In the News
Federal, state and local officials jumped into the Chicago River at Ping Tom Memorial Park to illustrate improved water quality and work toward regular swimming.
Josina Morita, Commissioner with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and Margaret Frisbie, the executive director of the Friends of the Chicago River, stopped by ABC7 to discuss the work being done to clean up the Chicago River.
The BGA has been saying for years that an agency with more than 2,000 employees and a $1.2 billion budget—more than many cities and towns in Illinois—needs an internal watchdog. The board followed up by adding a $600,000 IG line to its 2018 budget, which is a good start, and all four Democrats running for three open board seats in the upcoming primary support an inspector general, according to their Chicago Tribune questionnaire responses.
It’s our time to speak up.
For too long, women have endured a pervasive culture of misogyny and harassment in the workplace. Made to feel small, insignificant, and unsafe. Told to know their place. But now is our time to speak up. Tell our stories. Share our truths. It's time to declare, "No, my place."
By responding to the needs of the Chicago’s Chinese American residents, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) gained a positive reputation for helping families within Chinatown and forming partnerships within the city and beyond.
Two longtime leaders of CASL, President Bernarda “Bernie” Wong and Executive Director Esther Wong, have retired after working nearly 40 years with the agency they created.