Thursday, July 21, 2016

ABC BANK PRESENTS SIX SCHOLARSHIPS AT 26th ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

The Community Advisory Committee that approached ABC Bank President Colette Loesher offering to assist with the Scholarship Program. Members are: Brad Cummings, Wilner Jackson, Vivian Stewart Tyler, Catherine Long, Dr. Louverta Hurt & Brenetta Howell Barrett with Colette Loesher. (Photo by Javarius Christian)
The ABC Bank Scholarship winners gather for a photo before the ceremony. (Photo by Walter Tidwell)
Scholarship recipients with ABC Bank executives and presenters at the ceremony held at Northwest Institute for Contemporary Learning, 5108 W. Division St. (Photo by Javarius Christian)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

VICE PRES. McGOWAN & MWRD OPEN WORLD’S LARGEST NUTRIENT RECOVERY FACILITY

Reclaimed elements protect and clean the environment
Metro. Water Reclamation District Commissioners partnering with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies to announce the opening of the world’s largest nutrient recovery facility. Cutting the ribbon to launch the facility are: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Regional Administrator Robert Kaplan, MWRD Finance Chairman Frank Avila, Commissioner David Walsh, Ostara President & CEO Phillip Abrary, MWRD Vice President Barbara McGowan, MWRD President Mariyana Spyropoulos, Ostara Board member Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chicago Deputy Mayor Steve Koch, MWRD Exec. Dir. David St. Pierre, and Commissioner Kari Steele.

MWRD Vice President Barbara McGowan & fellow Commissioners dip their hands into the usable phosphorus recovered from the wastewater stream and converted into a high quality, slow-release form, which can be sold as fertilizers. Marketed as Crystal Green, the recovered fertilizer will provide revenue to the MWRD, which expects to produce 10,000 tons of Crystal Green annually. Phosphorus, a non-renewable resource essential for life, is estimated to be depleted from reserves within 50 years.

Sebastian, Manager of Andy’s Deli Butcher Shop, 4235 W. Kinzie St., keeps his Daily Special Cooler stocked with quality meat selections. Andy’s is the West Side’s Summer Grilling Headquarters. (Photo by Brad)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH MARKS 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH PRAYER SERVICE

On Founders Day, June 26, the remaining original members of United Baptist Church from 50 years ago are saluted. “We are witness to what was said and done. Your works have not gone in vain.” (Photo by Marvin Peoples)

Cook County Board President & Commissioner Robert Steele present Rev. Wilson Daniels & First Lady Gladys Daniels a proclamation honoring United Baptist Church on its 50th anniversary. (Photo by Marvin Peoples)
Rev. Wilson Daniels & First Lady Gladys Daniels welcome Congressman Danny K. Davis, former Ald. Ed Smith, former Cook County Board President Bobbie Steele, Commissioner Robert Steele, Brenda Palms-Barber, a representative of Dorothy Brown, Pastor Chester Eason, Pastor Dennis Tidwell & Youth Minister Rev. Donnell Harrison to celebrate the 50th anniversary of United Baptist Church, 4220 W. Roosevelt Rd. (Photo by Marvin Peoples) 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

BOXING OUT NEGATIVITY SHOWCASES LOCAL ATHLETES AT 4th OF JULY LAWNDALE EXHIBITION

Young boxers show their form as they spar in the 4th of July showcase of Boxing Out Negativity, an annual peace initiative at 21st & Karlov in North Lawndale. (Photo by Walter Tidwell)

Karlov & 21st Street were blocked off to accommodate a boxing ring for an outdoor exhibition for peace on the 4th of July. (Photo by Chuck Spruell)

Theme of the Boxing Out Negativity exhibition is “Put Down the Guns, Put On the Gloves.” Peace is victorious when the boxing ring is turned into a community dance floor. (Photo by Walter Tidwell)