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Governors State University Students Present “Throwaways,” a Film and Discussion on Life after Prison

By at October 10, 2012 | 11:50 am | 8 Comments

Governors State University Students Present “Throwaways,” a Film and Discussion on Life after Prison

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program are hosting a special program to encourage discussion and understanding of the adjustment problems facing women after incarceration. The program begins at 6 p.m., on October 17, with the screening of Throwaways, a documentary film made by GSU students. The film follows the lives of several women as they more...

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Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area

By at October 9, 2012 | 9:55 am | 0 Comment

Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area

From the Friday, October 5 edition of Cook County Sustainability: Cook County’s Solid Waste Management Plan Update, approved earlier this year, tasks the County with continuing to decrease the amount of waste we are sending to landfills.  As a part of this effort, The Cook County Department of Environmental Control has partnered with other counties in the more...

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New Life on the Des Plaines River: Hofmann Dam Removal Project

By at October 3, 2012 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

New Life on the Des Plaines River: Hofmann Dam Removal Project

Residents in Lyons and Riverside have seen some big changes in the Des Plaines River. In June of this year, the Hofmann Dam was breached, the last of three low-head dams to recently be removed from the River. The first Hofmann Dam was installed in the early part of the last century, when it was not uncommon for the entire Des Plaines River to dry up. Adding the dam more...

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Cook County Honors Military Veterans

By at October 3, 2012 | 2:51 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County Honors Military Veterans

From the October 2, 2012 edition of the Oak Lawn Patch.com: "The Salute to Our Armed Forces" event drew more than 300 veterans to the Double Tree Hotel in Alsip. The event was held to honor Cook County service men and women. They rose in unison, more than 300 retired members of the Armed Forces, gathered to remember, to honor their fallen friends and their own more...

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FPDCC NeighborhoodSpace Addresses Big City, Small Spaces

By at October 3, 2012 | 2:45 pm | 0 Comment

FPDCC NeighborhoodSpace Addresses Big City, Small Spaces

Have you heard of NeighborSpace? It’s an innovative way for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to support Chicago residents through open space projects that were once considered too small and too urban to be compatible with the District’s system of preserves and natural areas. By design, the Forest Preserves circle the city, an oasis of natural areas and more...

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By at October 1, 2012 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and remains the second leading cause of death among women. The good news is that death rates for this disease have been on the decline since 1990, partially due to better screening and detection techniques, increased awareness and improved more...

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Cook County Clerk Orr, Chicago Fire & Reavis High Register Voters

By at September 24, 2012 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk Orr, Chicago Fire & Reavis High Register Voters

Cook County Clerk David Orr and the Chicago Fire’s Jay Nolly visited a Reavis High School soccer practice Wednesday afternoon to promote voter registration and urge students to get involved in the Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election. “If you don’t participate, it’s like your team playing a man short,” Orr said on the school’s soccer field, 6034 W. 77th St., more...

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Stroger Hospital of Cook County Hosts Komen Cure Tissue Bank Event, September 29th

By at September 12, 2012 | 1:48 pm | 7 Comments

Stroger Hospital of Cook County Hosts Komen Cure Tissue Bank Event, September 29th

How can you help in the fight against breast cancer? You can help by donating a tissue sample during an event at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago from 8:30AM to 2:30PM. Saturday, September 29th. Participants can use the parking garage at 1800 West Polk St., which is adjacent to the hospital, free of charge. The tissue samples will be more...

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Have You Turned Up the Volume? Free Hearing Screening September 18th

By at September 12, 2012 | 1:44 pm | 7 Comments

Have You Turned Up the Volume? Free Hearing Screening September 18th

A FREE hearing screening is being offered at the Oak Forest Health Center on Tuesday, September 18th. Untreated hearing loss can affect your life in many ways, creating barriers in speech and language communication in the home,  employment, educational, and other and social settings. A free hearing screening is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, more...

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CCFPD Sand Ridge Nature Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Archaeology Day, September 22

By at September 7, 2012 | 11:25 am | 0 Comment

CCFPD Sand Ridge Nature Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Archaeology Day, September 22

Not long ago, as geologists measure time, the water released from a melting glacier during the last great Ice Age created a much larger Lake Michigan, called Lake Chicago, which covered most Cook County. As the water found its way to the ocean, the level of the lake dropped, rose, and dropped again, forming beaches and low sand dunes on many temporary shorelines. more...

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