GRG UPDATED 2019 1Grandparents come in all shapes, colors, sizes and ages. One thing that they all have in common is that they are caring for children that they most likely had not intended on raising. There are over 274,891 grandparents in the state of Illinois raising their grandchildren. Please nominate a grandparent that has demonstrated unselfish love and dedication to their grandchildren. The nominee will be honored at the 10th Annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Award Celebration.

The celebration will be held on Sunday September 8, 2019, at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 73, 4550 W. Roosevelt Road, Hillside, IL 60162 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. All nominations are to be received no later than August 30, 2019. Please fax to (708) 343-7400 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sen. Lightford's office at (708) 343-7444.

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LightfordBack to schoolSenate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) hosts her 10th Annual Back-to-School Event on Sunday, July 28 at Brookfield Zoo.

Please note: The official date for the event is Sunday, July 28.

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CPS FLYER SummerProgram CHI 2019 V2 Page 1Chicago Public Schools are partnering with other agencies to inform families about fun and healthy activities during the summer. Click the image for more ways to have a safe and productive summer and say no to violence.

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Lightford AviationChicago Ace Academy is hosting a free aviation camp for 10 students between the ages of 13 and 17. Visit the the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals' website to learn more and apply for the program.

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