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Citizen Existing-Home Sales Jump 6.5% in February — Page 3 Week of March 25, 2020

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Bright Smiles Daycare is a small business coping with COVID-19. Photo credit: Tia Carol Jones

SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE TO COPE WITH CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Small businesses are trying to stay afloat in the midst of coronavirus, COVID-19. With social distancing, self-quarantining and closures, businesses are trying to navigate and make decisions that will keep everyone safe. PAGE 2

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NEWS briefly EDUCATION GSU SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTARY FOR HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION REVIEW Governors State University is seeking comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The university will host a visit on April 26 – 29, 2020, from a team of peer reviewers representing the HLC. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. Governors State University has been accredited by HLC since 1975. Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Submit comments to HLC at hlcommission. org/comment or mail them to the address below. All comments must be received by March 27, 2020. Public Comment on Governors State University Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411​

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SUPPORT FOR “MEDICARE FOR ALL” DROPS AMONG MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES, SURVEY FINDS According to a survey of more than 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries released today by eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) (eHealth.com), 37% of Medicare beneficiaries support the idea that all Americans should have access to Medicare or Medicare-like coverage, down from 41% in a 2019 eHealth survey. eHealth’s survey found that 58% of Medicare beneficiaries now say Medicare should remain primarily for people age 65 and older, up from 42% last year. “We have been tracking consumer sentiment on ‘Medicare for all’ proposals for some time now, but the results of our most recent survey surprised us,” said eHealth CEO Scott Flanders. “As we get deeper into election season and Medicare beneficiaries listen to candidates and weigh the pros and cons of various proposals, it seems that support for a radical revamp of the Medicare program, and for ‘Medicare for all’ candidates, is dropping.”

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DUCKWORTH, CAPITO HONOR GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), co-chairs of the Girl Scouts’ Honorary Troop Capitol Hill, recently introduced a resolution recognizing the Girl Scouts of America on its 108th birthday and celebrating its legacy of building powerful female leaders. “Girl Scouts helped teach me the importance of service as well as the leadership skills that I use in the Senate every day,” said Senator Duckworth. “I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution with Senator Capito to commemorate and honor 108 years of the Girl Scouts driving positive change in communities across the country as they prepare girls to lead wherever they go – in business, science, public service and beyond.”

Small businesses have to cope with Coronavirus concerns Continued from page 1 BY TIA CAROL JONES

Small businesses are trying to stay afloat in the midst of coronavirus, COVID-19. With social distancing, self-quarantining and closures, businesses are trying to navigate and make decisions that will keep everyone safe. Rami Brown owns Bright Smile Daycare in Calumet Heights. “At this time, I’m trying to make sure I don’t close. Also, I’m concerned about having the appropriate supplies on hand,” she said. While Governor J.B. Pritzker gave the directive to close all the schools, he didn’t mention day care centers or nursery schools. “He protected the teachers and students, but he didn’t protect the toddlers and the babies,” she said. Brown said while she is trying to remain open, she’s responsible for the health, safety and well-being of her staff and herself. “I really would appreciate [it] if [the] Department of Children and Family Services or the Governor would give us some direction,” she said. In the meantime, she has reached out to par-

ents who have been very helpful and brought in supplies. “We’ve been keeping the daycare clean and making sure everyone is healthy and safe,” she said. Brown said she has a quarter of the children in the daycare than she usually has. “I do feel uncertain. There is a safety concern,” she said. “I still would like to serve my families. It’s hard to work from home with children. They have a routine.” Brown said she will lose money if she closes, and she is not mandated by the state or the Governor to be closed. “Virus-wise, I do want to be closed. Workwise, I want to stay open,” she said. Malcolm Williams has an Airbnb in North Kenwood. He said while winter in Chicago is already challenging, trying to operate during the pandemic is even more challenging. “When it comes to cancellations, it has only been three people so far,” he said. “Each time, that’s what they told me, they’re cancelling because of coronavirus. I’ve even had a person who was staying who left early.” Williams estimates he has lost about $1200

so far. He uses the profits from renting out rooms as an Airbnb to pay the mortgage. Now, he said, he will have to pay out of pocket. He said he made sure cleanliness was always paramount. “I have an amazing cleaning woman,” he said. “She was ahead of the virus cleaning down the common areas.” On Thursday, March 19, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the creation of the Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund, with more than $100 million in targeted, low-interest loans to severely impacted small businesses. The public-private partnership involves a $25 million grant by the City of Chicago, $50 million in capital by the Chicago Community Catalyst Fund, as well as $10 million from Goldman Sachs’s Urban Investment Group. Fifth Third Bank pledged $1 million and Bob Clark and Clayco Construction have pledged $250,000. “These loans are designed to provide much needed cash-flow relief for neighborhood entrepreneurs,” Lightfoot said in a speech. “When we support small businesses, we support their workers, who in turn help uplift the vibrancy of our neighborhoods.”

Chicago Police Department Set To Move Classroom Training Operations To South Shore BY WENDELL HUTSON Contributing Writer

This year, if all goes as planned, a shuttered high school in South Shore would be used for the next two years by the Chicago Police Department to provide sensitivity and conflict resolution training when dealing with the public. Earlier this month, the Chicago City Council’s Housing and Real Estate Committee approved a proposed lease agreement between the city’s Fleet and Facility Management Department and the Chicago Board of Education for the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to utilize the former South Shore High School building, 7627 S. Constance Ave., which has been vacated for the last six years. Currently, classroom training for officers is held at the police training academy, 1300 W. Jackson Blvd., where police officials said more classroom space is needed. The full city council, which was scheduled to vote on the proposal at its March 18 meeting until it was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, must now approve the plan before it can move forward. Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, did not return calls seeking comment. The lease proposal has the support of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Ald. Michelle Harris (8th), whose ward includes the 150,000 square-foot building. “I support this proposal because it is necessary for the police department to fulfill its mandate under a [federal] consent decree

A 2-year lease proposal that must first be approved by the city council would allow the Chicago Police Department to use the former South Shore High School building as a satellite facility for classroom training for officers. Photo credit: Wendell Hutson

and unfortunately, this cannot be fulfilled at its current facility,” said Lightfoot. A federal judge approved a consent decree last January that requires the CPD to undergo reforms after former Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued the CPD after what she said was a history of civil rights violations. As a result, all 13,000 officers must now receive new training; publish use-of-force data monthly; revise their policy on using tasers; officers must now document each time they draw their weapon; change rules on how officers are investigated for wrongdoing; and it requires the city to boost wellness and counseling programs for officers. Harris was unavailable for comment.

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Alvin Rider, director of community engagement for the alderman, said local residents support the proposal. “Right now officers are taking classes literally in the hallway at their training facility,” said Rider. “The alderman hosted two community meetings to discuss this proposal with residents and it was well received by the community.” He added that South Shore High School students will be able to use the building’s theater, and space would be leased to a community-based coffee and donut shop too. It’s unclear what the building would be used for once the CPD vacates the building, which has been vacated since 2014 when South Shore International College Prep moved into a new building at 1955 E. 75th St. Michael Passman, a spokesman for Chicago Public Schools, did not return phone calls seeking comment. A $95 million police and fire-training academy will be built at 4301 W. Chicago Ave. in West Garfield Park, and all training would move there upon completion, which is expected by 2021. While residents are concerned with how the proposal affects parking, Rider said the alderman is already working on a solution to parking related issues. “The school has a parking lot, but it is not big enough to support the number of vehicles that would be at the school daily,” explained Rider. “That’s why we are looking at two nearby parking lots to see if we could lease space there to ensure residents do not have to look for parking.”


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State and city programs provide resources to help prevent homelessness BY TIA CAROL JONES

Two programs, one in the City of Chicago’s Family and Support Services, and another from the Illinois Department of Human Services, are designed to help residents and provide them with rental assistance and resources as a way to help them stay in their apartments after they experience a crisis. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program began with the goal to prevent homelessness by providing financial assistance to Chicago residents. It also seeks to stabilize individuals and families in their existing rental units who are in danger of eviction. The program is part of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services. Those eligible include households who have experienced a temporary economic crisis, which includes temporary loss of income, fire or flood, court order to vacate, or domestic violence. It provides payment of rent in arrears to prevent eviction and payment of rent. Keisha Jenkins is a human service specialist for the Department of Family Services. She said people who participate in the program must be behind in their rent. And, the program doesn’t pay for first months rent or security deposits, unless the person was in a fire or a domestic violence situation. “A lot of people take advantage of it,” she said. Eligible residents have to complete an application and have a documented crisis or emergency and have proof of income. They also must be able to demonstrate that they are able to meet prospective rental obligations after assistance is granted based on anticipated or current income. People can apply at one of six of the City’s Community Service Centers: 1140 W. 79th St; 10 S. Kedzie; 845 W. Wilson Ave.; 8650 S. Commercial Ave.; 4312 W. North Ave.; and 4314 S. Cottage Grove. There are two orientations each day, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In the state of Illinois, there is the Homelessness Prevention Program. The program, which is part of Illinois Department of Human Services, provides rental assistance and supportive services, as well as utility assistance, related to the prevention of homelessness to eligible individuals and families who are in danger of foreclosure, eviction or homelessness or are currently homeless. It pays rent or security deposits, rent arrears up to three months, as well as utility bills and those in arrears. Applicants can also receive job preparation and employment services, counseling, housing location,

The Censoredish room is part of the Womanish exhibition, which will feature 10 rooms that answer the question what do women love and what affects women. Photos courtesy of Womanish

The King Center, located 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., is one of six Community Centers across the City where people can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Photo credit: Tia Carol Jones

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People who want to apply for the city of Chicago’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program can do so at the King Center, located at 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Photo credit: Tia Carol Jones

outreach, follow-up and case management. For more information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, visit www.cityofchicago.org/fss, or call 312-747-2300. For more information about the Homeless Prevention Fund, visit www.dhs.state.il.us, or call 800-843-6154.

Existing-Home Sales Jump 6.5% in February Existing-home sales climbed substantially in February after a slight decline in January, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Of the four major regions, only the Northeast reported a drop in sales, while other areas saw increases, including sizable sales gains in the West. Total existing-home sales, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 6.5% from January to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in Feb-

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ruary. Additionally, for the eighth straight month, overall sales greatly increased year-over-year, up 7.2% from a year ago (5.38 million in February 2019). “February’s sales of over 5 million homes were the strongest since February 2007,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “I would attribute that to the incredibly low mortgage rates and the steady release of a sizable pent-up housing demand that was built over recent years.” The median existing-home price for all housing types in February was $270,100, up 8.0% from February 2019 ($250,100), as prices rose

in every region. February’s price increase marks 96 straight months of year-over-year gains. Yun noted that February’s home sales were encouraging, but not reflective of the current turmoil in the stock market or the significant hit the economy is expected to take because of the coronavirus and corresponding social quarantines. “These figures show that housing was on a positive trajectory, but the coronavirus has undoubtedly slowed buyer traffic and it is difficult to predict what short-term effects the pandemic will have on future sales,” Yun said. www.citizennewspapergroup.com

What do women love? What things affect women today? These are just some of the questions Dionna and Danyelle Gray set out to answer when they came up with the idea for the Womanish Pop-Up, located on 114 S. State St. The sisters are the co-founders of Womanish, a 30,000 square foot, five floor, 10 room experiential immersive space. Dionna said it started because they wanted to create a Facebook, mixed with Youtube, online community for women. They started to host small events and saw there was a more impactful interaction with the attendees in person. They switched gears and decided to do a more event-focused business. Danyelle said the smaller events were also a way to lead up to the experiential exhibition. “We knew last year what we wanted to do. So, we wanted to build our brand and be in the community and have people understand our mission, what we’re about. That’s when we started in October with the small events,” she said. “But, the end goal was always this exhibition. We wanted to make sure we were in the community, that they understood what we were about so when we opened the exhibition, people understood our brand and kind of knew who we were.” Because the trend is experiential events, Dionna said they wanted to do it, but in a big way that was still impactful and still able to start amazing conversations that would help to create community. “So, we came up with the brand womanish. A big playhouse, where women can come. There’s 10 different rooms, each room is kind of built around something that impacts

The Selfish room is part of the Womanish exhibition, which will feature 10 rooms that answer the question, what do women love and what affects women. Photos courtesy of Womanish

women,” Dionna said. One topic that impacts women is the gender pay gap. To address it, there is a Paid-i$h room that is picturesque and features the Harriet Tubman $20 bill. “It also speaks to the pay gap between men and women and different things like that. We have a lot of really cool rooms that kind of speak to topics that affect women,” Dionna said. Danyelle said for the rooms, they came up with mood boards. And, had to figure out what is impactful for women and what women love. The creative director Emily Dahlquist brought the vision to life and transformed their idea into the experience. Dionna and Danyelle had an artists’ call on Instagram. “We had submissions from all over the world. It was really a huge outpouring of people who really wanted to be a part of what we were doing. We went through all of those people and just picked the ones we really liked,” Dionna said. If the exhibit is successful, they are open to keeping it open for two months, instead of the original one Continued on page 5


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BUSINESS Fifth Third Expands Down Payment Assistance to $7,500 for Qualified Buyers Fifth Third Bank, National Association, recently announced an expansion to its Down Payment Assistance program that will now help pay up to $7,500 toward a down payment and closing costs for qualified buyers. The program provides an affordable option for low-income families and those purchasing homes in low-income communities. “We want to help build strong communities,” said Chris Shroat, head of Fifth Third Mortgage. “We know that making purchasing an Byna Elliott affordable home achievable is one of the best ways we can help improve our neighborhoods.” “Helping people buy homes and move into stable housing helps strengthen all of our communities,” said Byna Elliott, chief enterprise responsibility officer. “We are proud to increase our down payment assistance program to help make an even greater impact in the lives of our customers.” The Down Payment Assistance program is part of the Bank’s $32 billion Community Commitment. Since 2016, Fifth Third has given more than $9 million to low-income buyers or those buying in low-income areas to help purchase homes. These programs, which paid up to $3,600 in down payment and closing costs, have helped more than 3,200 people achieve the American dream in the past four years.

Based on this performance, Fifth Third is enhancing the program to meet the needs of many low-income buyers. Low-income buyers or buyers purchasing in low-income areas can qualify for up to $5,000 in assistance. Low-income buyers who buy in low-income areas can qualify for up to $7,500 in assistance. The low-income tract is determined by the federal government through U.S. Census data. Potential buyers should check with a Fifth Third mortgage loan originator to see if the area they are looking in qualifies for the credit. To be eligible for the down payment assistance, borrowers can qualify based upon income level and/ or by purchasing property in a low-income census tract. Down payment assistance up to $5,000 is available if meeting one of the criteria and up to $7,500 for both criteria. The subject property must be in one of the following eligible states: MI, IN, IL, KY, TN, OH, WV, NC, GA, FL and located in a low-income Census Tract or borrower must meet the low-income limit threshold based on the qualifying income per FFIEC’s website. Down payment assistance may be taxable as income and reported to the IRS. Consult your tax advisor. Not available with all loan products. Loans are subject to credit review and approval.

CENTURY 21 Real Estate Takes Experiences To Global Heights Via A New Referral Network Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced a new technology solutions collaboration with Immobel--The CENTURY 21 Global Referral NetworkSM (the “Referral Network”)—which will eventually connect its 11,500 offices worldwide and help its affiliated sales professionals take experiences to global heights. Currently offered in eight countries (United States, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Cyprus, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia), the Referral Network is a market differentiator that will bring speed and security to client relationships and agent referrals, and a more seamless method for closing continent-to-continent and country-to-country deals, according to a press release. “This collaboration with Immobel is another milestone in an almost 50-year history of Century 21 Real Estate as a brand consistently remaining relevant with consumers and industry professionals alike,” said Michael Miedler, president and chief executive officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “We believe that delivering a globally-focused, continent-to-continent and country-to-country e-commerce

integrated service and referral platform will significantly improve the value proposition for our CENTURY 21 System members but more importantly, help them better serve the clients and customers they connect with each day.” For sellers of real property, the Referral Network, in conjunction with century21.com/global, opens the world to their listings including the 131,000 CENTURY 21 affiliated agents and their customers across the globe. For homebuyers and investors, who might be relocating, buying a vacation home or looking for an investment property, being able to view available properties in their native languages and currencies makes the process easier, and fosters better communications and global collaboration between them and their agents, according to a press release. “Now more than ever, our affiliated brokerages need to offer speed, convenience and security that first and foremost meets the needs of their clients,” added Miedler. “The Referral Network offers all three of these vital functions, and the result will be a greater peace of mind for the globe’s real estate consumers,” he added.

2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event Reaches $30.4 Million in Charitable Donations Subaru of America, Inc. recently announced its donation of more than $24 million to national and local charities resulting from the 2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event. When combined with participating Subaru retailer donations, the total climbed to $30.4 million in 2019. Over twelve years, the total donated throughout the life of the campaign is more than $175 www.citizennewspapergroup.com

million. Starting in 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event is held from mid-November to the end of the calendar year, during which Subaru donates $250 to the customer’s choice of charities for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at 632 participating Subaru retailers nationwide. To learn about the Subaru Share the Love Event, please visit www. subaru.com/share.


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NEWS Womanish Pop Up to explore what women love Continued from page 3 month pop-up. Dionna said they don’t want to keep it open for a long extended time because they want to keep it new, fresh and inclusive. “We do plan on taking this to other cities. Chicago is home, so we might do it for like a two-month stint, this year. And, next year, we’ll do it again, so it’ll always be something new,” Dionna said. “We definitely want to take this around to other major cities like LA, New York, different things like that. So, women around the U.S. can experience Womanish.” Danyelle said her favorite room is the Child-ish room, because she’s “a big kid at heart.” She said she really likes the feeling of walking into the room because “it takes you back to childhood and simpler times.” Dionna said her favorite isn’t a room but a transition into a room called Publ-ish. “It’s going to be just like a mural of quotes and articles from really powerful, amazing women throughout history. I just think that’s so powerful and impactful just to be able to see that and experience that. That’s what

my favorite is,” she said. Danyelle said she wants people to get a sense of community, women supporting other women and power from the exhibition. “We want people to have conversation[s] about things that are affecting women, different sociopolitical topics. We also want people to have a really good time. This time is kind of a stressful time, and so we want people to come in and have a good time and have fun and make friends,” she said. “That’s why we have so much programming, happy hours. We really are promoting community and a safe space and networking and really just kind of you leave the world behind when you enter Womanish. It’s kind of an all-inclusive experience, from bars inside to an actual programming space to a diner, there’s so much to do. We kind of want you to get lost in our fun house.” Dionna said she wants the exhibition to serve as an inspiration to other young women. She said it’s also important that the concept was first started by two young Black women.

She said what’s important to her is that other women that look like them think they can do it too! “This business was totally concepted and created by women,” Dionna said. “And we kind of bootstrapped it,” She added they didn’t have super big investors or brands or anything like that behind them. “I think it’s really powerful that three regular women created this big movement. So, I think that’s really cool as well,” added Dionna. Due to recent developments with COVID-19, the opening of the pop-up has been postponed from its original Wednesday, March 24, date. For more information and tickets, visit www.wearewomanish.com.

Danyelle Gray, pictured, is the co-founder of Womanish, an experiential immersive exhibit space focused on issues that impact women.

Dionna Gray, pictured, is the co-founder of Womanish, an experiential immersive exhibit space focused on issues that impact women.

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A Tribute Event To Celebrate Women History Month

Black Girl Magic High Tea hosted by Platinum Public Strategies was recently held at the Fulton Market honoring outstanding African American women from the Chicago land area. Pictured in the photo on the left are some of the honorees: Erickajoy Daniels, SVP & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Advocate Aurora Health; Andrea Zopp, President & CEO World Business of Chicago; Charise Williams, Director of External Affairs, Chicago Federation of Labor; Felicia Davis, Felicia Davis, President & CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women; Helene Gayle Helene Gayle, CEO, Chicago Community Trust; Angel Perez, Director of External Affairs, Com Ed; .; Kimberly DuBuclet, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District; Carolyn Palmer (guest) Columnist; Kimberly McCullough Starks, Platinum Public Strategies. Other honorees who are not pictured are: Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney; Sonya Harper, State Representative; Nicole Hayes, President& CEO Pier 31; Janice Jackson, CEO, Chicago Public Schools; Dr. Donna Simpson Leak, Superintendent SD 168, Vice-Chair, Illinois State Board of Education.

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. represent at ‘Black Girl Magic”. Pictured are: Cynthia Washington; guest; States Attorney Kim Foxx; Angela Waller, Advocate Hospital; Dr. Mabel Alfred, Superintendent SD 159; State Senator Kimberly Lightford and Commissioner Kari Steele.

Enjoying the sounds of Park and Ride are Tiffany Hightower; Carolyn Palmer; Commissioner Kari Steele; State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin. Photo credit: CREDD

Black Girl Magic Honoree Donna Simpson Leak, Superintendent SD 168, Vice-Chair, Illinois State Board of Education; Dr. Sonya Whitaker, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, SD 148; Judge Adrienne Davis.

LaCael Palmer-Pratt, Chicago State University; Gloria Jenkins, West Side Association for Community Action, (WACA); Karilyn Palmer-Paschal, Grand Canyon University; Lola Jenkins, West Side Association for Community Action (WACA).

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