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13th of October 2017

IRS Issues Reminder to Taxpayers as Scams Continue Across the Nation

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant to scams as they continue to be reported around the country. Phishing, phone scams and identity theft top the list of items normally reported. However, following hurricanes and other disasters, the IRS urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for schemes stemming from […]

A Chicago Millennial Wins Best Actress in Brooklyn Web Fest for Low Strung

After a great success of the Chicago based Brown Girls web series, another award-winning web series from Chicago is about to blow your mind – Low Strung. This comedy about an audacious pair of friends, Victoria Lee and Shervin Bain, explores their chaotic endeavors through a surreal lens in Chicago. Fresh, satirical, and often perplexing, […]

3rd of October 2017

Kelly Hall YMCA needs male mentors

Kelly Hall YMCA is currently looking for males to mentor male youth between the ages of 5 and 18. We are a proven positive Mentoring Program and have male youth who are in dire need of a mentor. We require 1 hour a week, background check, a commitment, participation on various fun group outings and a […]

29th of September 2017

El Rescate Basic Center provides Youth Emergency Shelter

El Rescate Basic Center provides free services to LGBTQ youth ages 12 to 17 who are facing homelessness or housing instability whether they are unaccompanied or accompanied. Our program also offers a Youth Emergency Shelter for youth ages 14 to 17, where youth can stay up to 21 days. Our shelter emphasizes family reunification and/or a stable […]

20th of September 2017

Join Reason To Give’s Free Adult Program! We help you to move forward

Need help with your finances? Want to start a business? Go back to school? Apply Now! Space is limited! Join Reason to Give’ s Adult Program and learn how you can achieve your dreams. Reason to Give is a non-profit program located in Humboldt Park. Our 20 week free program will help you get control […]

Prayers and Assistance are Needed for our Hispanic Residents

My heart & prayers go out to the residents of Mexico City & Puerto Rico affected by the recent earthquake & Hurricance Maria. Both events happened within hours of each other. Their relatives & friends living here, and in other US cities, are frantic trying to get information to find out if they are okay. […]

ComEd collaborates with IIT to create one of the first microgrid clusters in the world

ComEd is working with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) on two grants it was awarded from the Department of Energy to develop and test microgrid technology that would support critical public infrastructure.  A microgrid is a small power grid that can disconnect from the main grid to ensure that even during extreme weather or […]

14th of September 2017

Registration now open for the City’s Roof & Porch Repair Program

Two programs are available to assist with emergency home repairs. The Roof and Porch Repair Program and the Emergency Heating Repair Program help homeowners make improvements to their homes. Roof and Porch Repair Program Registration is now open. Click here to register. Each year, funds are available to income-eligible Chicago homeowners to make repairs on their […]

11th of September 2017

Make a Difference, Become a Community Tax Volunteer

The IRS is looking for community volunteers to provide free tax preparation and help to their neighbors and other area residents in 2018. The IRS sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. These two programs offer free tax help across the country for people with low-to-moderate […]

29th of August 2017

Rincon Family Services Successfully Cleans Up Around North and Pulaski Avenues

Our Neighborhood Clean Up Day was a success! With volunteers from Staples, First Midwest Bank, Walgreens, PrimeCare Community Health, McCormick YMCA, ALSO, CAPS, as well as local businesses, Ice For Less and El Tucancito Chapin, Rincon Family Services and Youth Service Project organized to clean up around North and Pulaski, in Humboldt Park! Thank you to all for the hard work which […]