Chicago weather hits freezing temperatures as Chi-Care volunteers continue to provide warmth, food for homeless across city

Good News Notes:  “As cold temperatures continue through Sunday, tens of thousands around the city remain without shelter. Volunteers looked to help those in need of warmth and food. ‘You need more food, you need a jacket or anything else?’ asked Farhan Ahmed, Chi-Care volunteer. Ahmed and his group of Chi-Care volunteers spend every weekend in Chicago…

Hope For State Endangered Birds

Good News Notes: Osprey are considered endangered in the state of Illinois.  They are fighting their way back, though, with a little help from friends.  They have been seen building their nests in cell phone towers as well on open nest boxes that were made for them and placed on the top of utility poles. …

Chicago Bears continue COVID-19 relief donations

Good News Notes: “As part of the $1,920,000 commitment to local COVID-19 relief efforts by the Chicago Bears and Bears Care, the organizations are providing $160,000 in total donations and matching grants to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, GENYOUth, I Grow Chicago, Meals on Wheels Chicago and The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division. Additionally, the NFL’s…

Photos of animals meeting each other at zoos and aquariums

 Good News Notes: “As people around the world continue to stay at home, animals at aquariums and zoos are getting the chance to meet each other for the very first time.  From penguins and whales to orangutans and otters, new friendships are blossoming everywhere.  Insider has rounded up some of our favorite animal meet-ups to…

Technology To Clean And Reuse PPE Is Being Deployed To Hotspot Hospitals

Good News Notes: “Several large metal shipping containers are lined up in a warehouse under a large American flag. Their doors are ajar and workers stream in and out, power tools buzzing. These are no ordinary shipping containers: They represent a huge scientific breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19.” View the whole story here: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/30/823803831/technology-to-clean-and-reuse-ppe-is-being-deployed-to-hotspot-hospitals

NHL, multiple teams donating to Nashville tornado relief

Good News Notes: “The National Hockey League and several of its franchises have reached out to support the home city of the Nashville Predators in the wake of a deadly tornado. The Minnesota Wild announced a $25,000 team donation, as well as an additional $25,000 donation from franchise owner Craig Leipold and his wife Helen,…

Team Giannis will donate another $100,000 to its NBA All-Star Game charity

 Good News Notes: “The NBA All-Star Game was exciting for all fans thanks to a new format they’d be interested to see expanded. No one was more excited, though, than two groups of Chicago school kids who were not only in attendance but were rooting to win thousands of dollars in donations as handpicked charitable beneficiaries….