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Little Village skate shop gives kids a place to hang out, learn a new sport

Little Village skate shop gives kids a place to hang out, learn a new sport

Jamie Duran had an epiphany one day at a family gathering: his life needed a purpose. Unemployed, the 35-year-old Duran wanted to offer something new to his community, something that would encourage kids to approach a new hobby. And he needed a new hobby too. Duran proposed the idea of opening a family skate shop […]

Hiring our Heroes helps veteran job seekers in Chicago

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Hiring our Heroes helps veteran job seekers in Chicago

Job-seeking veterans and spouses gathered at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago late last month in hopes of finding employment at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair. Christopher Garza is currently in U.S. Navy and retiring in 13 months. He hadn’t been home to Chicago in months. “I’m entering a new unknown territory, but […]

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Chicago group rallies for stricter gun control laws

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Chicago group rallies for stricter gun control laws

Dozens of people rallied in front of the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago last month to ask the Illinois Attorney General to fight a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the state’s concealed gun ban. The rally was sponsored by the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition, a group fighting for stricter gun laws. Lee Goodman, a […]

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