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Congratulations to The Honorable Judge Freddrenna  M. Lyle on her recent installation as Chairman of the Illinois Judicial Council. Pictured are State Senator Jacqueline Collins and State Representative Nick Smith.

Installation of the 2019-2020 Executive Committee

The Honorables Allen Walker, Steve Watkins, Bonita Coleman, Incoming Chair Thaddeus Wilson Toya Harvey, Cynthia Cobb, Carl Boyd, Fred Bates, Kevin Lee and Kimberly Lewis. The Honorable Timothy Evans, Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, performed the installation.

The Chicago State Educators Scholarship Fund annually awards new and current students financial assistance to complete their educational goals.  Pictured are: Chicago State University President “Z” Scott, Esquire; Tamera Shelton, junior at CSU; Zhania Jackson, freshman, graduate of Kenwood H.S: Dr. Gwendolyn Miller; Dr. Jerry Martin; and Dr. Frank Horton, president of CSWESF.

Supporters of the Chicago State Educators Scholarship Fund are:   Krystal Kay, counselor, Julian High School; Dr. Leslie Roundtree, Chicago State University provost; Dr. Jerry Johnson; Dr. Noble Pearce; J. Minor Allen; Deloris Johnson; Byron Bell; Dr. Gwendolyn Miller; Dr. Robert Miller; and Dr. Frank Horton, president.

Dorrie McWhorter, moderator and CEO, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago;  Felecia Davis, CEO & president, Chicago Women’s Foundation; Nikki Hayes, president, Labor Local 1001 and Owner Pier 31; U.S. Representative Robin Kelly; Jada Curry, owner/chief recruiting specialist  Education Recruiting Specialists; and Bethany Florek, director of human resources at Greenley & Hansen.


Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls and Dorrie McWhorter, presented this year’s CCBWG’s symposium in recognition of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.  The symposium, Power Moves: Strategies for Success, focused on empowering black women to achieve pay equity, visibility and inclusion in the workplace. It featured a panel discussion and breakout sessions. Dynamic women professionals in finance, labor, marketing and human resources explored common obstacles facing black women in the workplace and how best to overcome them. The event was held at Chicago State University, Breakey Theatre.


Lem’s Bar BQ is celebrating 65 years of serving the public on Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31, from 1-5 p.m. in the parking lot at 311 East 75thSt.  The public is invited and there will book bag give aways, free haircuts and more!


First Lady J. Diane Alsberry

Hazel Crest, Illinois

Funeral arrangements:

Wake: from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Leak & Sons, 18400 S. Pulaski, Country Clubs Hills, Ill.

Services:  Friday, Aug. 30 Victory Apostolic Church, 2080 Matteson Ave., Matteson, Ill.


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