Newsbrief

Bronzeville Alliance hosts local Corner Store Summit

Nine corner store operators and about 100 Bronzeville residents attended the recent Corner Store Summit hosted by the Bronzeville Alliance. Participants also included community activists, educators, and youth and parent leaders.


Mercy Hospital celebrates 40th Christmas outreach

More than 1,000 Christmas boxes containing food and gifts were distributed by employees and friends of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center to older adults in the surrounding communities on Dec. 13.


Two Bridgeport playlots to reopen soon

A renovation program that has kept two popular Bridgeport playlots closed since mid-October is approaching completion, a Chicago Park District (CPD) official said.


Mercy parent organization now Trinity Health

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center’s parent organization has announced its new name, Trinity Health, and revealed a new branding identity and strategy for the system.


Alternate energy company comes to Medical District

GreatPoint Energy (GPE), which produces natural gas from coal, petroleum coke, and biomass, has moved its headquarters from the east coast to the Illinois Medical District (IMD).


IMDC’s Ribley honored by Lambda Delta

Warren Ribley, executive director of the Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC), has been inducted into the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International (LAI), an honorary society for the advancement of land economics.


West Loop concerned about losing Carmichael green space

Community activists are protesting a proposal to raze a neighborhood restaurant and adjacent green space in the South Loop.


UI Health offers new managed care plan

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System now offers a managed care plan for patients currently enrolled in Medicaid.


Sweet Maple Café celebrates 15th anniversary

Restaurants come and go so quickly all too often in Chicago, so it is a rarity when one sticks and finds success.


CIC announces plan to redevelop rental buildings

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have announced the Community Investment Corporation’s (CIC) new 1-4 Unit Rental Redevelopment Program.