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Empower Yourself and Manage Your Health | A Candid Conversation on Diabetes & Weight Loss

Join us November 15th for or a discussion around diabetes and weight loss, to health factors very important to our community.

Hallelujah Homeownership Seminar

The GAGDC partnered with other community organizations to host The Hallelujah Homeownership Seminar on November 4th , 2018

Advocate Trinity Hospital to Host Athletes Know CPR Basketball Jam Classic Nov. 11

Join Advocate Trinity Hospital for an afternoon of basketball, music and free CPR training

Chicago Mayor Drops Plan to Sell Mural Worth Millions

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dropped plans to sell a city-owned mural that could have raised millions of dollars for a major makeover at a library.

Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises

Please join Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises (ACP) for a disability-informed conversation on community responding during mental health crises. The workshop considers the implications of the criminalization of mental illness and explores community alternatives for support.

Solid Metal Group Working on O'Hare Expansion

Solid Metal Group takes immense pride in announcing a new project that they are working on  - an O’Hare airport expansion. This project was conceptualized and rolled out by an architect from Parsons. The project to be carried out by Solid Metal Group is going to cover the Steel Tie of O’Hare Arts Expansion Series, along the mainline track, which is located at a significant distance from the current platform.

The expansion was conceptualized and approved in order to ensure that the airport successfully satisfies every individual passenger with the extensive space and added amenities. Over the last couple of years, the metal fabrication industry has held a key to the expansion of both the engineering and manufacturing sectors on a global level. Several industries, including the aerospace, construction, energy, power and automotive sectors, solely survive due to this metal fabrication industry. In 2016 alone, the consumption of steel sporadically increased by 1.3 percent since 2015. Currently, there’s an average consumption of 1600 tonnes.

The EIU had recently revised the growth outlook in 2017 and there has been an increase from 1.4 percent to 2.4 percent. Due to the high demand and consumption of steel, the businesses operating within the metal fabrication industry are constantly implementing newer trends and strategies. In addition to this, they are also embracing newer developments with the aim of spurring growth in the market. The future of several industries, are heavily reliant on the growth of metal fabrication industry.

About Solid Metal Group

Solid Metal Group is a diversified manufacturer of industrial and commercial metal. Being a leading player in the metal fabrication industry, this company particularly specializes in design and comes up with high quality steel rail items for leading railway companies across both domestic as well as export markets. The signature metal poles manufactured from the company can be extensively found along O’Hare International Airport to the BP gas stations all along Chicago, IL. Over time, the company has established itself as one of the biggest metal fabricators in the state with their exceptional services and high quality equipment. They offer equipment repair and custom modification services up and across Chicago and the surrounding areas.

For more information:

http://solidmg.com/
1633 5th Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 757-7421

Turn back your clocks one hour, and test your smoke alarms too

As you turn back your clocks one hour, take the opportunity to test your smoke alarms too. 

2018 November Small Business Monthly Workshop Calendar

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, 8th Floor. 

$1 Large Lots program to reopen in December
$1 Large Lots program to reopen in December
Empower Yourself & Manage Your Health: A Candid Conversation About Diabetes & Weight Loss

Do you or someone you know suffer from diabetes or obesity? Do you have questions about how you can manage your diabetes and lose weight? 

Is this the secret to bouncing back post-pregnancy?

Read on for more about regaining your “cool factor.”

Eating for two? Read these nutrition recommendations

Healthy eating can be challenging, no matter what stage of life you’re in.

Ever eat fast food? Here are a few rules.

Check out this advice for convenience eaters.

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation Host First Benefit Dinner

There are still tickets available for GAGDC's first benefit dinner. Get your ticket today and join the celebration!

Chicago Native Yelyna De Leon Leon Raises Immigrant Issues as Blanca in “Will and Grace”

Chicago’s Native Yelyna De Leon landed a remarkable role as Blanca in Episode 3 on NBC’s  Emmy award winning sitcom, “Will and Grace” Second Season. The character’s remarkable journey and presence allows us to see a special bond and transformation between her and Karen (Emmy award winner Megan Mullally) where drama and comedy merge into one, addressing one of the nation’s leading issues - immigration.

In Texas, Karen arrives to visit the border where she makes remarks about sponsoring the wall and illegal drugs and meets Beverly Leslie (Emmy award winner Leslie Jordan) whom she argues with over sponsorship of the wall. Both end up in the detention center with Blanca.

Blanca is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who gets captured after trying to cross the border. She was a professional in her country and a mom  who snuck across the US border fleeing the brutal gangs. She had travelled over 2,000 miles and spent her life savings paying off the cops and hiding from the cartels. In order to save her family, she let her daughter and husband escape first and now she wants to reunite with them. Blanca ends up in a Texas cell with Karen and Beverly Leslie, where she has a chance to share her personal story of grief with Karen where we, the audience, become first hand witnesses of the humane side of Karen as she shows empathy for  Blanca’s deep painful story.

“I have studied law and all I can say is that it is a slippery slope, as the laws affect everyone which is why Karen and Leslie end up in the detention center where I am being held. I am sitting there listening to their conversation but we are all in the holding cell together. Karen is still grieving over Rosario. She is telling me about it and I am there to listen to her story and she is there to listen to mine. There was definitely a bond between me and Karen and we bonded as human beings,” said Yelyna De Leon. “The writing on the show is truly amazing and so timely. When I read it, and booked it, I was so happy that this was an opportunity to humanize the immigration experience, something we don’t often get to see. This is what is really happening right now, all over the world and I look at it as a forced migration. I also loved that the role of Blanca was completely in line with my purpose, which is to represent the latino community in non-stereotypical roles with counter narrative stories that are relatable and humanize us, so I am very grateful to the show for this amazing opportunity. “

Blanca’s scene were so touching and very important, and relevant scenes especially with the current political climate, so bravo to NBC and the show’s writers for this heart wrenching deep yet funny storyline. But we were left wondering what will become of Blanca? Will Karen help her get out of jail and be reunited with her family? It would be great to see the future return of  Blanca as the writers have a lot to play with the special bond between Karen and her, especially after Rosario’s death and immigration is a subject that has many stories that need to be told.

If you liked Blanca’s character as much as I did on “Will and Grace” please tweet, instagram and shout out on Facebook @nbcwillandgrace.

To follow Yelyna De Leon on Social Media: @yelynadeleon.



About Actress, Writer and Producer Yelyna De Leon:

Born and raised on the southside of Chicago, where she fell in love with storytelling through the theater, Yelyna has been in numerous plays, television shows, “Bones,” “Shameless,” “Ray Donovan,” and the feature films, “A Better Life,” and the GLAAD award winning film “East Side Story,” to name a few. And will soon be seen in the comedies, “Milfriend” and “Bride Plus One.”

She is a “Br-ojan,” having received her BA from UCLA in Film/TV/Theater and Chicano Studies and her MFA from USC in Film and Television production. While at USC, she studied film, TV and comedy with director Barnet Kellman (George Lopez Show, Murphy Brown), writer David Isaacs (Cheers, Madmen), producers Gail Katz (Air Force One,) and Bonnie Bruckheimer, (Hocus Pocus, Beaches) and was the co-creator, head writer and showrunner for USC’s first single camera comedy pilot, “Teacher’s Lounge.

Currently the award winning, slasher feature film she wrote, produced and is in, “Murder in

the Woods,” starring Jose Julian (A Better Life), Chelsea Rendon (Vida) and Catherine Toribio (Jane The Virgin) with Danny Trejo (Machete),  is doing the festival route and garnering

rave reviews and a lot of buzz. The film premiered to a sold out audiences at the 2017 FICG in LA at the Chinese Theater, won the Best Film Award at the 2017 LA Skins Fest, and sold out every screening in Portland, NY, Denver and at the Chicago Latino Film Festival in April of 2018.

For more information: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0209680/.

Building a Family Institution, Edward & Shirley Calahan

Edward & Shirley Calahan are entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and communicators who've spent their lives serving the Chicagoland community. This longstanding and committed team has been delivering to their community for over four decades.

Justice Informed

Xavier Ramey, the CEO and Lead Strategist for Justice Informed, LLC, will be a guest on the Nonprofit Utopia podcast on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., CST. The Nonprofit Utopia podcast is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, the Founder of Nonprofit Utopia, is the host.

Look Before You Leap: 5 Things You Must Do Before Joining That Board

You  have just been invited to join a board of directors of one of the hottest local nonprofits in the city.  What should you do before accepting?

Making the Case for Support in Times of Change

Writing a compelling case for support is not always as easy as it seems.  In Case Development 201, Communications Consultant Andrew Brommel writes “an organization’s case for support is ultimately ‘your message to your donors—why should they give to your organization?’” In this day and age of increased competition for fewer dollars, a nonprofit’s answer to the funders’ question must be stronger than ever before.

Ark Productions Announces the World Premiere of The Law of Moises

Chicago, IL - Ark Productions and Questar Entertainment are proud to announce the World Premiere of The Law of Moises, a  family adventure film starring Nic Caruccio, Aaron Fotheringham, Yeniffer Behrens, Billy Dec and directed by Crystal Barnes.

Logline: A troubled young filmmaker desperate to escape his small town discovers his destiny is to save it.

The Law of Moises is a family adventure film about destiny and dreams, whether the dreams we choose are actually the dreams destined for us. The dream that Moises has is to leave his dead-end small town to make big films that will change the world. However, his dream is interrupted when frogs, flies, and a slew of other biblical plagues threaten to destroy his hometown and forcing Moises to make a decision; to either follow his dream or live out his purpose.

 

Synopsis: The Law of Moises is a family adventure film about MOISES ("moi-‘sez") who since the death of his parents at the age of nine has only dreamt of one thing – getting out of Cairo, Illinois, a stifling 9 square-mile town, to make his own films that will change the world. Similar to his namesake -Moses 2,000 years earlier- our hero, Moises suffers from a speech impediment and anger issues.  The similarities don’t stop there... in the town, there seems to be BLOOD flowing in the Mississippi River! Other plagues follow, including frogs and locusts that aim to devour the town's historic landmarks.

After a moment of divine intercession and a nudge from his older sister (Yeniffer Behrens), Moises (Nic Caruccio) discovers his purpose: to stay and save his hometown from destruction. After a confrontation with the Mayor (Tom McElroy) - whose evil plan for misuse of a $30 million fund incited the plagues to begin with- Moises, along with a few of his buddies use Scripture and cell phones as weapons to avert each ensuing plague, and Cairo, Illinois is saved!

View the Teaser for the film at: https://vimeo.com/273605305

The Premiere will be held over a 2 day period:

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 12

Sunday, October 14

  • Screening of The Law of Moises @ 7pm
  • Park Community Church

1001 N. Crosby St./ Chicago, IL 60610

  • Light Refreshments @ 5:30pm
  • Q & A with Director & Actors @ 8:30-9:15pm

FREE PARKING

  • Screening of The Law of Moises @ 7pm
  • The Davis Theater

4614 N. Lincoln Ave./ Chicago, IL 60625

  • Light Refreshments @ 5:00pm
  • Q & A with Director & Actors @ 6:45-7:15pm

FREE PARKING

Ark Productions Announces the World Premiere of The Law of Moises

Chicago, IL - Ark Productions and Questar Entertainment are proud to announce the World Premiere of The Law of Moises, a  family adventure film starring Nic Caruccio, Aaron Fotheringham, Yeniffer Behrens, Billy Dec and directed by Crystal Barnes.

Logline: A troubled young filmmaker desperate to escape his small town discovers his destiny is to save it.

The Law of Moises is a family adventure film about destiny and dreams, whether the dreams we choose are actually the dreams destined for us. The dream that Moises has is to leave his dead-end small town to make big films that will change the world. However, his dream is interrupted when frogs, flies, and a slew of other biblical plagues threaten to destroy his hometown and forcing Moises to make a decision; to either follow his dream or live out his purpose.

 

Synopsis: The Law of Moises is a family adventure film about MOISES ("moi-‘sez") who since the death of his parents at the age of nine has only dreamt of one thing – getting out of Cairo, Illinois, a stifling 9 square-mile town, to make his own films that will change the world. Similar to his namesake -Moses 2,000 years earlier- our hero, Moises suffers from a speech impediment and anger issues.  The similarities don’t stop there... in the town, there seems to be BLOOD flowing in the Mississippi River! Other plagues follow, including frogs and locusts that aim to devour the town's historic landmarks.

After a moment of divine intercession and a nudge from his older sister (Yeniffer Behrens), Moises (Nic Caruccio) discovers his purpose: to stay and save his hometown from destruction. After a confrontation with the Mayor (Tom McElroy) - whose evil plan for misuse of a $30 million fund incited the plagues to begin with- Moises, along with a few of his buddies use Scripture and cell phones as weapons to avert each ensuing plague, and Cairo, Illinois is saved!

View the Teaser for the film at: https://vimeo.com/273605305

The Premiere will be held over a 2 day period:

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 12

Sunday, October 14

  • Screening of The Law of Moises @ 7pm
  • Park Community Church

1001 N. Crosby St./ Chicago, IL 60610

  • Light Refreshments @ 5:30pm
  • Q & A with Director & Actors @ 8:30-9:15pm

FREE PARKING

  • Screening of The Law of Moises @ 7pm
  • The Davis Theater

4614 N. Lincoln Ave./ Chicago, IL 60625

  • Light Refreshments @ 5:00pm
  • Q & A with Director & Actors @ 6:45-7:15pm

FREE PARKING

For tickets, please visit: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/3621911.

Auburn Gresham Quality of Life Plan Download A Copy Here!

The Auburn Gresham Quality of Life Plan 2017 has been published! Electronic copies of  can be downloaded now...

2018 Senior Enrichment Seminar Schedule

The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center Elder Justice Center is offering training for for persons age 60 and older involved in legal proceedings.

Gazing into his wife's eyes helped save her life

This daily act of love helped spot one of the deadliest cancers

ComEd Launches Energy Academy at Dunbar Vocational High School in Bronzeville

Dunbar Vocational Academy High School in Bronzeville has launched the Dunbar Energy Academy in conjunction with ComEd. Introduced on September 25th to the first group of ninth graders, members of the Dunbar High School class of 2022, the program will make the science of energy a key part of the students’ four-year learning experience.

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