Luke Scriven, The Chicago Lighthouse discusses their new center which aids in independence and quality of life for those with vision loss. Services, community outreach, product evaluation and technology are highlighted.
Hosted by: Paul LisnekProduced by: Greater Chicago Newsmakers Team
Cher might not be able to turn back time but she can certainly give her blessing on a musical that will tell the story of her life, career, and how she became one of America's most treasured stars. We meet some of the stars and creatives to see what it took to put this one-of-kind show together.
In June 2008, Reps. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Barney Frank, D-Mass., established the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. That same year, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., was elected to Congress, becoming the first openly gay male elected as a freshman congressman.
Rep. Polis, co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus joins Paul Lisnek to reflect on what sparked his run for office a decade ago, and the work of the Caucus today.
"The vision was to put University Park on the map. In adding infrastructure with technology, We are happy to now have our new expressway off I-57 exit 337, widening our roads with bike paths and , adding better lighting.
These additions have attracted several new companies to our town . We celebrated ribbon cutting in the past two years with three companies. DOT foods, Holland Company and a newly built building 1.3 million square ft . named Georgia Pacific . Having the new exit off I-57 has attracted many companies because of the accessibility to the highway. Our Village is looking toward even more growth in the up-coming year."
Currently, there is an opioid epidemic in the America and it's the worst our country has seen. People and especially young adults in the Midwest are dying. Restoration Ministries offers addicts hope and opportunities to transform their lives at two free Christian-based residential recovery programs for men and women. More than 60 percent of our residents who complete the program remain sober and become the men and women God intended them to be.