Mayor Emanuel does his best to shine a light on what's working in Chicago. But a new thriller, THE GREEN LINE, just released by Wells Street Press, does just the opposite. THE GREEN LINE is a riveting legal thriller that exposes not only the underbelly of crime and corruption in Chicago's roughest neighborhoods, but shines a light on a little-known, often-used, and widely-abused legal maneuver.
Residents who applied for federal disaster aid following the flooding in April can expect a visit soon from a FEMA inspector. Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the storms may register for assistance online at www.fema.gov or www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by telephone at 800.621.3362.
Tye Johnson's fifth grade class from Beye Elementary School conducted a fundraiser earlier this year that raised more than $1000 in support of the fight against human trafficking. Based on the success of this initiative, the students will be conducting another fundraiser to benefit the same cause. The event, which is titled "Catching Dreams for Canvass," will be held at the Both Sides Art Gallery in Pilsen on Saturday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Anne Slanina, a doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and Oak Park native, was inducted into the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the 10th Annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education held recently at Yale University.
The Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society's Children's Clinic held an open house on Thursday, May 9, at 320 Lake Street in Oak Park to unveil it renovated facilities and to initiate a campaign for its Mary Anderson Nursing Fund.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, which owns and operates the Home and Studio, 2014 is designated as the Legacy Year.