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February Chicago Street Journal September 2017 3 Technology – Developers are continuous working on integrating tech and medicine to save lives. Around 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Now there’s a smartwatch that prevents heart-related conditions: iBeat features tiny micro sensors that monitors a user's heart rate for symptoms of a heart attack or cardiac arrest. These sensors can notify users and can even call 911, then utilizing its GPS for location tracking. Products like iBeat continue to change the way we look at cardiovascular disease and prevention. Media – Film and television production in Chicago is booming according to Robert Moskal, Directory of Chicago Film Office, who indicates that the office issued almost 2000 permits in 2016. With nine full seasoned series headquartered in the city, opportunities for vendors and talent is in high demand. Better get in now because expertise from around the world have their eyes focused on Chicago. Health – Although the enrollment period was cut by six weeks and the current administration cut outreach funding by 90%, ACA is still alive. Enrollment for 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA / Obamacare) starts November 1 and ends December 15. Don’t miss it. Credit – On September 20 th a class-action lawsuit was filed in Atlanta, Georgia against Equifax alleging “that Equifax unduly put small business operators at risk in terms of the cost of Equifax business reports and the availability of credit and exposure to business identity theft, which often is directly linked to the personal creditworthiness of small business owners.” Consumers are permitted to obtain one free credit report annually, but businesses are required to pay $99 for their reports. The suit charges that Equifax is profiting off of their information without their knowledge of contents or accuracy. #EntrepreneursRock – Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop will be celebrating its1 st Year Anniversary on Saturday, October 21 between 3 and 6 pm at 3521 S. King Drive in Chicago. No reservations needed just stop by and celebration with complimentary appetizers, raffles and specials. CSJ congratulates Kenya Reene, Proprietor. Chicago – Beginning next year, Chicago police officers will undergo four hours of training on its revised use-of-force policy. The department plans to expand training to 40 hours a year for every officer beginning in 2021. Sports – Don’t they say think twice before you speak? After President Donald Trump's criticism of NFL players the number of protesters went from six players to 200 who sat, knelt or raised their fists. As the support on social media continues to grow for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Nick Cannon is racking up the views with his video Stand For What? Chicago Street Journal Advertising Sales Rep This is an outstanding opportunity, selling advertising (print, online): • Initiate sales and marketing calls to prospective or current clients and documents sales efforts • Our ideal candidate must be a self-motivated overachiever with a strong desire to succeed. • Prior sales experience, developing both new accounts and servicing existing accounts is preferred. • Highly disciplined, independent, entrepreneurial, confident, well organized self-starter • Compensation, Base Salary Negotiable. Publisher and Editor: Ron Carter Associate Publisher: Sonja Cassandra Perdue Chicago Street Journal 8036 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619. E-mail: ChicagoStJournal@gmail.com 773.595.5229 For delivery direct to your inbox. http://www.issuu.com/ChicagoStreetJournal Columbia University South Street Journal archive: http://southside.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/ Archived by Columbia University’s Urban Research Workshop (URW), back issues from 1993 to 2006 of Chicago Street Journal’s predecessor, the South Street Journal, were donated to provide material for URW students to collaboratively research themes such as gentrification, racism, political affairs, and youth development. CSJ is free, except special request drop offs and street sales where a $1 donation is requested. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. CSJ assumes no responsibility to return unsolicited editorial or graphic material. All rights in letters and unsolicited editorial or graphic material will be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication and copyright purposes. Material may be printed without written permission, upon credit Ron Carter, Publisher and Editor