Category : Illinois

Midwest / Illinois - 1 month ago

Welch to Host 7th Annual Back to School Health Fair

To help prepare local families for the upcoming school year, state Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch (D-7 Hillside) is partnering with local organizations to offer a free Back to School Health Fair. “Every child in our community deserves access to a qual...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 month ago

CPS Announces 2019 Back-to-School Bashes

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced 13 Back-to-School Bashes across the city for students and families to reconnect with their school communities and prepare for a safe and productive start to the upcoming school year. Starting at the end of Ju...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 month ago

16th Annual Health and Fitness Fair set for Aug. 3

Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago 3) will host the 16th Annual Family Health and Fitness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Illinois Institute of Technology (north field of S.R. Crown Hall, 33rdand State Streets)....

Midwest / Illinois - 1 month ago

State Rep. Lilly updates constituents

State Rep. Kathy Willis (D-Northlake 77), State Rep. Camille Lilly (D-Chicago78) and State Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park 39), hosted another town hall in a series of events to update constituents on the new laws that will impact the community and st...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 month ago

Lewis Temple – Whaling Industry Innovator

-- ADVERTISEMENT -- Lewis Temple, a black inventor, impacted the whaling industry with his whaling harpoon invention in the 19th century. He was an accomplished blacksmith, and in 1836 he became one of 315,000 African American freedmen in the U...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 month ago

Bessie Blount Griffin – Technology for Veterans

-- ADVERTISEMENT -- Bessie Blount Griffin is best remembered for her 1951 invention of an electronic device that helped amputees feed themselves. The device was meant to assist solders injured fighting in World War II (WWII) from 1939 to 1945....