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Sankofa: Dr. Bansah @ 70

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Governor Quinn Makes Key Appointments to Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2013 Task Force Charged with Identifying Ways to Ensure All Chicago Students are in School CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today made key appointments to the Truancy in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Task Force which has been charged with identifying different strategies and approaches to help educators and CPS administration address the truancy problems in ...

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Governor Quinn Opens New Home Depot Distribution Center in Joliet

……New Facility Will Employ Approximately 200 and Serve 340 Midwestern Stores JOLIET – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by company officials to open the new Home Depot Stocking Distribution Center in Joliet. The 1.6 million square foot facility, adjacent to the company’s Rapid Deployment Center, will employ approximately 200 people and serve more than 340 Home Depot stores across ...

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The real lesson of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

BY JESSE JACKSON September 30, 2013 America just celebrated the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s great “I Have a Dream” speech. Everyone says that they “love” Dr. King (now), but the media did notice that no top Republican Party leaders attended any of the main anniversary events. Maybe it was this line of Dr. King ’s that they don’t like: ...

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Obama Care Explained In 2 Minutes

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Mayor Emanuel Cracks Down on the Tobacco Industry over Marketing of Menthol Tobacco in Continuing Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Youth

Tobacco Giant R.J. Reynolds Cited for Alleged Distribution of Tobacco Coupons Without a License; Board of Health Launches Town Hall Meetings to Consider Further Action FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334 press@cityofchicago.org Resolution on Menthol-Flavored Cigarettes As part of his overall campaign to curb youth smoking, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today went after the tobacco industry to curb marketing ...

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Chicago Department of Public Health Rolls Out 2013 Flu Prevention Efforts

CONTACT: Brian Richardson, brian.richardson@cityofchicago.org CHICAGO – Today, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced over 60 special flu vaccination clinics to be held in communities across Chicago through December 14. These clinics will provide free flu shots as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to help residents stay healthy this flu season. To make these clinics easy to find, ...

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Request for Proposal – Implementing a Medicaid Enrollment Program for Chicago’s Children

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) #DA-41-3045-09-2013-001 (1) to engage one qualified lead organization (LO) to coordinate Medicaid enrollment of eligible Chicago’s children and identify and engage one or more community-based organizations (CBOs) that will participate in the associated outreach and enrollment activities. The City will not directly contract with the CBO’s; ...

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