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
Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs. Comcast volunteers showed their support by painting, building planter boxes, fixing up resident bedrooms, and general cleaning at the facility.
On Saturday, April 21, 2018, members of the Fuller Park community, Comcast employees, and people from all over Chicago came together to perform a day of service to transform and uplift Tilden Career Community Academy High School in the Fuller Park neighborhood through physical service. In 2012, Tilden entered turnaround in order to provide a stronger school environment for their students. No longer in turnaround, Tilden is now a Convergence Academy. In partnership with Columbia College, Tilden has integrated digital media into teaching and learning, in order to give students a chance to Create, Consume, and Connect.
Volunteers participated in service projects that engender school pride, inspire student success outside of the classroom and after graduation, and made Tilden a more positive social environment for students.
What happens in Springfield affects cities and towns at the local level. The recent rise in property taxes has not funded education which needs to be done. Consolidating local pension funds will aid tremendously in relieving our states costs.
The state of Illinois needs to put together a budget, something that can be planned around. Illinois students are leaving our state to attend colleges outside of Illinois. Illinois education need to be more competitive to keep students in the state.
Illinois is hostile to existing and new businesses. With special fees, including workers comp & minimum wage increases, business can't stay open in Chicago. Illinois needs to change the Medicaid state pension and put caps on pensions.
Dan Kane, Boone County Conservation District discusses fall programs. The Pioneer Festival celebrates its history and invites you back in time to a living history event representing the 1830 to 1870 time period.
Jim Garrett, Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau discusses a home to 400 square miles & 62 municipalities that can host conventions & trade shows. With over 10,000 employed in the hospitality industry they have plenty to offer & easy access.
One person in five has a disability. Diveheart is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 2001. The purpose of Diveheart is to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person. We've discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we're all equal. Using zero gravity and the adventure paradigm, we help participants believe that if they can scuba dive they can do anything. Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.
NamUs is being used to help families search for missing loved ones. This national database allows family members to search through information to try and locate loved ones. NamUs puts pieces together. Also discussed is the protection for child abuse victims and further trauma in court by allowing them to speak with judges and/or appointed attorneys in cases of defendants who act as their own attorneys.