Seven-year-old Wallace Louis took a face plant on the ice at Morgan Park Sports Center but was all smiles when he hoisted himself back up. He’s among 300 school-age children taking advantage of the Hockey On Your Block program, which teaches kids from some of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods how to play the game. The program is free, which allows families to introduce their children to a sport they might not otherwise be able to afford.
Make It Better, the Chicago-area magazine focused on nonprofits and do-gooders, now has a sister publications–Marin Magazine and SPACES, both located in the Bay Area of California. It means the company founded by Susan B. Noyes can now call itself the Make It Better Media Group. “It positions us well to grow into other, similar communities,” Noyes told me the other day. Noyes, an avid rower, is the force behind the media company.
The city-state agency that manages Guaranteed Rate Field is out more than $1.2 million and has suspended its chief executive after cancelling a concert it was planning to host at the stadium, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority spent about $1.6 million “toward retaining talent” for a concert that was expected to draw 30,000 people to Guaranteed Rate Field on Sept. 16, according to top ISFA officials and agency records obtained by the Sun-Times.
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