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The JJs List Blog

2023 Will Be an Exciting Year for Pace Riders

New UZURV and taxi options, new low-cost passes, free transfers – and electric buses are coming too!

Edward Madden – Pace Suburban Bus

For riders able to utilize the more convenient, last minute travel option of regular fixed bus routes, Pace is offering new low-cost passes and…

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What Makes the Holiday Season Special to Us

The holiday season is officially upon us! We asked our Ignite group to reflect on what makes the holiday season special to them. Read their responses:

What makes the holiday season special to you?

Barbara: Friends, family

Stephanie: Spending time with family and friends

Lawanda: Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes,…

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Giving Tuesday 2022 Logo Spotlight

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity and giving back. This year’s theme at Search is centered on togetherness.

We interviewed Abby S., the Visibility Artist that designed Search’s Giving Tuesday 2022 logo! Hear from Abby:

Q: How long have you been in Visibility Arts?

A: About…

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5 Year Reflection: Visiting the Willis Tower

In October 2018, Sarah, our Visibility Arts and Community Education Assistant, visited the Willis Tower. Now 5 years later, Sarah reflects on her experience.

Q: Do you have any reflections on your experience at the Willis Tower in 2018?

A: I still feel proud of what I…

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Meet Sarah Armour, Community Education Assistant!

Meet Sarah Armour! Sarah has been an anchor in on our JJ’s List team for over 10 years in her position as the JJ’s List Business Assistant. She is also a Disability Awareness Player, providing training on disability awareness to businesses and other organizations. We…

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Say Hello to Tina Zemen, Visibility Arts and Community Education Division Manager!

Say Hello to Tina Zemen, a long-time Search team member!

Tina started at Search in January 2000, and has held several positions in Search’s Adult Learning Programs throughout her 22 years. Most notably, Tina founded Visibility Arts at Search in 2002, after program participants began requesting…

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Katy W – Employee of the Month Blog

JJ’s List and Search Inc are so proud of Katy W for reaching her personal goal for 2022 and for being named Employee-of-the-Month!

Katy W

Sarah, Katy’s Job Coach, shared, “From the time of her interview to the present, the Chili’s management team and servers have…

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What Disability Pride Means to Us

July is Disability Pride Month, a time for people with disabilities to celebrate their disabilities as integral parts of who they are; raise awareness; promote inclusion and belonging; to lift up the disability community.

This year, JJ’s List is joining the greater disability community in the…

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Celebrating Juneteenth at Search

By Martina Conley, Community Life Coordinator, Search Inc

Juneteenth, aka Freedom Day, is a federal holiday commemorating the freedom of enslaved African Americans. The holiday was signed into federal law by President Joe Biden on June 17, 2021. Juneteenth is celebrated across the country with classes, picnics,…

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Search Inc. Employee Appreciation Day Blog

Search staff: Angie, Coco, Jennifer, Carmen, Nichol, Aisha

By Tasha Grant, Director of Operations Support, Search Inc

On Friday, June 17th, Search Inc. hosted its annual Employee Appreciation Day (EAD) picnic at Linne Woods in Morton Grove. The picnic was an epic one! We had great weather,…

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