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A Quality of Life Plan was recently unveiled for the North Lawndale community and will serve as a resource for residents and a blueprint for investors for years to come. Photo Credit: Norvell’s Photography
WEST SIDE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION RELEASES UPDATED QUALITY OF LIFE PLAN The North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC), in partnership with LISC Chicago and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, recently held a community meeting at the Old Saint Patrick’s Auxiliary Auditorium to unveil an updated Quality of Life Plan for the entire North Lawndale community. PAGE 2
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NEWS briefly EDUCATION
NOBLE CHARTER PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS RANKED BEST IN CPS Chicago Public Schools recently released the 2018-2019 school quality ratings. Noble charter public high schools earned 10 of the top 15 ranking slots, including all four of the top spots as measured by the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP). Of the schools that rounded out the top 15, three schools were selective, test-in schools, and two accept only students with certain GPAs and attendance records. Noble schools are public and open to all students in Chicago, there is no testing required for admission, and just as with all CPS schools, tuition is free. Among all Noble campuses, 89% were ranked 1 or 1+ (16 of 18), and Noble’s average SQRP rating is 4.13 which equates to a level 1+ average rating overall.
IL DEPARTMENT ON AGING ASSISTS SENIORS FOR MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT The Illinois Department on Aging’s (IDoA) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is reminding seniors of the free counseling assistance available to Medicare-eligible individuals and their caregivers during Medicare Open Enrollment occurring now through December 7th. SHIP is not affiliated with any insurance company, and counselors do not sell or solicit any type of insurance. SHIP counselors in the field help seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare understand the options available to them. They also educate and answer questions about Medicare plans and options. SHIP counselors work through the Medicare.gov system to help seniors and people with disabilities make the best choices for their individual situation. Contact SHIP, by calling 1-800-252-8966, weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information about SHIP, including a list of SHIP locations, visit the website at: http://www.illinois.gov/aging/ ship/Pages/default.aspx.
LAW & POLITICS
OBAMA HEADS LIST OF MINORITY TRAILBLAZERS The nation’s first African-American president heads the list of minority trailblazers selected in the Illinois Top 200 project, followed by two Native American rivals, a Chicago mayor and a groundbreaking diplomat and cabinet secretary. Barack Obama, who rose from community organizer to senator to president during his time in Illinois, was the top pick in online voting conducted as part of the celebration of the state’s 200th birthday. The Top 200 project lets Illinoisans vote every two weeks on the state’s most inspiring leaders, greatest inventions, top businesses and much more. By the state’s bicentennial on Dec. 3, voters will have chosen 10 favorites in 20 different categories – the Illinois Top 200. Voting in the next category, top leaders, is underway at www.IllinoisTop200.com.
West Side Community Development Organization Releases Updated Quality Of Life Plan Continued from page 1 BY KATHERINE NEWMAN
The North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC), in partnership with LISC Chicago and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, recently held a community meeting at the Old Saint Patrick’s Auxiliary Auditorium, 625 West Adams St., to unveil an updated Quality of Life Plan for the entire North Lawndale community. The NLCCC is a group of residents, community-based organizations, and community institutions that all came together to achieve one common goal which was creating a comprehensive plan to improve the quality of life in North Lawndale. The recently released Quality of Life Plan, entitled North Lawndale: The Next Chapter, contains eight chapters that detail the work of 13 subcommittees which include housing, economic development, workforce development, transportation and infrastructure, technology, GROWS (green, open space, water, and soil), arts and culture, health and wellness, public safety, education and youth development, sports and recreation, communications,
and capacity building. Three of the greatest needs that came out of the plan were a need for workforce development, economic development, and improved public safety, according to Tameeka Christian, program officer for LISC Chicago who oversaw the Quality-of-Life Plan in North Lawndale. “There is a very high unemployment rate in North Lawndale and if you go to the workforce development chapter in the plan, you will see that the goal is, over the next 5 years, to get 5,000 people connected to a job,” said Christian. When it comes to economic development, there is a need for a local grocery store in North Lawndale. Adding a grocery to the community will improve the quality of life for residents and act as an anchor for the future rebuilding of commercial corridor in the neighborhood, according to Christian. “Then there is public safety. We have a high rate of shootings here in North Lawndale and the public safety committee is taking a different approach to change that by providing street interventions with individuals out in the community to learn how to better prevent
shootings and also to look at how they can build better relationships with the police department,” said Christian. The North Lawndale Quality of Life Plan was created with the hopes of changing the narrative surrounding the community from violence and poverty to peace and prosperity. Over the last two years, residents and stakeholders have been dedicated to working together to get this plan implemented and several early action initiatives have already resulted in millions of dollars being invested in North Lawndale. “For the long term, the plan provides a blueprint for those that want to invest in the community. It provides an opportunity for people to be able to look at the Quality of Life Plan, find something that aligns with their interests, and support it. The plan is a living document of course because the needs of the community change as the community progresses but I think it also serves as an anchor document,” said Christian. For years to come, the plan will be a resource for the community and a blueprint for developers, investors, and small business owners.
KLEO Center Hosts Annual Fundraiser To Support Community Programs BY KATHERINE NEWMAN
A Washington Park-based non-profit organization, The KLEO Center, recently hosted their 12th Annual Fundraising Gala at Carnivale in the West Loop. The annual Gala is a major fundraising initiative for the KLEO Center and is essential for raising critical funds to support community programs. The KLEO Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families through education, job training, economic development, and community engagement activities. The KLEO Center’s facility, located on 119 E Garfield Blvd., also provides a safe space for Chicagoans from all age groups and communities to gather. “The KLEO Center was created after our founder, Torrey Barrett’s, sister Kleo Barrett was killed as a result of domestic violence. He used that tragedy to create the KLEO Center as a way to help other women who were experiencing domestic violence. Since our founding, we have become a pillar in the Washington Park community and we have grown beyond programs specific to domestic violence to
The KLEO Center, a Washington Park-based non-profit organization, recently hosted their Annual Fundraising Gala to raise money to support their community initiatives. Photo Credit: The KLEO Center
now doing safety and violence prevention through the arts,” said Lesle Honore, executive director of the KLEO Center. The founder of the Center believes that a lack of basic resources in communities, like Washington Park, can be part of the reason why domestic violence might occur. Because of this idea, the KLEO Center works hard to provide education, job training, and economic development
resources to its clients as a way to hopefully reduce their risk of experiencing domestic violence. Currently, the Center hosts programming during the day, after school, and during the summer. The organization participates in Chicago Public School’s Safe Haven program, the Mayor’s Mentoring Initiative, Get In Chicago’s Quantum Mentoring Program, One Summer Chicago’s Workforce Program, and host the
After School Matters Performing Arts and Music Program. “The KLEO Center is all grant restricted so that means that all of our programs come with grants and the grants are specific to their program so anything that we want to do extra for our clients or any area that we want to grow in we have to fundraise for,” said Honore. Funds from the Gala will go towards programs and experiences that are not grant-funded but equally as important to the community. “The funds from the Gala will go towards our music program, they will go to fixing our roof, they will go to hopefully buying a van so we can help serve more people in the community. We are very big on helping our kids in the Washington Park footprint feel like citizens of Chicago so we try to do a lot of experiences outside of the footprint by taking them downtown, to the museum campus, and to Grant Park in the summertime because a lot of our kids have never gone downtown or even been further north than 31st Street,” said Honore. To learn more about the KLEO Center and how to get involved or donate visit thekleocenter.org.
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Chicagoland City Barbeque locations Honor Military Personnel By Offering A Free Meal on Veterans Day Chicagoland City Barbeque (citybbq.com) locations want to honor US military personnel, whether they are actively on duty or retired, this Veterans Day. On Sunday, November 11, 2018, all five City Barbeque locations in the Chicago area will join City Barbeque locations nationwide in offering a free sandwich, two sides, and a beverage to anyone with a military or veterans identification card. “City Barbeque is proud of our country and those who have chosen to serve it, and we feel it’s the least we can do to give a little back to those who have sacrificed most,” stated Clint Umphrey, Chicago Market Leader for City Barbeque. Active military and veterans can stop by one of these City Barbeque locations on Sunday, November 11, 2018: City Barbeque Vernon Hills887 North Milwaukee Ave, Unit 400 Vernon Hills, IL 60061 City Barbeque Berwyn 7108 West Cermak Road Berwyn, IL 60402 City Barbeque Orland Park
14301 South LaGrange Road Orland Park, IL 60642 City Barbeque Deerfield 365 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015 City Barbeque Downers Grove 1034 Ogden Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515
Chicagoland City Barbeque (citybbq.com) locations will honor US military personnel, whether they are actively on duty or retired, this Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11, 2018, when all five City Barbeque locations in the Chicago area will join City Barbeque locations nationwide to offer a free meal to anyone with a military or veterans identification card.
Target exit will leave a hole on the South Side BY WENDELL HUTSON
Almost twice a week Toy Whiteurst said she goes to the Target store in Chatham to shop and get some exercise from walking. “This is a big store so you’re going to do a lot of walking if you come here,” said Whiteurst. “I don’t mind all the walking because it’s exercise for me. I love coming here to shop because I get some good deals and I don’t have to leave my neighborhood to spend my money.” But her weekly routine will change come February 2, 2019 when Target Corp. plans to close its Chatham store, 8560 S. Cottage Grove Ave., and Morgan Park store, 11840 S. Marshfield Ave., along with four other stores nationally. “Our decision to close the stores at 11840 S. Marshfield Ave. and 8560 S. Cottage Grove Ave. is based on the performance of the stores and is not about a neighborhood or geography,” Jacqueline DeBuse, a spokeswoman for Target Corp., told the Chicago Citizen. “(And before closing a store) Target takes into account many factors, including the performance and profitability of a store over several years.” The 126,000-square-foot Chatham store opened in 2002 and employs 120 people, according to DeBuse. And the 128,000-square-foot
Morgan Park store opened in 2008 and employs 115 people. Employees will be given the option to transfer to another area store, added DeBuse. After the closures, Target will have 19 Chicago stores remaining including three on the South Side in McKinley Park, Archer Heights and Hyde Park. Two more Chicago stores are planned to open by 2020 in Rogers Park and Logan Square, said DeBuse. “Target is continuing to invest in Chicago and the surrounding area, including completing 18 remodels in 2018 and opening a handful of new stores,” explained DeBuse. “And our commitment to the Chicago community is ongoing. In 2017, Target donated $3.9 million in cash and product donations to area non-profits, performed more than 11,000 volunteer hours and donated more than 510,000 pounds of food in Chicago.” Following the closures Target, which owns both buildings, plans to “actively market the buildings for sale,” added DeBuse. The future use of the Chatham store is a big concern for the Chatham Business Association. “Chatham is a very savvy community and will not support a business it does not want,” said Melinda Kelly, president of the CBA. “(For example) I don’t think the community would support a beauty supply store at that location.” The nonprofit CBA was instrumental in
advocating for a Target store when it opened a Chatham store 16 years ago, and “we would like to be part of the conversation when it comes to Target leaving the community,” added Kelly. Local organizations like the Greater Chatham Alliance worry what will happen to the Chatham store if the building remains vacant for a long time. “We [Chatham community] don’t want our shopping area to experience the same effects the 71st and Jeffrey mall went through [in 2014] after losing an anchor store,” said Richard Wooten, a retired Chicago police officer who is now president of the Greater Chatham Alliance. “The Target closure will not only take away jobs and revenue from the community, but also put a strain on our seniors and families seeking household and personal goods within our community.” While the Chatham store sits in the city’s sixth ward, which is represented by Alderman Roderick Sawyer, chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus, its closure will also affect other nearby neighborhoods like Grand Crossing and Calumet Heights, which is represented by Alderman Michelle Harris (8th). “Although Target is not in the eighth ward, we will be working closely with Alderman Roderick Sawyer as well as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office,
to identify and recruit one or more businesses that can take over the Target space,” said Harris. “(And) I have no doubt a number of citizens will have ideas for how the building should be repurposed and we welcome those thoughts.” The Morgan Park store is located in the 34th Ward on the Far South Side and is represented by Alderman Carrie Austin. “Target’s abrupt decision appears to lack empathy for the faithful patrons in this region who not only came to depend on them but kept them viable for the decade it occupied the space,” said Austin. “We are now left scrambling to identify a vendor that will offer quality, competitive products and services in a timely manner, so as not to adversely impact other stores.” And any business won’t do, said South Side shoppers. “It seems like the only businesses attracted to the South Side are beauty supply, cell phone and Dollar stores or a fast-food restaurant or convenience stores that sell alcohol,” said Malik Robinson, 46, who lives in West Pullman and who shops at the Target store in Morgan Park. “I do a lot of shopping at that mall and Target is conveniently located there. I just hope whatever store takes over that space that is it is something needed in the black community and not a business we already have an abundance already.”
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BUSINESS Are You a Job-Seeking Veteran? What to Know StatePoint - With the veteran unemployment rate at a record low, many who have served in the military are now in the driver’s seat when it comes to civilian job hunting. This is in part because employers understand that veterans bring a wealth of translatable skills and experience to the workforce, including leadership, teamwork and attention to detail. “For veterans, the right employer is one who values the leadership, discipline and service record of military members and veterans,” says Jerry Quinn, Wells Fargo Military Affairs Program manager. “They seek an employer that goes above and beyond to empower them to succeed in and out of the workplace.” Wells Fargo, which established its Military Affairs Program in 2012, is an example of an employer committed to hiring and retaining veteran team members. A variety of job options, confidential resources, educational information and career guidance tools are available to those who served. In fact, eligible team members called to active duty receive military leave benefits and other programming designed to mitigate the burden on their families. Are you a job-seeking veteran? Before accepting an offer, find out whether your potential employer values veterans’ contributions to the workplace. “Start by asking the hiring manager or human resources contact what benefits and programming are offered,” suggests Quinn. “You’ll quickly get a feel for the company culture.” To help get the conversation started, Quinn suggests the following topics of discussion: • Growth opportunities. Is this position one on track for promotions and raises? Does this company offer resources and support to employees looking to grow? Discover what your future at this company could look like • Development programs. From apprenticeships and internships to transition services and leadership programming, ask about opportunities that will offer a chance to make new contacts, find a mentor, develop professional skills and learn
M Are you a job-seeking veteran? Before accepting an offer, find out whether your potential employer values veterans’ contributions to the workplace.
how to translate existing skills to a new position. • Employee resource groups (ERGs). ERGs can provide resources, opportunities and camaraderie to employees. Find out if the company has a similar group for veterans • Diversity. Is this a company that values diversity, particularly when it comes to veteran status and disabilities? Will the employer accept your veteran status and value it as an asset? • Benefits. Beyond military leave, are benefits available that provide supplemental pay and continued healthcare when individuals are called to active duty? Research whether the company offers additional fringe benefits to ease the burden of being away on active duty. For example, some employers provide lawn mowing and snow removal to those away from home on military orders. More information about career transition services and the type of workplace benefits offered to veterans are available at wellsfargojobs.com/military. Remember, military skills and experience is an asset to employers. Hold out for a position that will value what you bring to the table through tangible workplace benefits and programming.
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Wait, What? Scholarships Are Taxable? government revenue in the short term, but it’s short-sighted,” says financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz. “The federal government benefits financially long-term when students graduate and have the potential to earn more taxable income.”
StatePoint - Everyone knows about scholarships. They’re no-strings-attached money to help students pay for their higher education. Right? Usually, but not always. In some cases, there are significant strings attached -- including situations in which scholarships are treated as taxable income. While unusual, it’s important for students, their families and scholarship providers to understand all the implications.
TAX STATUS The tax status of scholarships first codified in 1954 was simple: for students pursuing a degree, all scholarships, fellowships and grants were tax-free. But later legislation specified portions of a scholarship could be taxed if it is considered “fees for services,” or if it’s used for living, travel or research expenses. What’s more, scholarships for non-degree-candidates are also taxable. As professional certifications and certificate programs become vital to certain industries, experts say these laws put non-traditional students at risk of a heavy tax burden. THE IMPACT Some experts say taxing scholarships comes at a cost for students and scholarship providers and even the federal government.
The tax status of scholarships first codified in 1954 was simple: for students pursuing a degree, all scholarships, fellowships and grants were tax-free. But later legislation specified portions of a scholarship could be taxed if it is considered “fees for services,” or if it’s used for living, travel or research expenses.
“For students, it can harm their ability to pay for their education,” says Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization. “For providers wanting to make the biggest charitable impact, it can make providing scholarships less attractive than alternative philanthropic efforts.” With most federal financial aid calculations
based on the pre-tax value of the scholarship, students risk a shortfall in aid. All of this has a disproportionate impact on low-income students. Those from the bottom income quartile spend the largest percentage of family income on higher education; almost half of that money is spent on the non-tuition costs for which scholarship awards are taxable. “Taxing scholarship funds may increase
SHOULD THEY BE TAXED? Kantrowitz, along with Scholarship America’s Despina Costopoulos Emerson, say restoring scholarships’ tax-free status will help certificate- and degree-seeking students, and those who must work out of necessity, pursue their education without undue financial burdens. To learn more about taxing of scholarships visit blog.scholarshipamerica.org. “Scholarship America and our partners are in ongoing talks with members of Congress, and we hope to see some progress on initiatives that will ensure qualified scholarships are available to students to pay the full cost of education and allow scholarships to be used, tax-fee, to pay for room and board, transportation and other college-related expenses,” says Ballard. “In the meantime, students and their families should research the specifics of all grants, scholarships, fellowships and tuition waivers they are offered in order to understand the true value of their financial aid package after taxes and plan accordingly.”
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Vaseline® Debuts Clinical Care™, The Next Generation Of Skin Healing Vaseline®, which has been treating consumer's skin for nearly 150 years, is introducing the next generation of healing with new Vaseline® Clinical Care™, a breakthrough line of dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic body products aimed to rescue hard-to-heal dry skin. As the original skin healer, Vaseline® knows that hard-to-heal dry skin can be stressful and uncomfortable. While other lotions only temporarily relieve surface hydration, the innovative Clinical Care™ lotions deeply strengthen skin's moisture barrier using a unique Barrier Repair Complex™, which is proven to transform skin from extremely dry to healed in five days, according to a press release. The line features six new products that offer treatment and relief from a variety of skin concerns which can be associated with situational and ongoing skin conditions. "At Vaseline®, we're always striving to create the absolute best for our consumers, who aren't looking for short cuts when it comes to their
skin health," says Dawn Hedgepeth, General Manager/Vice President of Hand & Body Lotion at Unilever. "We're truly thrilled to introduce Clinical Care™ and its deep healing powers to help people with all types of dry skin needs." To celebrate, Vaseline® is embarking on a multi-city "Save Your Skin" tour, which highlights the importance of moisturization year-round. While most people use lotion in the winter, external factors like cold weather aren't the only dry-skin culprits – internal aggressors such as sleep and stress also wreak havoc on skin health. The tour is anchored in moments to remind people when their skin needs the most healing. It will be arriving in cities with extreme weather, poor sleep habits and stressful climates to save the skin of the consumers who live there and need Vaseline® to #SaveMySkin. At each stop visitors will have the opportunity to meet with expert estheticians to talk through specific skin concerns, as well as offer a unique sensorial experience for those
Vaseline® Clinical Care™ lotions help transform extremely dry skin with fast absorbing, hypoallergenic formulas that deliver clinical strength moisturization.
looking to measure their skin hydration with personalized moisture reader demonstrations, and the chance to test and take home Vaseline® Clinical Care™ lotion samples. The tour will kick off in various locations in New York City to educate the "City that Never Sleeps" on the connection between
sleep and overall skin health alongside 'Grey's Anatomy' and '13 Reasons Why' star, Kate Walsh. A longtime proponent for sleep health, Walsh knows the difficulties that come with prioritizing sleep when living in a bustling metro area, especially during Daylight Savings, a time where the circadian rhythm can be disrupted leading to dry, dehydrated skin. "We live in a busy 'do more' culture, so getting enough rest can be extremely difficult," says Walsh. "Sleep is hugely important to me, which is why I'm thrilled to be partnering with Vaseline® on their Save Your Skin tour to help others prioritize their skin health from the inside out." In addition to New York City, the Save Your Skin tour will bring the healing benefits of Clinical Care™ to Chicago, with more cities to be announced in 2019. For more information on Vaseline® Clinical Care™, please visit www.Vaseline. com and follow along with both @VaselineBrand, @VaselineUS and #SaveMySkin on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook for more info about the tour.
Super Secrets for Looking Great During the Changing Seasons With Beauty Expert Milly Almodovar
he constantly changing temperature means it is important to change your beauty routine, too. People realize their skin and hair are drier during the colder winter months, but they may not know that their entire body needs special attention this time of year. That is why Milly Almodovar is the perfect celebrity beauty expert to help! Milly is well-known as a popular New York-based beauty expert and TV lifestyle host. Milly has turned her love of fashion into an amazing career as she shares her super beauty tips. A BEAUTY TIP FOR BEING READY FOR FALL One of the most important focal points of the face is the lips, and as the weather changes, more time should be spent taking care of them. An amazing new product to help with this is Carmex SuperCran Lip Butter, the newest lip balm from a trusted brand. Carmex SuperCran Lip Butter is made from antioxidant-rich Wisconsin cranberries, is 100 percent natural, and is clinically proven to make lips smoother after just one use. Crafted with the super fruit power of over 300 Wisconsin cranberries, it provides essential natural moisture for lips. The lightweight lip balm is formulated from Carmex exclusive, antioxidant-rich Cranberry Butter, and it absorbs quickly to deeply hydrate, soothe, and restore moisture naturally. For more information, visit www.mycarmex.com/supercran-lip-butter. PROBLEMS PEOPLE EXPERIENCE WHEN THE WEATHER CHANGES Dry skin is a problem as people start moving indoors to their heated homes. With the cold weather approaching, keeping your skin's moisture levels intact is important for the management of eczema. A great solution is Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream, which intensely moisturizes and relieves dry, itchy, irritated skin due to eczema with Colloidal Oatmeal. Aveeno is the #1 dermatologist recommended over-the-counter eczema
Milly Almodovar shares her top tips for fall and winter beauty.
moisturizer brand in the US. It is clinically shown to help relieve the key symptoms of eczema, which are itchiness, the appearance of redness, dryness, and irritation. In addition to Colloidal Oatmeal, the Moisturizing Cream is also specially formulated with ceramide, an essential lipid naturally found within skin, which helps to prevent the recurrence of extra-dry skin. For more information, visit www.aveeno.com. TOP TIP TO HELP PEOPLE LOOK THEIR BEST If someone is having a good hair day they are
going to feel fantastic. A must-have is Roux, the classic hair color brand known for its instant hair color solutions. They make it easy to refresh faded color, blend away grays, camouflage roots, and change up your look instantly with no damage and at less than $11! Roux FanciFull works without ammonia or peroxide, so there is no commitment or damage. The color washes out in one to three shampoos, leaving behind beautiful frizz-free tone, depth, and shine. Purchase Roux products at Sally Beauty stores or online. For more information, visit rouxbeauty.com.
Victoria's Secret PINK Partners With Teen Vogue For The 2018 Teen Vogue Summit In Los Angeles Victoria's Secret PINK recently announced that they will be the exclusive fashion partner of the upcoming Teen Vogue Summit, taking place November 30 and December 1 in Los Angeles, CA. The two-day Teen Vogue Summit will connect Teen Vogue's audience and PINK Nation members across the country, offering an inspiring schedule of programs and speakers to encourage young people to pursue their goals. Programming will include talks, mentoring sessions, workshops and office visits that will immerse attendees in the creative worlds of some of Los Angeles' top organizations. Leading up to the Summit, the partnership will include a series of style- and career-themed meetups at campuses alongside the @PINKBus. The curated campus programs will include shoppable PINK holiday product, a cozy lounge and a coffee bar. The campus meetups will incorporate GRL PWR Panels made up of industry leaders and creatives who aim to inspire, educate and encourage the collegiate audience. Additionally, PINK and Teen Vogue will partner on exclusive content for PINK Nation members, including a sweepstakes in the PINK Nation App where members can enter to win a trip to the Teen Vogue Summit.
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Democrat Pritzker Cruises To Victory In Illinois Governor’s Race BY KATHERINE NEWMAN
In one of the most expensive governors races in Illinois history, 478,103 (61.2%) voters, at the Chicago Citizen Newspaper’s press time, have selected JB Pritzker as the new Governor of Illinois. The Pritzker Campaign raised over $176 million with a majority of that money coming from Pritzker himself. Similarly, incumbent Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, who called Pritzker to concede just before 8 p.m. on election day, raised over $79 million for his reelection campaign, according to Illinois Sunshine, a tool for browsing political contributions in the state of Illinois. Along with Pritzker comes a new lieutenant governor, Juliana Stratton who is a lifelong Illinoisan and the first black woman to hold this role. Together, Pritzker and Stratton have campaigned on improving education, balancing the state’s budget, restoring and rebuilding social services in Illinois, and protecting healthcare. ATTORNEY GENERAL After former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she would not run for reelection, three candidates Kwame Raoul, Erika Harold and Bubba Harsey ran in the general election for Attorney General of Illinois on November 6. Raoul, a Democratic candidate campaigned on platforms that included protecting the environment, standing with workers, fighting public corruption, and criminal justice reform. Republican Candidate Harold, positioned herself as the last line of defense for republicans in Illinois based on the assumption that there would be a democratic governor taking office, and Libertarian candidate, Bubba Harsey, was motivated to run for Attorney General of Illinois after seeing the abuse and unconstitutional tax burdens the state government was inflicting on working class people in Illinois, according to his campaign website. Raoul is the presumed winner of the Illinois Attorney General Election and was leading with 61.5% of the reported votes in Illinois compared to the Harold, who had 36.2% of the votes and Harsey who had 2.4% of the votes at the Chicago Citizen Newspaper’s press time. OTHER PRESUMED WINNERS AT PRESS TIME INCLUDE, Secretary of State Jesse White (D) - 74.2%
The new Illinois governor, JB Pritzker (pictured). Photo Credit: Provided by JB for Governor
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners - Unexpired 2-Year Term Kimberly Neely Dubuclet (D) - 77.2%
State Representative, 30th District William “Will” Davis (D)
County Treasurer Maria Pappas (D)
State Representative, 33rd District Marcus C. Evans (D)
County Assessor Frederick “Fritz” Kaegi (D) - 76.3%
State Representative, 34th District Nicholas “Nick” Smith (D)
County Commissioner 4th District Stanley S. Moore (D)
Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza (D) - 67.1%
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners - Unexpired 2-Year Term (vacancy of Bradford) M. Cameron “Cam” Davis (D) - 79%
Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs (D) - 64.7%
County Assessor Frederick “Fritz” Kaegi (D) - 76.3%
State Representative, 38th District Debbie Meyers-Martin (D)
County Commissioner 5th District Deborah Sims (D)
State Senator 14th District Bobby L. Rush (D) - 77.6%
Unopposed candidates include,
President of County Board Toni Preckwinkle (D)
County Commissioner 6th District Donna Miller (D)
County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough (D)
County Commissioner 3rd District Larry Rogers, Jr. (D)
State Senator 15th District Robin Kelly (D) - 84.5% Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners - Full 6-Year Term Debra Shore (D) - 26.5 % Kari K. Steele (D) - 23.6% Marcelino Garcia (D) - 21.8%
State Senator 17th District Emil Jones, III (D) State Representative, 28th District Robert “Bob” Rita (D) State Representative, 29th District Thaddeus Jones (D)
County Sherrif Thomas J. Dart (D)
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ENTERTAINMENT Activist and entrepreneur Kaia Wright, who launched site chronicling Kaepernick and others’ silent protests, says pop singer is doing the right thing
Strike the right balance with this ultimate dining out guide from Mandi Knowles, dietitian for South Beach Diet.
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friends? If you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your healthy lifestyle, a big part of being successful is having the freedom to enjoy the things you love and not feel deprived. Strike the right balance with this ultimate dining out guide from Mandi Knowles, dietitian for South Beach Diet. 1. Be choosy. Don’t default to your neighborhood greasy spoon just for the sake of dining out. Try a new restaurant and make it a special occasion. 2. Go online before you dine. Most restaurants post their menus online. Make a game plan beforehand so you won’t be tempted by unhealthier options in-person. 3. Know your meal plan. Commit to ordering foods like lean protein and veggies steering clear of calorie bomb add-ons like heavy dressings and condiments. 4. Don’t show up starving. Don’t skip out on breakfast or snacks so you can splurge. Showing up overly hungry makes you likely to overindulge. Plus, skipping meals could lead to a blood sugar crash and subsequent snacking, throwing you off track. 5. Be the portion police. Restaurant portions are often two or three times the amount you need for any given meal. Consider sharing an entrée with a friend, saving half your meal for later, ordering from the kid’s menu or choosing a few healthy appetizers instead of a full meal. 6. Start green. Start with a side salad to sneak in a
serving of veggies and prevent overdoing it once your main meal arrives. Hold the croutons and cheese and ask for the dressing on the side. 7. Have it your way. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Seek out lighter preparations. Think steamed, broiled and grilled instead of breaded, battered and fried. Switch preparations, substitute ingredients, nix the butter or cream and if that’s not possible, ask your server to point you to healthier selections. 8. Make reservations. Nothing’s worse than waiting when you’re hungry. Before you know it, you’re seated and your desperate tummy is calling the shots. 9. Stay hydrated. According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, drinking just over two cups of water 30 minutes before a meal helped dieters consume fewer calories and lose 44 percent more weight than those who didn’t hydrate before meals. Bring a water bottle in the car with you so you feel fuller when you arrive. 10. End with coffee. Skip dessert and enjoy a coffee, tea or espresso to give your stomach time to signal your brain that you’re full. Plus, you’re ending the meal with a pick that’s not packed with sugar, processed carbs and unhealthy fats. For more great tips, visit palm. southbeachdiet.com. With these simple strategies, you can visit all your favorite restaurants without any guilt or risk of sabotaging your healthy lifestyle.
Us Against the World Mann Family Tour Tickets on Sale Now Grammy® Award-Winning Platinum Recording Artist Tamela Mann and NAACP Image® AwardWinning Comedian David Mann bring their Us Against the World Mann Family Tour to a town near you this fall. Featuring David, Tamela, son David Mann Jr, and daughter Tia Mann, the evening includes music, comedy and family entertainment. David and Tamela perform new tracks from their upcoming, first-ever joint album, Us Against the World: The Love Project. For the latest updates on Tamela and David Mann: Website: www.tillymannmusic.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ davidtamelamann Instagram: @DavidandTamela Twitter: @DavidandTamela
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Former U.S. Army Attorney Kaia Wright says pop singer Rhianna is doing the right thing by rejecting an offer to sing at the upcoming Super Bowl. Wright has launched a campaign supporting NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest movement against racism, and disputing critics who have chastised him – and others – for being unpatriotic. Wright, a highly decorated vet who has served in combat zones around the world, says she’s insulted. “As a veteran, I understand that I took an oath to defend the constitution, which includes individuals’ right to protest,” says Wright, who earned two Bronze Star medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, the NATO medal and is the first female attorney in the history of the United States Army to earn the Pathfinder badge. “Our flag represents freedom for all of us – not just some of us. This is not just about vets, but about being Black Former U.S. Army Attorney Kaia Wright says pop singer in America.” Rhianna (pictured) is doing the right thing by rejecting Wright’s website, an offer to sing at the upcoming Super Bowl. Photo Credit: Courage-Under-Fire.com, Gemma Mary is the only site that offers an people fist salute,” she writes. impressive, comprehensive “These critics refuse to address the curation of articles and images that chronicles coverage of protests during the dehumanizing and abhorrent treatment black Americans have faced over the anthem, and provides an accounting of years,” says Wright, who has been those who do so, including Kaepernick involved in several initiatives to fight and other players in several professional, racism, including within the Army. “I collegiate and high school sports. The kneel with Kaepernick because he, the website also has sections that provide a other NFL players and countless blacks detailed timeline of key protest events; around this country are not afforded the highlights deflective arguments often rights and privileges symbolized by the employed against the protests; and note anthem and flag.” the persistence of racism, called “This Wright has degrees from Hampton Week in Racism in America.” University, the University of South In a passionate open letter to Carolina, the University of London Kaepernick on her website, “The Military and The Judge Advocate General’s Isn’t a Monolith,” Wright says his protest Legal Center & School. She says she “should be commended and emulated,” will continue to update and maintain not criticized by vets and others who say the website chronicling this historic he is disrespecting America. In a recent movement and providing blacks the column, she demonstrates her dedicated confidence they need should they support for NFL players but also urges consider engaging in a protest during the them to stand up for their rights. “Players anthem. “We can’t allow anti-protesters should boldly exercise their rights as to continue driving a false narrative citizens of this country and reject the which allows them to ignore and NFL’s attempt at forced patriotism by minimize the truth about America – that refusing to play, refusing to stand during racial injustice continues to exist.” the anthem, or raising a power to the
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Healing of Memories Mini-Workshop will be lead by Father Michael Lapsley A Healing of Memories Mini-Workshop will be lead by Father Michael Lapsley on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM 5:00 PM at Project H.O.O.D. Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center, 6330 S King Dr. Chicago IL 60637. Everyone has a story to tell and every story needs to be heard, acknowledged, and respected. This is the first step to personal healing as well as healing of interpersonal relationships. The workshop provides a safe place for participants to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others, through art and storytelling
Fr. Michael Lapsley, (pictured) is an Anglican priest who was active in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. In 1990, after being ejected from South Africa, he suffered the loss of his hands and the sight in one eye from a letter bomb that was sent to him in Zimbabwe by a supporter of the proapartheid government in South Africa. After a long recovery from the bombing, Father Lapsley decided to dedicate his life to helping victims of emotional, psychological, and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses, and other traumatic circumstances. He founded the Institute for Healing Memories in South Africa in 1998, whose mission is to facilitate the healing process of individuals, communities, and nations.
Event Details What: 7- hour introductory Healing of Memories workshop When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Lunch included) Where: Project H.O.O.D. Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center, 6330 S King Dr. Chicago IL 60637 Cost: Free To register for the November 10th Healing of Memories Mini Workshop, please fill out the form at https://www.projecthood.org/ events/november11thworkshop (it’s required). Questions? Call Shari at 773-752-6055. This workshop is supported through the generosity of Saint Francis Community Services
Brush With Nature - Art Exhibition Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel Ave, in Skokie, Illinois will hold a free public reception on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A juried exhibition will be on display at the Center from November 16, 2018 through February 24, 2019. The artworks that are displayed in this exhibition were created by local plein air artists who created their pieces while outdoors at the Center. Exhibiting Artists include: Zhanna Biletska (Chicago), Laura Frisch (Morton Grove), Steve Johnson (Chicago), Debra Nichols (Skokie), Naomi Pollack (Skokie), Talia and Clare Prilutsky (Wheeling), Amanda Roman (Evanston) and Aruna Sarode (Round Lake). Regular viewing hours are Monday - Friday 8 am- 5 pm; Saturday 8 am- 4 pm; and Sunday 10 am- 4 pm. Phone (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500 for more information. Brush with Nature is sponsored in part by the Village of Skokie Fine Arts Commission and the Illinois
Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel Ave, in Skokie, Illinois will hold a free public reception on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A juried exhibition will be on display at the Center from November 16, 2018 through February 24, 2019.
Arts Council, a state agency. Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a 501(c)(3) not-forprofit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in
alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts. http://www.brushwithnature.org www.thechicagocitizen.com
Art in Illinois exhibit is focal point of four-part Governor’s Mansion series The Illinois Governor’s Mansion Association has announced the upcoming schedule for their complimentary “Families First Adventures” series on the third Sunday of each month from October through January. Art of Illinois family tours are designed for families with children ages 3-12 to encourage children and adults to enjoy art exhibitions together at the Governor’s Mansion located at 410 E. Jackson Street. The upcoming schedule is as follows: November 18 – “Listening to Visual Art” December 16 – “Sculpture Safari” January 20 – “Art Investigation” Reservations are required and can be made by calling (217) 782-6450. No large bags will be allowed on the Mansion grounds. Photography of the exhibits will not be permitted. Then Art of Illinois exhibit features more than 100 works of fine and decorative art as well as industrial arts dating back 750 years. Pieces in the collection are on loan from museums and organizations across Illinois, including the Chicago History Museum, the Illinois State Museum’s Legacy Collection, and the Peoria Riverfront Museum, among others.
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The Impact Some experts say taxing scholarships comes at a cost for students and scholarship providers and even the federal government. “For students, it can harm their ability to pay for their education,” says Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization. “For providers wanting to make the biggest charitable impact, it can make providing scholarships less attractive than alternative philanthropic efforts.” With most federal financial aid calculations based on the pre-tax value of the scholarship, students risk a shortfall in aid. All of this has a disproportionate impact on low-income students. Those from the bottom income quartile spend the largest percentage of family income on higher education; almost half of that money is spent on the non-tuition costs for which scholarship awards are taxable. “Taxing scholarship funds may increase government revenue in the short term, but it’s short-sighted,” says financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz. “The federal government benefits financially long-term when students graduate and have the potential to earn more taxable income.” Should They Be Taxed? Kantrowitz, along with Scholarship America’s Despina Costopoulos Emerson, say restoring scholarships’ tax-free status will help certificate- and degree-seeking students, and those who must work out of necessity, pursue their education without undue financial burdens. To learn more about taxing of scholarships visit blog.scholarshipamerica.org. “Scholarship America and our partners are in ongoing talks with members of Congress, and we hope to see some progress on initiatives that will ensure qualified scholarships are available to students to pay the full cost of education and allow scholarships to be used, tax-fee, to pay for room and board, transportation and other college-related expenses,” says Ballard. “In the meantime, students and their families should research the specifics of all grants, scholarships, fellowships and tuition waivers they are offered in order to understand the true value of their financial aid package after taxes and plan accordingly.”
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EDUCATION Wait, What? Scholarships Are Taxable? (StatePoint) Everyone knows about scholarships. They’re no-strings-attached money to help students pay for their higher education. Right? Usually, but not always. In some cases, there are significant strings attached -including situations in which scholarships are treated as taxable income. While unusual, it’s important for students, their families and scholarship providers to understand all the implications. Tax Status The tax status of scholarships first codified in 1954 was simple: for students pursuing a degree, all scholarships, fellowships and grants were tax-free. But later legislation specified portions of a scholarship could be taxed if it is considered “fees for services,” or if it’s used for living, travel or research expenses. What’s more, scholarships for nondegree-candidates are also taxable. As professional certifications and certificate programs become vital to certain industries, experts say these laws put non-traditional students at risk of a heavy tax burden.
(StatePoint) Now comprising the largest percentage of the workforce, millennials report that their parents did not give them much guidance about investing and many are not confident they are saving enough for the future. According to a new PNC Investments Millennials & Investing survey, this demographic largely agrees that while they learned about saving money at a young age, they did not receive as much guidance from their parents about building wealth through investing. Financial experts say that this knowledge gap could prove challenging for this segment of the population in the long-term. “The money mindset that many millennials adopted during their childhood could derail their long-term financial goals,” says Rich Ramassini, CFP, senior vice president, PNC Investments. “When it comes to building wealth over the long-term, investing is a critical component that should not be ignored.” __________________________________
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