Newsbrief

South Loop Neighbors to host Loft Walk

Join South Loop Neighbors on Saturday, Nov. 1, for the 15th annual Loft Walk from 1 to 6 p.m. Registration and check-in starts at 12:30 p.m. at Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk St.


Mercy adds prescription dispenser kiosk

Center has installed a MedAvail MedCenter outpatient prescription dispensing kiosk in its emergency department. The medication dispensing kiosk is the first of its kind in the United States.


UIC is finalist for Obama Presidential Library

The Barack Obama Foundation has informed the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that it is one of four finalists in the competition among sites in three states to become the home of the Obama Presidential Library and Museum.


Gazette BRT coverage wins Apex Award

The Gazette’s 2013 coverage of the proposed Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) down Ashland Avenue has won an Award of Excellence from Communications Concepts in the News Writing category in the organization’s Apex 2014 competition.


Tri-Taylor community group revitalized

Local residents have reestablished the Tri-Taylor Community Association, several years after it became inactive.


Roosevelt, City Colleges announce new degree completion effort

Roosevelt University and City Colleges of Chicago have signed an agreement called the Dual Degree Partnership that makes it easier for City Colleges graduates to earn their bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt.


CVPP/BrightStar training prepares youth for work

Eighty young people from Bronzeville recently graduated from the Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) provided by Bright Star Community Outreach before taking on summer jobs. For most of these graduates, their training will give them their first exposure to the workforce.


City offers youth learning opportunities

This summer, youths ages four through 24 have thousands of opportunities to gain skills and earn recognition while they engage in their favorite summer activities through the Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) summer of learning and earning initiative.


McGuane Park tree becomes work of art

Taylor Wallace, owner of Metal Magic Interiors Inc., has started a summer long project of transforming a 40-year-old honey locust tree into a work of art. The tree is located in McGuane Park in Bridgeport.


Balcer promises pothole repair

The crater-like potholes on 33rd and 35th streets under the viaducts near U.S. Cellular Field soon will be history, Alderman James Balcer (11th Ward) promised.