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1st of May 2018

A new twist on IRS Phone Scams

The Internal Revenue Service today warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills. The IRS and its Security Summit partners – the state tax agencies and the tax industry – urge taxpayers to […]


25th of April 2018

Chicago: Supporting Those with Spinal Injuries

Chicago is a thriving community with people of various walks of life. The “Windy City” has been successful in providing an inclusive atmosphere for just about anyone, including those who are members of the disabled community. Often times, it can be difficult for those who have suffered from a life-changing injury to find a close […]


An afternoon of networking at Casa Central

Join Casa Central for an afternoon of networking with professionals from across Chicagoland’s business community. Our Business Networking Luncheon brings together business professionals and community leaders from across the region to network, learn more about our mission, and support stronger business communities. Our Spring Business Networking Luncheon will feature a presentation from our keynote speaker, […]


11th of April 2018

Lowell School McTeacher’s Night

Lowell School held their annual McTeacher’s Night on Thursday, April 5th, at the Chicago McDonald’s on North Ave. The Chicago McDonald’s at 3245 W. North Ave. was taken over by nine teachers excited to serve freshly prepared meals to students and their families to raise money for Lowell School instruments in need of repairs. The students […]


3rd of April 2018

What’s in a name? Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

Many people ask us about our name. They sometimes find it hard to pronounce. Other times they ask why our founders chose it and what it really means. We are named after a daring and visionary man named George Bickerdike (b. 1806-d. 1880). Born in Yorkshire, England, Mr. Bickerdike emigrated to the U.S. in 1833. […]


28th of March 2018

Lowell Students Score High at McDonald’s for Attendance

On the morning of February 21at 10:30 AM, twenty-one Lowell students, and three chaperones enjoyed breakfast at McDonald’s. The breakfast was sponsored by Carmen and John DeCarrier of the McDonald’s located at 3245 W. North Ave. in Chicago. Lowell students walked over to the restaurant as a group. They all enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. Mrs. DeCarrier spoke […]


Moos Elementary Annual McTeacher’s Night at Western Ave. McDonald’s

Moos School held their annual McTeacher’s Night Fundraiser at the Chicago McDonald’s on Western Ave.  A McTeacher’s Night is organized to help raise money for local schools by having teachers work at McDonald’s and then giving a percentage of the night’s sales back to the local school. What an amazing night for Moos Elementary School. […]


Sabin Dual Magnet School is Lovin’ it at McTeacher’s Night

On Thursday, March 22nd, the McDonald’s restaurant at 1951 N Western Avenue was taken over by Sabin teachers and administrative staff excited to serve freshly prepared meals to students and their families. Teachers handed out orders, cleaned tables, made ice cream treats, served drinks, and even dressed up in an Apple Pie costume. Principal Kasper-Couty and […]


26th of March 2018

IRS Phone Scam Intensifies During Filing Season

As taxpayers are working to file their taxes, criminals are also hard at work — attempting to steal their money. While there are several versions of tax scams, the classic telephone con continues to thrive, especially during filing season. As a reminder, here’s how the scam works: Scammers call taxpayers telling them they owe taxes […]


22nd of March 2018

Mayor Emanuel Encourages Youth To Apply For One Summer Chicago Jobs

ayor Rahm Emanuel announced the City of Chicago will begin accepting applications for the more than 30,000 jobs and internship opportunities available through the One Summer Chicago Program. The program helps youth, ages 14 to 24, gain valuable work experience while providing critical support resources. The application is available through May 21 at www.onesummerchicago.org “One Summer […]