South Suburban College hosts the “Afro Blues Ensemble”

Concert celebrates 100th birthday of Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 11, 2018) – This year’s Black History Gala will feature the Afro Blues Ensemble’s 100th Birthday celebration of Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald on Wednesday, February 21, in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The one-hour … Read more

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Valentine’s Day dangers for pets

Chocolate and flowers are both toxic information provided by North Central Veterinary Emergency Center HIGHLAND, Ind. (February 8, 2018) – As Valentine’s Day approaches, veterinarians and other pet specialists are reminding pet owners about the dangers to pets that accompany the holiday. Chocolate Chocolate is toxic to both cats and dogs, although cats will seldom … Read more

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Popeyes opens in Lansing, Illinois

Popeyes

“I’ve always wanted to be in Lansing,” says owner Haneef Kassam by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 8, 2018) – Haneef Kassam had a choice between Lansing, Illinois, and Munster, Indiana, for his 12th Popeyes restaurant. He chose Lansing. “I’ve always wanted to be in Lansing,” he said this morning during last-minute preparations for the … Read more

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Deadline extended for Senior and Senior Freeze exemption applications

Berrios says new March 2 deadline will help seniors receive benefits information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (February 7, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications and new applications for Tax … Read more

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Black HIV infections cut almost in half in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 7, 2018) – In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is joining organizations, partners, advocates, and individuals around the state to promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. From 2000 to 2015, the rate of HIV infection … Read more

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Lansing resident starts new Alpha-1 support group

Saturday, March 10, 11:00am–2:00pm, in Dyer, Indiana by Melanie Jongsma DYER, Ind. (February 9, 2018) – Dawn Bailey is bringing Alpha-1 support a little closer to home. In addition to leading the Chicagoland Alpha-1 Support Group, which meets in Wood Dale, Illinois, she has formed a new support group that will meet in Dyer, Indiana. … Read more

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‘En Español, por favor’

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Lansing Christian School is immersing kids in Spanish by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – In Sandy Tijerina’s kindergarten class at Lansing Christian School, students are learning their letters, figuring out the calendar, and reading to each other. They study science and math, and they do a lot of singing. But unlike most … Read more

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