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The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) will host the 13th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., September 8 to 9 on 79th Street between Racine Avenue and Loomis Street in the Auburn Gresham Neighborhood. Photo Credit: Provided by The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation

UPCOMING STREET CLOSURE WILL MAKE SPACE FOR 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) will host the 13th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 to 9 on 79th Street between Racine and Loomis in the Auburn Gresham Neighborhood. See more on Page 2

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MARTINEZ: GOVERNOR’S ACTIONS SHOW HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT EDUCATION Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez spoke out strongly recently against Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to veto her legislation expanding the Grow Your Own Teacher initiative. The initiative provides financial, academic and emotional support to people studying to become teachers. After graduation, participants commit to teaching at least five years at a high-needs school or in a high-needs teaching position, usually at schools with a high percentage of low-income students. The measure would have extended eligibility for the Grow Your Own Teacher initiative to high school students enrolled at dual-credit courses at participating colleges and universities and to all pre-K teachers, not just those teaching at public schools. “I truly cannot understand why Gov. Rauner would choose to veto a measure that would help address Illinois’ teacher shortage,” Martinez (D-Chicago) said.


NATIONAL NURSES UNITED APPLAUDS JUDGE’S DECISION TO STRIKE DOWN KEY PROVISIONS IN TRUMP’S ANTI-UNION EXECUTIVE ORDERS National Nurses United (NNU) recently applauded a federal judge’s ruling that President Donald Trump violated the Constitution when he issued executive orders that sought to strip 2.1 million public sector workers, including Veterans Health Administration registered nurses, of their protected union rights. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled that key provisions in Trump’s set of executive orders “exceeded his authority” and violated the workers First Amendment rights.


BIPARTISAN MEASURE TO PAY DOWN BILL BACKLOG AND SAVE UP TO $100 MILLION BECOMES LAW Governor Rauner recently signed a bipartisan measure that will pay overdue bills, earn a higher interest rate for state investments and save the state between $35 million and $100 million each year. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs was the driving force behind SB 2858, which will allow the Treasurer’s Office to invest in the state’s unpaid receivables. In doing so, late bills will be paid more quickly, allowing the state to avoid interest penalties of up to 12 percent. The bipartisan bill passed the Senate 49‑1 and the House 115-0. “This new law gives me another tool to pay down some of the state’s backlog and save taxpayers millions of dollars in late payment interest penalties,” State Comptroller Susana Mendoza said. “I’m glad legislators of both parties and the governor could come together and see the wisdom of this approach.”

Upcoming Street Closure Will Make Space For 79th Street Renaissance Festival Continued from page 1 BY KATHERINE NEWMAN

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) will host the 13th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 to 9 on 79th Street between Racine and Loomis in the Auburn Gresham Neighborhood. The GADGC is an organization that supports revitalization in the low-to-moderate income communities that they serve by using comprehensive community development strategies. The GAGDC works in Chicago’s Ashburn, Auburn Gresham, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Washington Heights, West Englewood, and West Chatham neighborhoods. “The festival is all about promoting our South Side communities, specifically Auburn Gresham and surrounding communities, as a great place to work, a great place to have a business, a great place to raise a family, a great place to live, a great place to pray, and a great place to have fun. Because we have these

20,000 plus folks, many come from all over the region, [the Festival] is an opportunity to market the existing businesses to people that they ordinarily wouldn’t get access to,” said Carlos Nelson, executive director of the GAGDC. The festival is a two-day event and will feature performances from world-renowned gospel artists on Saturday and DJ Boolumaster, and CeCe Peniston on Sunday. Other stage performances during the event will include the South Shore Drill Team, Jesse White Tumblers, Nation of Islam Drill Team, Elements of Sound Band, and Chicago House Music Master DJ Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk, according to a press release from the GAGDC. Special activities at the 79th Street Renaissance Festival will include a Seniors Corner where GAGDC will provide free meals to 400 senior citizens, a Kid’s Corner with snacks and giveaways for 1,000 children along with magicians, face painting, a petting zoo, and free dental check-ups, and there will be a Sports and Fitness area. While the GAGDC does fund a majority of

the event, Nelson said that over the years the community has had the most effect on what the festival has become. “We went from just an idea to one little location on 79th Street at the park, to shutting down the busiest bus line in the city and now it’s a quarter mile long, so now it’s a two-day event because the residents were demanding it,” said Nelson. When it’s all over, Nelson enjoys taking time to reflect on another successful event and the community engagement that takes place. “My favorite part is truly just being able to reflect on this small community-based organization with all of our community partners because we don’t do it alone. We may pay a whole lot of money to do this but the organizing is done jointly from business partners, from school partners, from seniors, from faith partners, from a whole lot of other nonprofits and just folks from the community that want to create something that the youth and their families can have access to right here in our own community,” said Nelson.

Chicago Park District Breaks Ground On Indoor Track and Field Facility BY KATHERINE NEWMAN

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the brand new state-of-the-art Gately Indoor Track and Field at 744 E. 103rd St. in Pullman which will be the Chicago Park District’s first-ever public indoor track and field facility. The 139,000 square foot facility will feature a hydraulically banked 200-meter track and an 8-lane track with full track and field event capabilities including long jump, high jump, a dedicated throwing cage, eight sprint lanes and a warm-up area. There will be a seating capacity of 3,500 with supporting amenities such as a meet management control room, concessions, multipurpose rooms and locker rooms, according to a press release from the Chicago Park District. The new indoor Gately Track and Field will offer Chicago’s athletes an opportunity that they have never had before, the ability to practice and compete during the winter. “Many of our inner-city kids cannot compete with the schools down south for scholarships to division one schools with high profile track and field programs because during the winter, a lot

The 139,000 square foot facility will feature a hydraulically banked 200-meter track and an 8-lane track with full track and field event capabilities including long jump, high jump, a dedicated throwing cage, eight sprint lanes and a warm-up area. Photo Credit: Renderings courtesy Williams Architects

of these kids are just running in gyms and running in hallways,” said Nosa Ehimwenman, CEO of Bowa Construction, one of the lead construction partners on the project. The hydraulically banked track at Gately Track and Field will be one of few across the country and the hydraulic’s that are built into the track will allow for the curved portion of the track to be hydraulically lifted up and down to best serve the runners depending on the type of race that is being conducted. “For example, if it’s a 400-meter sprint you’re able to hydraulically bank the track and that increases

your velocity but decreases your chances of injury. You’re moving at such a high velocity but the hydraulically banked curve gives you the ability to continue your speed at a high velocity and not get injured,” said Ehimwenman. McHugh Construction is the other construction partner working on Gately Track and Field. Andrew Totten, vice president at McHugh Construction, has worked on several high profile sports facilities in the past and said what makes the Gately project different is that not only will it be a state of the arts sports facility, it will also be a program center for After School Matters, a non-profit

organization that provides Chicago teens with after-school and summer programs. “This is a challenging project with a really tight schedule and we’re right at the edge of some of the new technology but even beyond that, it’s a high profile project because it’s going to provide a service and a great impact to the community and that’s really what is so exciting about it. It’s a challenging project but it’s not just an apartment building, it’s something that’s really going to impact a lot of people’s lives,” said Totten. Gateway Track and Field has a projected completion date of Spring 2020, according to Totten.

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Illinois Department Of Public Health Moves To Lower Action Level For Lead In Blood The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) moves to lower the level at which public health interventions are initiated for children with blood lead levels from 10 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) to 5 µg/dL. IDPH has submitted rules to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) to adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) childhood lead reference level. JCAR must approve the proposed change. “The new lower action level means that more children will be identified as having lead exposure, allowing

parents, doctors, public health officials, and communities to take action earlier to reduce the child’s future exposure to lead,” said Governor Bruce Rauner. “We’ve made great strides in reducing the number of children exposed to lead, and now we’re taking it to the next level to protect our future generations.” “There is no safe level of lead exposure, which is why it is important to identify children with elevated blood lead levels quickly and take steps to intervene,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to

contribute to learning disabilities, developmental delays, behavioral problems, as well as a number of other negative health effects. The health effects of lead exposure cannot be entirely reversed.” The burden of Illinois childhood lead poisoning remains one of the highest in the nation. Provisional data shows that of the approximately 229,000 children tested in 2017, more than 7,000 had blood lead levels at or above 5 µg/dL. Illinois law requires that all children six years of age or younger be assessed for lead risk, and physicians

must perform a blood lead test for children who live in high-risk areas or meet other risk criteria. Ashley and Tyler Scudder learned that their oldest daughter Phoebe had a high level of lead in her blood when she was a year old. It was 23 micrograms per deciliter. Although she’s not sure it was due to lead exposure, Ashley said she noticed her daughter was having sleeping issues and slipped from the 90th percentile in weight to the 60th percentile in just a couple months. Little Phoebe had lost her appetite, which can be one of the symptoms of lead poisoning.

The Scudder’s were renovating a home that was around 100 years old while living in an apartment that was about the same age. Lead paint was often used on walls and window sills in older homes. Either place could have been the source of lead. Ashley is now an advocate for lead education and getting the word out. “Even as a nurse, I had no idea that lead poisoning was so easy. That children can get it from dust, they don’t have to be gnawing on the walls or window sills.” Continued on page 5

Mortgage Industry Leaves Millions of Prospective Homebuyers Behind BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY

The home mortgage industry across the U. S., now on “sound footing” since the crisis of 2007, is still leaving prospective homeowners behind, according to a recent Harvard University study. “By many metrics, the U.S. housing market in 2018 is on sound footing,” said Chris Herbert, managing director of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies in the center’s annual State of the Nation’s Housing report. “But a number of challenges highlighted in the first ‘State of the Nation’s Housing’ report 30 years ago persist today, and in many respects the situation has worsened for both the lowest-income Americans and those higher up the income ladder.” This dearth in homeownership - largely affecting African-Americans - is the reason that an upcoming annual conference is crucial says Marcia Griffin, founder and president of HomeFree-USA a leader in home mortgage counseling. The 14th Annual HomeFree-USA Reaching Millions conference is set for Sept. 17-19 in Washington, D.C. The inspirational, educational and leadership development conference will feature nationally renowned speakers. They include author/speaker Stedman Graham, the Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant; Gospel artist Bishop Marvin Sapp; and the Rev. Dr. DeForest Blake “Buster” Soaries, Jr., all aiming to teach and inspire financial inde-

pendence and debt free lifestyles. “This conference is a very important gathering of leaders nonprofit, faith-based, government, mortgage and banking leaders,” says Griffin. “It’s crucial in order to elevate the issue of homeownership in general but also the financial stature of people of color specifically. This conference delivers new ideas to capture the millions of potential homebuyers who want to buy but need guidance and encouragement. The unique aspect of the conference will be a mixture of education and inspiration with a goal of establishing a synergy for partnerships,” Griffin says. “We will all come together to learn from each other, and gain ideas to increase mortgage approvals and reduce denials among people of color,” Griffin continues. “It is going to take partners working together to give homebuyers the kind of guidance they need to sustain homeownership and weather the financial challenges that arise in life.” The conference is designed to: • Increase homeownership and financial success among low-to-moderate income people. • Elevate the stature and increase the impact of government, nonprofit and for-profit housing and homeownership providers • Create and strengthen public/ private partnerships Reaching Millions is for profes-

sionals and leaders whose focus is on: • Affordable lending • Increasing homeownership in low-to-moderate income communities • Personal and professional leadership development • Developing new public and private partnerships to further their mission and expand affordable housing • Ways to reach more qualified homebuyers According to the latest stats from the U. S. Census Bureau, general homeownership rates in the second quarter of 2018 revealed significant room for growth. Overall, the rate is 64.3 percent in the second quarter of 2018, growing slightly by .6 percent from the first quarter. However, a closer look at the Census Bureau breakdown of the homeownership rate by race shows communities of color still lagging far behind White homeowners, despite historic efforts to close the gap, including the Fair Housing Act of 1968. According to the Census Bureau, the following are the current stats broken down by race: • Non-Hispanic White householders was highest at 72.9 percent. • Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander householders was second at 58.0 percent. • Hispanic householders was at 46.2.

Marcia Griffin

• Black householders was lowest at 41.6 percent. “Although the changes in homeownership by race and ethnicity were seen as mostly positive, Black households are the one group that has made no appreciable progress,” says the Harvard Joint Center study. This conference contributes to the efforts to turn these deplorable statistics around. Conference attendees will leave with a road-

map, partnerships and resources to capture the homebuyers that we are leaving behind. Working together the mortgage industry, nonprofits and government leaders will be able to deliver the tools families need to become successful homeowners. More information about the conference can be found at www. Contact for information on a limited number of discounted registrations.

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BUSINESS Advancing Transport for the Masses: Stark Drive Redefines E-Bike Affordability With an Innovative Folding and Configurable Bike Under $300 USD Looking to transcend the current standards of the electric bicycle market, Stark Drive, (, introduces a new level of personal conveyance and convenience on two wheels with their Stark Drive Mini e-bike. Fresh off the self-crowdfunding success of their first e-bike model, the Stockholm-based Stark Drive is introducing an e-bike that has been designed to provide the most optimal experience for the rider, without an exorbitant price tag. Built to be portable and highly customizable, the Stark Drive Mini e-bike will provide you with everything that you desire for your commute and everyday use. The Stark Drive Mini can easily be folded after you’ve arrived at your destination and conveniently carried into the office or classroom. The Stark

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY Drive is also compact enough to be taken on a plane (adhering to FAA & TSA guidelines), giving you increased mobility wherever your travels take you. Stark Drive’s CEO and Founder, Oscar Stark’s goal is to provide performance in an e-bike that is affordable to the everyday commuter, rather than a select few. “The Stark Drive Mini is the ultimate city commuter which takes you from point A to point B in style and comfort, with its long battery life allowing for unlimited stops in between if you wish. It is the first e-bike that can be brought on a plane, making your travel experience more convenient and less reliant on other means of transportation,” Stark said. The basic model of the Stark Drive Mini has a range of 14 km on pure electric mode and can cover 40 km

with pedal assist. The Stark Drive Mini is en15194 EU certified and will be available for the historic starting price of $299 USD. The Stark Drive Mini arrives fully assembled, charged, and includes these features: • 250w Motor • Stark Drive LCD Display with Speed/ ODO • USB Charger • Keyed System Power • Lockable & Hidden Battery Compartment • 36V, 7Ah, 252Wh Lithium-Ion Battery (Panasonic) • High Intensity Front Light/ 90db Horn • 14” All-terrain Tires • Shimano Gear System • 13kg Weight • Various Color options

Looking to transcend the current standards of the electric bicycle market, Stark Drive, (, introduces a new level of personal conveyance and convenience on two wheels with their Stark Drive Mini e-bike for under $300 USD. The Stockholm-based Stark Drive is introducing an e-bike that has been designed to provide the most optimal experience for the rider, without an exorbitant price tag.

• Worldwide 120V-220V 2A charger Despite all the components that can be incorporated into the Stark Drive Mini, Stark Drive wants everyone to have access to the technology at a budget-conscious price. They will be offering a special promotional



How to Recognize and Avoid College Scholarship Scams StatePoint - Average college costs have doubled in the last two decades, and this financial pressure along with new technologies makes today’s students particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams. “Scammers know to take advantage of those who are stressed,” says Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization. “Fortunately, there are some ways you can avoid getting duped.” To help you spot scams, Scholarship America offers the following insights. FEES AND OTHER RED FLAGS Scholarship programs charging a fee to apply often look legitimate. But look at the bigger picture: if the provider is awarding $500 in scholarships and collecting fees from thousands of applicants, it’s not funding education so much as making money. Your chances of earning a scholarship are slight if not impossible — sham providers often collect fees and disappear. Some providers claim to have a no-stringsattached grant or an incredibly low-interest loan to offer, as long as you pay a tax or “redemption” fee in advance. Others offer to match you with guaranteed scholarships — if you pay for a premium search service. Keep in mind, there’s no such thing as a “guaranteed scholarship.” Free, comprehensive scholarship searching and matching services like Fastweb and Cappex will connect you to legitimate, competitive scholarships that don’t charge application fees. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE Be wary of the “too-good-to-be-true” scam model: an official-sounding organization tells you about an incredible opportunity, offers you a coveted spot at a scholarship seminar, or just sends you a check with a note of congratulations,

price as a part of their Kickstarter campaign, https://www.kickstarter. com/ projects/ 1510179091/ 505548252? ref=9yet71&token=d7a3e974, including the SD Mini City, which starts at $299, the SD Mini City + at $499, the SD Air at $599, and the Mini Advanced at $699.

Avoid financial aid and scholarship scams. Often unexpected “opportunities” are attempts to get you to divulge personal information. Even clicking on links can expose your data to scammers.

using messaging designed to get your adrenaline pumping and make you act fast. Remember, scholarship providers aren’t in the practice of sending funds out randomly; it’s likely the check will bounce, or you’ll be asked to send money back for “processing” or an “accidental” overpayment. Your safest bet? Tearing up the check and, if you have time, filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Often unexpected “opportunities” are attempts to get you to divulge personal information. Even clicking on links can expose your data to scammers. Be cautious: Google the name of the scholarship or organization. Scams have often been flagged by the FTC or Better Business Bureau. SOCIAL SCAMMERS A new scam making the rounds starts with a random friend request on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat. Accept, and your new friend will

start messaging you about a foolproof way to make money for college: they work for a scholarship provider and have found a loophole. They just need to enter you as a winner and you can split the money. If this was real, it’d be incredibly unethical. However, in the midst of stress, you may be tempted — and that could cost more than money. While you may be asked to send cash as an advance, most such scammers are phishing. Give them enough info, and you’ll be worrying about getting your identity back. For more scholarship tools, resources and opportunities, including the annual Scholarship America Dream Award, please visit “Scholarship scams seem to work just enough for people to keep trying it,” says Ballard. “However, two main rules will help you avoid them: never pay to apply and if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Rights and Responsibilities of Condo Association Board Members Now Available Online The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Division of Real Estate (DRE) recently published the “Rights and Responsibilities of Association Board Members” to clearly explain the legal responsibilities of condominium and common interest community property boards. The publication includes general information regarding governance documents, board structure, elections, general powers, meetings, surplus and deficit, special assessments, financial disclosures, insurance, records, and disclosure. “Ensuring member association boards are well-prepared and well-informed is imperative to governing a community,” said IDFPR Secretary Bryan A. Schneider. “With this publication, we seek to provide board members with the information necessary to carry out their duties, while promoting civility and cooperation between association boards and their members,” said Kreg Allison, Director of the DRE. The “Rights and Responsibilities for Association Board Members” publication is available online at For more information, visit www.

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NEWS Illinois Department Of Public Health Moves To Lower Action Level For Lead In Blood Continued from page 3

future exposure; improve the quality on a property where children with and management of collected lead elevated blood levels live. Additiondata to support data driven decision ally, the proposed rules increase the Ashley says she thinks lowering making; connect lead prevention maximum fine for violators so that the level from 10 to 5 is important and case management strategies with they comply with the U.S. Environbecause more people will know about additional social service supports; and mental Protection Agency rules and the dangers of lead. “It’s in the soil. drive lead prevention and education impose penalties for returned checks It’s in the environment. It’s everyinitiatives. or insufficient payments. where and people have no idea. I • The state budget includes $15 This rulemaking establishes the have friends that still didn’t know that million for the Comprehensive Lead safest way for lead to be removed lead poisoning can cause permanent Education, Reduction, and Window from homes and ensures that workers damage.” engaged in this work are appropriately Replacement Program (Clear-Win). With the news rules, children who The primary goal of Clear-Win is remediating lead hazards and are not test at or above the new intervention to partner with the Illinois Houscreating additional risk to residents. level of 5 µg/dL will receive a home ing Development Authority and Other State efforts to reduce childvisit from a public health nurse who the Department of Commerce and hood exposure to lead include: will educate families on ways to lower Economic Opportunity in hiring local • The passage of recent legislation the blood lead level and reduce lead contractors to remove sources of lead requiring schools and daycares to exposure, including proper nutrition, exposure from the residences of chilsample for lead contamination in hygiene, and housekeeping. Public dren with elevated blood lead levels. water. health environmental experts will • The state budget also includes $50 • The Governor’s Cabinet on also inspect residences for all children million for K-12 schools to mitigate Children and Youth chose reducing with an elevated blood lead level of sources of lead. This initiative will be childhood lead poisoning as one 10 µg/dL or greater to determine the administered by the Capital Develof its three priority projects. The source(s) of the child’s lead exposure. opment Board through grants issued Children’s Cabinet team has worked The rules also propose increased from the School Construction Fund. to improve identification of and enforcement authority for violations The proposed rules can be found response to affected children; ensure of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act in the Illinois Register on the Illinois safe homes by working on strategies and Code, including property owners IMPFY19_Sept_ChicagoCitizen_Totebag_HalfPg_5.29.18 to remediate lead hazards and prevent Secretary of State website. who fail to perform lead remediation


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LAGOS Unveils First Fine Jewelry Bracelet Designed For The Apple Watch® LAGOS, the fine jewelry brand, has announced a 60-day exclusive with luxury retailer Bloomingdale’s to launch an innovative collection of sterling silver, 18K gold, and diamond bracelets made for the Apple Watch®. Distribution will broaden incrementally after November 1. Known for its signature Caviar beaded designs, LAGOS introduces four distinct, luxe bracelets that easily enhance the Apple Watch® and help transition the sporty look to a piece of fine jewelry. Unisex styles are available in sterling silver, twotone featuring sterling silver and 18K gold, sterling silver with four diamond links and sterling silver with all diamond links. “I’m a big fan of the Apple Watch® and love the functionality. It is perfectly designed for the sporty lifestyle but something was missing – there was no fine jewelry element to it,” said LAGOS Founder and Creative Director Steven Lagos. “I really wanted to create a bracelet that would transform it from a casual watch to a jewelry watch.” Smart Caviar is designed with the same fine craftsmanship that defines LAGOS jewelry and the ease of wear that makes it perfect for every day. Smart Caviar flawlessly layers with other LAGOS designs and is simple to style. The bracelets are engineered to slip easily in and out of the Apple Watch® head and come with a sizing tool and extra links to ensure a comfortable fit. “Bloomingdale’s is thrilled to launch Smart Caviar with LAGOS,” said Erica Russo, Bloomingdale’s Vice President and Fashion Director for Accessories and Beauty. “This is the first fine jewelry option we have offered for smartwatches and we love the way luxury meets modern functionality. From sterling silver to gold and diamonds, there is truly something for everyone.” The collection marries technology with fine jewelry to offer an elegant option for Apple Watch® wearers to express their personal style. It’s a special piece for the LAGOS collector and also the next generation LAGOS customer. The collection is available now in all Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide and on and is being supported by a 360° marketing program. Steven Lagos was one of the first to create the “Designer Fine Jewelry” category when he launched LAGOS’ first Caviar collection more than 30 years ago. Since its inception, the brand has created bold jewelry rooted in integrity, intelligence and innovation. These defining values are the foundation for Smart Caviar and are still present in every collection designed today. Smart Caviar is not approved, endorsed or affiliated with Apple, Inc. Watch sold separately.

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TIPS TO FIX AND AVOID FRUSTRATING FASHION DILEMMAS Fashion stylist Zerina Akers – who styles the likes of Ava DuVernay, Beyoncé, Yara Shahidi, Chloe x Halle and more – has teamed up with Dove to share her tips to fix and avoid these frustrating fashion dilemmas: • A little hairspray goes a long way – Prevent a run in your tights from growing bigger with hairspray. Simply spray the area

where the run started, and it will hold the fabric together. • File your soles for a non-slip grip – If you have a pair of shoes with slick bottoms, buff the sole with an emery board to prevent you from slipping and to add traction. • There’s an antiperspirant that actually doesn’t leave marks – Avoid dealing with

pesky white marks by using Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant. It goes on dry and invisible, leaving no white marks on 100 colors and offers 48-hour protection to leave you feeling as fresh as your outfit! • Static cling shouldn’t be a thing – After you’re done blow-drying your hair for the day, pass the blow-dryer quickly across your

clothes to avoid static cling. You’ll feel much more comfortable without having your clothes clinging to your thighs and arms. • Unstick that zipper with Vaseline – When a zipper just won’t budge, you can rub a bit of Vaseline along where it’s stuck. The Vaseline will help the zipper slide and wiggle free!

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ENTERTAINMENT Dana Matthow Presents Waistwatchers In September WaistWatchers The Musical! makes its Chicago Premiere at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., this fall. Produced by Dana Matthow and featuring the queen of disco Martha Wash, known for singing the powerful anthem ‘It’s Raining Men,’ and “Everybody Dance Now,” the musical takes a lighthearted and hilarious look at women dealing with their relationship to food, friendship and fitness, while celebrating the transformative power of female friendship on the journey to selfacceptance. Capturing audiences of all ages from start to finish, the Chicago production begins September 13 for an open run. “After touring the country, women have described WaistWatchers The Musical! as an empowering vehicle – one that defines happiness as confidence, laughter and love,” said Matthow. “WaistWatchers The Musical! encourages women to reject the social

pressures of achieving the mirage of so-called perfection and to simply embrace themselves for who they are.” Boasting successful tours across the country since 2013 with major runs at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA, the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, the Herberger Theatre in Phoenix, AZ and many more, WaistWatchers The Musical! is full of high power energy. The production is 90 minutes of non-stop exercise, song and dance, featuring four women and their exuberant younger trainer as they all tackle universal issues of dieting, exercise, plastic surgery, sex and self-love. The show’s Choreographer Dani TucciJuraga describes it best - “WaistWatchers The Musical is about strong, sensitive, passionate and evolving women who function best with good friends and humor by their side. As choreographer, getting to work with the cast is

much like the plot. We are there to support each other and above all, laugh.” In addition to Martha Wash starring as Connie (from September 13 through October 28), the Chicago production features Sarah Godwin (Cindy), Seandrea E. Earls (Cheryl), and Katherine S. Barnes (MC). The creative team includes Matthew E. Silva (Director), Alan Jacobson (Creator, Book and Lyrics), Vince Di Mura (Music) and Dani Tucci-Jurraga (Choreography). WaistWatchers The Musical! performances are as follows: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting at $45. Groups should call 312.423.6612 for special offers. For more information or to purchase tickets, please

WaistWatchers The Musical! makes its Chicago Premiere at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., this fall.

visit or call the Royal George Theatre Box Office at 312.988.9000.

Paramount adds Boys II Men, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Shen Yun and Ballst Folklorico

P Carey at the Edwards Air Force Base during the making of the “I Still Believe” music video in December 1998.

2019 Dates Announced For Mariah Carey ‘The Butterfly Returns’ At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace As she returns to the Las Vegas stage for her headlining residency, Mariah Carey has announced five new dates from Feb. 13 through Feb. 21, 2019 for “The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Tickets for Feb. 2019 shows are on sale now at “The Butterfly Returns” spotlights a more intimate performance on The Colosseum’s stage, showcasing Mariah Carey’s world-famous vocals with an all-new show that highlights her extensive catalogue of music, including fan favorites such as “Honey,” “Make It Happen,” “Fantasy, “Vision of Love,” “Emotions,” “We Belong Together” and many more. The production features a four-piece live band, three backup singers and seven dancers. Fans are treated to a few surprises throughout the show, including Mariah’s two children, Monroe and Moroccan, joining her on stage during “Always Be My Baby,” as well as audience members being invited to sit with Mariah on stage while she performs “Touch My Body.” General ticket prices begin at $55, plus applicable tax and fees, and Meet & Greets are also available. Tickets may be purchased online at or inperson at The Colosseum box office. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

aramount Theatre recently announced four new shows to its schedule that will bring a celebration of Mexican folkloric dance, soaring voices singing glorious gospel music, the incredible artistry of ancient China and one of the best selling R&B groups of all time to downtown Aurora in 201819. Details are as follows: BALLET FOLKLORICO QUETZALCOATL Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Tickets: $18-$28 Once again, the Mexican folk dance troupe Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl will showcase its eye-popping costumes, thrilling dance numbers and music. With a performance history stretching back 34 years, the dance troupe promises to entertain, inspire and electrify the audience. SHEN YUN Jan. 10-13, 2019 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 2 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets: $80-$200 Five thousand years in one night! Shen Yun takes audiences on a journey through China’s 5,000 years of divinely inspired civilization. Exquisite beauty from the heavens, profound wisdom from dynasties past, timeless legends and ethnic traditions all spring to life through classical Chinese dance, orchestral music, authentic costumes and animated backdrops. THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$50 The Blind Boys of Alabama is the work of gospel titans

(Top, from left) Boyz II Men, The Blind Boys of Alabama, (bottom, from left) Shen Yun and Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl.

stretching back 70 years. First rising to fame in the segregated south, they began wowing audiences with their miraculous harmonies and electric live shows. Since then they have won five Grammy® Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to singing original songs written by outstanding artists including Valerie June, Phil Cook and the North Mississippi Allstars, they breathe new life into gospel

standards by adding jazz and blues influences. BOYZ II MEN Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8 p.m. Tickets: $59-$140 Boyz II Men, which has made its impact on R&B music, remains one of the most iconic groups in the genre thanks to a catalog of smooth, melodic hits like “End of the Road” and “I’ll Make Love to You.” They have countless awards, including four Grammys®, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

and the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, 64 million albums sold with Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyonce all citing them as major influences. Tickets go on sale to the general public Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. For tickets and information, visit, call the box office at 630-896-6666,or stop by the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd in downtown Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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Justice P. Scott Neville, swears in Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs as 2018-2019 chair-person of Law school scholarship winners include: Antoinette Bolz, Addison the Illinois Judicial Council Judge Leslie South (ret) serving as Morgan, Alexandria Johnson and Vanessa Pratt.The IJC scholarship Mistress of Ceremony review program with committed were; Judges, David Atkins, Marilyn Johnson, Lionel Jean Judge Cynthia Cobb incoming president for Baptist, Robbin Perkins, Berta Requena, Theodore Sherrod, Sharon Johnson and Steven Watkin. the Illinois Judicial.

Swearing in of the 2018-2019 committee by Justice P. Scott Neville include Honorable's Cynthia Cobb, Chair, Andrea Buford, Ex-Offiicio, Freddrenna Lyle, Thaddeus Wilson, Kimberly Lewis, Allen Walker, Diana Embil, Carl Boyd, and Toya Harvey,. All not in Photo.

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Honorable Cynthia Y. Cobbs rejjoices in her appointment.

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