Zac Clingenpeel

For the past six years, Frida and Todd Brooks have raised their son, Elliot Brooks, as he struggles with a costly and dangerous genetic condition. Now, with a kidney transplant in the family’s future, they are raising money with help from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association for what they expect will be a lifetime of medical-related expenses.
The initiative, modeled after the New York Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing program, encourages District Coordination Officers to engage with residents on a personal level.
On Monday, several Black-led community activism organizations gathered outside of the Chicago Housing Authority to demand local, state and federal government support in Chicago’s marginalized Black neighborhoods.
In a speech hosted by the Economic Club of Chicago, Target CEO Brian Cornell said the company would be looking to add new locations throughout the city.
After holding virtual events last year, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and ISU, among others, plan limited events on campus this year.
Columbia College Chicago students hope to host their own in-person graduation ceremony — and have invited students from schools across the city.
The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation has developed virtual options this year.
Two Cook County Sheriff K-9s will now have a dedicated pet therapy room where they will meet with hospital patients.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot will distribute the historic Mayoral Medal of Honor to its first recipients Tuesday.