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J.B. Pritzker

J.B. Pritzker
J.B. Pritzker

Bud Billiken Parade Returns To Bronzeville After A Year Off Because Of Pandemic

PHOTOS: The 92nd Annual Bud Billiken Parade returned to Bronzeville as school's return peers around the corner. Neighbors celebrated with dance and song all day.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Illinois Schools Can No Longer Ban Cornrows, Locs And Braids — Thanks To A West Side Mom Who Fought Hair Discrimination

"This is a huge step toward improving a mental health outcomes for our children," said Ida Nelson, who spoke out against her son's school when he wasn't allowed to wear braids.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Manufacturing Center Opens In K-Town, Bringing Jobs And Investment To West Side

The K-Town Business Centre, which opened Monday, is a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing, distribution and warehouse facility at 4647 W. Polk St.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Governor Signs $150 Million Plan To Improve ‘Disparities And Inequities In Health Care’

The plan invites hospitals and social services addressing underlying causes of health disparities to apply for state funding. The deadline for the first round of funding is April 9.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ex-Felons Are Working To Get Out The Vote Among Former Illinois Inmates — And They’re Paying Extra Attention To Judges

The vast majority of people released from prison believe they no longer have the right to vote. They can vote in Illinois, and many are encouraging them to cast a ballot in this week's election.

Citywide

Fifth Third Bank Announces $20 Million Investment In Chicago’s South And West Side Opportunity Zones

Specific projects in line for the funding were not announced at Monday's press conference, but will be unveiled "in the coming months."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘Piping Plover Day’ Declared By Governor To Honor Rare Birds That Nested At Montrose Beach

A new documentary on the fight to save the rare piping plovers will debut on Nov. 18, which is now Piping Plover Day in Illinois.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Filmmaking Is Booming In Chicago, With A Record 520 Projects Shot Here Last Year, Emanuel And Pritzker Tout

Some 13,000 jobs were supported by the film industry in 2018, up from 5,000 in 2011, the city said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale