Newsbrief

UI Health, Shriners partner for pediatric care

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) have signed an affiliation agreement to enhance their existing partnership and provide expanded pediatric specialty medical services.


Delta Dental offers discount dental plan

Delta Dental of Illinois has partnered with :DentalPlans to offer Illinois individuals and families a way to access affordable dental care through its discount dental program, Delta Dental Patient Direct.


‘Fifty Shades’ benefit in Bridgeport

Fifty Shades of Red will be held Friday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport, 1029 W. 35th St. The event is a benefit for the American Heart Association presented by the National Association of Professional Women during Heart Health Month.


Meeting addresses Randolph Street crime problems

It is time to end creeping crime problems along the emerging Randolph Street night life strip before the situation gets worse, Randolph/Fulton Market Association director Roger Romanelli told a group of about 30 concerned residents and businesspeople at a Jan. 8 meeting at Prairie Production, 1304 W. Randolph St.


Ribley departs from top job at Illinois Medical District Commission

Executive director of the Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) for 34 months, Warren Ribley on Feb. 2 began work as president and CEO of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) and its affiliate, the iBIO Institute. Dennis Sienko was named interim executive director of the IMDC.


St. Jerome School rolls out its ‘One on One’ plan

Saint Jerome Catholic School announced the inception of the One on One program that will advance the use of technology in its classrooms.


Bridgeport residents seek local dog park

Bridgeport resident Angie Robertson, concerned with the lack of dog-friendly areas near her neighborhood, has formed the McKinley Park Dog Park Committee to advocate for a dog-friendly area in McKinley Park at 2210 W. Pershing Rd.


Local firefighter honored with street sign

An honorary street sign was unveiled on the morning of December 13 honoring the late Jason Mayoski at the corner of Wolcott Street and Cullerton Avenue. Mayoski was a City of Chicago firefighter who passed away suddenly on Aug. 24, 2012, at the age of 37.


Elected school board referendum on Feb. ballot

The Elected Representative School Board referendum will appear on the ballot in 38 wards in the Tuesday, Feb. 24, municipal general election, the result of a successful campaign by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), Grassroots Education Movement, United Working Families, Grassroots Illinois Action, the Service Employees International Union, and volunteers throughout Chicago.


Dyett High to reconfigure, remain open

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced recently that it will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking plans for a new open enrollment neighborhood high school to be located at the current site of Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St.