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St. Anthony's Hospital New Location to Include Recreation Center

    (AP) — A nonprofit organization is developing a vacant lot in southwest Chicago as a community retail center and the new location for St. Anthony Hospital.

    The $430 million project is called Focal Point. The Chicago Southwest Development Corporation says rents from retail stores and other tenants at Focal Point will be reinvested into programs such

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Scholarships Available for Lincoln Park Zoo's Summer Camp

      (AP) — Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is accepting applications for scholarships for its two summer camp programs.

      The zoo will award 25 need-based scholarships this year.

      One summer program teaches children ages four through fourth grade about animal diversity and environmental conservation. This program allows children to see how the zoo cares for its

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      CPS Cutting School Food Costs

        Chicago Public Schools officials say they have a new plan to reduce the cost of serving millions of meals a year.

        They're going to join forces with some of the nation's largest school districts in the Urban School Food Alliance. The new group includes school districts from New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami and Orlando, Fla.

        Officials say

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago