Chicago Board of Education, as both parties finally reached an agreement. “I think this has been an opportunity for people across the nation to have their voices to be heard, and I think we’re moving in the right […]

Legal Prep Charter School

David Tenorio

A special luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 20 from 12 noon to 2 pm to celebrate the opening of the area’s most recent charter school, the Legal Prep Charter Academy, located at 4319 W. Washington Blvd. Legal Prep actually opened its doors for its first students on August 20, but will […]


Brandon Johnson

The great scholar and social scientist Dr. W.E.B. DuBois once said, “The first great mass movement for public education at the expense of the state … came from the Negro.” As an African-American educator and the great, great grandson of slaves, I carry the burden of knowing my ancestors’ hope for education is […]

Better Boys Foundation

David Tenorio

The Better Boys Foundation (BBF), located at 1512 S. Pulaski Road in North Lawndale, has come up with a novel way to raise money for one of its youth labs; a KNIT IN. Like its name, the KNIT IN is designed as the crafters’ alternative to a charity walk, run or race, and […]