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The Call for Peace: Rally & March

The Faith Community of Saint Sabine Invites You To:

The Call For Peace: Rally & March

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MLK's Legacy: The March for Education Continues

On Feburary 4th, from 12 PM to 1 PM, AmeriCorps Members will be hosting a Lunch & Learn.

These  working all over Chicago will be discussing their organization and the work being done to promote quality education. This event is done in the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and was inspired by his committment to equality.

Chicago Climate Action Plan Virtual Town Halls (1/19 6pm and 1/22 10am)

Join the conversation on 2022 Climate Action Plan andwe share what environmental and community priorities you would like to see addressed.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has Openings this Fall

Do you know a young person who may need some extra help? Maybe they are having problems at home, in school, or are enduring difficult experiences like grief, loss, unstable living environments, or other traumatic events. They don't need to go through it alone--Mercy Home can help!

Hunger Among Families is Soaring

Hunger Among Families is Soaring during the pandemic. Please consider supporting our partner the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

City Treasurer Launches Small Business Series to Highlight Success Stories

Small business series will launch with Nicole Jordan Catering, a McKinley Park recipient of the city’s Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan


Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles

Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles. More bad air is forecas

Raising the rent: 5 Chicago neighborhoods that will cost you more in 2019

Apartment search website culled data to find which Chicago’s neighborhoods (based on inventory from Apartment Guide and have seen the highest one-bedroom rent increases between May 2018 and May 2019.

Be on the right side of history, VOTE for Chicago's Mayor April 2, 2019

Be on this side of Chicago's history, VOTE, April 2, 2019.

Everything you need to vote in Chicago's Election on Feb. 26th!

Everything you need to vote in Chicago's Election on Feb. 26th can be found on this nonpartisan website Chi*Vote!

To Usher in the Fall, Brews, Brats & Brass Gets a New Name and a New Vibe - Introducing the Fall Forward Festival in Hyde Park September 14-16

Chicago, Ill - Eat, Drink, Be Events is revamping and renaming its Brews, Brats & Brass Oktoberfest to the Fall Forward Festival in Hyde Park taking place from September 14-16. Attendees will enjoy even more top-notch food ranging from salty to sweet, live music, and full bars.

The Fall Forward Festival includes autumn beer and ciders along with amazing Jack Daniels cocktails all wrapped around an intimate whiskey tasting, amazing food, live music and great drinks.

It’s the same level of fun with a new name just in time to pay homage to the end of summer and the transition into fall. This year’s musical acts include  Lee Farmer, Gemini Jones, MYS Michelle ,DJ Shon Dervis and Ernie Adams and more, with food featurings from Krave Chicago, Surf's Up and Prime Catering plus much more.

“Serving as the official festival representing the “last hurrah” of the summer,  the weekend is intended to bring our community together while celebrating how it has and will continue to ignite our future, especially right here in Hyde Park” said Wallace E. Goode, Jr., Executive Director of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce.

The event is presented by Eat Drink and Be Events, The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Jack Daniels.

The festival takes place on 53rd and Lake Park West (behind Hyde Park Bank-across from Promontory).

Schedule is Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 2pm-10pm, Whiskey Sampling is from 3pm-6pm,

Sunday 2pm-8pm with Whiskey Sampling running from 3pm-6pm.

Admission is $15 which includes one beer or wine ticket. $30 for a three day pass and $25 for the Whiskey Tasting Pavilion to experience a fantastic variety of balanced and flavorful whiskey options to try including the very popular Jack Daniels.

Eat, Drink & Be Events is a socially conscious Chicago-based special event company that focuses on bringing high quality food and beverage events to emerging communities.

The mission of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce is to assist local member businesses in conducting their business in our community. As a resource for member businesses, the HPCC provides information regarding the programs and services offered by various City of Chicago agencies, acts as an advocate for its members’ interests within the community and to the City of Chicago, offers a forum for members to meet with other local business leaders to discuss their business interests and community matters. HPCC’s work for its members and with other community organizations has resulted in a healthy and strong business community in Hyde Park.


Jack Daniel's is a brand of Tennessee whiskey and the top-selling American whiskey in the world. It is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee, by the Jack Daniel Distillery, which has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 1956. Jack Daniel's is distilled in a process that gives it the title of a Tennessee whiskey, a term recognized by the federal government in 1941, almost 80 years after Daniel started distilling the stuff. The process is different from other American whiskeys in that the spirit is filtered through layers of sugar-maple charcoal. At the distillery, visitors might see huge piles of maple wood being burned on “ricks.” The wood falls into itself as it is burned, making charcoal. The whiskey is then filtered through it over a period of four days, then through white wool to remove any of the charcoal.

Follow the festival on facebook, instagram and twitter. Tickets are on eventbrite


Back to Bud: New Parade Leadership Gets Back to Basics

One of the most anticipated days of the summer is approaching. The second Saturday in August has become known in Chicago as the day when neighbors sit out in lawn chairs along King Drive, barbecue pits are fired up on the South Side, kids run freely behind the barricades awaiting the South Shore Drill Team, the Jesse White tumblers, and ...

Parkland students, Chance the Rapper,  to join St Sabina rally for peace
Parkland students, Chance the Rapper,  to join St Sabina rally for peace
One Summer Chicago Youth Jobs Apply Online Until May 21st

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle are proud to announce One Summer Chicago -- a collaborative effort between the City, County, civic and business communities to provide summer programming for youths.

Help CPS Chief Thank a Teacher During Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

Teachers educate, inspire, and transform their students’ lives each and every day. Let's say, “Thank You!”

Dr. Rose Jackson, Passes

Dr. Rosemary Robinson Jackson, Chicago educator, business woman and community leader, unexpectedly died Wednesday at the age of 71, succumbing to cancer.

Sensing the City

The City of Chicago is about to become the front-runner in the latest “smart cities” trend with its latest innovation: Array of Things. 

Aldi looking to fill over 100 positions in Chicago-area

CHICAGO — Aldi is hosting hiring events at 63 stores in the Chicago-area Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Skills for Chicagoland's Future Announces New Youth Unemployment Initiative "Beyond Diploma"

After about two years of research and planning, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future announced today an initiative to connect unemployed youth with jobs, provide them with higher education opportunities, and give them the social supports to stay employed and succeed. It’s called “Beyond the Diploma.”

Here’s How I Survived My First Week As An Unemployed Reporter

 In the words of Andrea V. Watson, an Extroidinary Journalist, "I first posted about how I felt when I was laid off.  (Check it out here.)

Liz Dozier and Chance the Rapper Announce Chicago Beyond’s Second Innovation Challenge Ends 7/7!

Chicago Beyond Managing Director Liz Dozier and Chance the Rapper Chicago Beyond’s second annual Go Innovate Challenge application submittal ends 7/7. The challenge is designed to find and invest in innovative programs, ideas or approaches that disrupt chronic challenges facing young Chicagoans. See story for sbumittal details!

Auburn Gresham Native Helping to Shape A More Sustainable and Prosperous Greater Chicago Region

Spotlight on Auburn Gresham native, Alden Loury, who joined the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), in May 2016 as the director of research and evaluation. Alden and the MPC staff are working with government, community and business leaders to assist communities, demonstrate best practices and change public policy. MPC is a diverse group of individuals with various backgrounds and skills who work together toward the common goal of a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region.

Asadah Kirkland Presents Inaugural "Soulful Chicago Book Fair" July 16!

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair promises to be a gathering of the griots. The fair, founded by Asadah Kirkland, will present a counter-narrative to Chicago’s violent reputation that’s perpetuated by the media, and it’ll do so in Woodlawn, a neighborhood known for high crime. is on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on 61st Street, between Cottage Grove and King Drive.

The 77 Beats (Music, Food, and Chicago's Neighborhood Culture)

Chicago is famously a "city of neighborhoods," each of which has its own character. In 2016 Old Town School of Folk Music intends to celebrate the unique culture of each of these neighborhoods through The 77 Beats - a year-long exploration of Chicago's music and food. See details...

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