Jorge Perez, Ensemble Espanol discusses the 100th birthday celebration of Jose Grenco during the American Spanish Dance & Music Festival. Founded in 1976, they serve 30,000 kids ages 4-84 annually and bring Spanish dance to the schools.
The newly redeveloped Theater on the Lake complex boasts The Lakefront Restaurant & the Skyline Patio, available for private rentals & public events. This new venue is a collaboration partnership with Lakefront Hospitality Group & the Chicago Park Dist.
10% of the population has one of two types of diabetes. Type 2 grows during your life and is mostly based on diet. Diabetes Food Hub is a website where people can find guidance and healthy recipes for help planning their diet.
Fresh food & diet affects children's learning & behavior. Providing gardening education & maintenance to over 23,000 students this year, schools also enjoy their fresh bounty. The Annual gala in September will help to continue to grow
Girls, ages 9-18 can become confident leaders in their communities. Ladies of Virtue matches participants with highly successful mentors and prepares them for leadership through college readiness and career preparation.
Women make up more than half of the population but are a small number in government representatives. Anna Valencia, Office of the City Clerk, discusses the need to change the structure & support other women to become leaders.
Communities with over 5 Police and fire employees are required to have their own pension which also has their own costs. We have seen communities laying off workers to accommodate for these pension funds. Illinois can save money by consolidating these pensions and would result in better returns with greater flexibility.
The state of Illinois has a spending problem. The issues with Illinois today are the need to cut spending and reform our government. Both Medicaid and pensions need to be reformed. Illinois needs to attract more jobs.