Thursday, August 11, 2016

LISA GIVENS WINS 3 MEDALS AT 2016 TRANSPLANT GAMES


SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ORG. STAGES YOUTH GRILL OFF IN LAFOLLETTE PARK

Teenagers working in teams marinated their chicken & spare ribs and then barbequed them on their grills. Their creations were then taste-tested and graded by impartial hungry judges. (Photo by Walter Tidwell)

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)