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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 […]


14th of March 2018

Take non-college credit courses in Humboldt Park

Wright College Humboldt Park offers continuing education courses for those who want to take classes for no college credit but still want to pursue education. Students can choose to take the First Time Home Buyer Class where they will learn how to manage their money and put them closer to earning a First Time Home […]


8th of March 2018

Coming Soon to a Computer Near You: Nonprofit Utopia

Valerie F. Leonard, a local expert in community and organizational development, will be launching the Nonprofit Utopia community in June of this year.  Nonprofit Utopia is a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, […]


7th of March 2018

Need help paying your Mortgage? The Illinois Hardest Hit Program can help

Paying your mortgage each month can be hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Through the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), the Hardest Hit Program is designed to help homeowners by providing financial assistance in order to pay their mortgage. If you qualify, you can earn up to $35,000 in financial assistance. Thousands […]


28th of February 2018

Volunteer Opportunities at Center for Changing Lives

Center for Changing Lives is looking for volunteers! Math Tutor (Adult Basic Education) We are looking for a math tutor to work in our 10-week Adult Basic Education class and help adult learners with pre-algebra and algebra concepts. Materials for the class will be provided. See more information (including math subjects) by visiting the Volunteer […]