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Navy Pier CEO Gardner highlights her organization’s efforts to reach more of Chicago

Navy Pier President and Chief Executive Officer Marilynn Gardner discussed her organization’s efforts to expand access to and the impact of the Pier during a speech last week at the City Club of Chicago,

Happy Labor Day from the Daily Whale

The Daily Whale wishes all our readers a happy and healthy Labor Day weekend. In observance of the holiday, the Daily Whale will not publish its daily newsletters on Monday, September 2. The regular publishing schedule will resume on Tuesday, September 3.


Happy Fourth of July from the Daily Whale

The Daily Whale wishes all of our readers a happy and healthy Fourth of July. In observance of the holiday, our newsletters will not be published on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. Our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday, July 8.


Happy Memorial Day from the Daily Whale

The Daily Whale would like to thank all of those that have served our country and wish the best to all of our readers on this Memorial Day weekend. In observance of the holiday, our regular weekday newsletter will not be published on Monday, May 27. Our regular publishing schedule will resume on Tuesday, May 28.


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City’s public health commissioner touts success battling teen smoking during City Club appearance

While speaking at a City Club of Chicago event Tuesday, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Julie Morita touted the strides the city has made battling teen smoking. Morita said teen smoking in the city is the lowest on record thanks to an approach to the issue that focused on policy, systems and environmental change.


Q+A with Christian Mitchell

The Daily Whale sat down with newly-elected State Representative Christian Mitchel in 2013 to discuss his goals for his first term in office.  At the time he was the youngest member of the Illinois General Assembly.  Earlier this month Mitchell was appointed to also serve as interim director of the Illinois Democratic Party through the November elections.  In light of this new responsibility we decided to re-share Mitchel's interview.


Aon leading movement to create white-collar apprenticeship program

Global professional services firm Aon is in the second year of an innovative apprenticeship program that currently employs 50 students in technology, insurance and human resources positions while they earn associate’s degrees at two-year community colleges.

The two-year apprenticeship program began in 2017 and offers participants a competitive salary, employee benefits, paid tuition toward an associate’s degree, mentoring and on-the-job workforce training. Upon successful completion of the program, apprentices are also offered full-time employment at Aon.  


Proft, Brady differ on the best strategy for Illinois Republicans but agree on the leaders best suited to help the party find success

Radio host and political activist Dan Proft on Tuesday argued the Illinois Republican Party should rally around a pure conservative reform platform as it prepares for the 2018 general election while former Republican state party chair Pat Brady said the GOP should instead be focused on drumming up support for Bruce Rauner’s reelection bid.


Fr. Katsouros touts success of Arrupe College’s first graduating class

Father Steve Katsouros, the founding dean and executive director of Loyola University’s Arrupe College, spoke to the City Club of Chicago on Wednesday touting the success of the school’s new two-year college, which graduated its first class in June 2017.