Illinois believes in gender inclusion: Where can LGBT families live in Illinois?
A survey reveals that more than 40% of LGBT youth thought of committing suicide the previous year. considered suicide in the past year (source). While trying to live a normal life, they are targeted and not given their full rights. This has resulted in various psychological and mental challenges.Read full story
It's Trails Day: A perfect time to set off on a local trail in Chicago
The month of June is full of celebrations as a lot of occasions and events are there for us to enjoy. Yesterday, we had Doughnut Day. It was a chance to get some free and delicious donuts in Illinois. And now it is Trails Day.Read full story
Happy Doughnut Day: Grab free donuts in Illinois
It won't be wrong to say that Doughnut Day, also called Donut Day, is one of the sweetest days to celebrate. The Salvation Army was established in the 19th century for Donut Lassies, the women who went to France to provide doughnuts and a variety of delicious snacks to soldiers of World War I.Read full story
Have you tried these coffee shops in Chicago with your family?
Chicago is one of those very few American cities where independent coffee roasters can be found everywhere. There are more than 35 of them and this number has increased in the past few years because people are switching from pre-packaged coffee to freshly made tea and coffee.Read full story
Good news: The Chicago River shows new signs of life
When it comes to planning a trip, most Chicagoans think of a park, a day of fishing, or a restaurant. It is hard for them to think of riverfront activities and the reason is obvious: there are more than enough problems.Read full story
Looking for affordable family-friendly home in Chicago? Explore some decent apartments
An online report presented by RentCafe reveals that the cost of living in Chicago is nearly 30 percent more than the state average. Also, it is 20 percent more than the national average (source). It means you should be earning thousands per month to be able to give a decent place for your family to live.Read full story
Let's meet Joan Cusack: Rich Chicago woman who supported charities working for families and children
It's safe to say that the quality of life in Chicago is better than in any other city or state of the country. From its beautiful parks, schools, colleges, and public transit to different job opportunities, peaceful environment, and friendly people, there is more than enough to explore and enjoy in this Illinois city.Read full story
Enjoy free delicious sandwiches at Chicago's local eatery this National Italian Beef Day
It always feels good to have our favorite sandwiches and that's without paying anything. In Chicago, finding such a place is not so easy but this National Italian Beef Day could be special for you. You should set an alarm for May 27 and be ready to bring your family to a renewed local eatery.Read full story
Looking for home in Chicago under $700? Discover family-friendly apartments for renters
Like New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago is a highly populated city and can be considered the most populous in Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the approximate population of Chicago is 2,665,039. A significant number of housing options are available here. Still, it can be tough to find a pocket-friendly or affordable home for yourself and your family.Read full story
Some Chicago residents may qualify for funds via new program
According to a report published by the Illinois Department on Aging, since 2000, the state’s older population has grown from 1.9 million to over 2.7 million (source). An individual is considered old when their age is at least 60 years or above.Read full story
What's in store for Chicago workers after Walmart closure?
Since the time Walmart announced it would close many of its stores across Chicago, Illinois, and other parts of the United States, buyers and employees seem to be unhappy. The company, however, says that the decision of closing the stores is made due to poor business performance.Read full story
Chicago homes for renters under $600: Because your family deserves a decent place to live in
In recent months, the home prices in Chicago, Illinois, have come down to an extent. However, a report indicates that renters now have to pay nearly 4.5 percent more per month than they had to the previous year (source). For example, if someone was paying $1,785 per month in January 2022, they might be paying about $1,869 in 2023. It is a matter of great concern.Read full story
Affordable living in Chicago: Apartments under $900 for your family
Like other big cities in the United States (Los Angeles and New York City), the cost of living in Chicago is relatively high. An online report reveals that it is 20 percent more than the national average (source).Read full story
Where to go for some unique ice cream treats in Chicago?
In Chicago, summers are usually humid, sunny, and hot. You might have to keep an umbrella with you to avoid getting wet in the rain or to protect yourself from the sunlight. In the months of July and August, you can expect to sweat throughout the day if most of your time is spent outside.Read full story
$1.2 million distributed via Chicago Resiliency Fund: Can you get the relief payment?
In Chicago, domestic workers have to do a lot of hard work. From cleaning the house to taking care of the elders, kids, and pets, they perform multiple tasks but some privately hired domestic workers are not paid what they actually deserve.Read full story
An incentive program could give you $600 if you live and work in this Illinois city
Whether in New York City, Los Angeles, or Chicago, there is a shortage of lifeguards all over the United States. According to an online report, this shortage causes many problems because public pools and other spots remain closed in summer or the time to go there is limited.Read full story
Lost your job due to Walmart closure in Illinois? Here you can start afresh
Walmart needs no introduction. This American multinational retail corporation has been operating for a long time. A wide range of supercenters or hypermarkets, grocery stores, and department stores can be found all over the country. Some of them have been recently closed and the reason is said to be poor performance or insufficient profits.Read full story
Meet Mary Dillon: The woman who has made Illinois proud
The Fortune 500 is the annual list prepared and published by Fortune magazine. It consists of information on the top 500 corporations in the United States in terms of revenues. To be on this list, a company must be publicly traded or privately held, should be based in the US, and needs to be for-profit with strong financial statements.Read full story
Affordable living possible in Chicago: Homes for renters at $700 a month
It won't be wrong to say that Chicago is one of the most populous cities in the United States. In Illinois, it is the number one city to have a high population. There are various pros and cons of living in or moving to Chicago. For example, you might be hired for a well-paying job within four weeks after the interview, depending on how tough the competition among candidates has been and how you proved your worth.Read full story
Domestic workers face many problems - Did you apply for Chicago Resiliency Fund Program for one-time $500 payment?
In an Economic Policy Institute article titled Domestic Workers Chartbook 2022, it has been mentioned that more than 2 million domestic workers are present in the United States and there are many agency-based home care aides (source).Read full story