RECENT NEWS FEATURES

How Child Care Providers Are Dealing With a Staff Shortage
September 14, 2021
WTTW – CHICAGO PBS
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‘It’s finally here’: Are colleges prepared to receive a first-year cohort shaped by COVID-19?
August 4, 2021
CHALK BEAT CHICAGO
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50 College-Bound Freshmen Receive “Technology Trunks” from Ada S. McKinley Community Services
July 27, 2021
CHICAGO DEFENDER
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Rush: Child Tax Credit is the “Biggest, Greatest, and Latest” Anti-Poverty Program America Has Undertaken in 50 Years
July 26, 2021
THE CHICAGO CRUSADER
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College trunk pick up day
July 23, 2021
WGN 9 CHICAGO
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Child tax credits bring relief to Chicago families, but critics worry some are left out. ‘It doesn’t actually reach many of the most vulnerable.’
July 23, 2021
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Rush praises new child tax credit legislation as first payments are sent out
July 23, 2021
HYDE PARK HERALD
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On the Southeast Side, foster-care center does right by the legacy of Ada S. McKinley
July 2, 2021
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
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Cemetery Tour Traces 155 Years of History Since the First Juneteenth
(Ada S. McKinley is mentioned as one of the notable Chicagoans buried at Oakwood Cemetery. She is buried near the grave of the late Harold Washington, the city’s first African-American Mayor)
June 20, 2021
WTTW – CHICAGO PBS
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Column: The need for foster parents has surged during the pandemic. ‘There’s a huge increase.’
May 21, 2021
DAILY SOUTHTOWN/CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Youth advocate Curt Holderfield talks Nat’l Foster Care Awareness month with WGN
May 18, 2021
WGN 9 CHICAGO
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Ada S. McKinley’s time has come
March 10, 2021
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
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Rewriting History: Recognizing Black Trailblazer Ada McKinley
February 28, 2021
WTTW – CHICAGO PBS
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Legacy of pioneer lives on through work of nonprofit
February 23, 2021
THE BEVERLY REVIEW
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Remembering seldom recognized trailblazer Ada Sophia McKinley
February 18, 2021
WGN 9 CHICAGO
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Chicago’s teachers will get vaccinated. When will its child care workers?
February 11, 2021
CHALK BEAT CHICAGO
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Ada S. McKinley Deserves Her Place in History
February 10, 2021
CHICAGO DEFENDER
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Ada Sophia McKinley’s contributions to Chicago finally gets well-deserved recognition
February 5, 2021
FOX 32 CHICAGO
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Op-ed: Social reformer Ada S. McKinley deserves recognition in Chicago
February 2, 2021
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Ada S. McKinley, founder of South Side Settlement House, one of Black Chicago’s unsung heroes
February 1, 2021
ABC 7 CHICAGO
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Learn more about Ada S. McKinley and the social reform movement she started over 100yrs ago in Chicago
January 18, 2021
WGN RADIO 720
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Chicago’s Ada S. McKinley is way overdue for some appreciation, according to researchers who delved into her history as an early 20th century social reformer
January 14, 2021
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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*Story shared nationally by Yahoo! News on 01/18/21.  An extended version of the story was also featured in the print version of the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, January 31, 2021 (exclusive to Chicago Tribune subscribers) Visual

Foster Parents Needed As COVID-19 Pandemic Strains Families
December 25, 2020
CBS 2 CHICAGO
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Story also made available on Patch on 12/25/20.

Ada S. McKinley Community Services is alleviating fears associated with adopting children, trust issues and COVID
December 21, 2020
WGN RADIO 720
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Youth in need of foster care homes increases during COVID-19 pandemic
November 26, 2020
ABC 7 CHICAGO
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Chicago foster parents program needs more help as need surges during pandemic
November 16, 2020
WGN-TV/CHANNEL 9
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Mental health among Black Chicagoans a concern as suicide numbers rise
October 29, 2020
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Story shared nationally by Yahoo! News on 10/29/20
Chicago Tribune print version of this story ran on November 15, 2020.

Why Are Childhood Vaccination Rates Falling In Chicago?
October 26, 2020
WBEZ-FM 91.5
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Chicago’s childhood vaccination rates are slipping. Health officials are worried.
October 19, 2020
CHALK BEAT CHICAGO
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Story shared by Block Club Chicago on 10/20/20.

 

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