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State Announces New Investments to Expand Illinois Apprenticeship Program to Support 17,000 This Year!

This week, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced $4.7 million investment that will expand the Illinois Apprenticeship Program to serve an additional 568 residents in training programs over the next two years. Overall, the State of Illinois is making a $20 million investment in the Illinois Apprenticeship Program to support 17,000+ apprenticeships in 2020 alone.

HURRY, Auburn Gresham $1 Large Lot Purchase Program Ends May 15th!

If you own land in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, you can buy up two vacant lots from the City of Chicago for $1 a lot. Go to https://largelots.org/apply/ and follow the simple 3 Steps to apply! The lots must be on the same block as land you already own. Only one application will be accepted per property deed.

SNEAK PEEK at Monique Woodard

Monique Woodard has joined 500 Startups as its first African-American venture partner to increase the firm's investments in Black and Latino tech entrepreneurs, who have historically received a tiny fraction of U.S. venture funding.