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Celebrating 28 Days of Of Auburn Gresham History

Celebrate the 28 days of Black History Month

"Moments in Auburn Gresham History" 

February 1, 2014:      JOIN US as we celebrate 28 days of Auburn Gresham Black History, by sharing your historic photos and stories to We want to highlight historic events that occurred related to black business, education, advocacy and families that have occurred in Auburn Gresham.  Share your history and be highlighted in a day in Auburn Gresham Black History. Don't forget to leave a comment and share what you remember!

February 2, 2014:      Auburn Gresham Committed With Get Covered Illinois Commemorating Black History Month with Enrollment Drive to Reach Uninsured Residents"                                                      "More than 50 African-American Churches to Host Enrollment and Outreach Events"

Rev. Walter Matthews Supports Get Covered IL


CHICAGO – Get Covered Illinois today announced a church-based enrollment drive during Black History Month to enroll uninsured consumers in health insurance before the March 31 open enrollment deadline. Throughout February, more than 50 African-American churches will host events designed to inform and enroll uninsured community members, in addition to hundreds of other Get Covered Illinois enrollment events happening across the state.

The enrollment drive will formally kick off at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church (7545 S. Vincennes Ave., Chicago, IL 60620) at 10:30 am on Sunday, February 2, where Rev. Walter W. Matthews Sr. will announce the Get Covered Illinois church-based enrollment events during the worship service. Navigators will be present after the service to answer questions and assist with enrollment. Charles Watkins, Regional Outreach Coordinator for Get Covered Illinois will also be present to answer questions about the enrollment drive.

“The Affordable Care Act provides an historic opportunity to close the gap of the uninsured and reduce health disparities that disproportionately affect minority communities,” said Jennifer Koehler, Executive Director for Get Covered Illinois. “Black History Month is an important opportunity to address health barriers impacting the African American community and remind uninsured residents of the affordable, comprehensive coverage options available to them.”

 As of December 28, 2013, more than 61,111 Illinois residents have signed up for coverage through the Marketplace. Individuals, families and small business owners have until March 31 to enroll in a health plan before receiving a fine. In order to get coverage beginning March 1, enrollment must be completed by February 15.  --- Submitted by:

 February 5, 2014:           The Chicago Project Shares "Hood" Thoughts of Auburn Gresham

Author/Photorgraher: Steve Shanabruch

I know branding a neighborhood is quite subjective. My experiences and knowledge are obviously different than those of someone else, especially a long-time resident, so let's call this project "One designer's take on Chicago." My vision might not match yours, but I hope that we can agree that a neighborhood with a logo is better than a neighborhood without. 

February 6, 2014:

Keywords: Auburn Gresham, Black History Month

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