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49th Ward Update
July 9, 2022
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Good morning neighbors,

I hope to see some of you around the ward today. I'll be at Pottawattomie Park from 11am - 1pm for our Alderwoman on the Block pop-up. Later, I'll be stopping by the Flatts & Sharpe Rogers Park Arts & Music Festival for some local music and fun.

Sunday, I'll be stopping by the Glenwood Sunday Market for grocery shopping and to share the news about our annual Participatory Budgeting process, PB49! Did you know that each year, residents 14 years of age and older in our ward get to directly decide how $1M in local infrastructure money is spent to improve our ward? Learn more about how it works and past projects that you've funded on my website. Also, we need volunteers like you to spread the word and bring the ideas. Sign up to volunteer with us over the next couple of weeks to help with outreach.

I hope everyone takes care and has a great weekend.



Alderwoman Hadden

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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- CELEBRATIONS & APPRECIATIONS - good news for the week
- WARD UPDATES - infrastructure updates and community announcements
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - local events and ways to get involved
- COMMUNITY AID - organizational and personal requests for support
- GOVERNMENT CORNER - connect to your other elected officials
- COVID-19 UPDATES - latest news on covid from the Public Health Dept.
- NEED TO KNOW INFO - alerts, services and government aid
- BUSINESS NEWS - local announcements and services for small businesses
- SCHOOLS SHINE IN 49 - school news and updates
- EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - hiring events and job postings
Celebrations & Appreciations
Let's celebrate and appreciate what's wonderful about our ward, the people, the places, and accomplishments. We need this more than ever, so please, send us the people, organizations, and actions you want the ward to know about next week! Email us at office@49thward.org
Local Orgs Work Together for Youth Employment 
C 24/7 Father's Arms Ministries, a local nonprofit working to engage our youth and prevent violence, have provided opportunities for 16 middle and high school students to work this summer. Thanks to community support, that's double the participants from last summer! In partnership with Good News Partners, the youth will be working to beautify the neighborhood and help paint and clean buildings. Participants are also learning important life and work skills through the program. 
Honorary Steve Cunneen Way Unveiled
Pictured (from left to right): Bill Savage (longtime friend of Steve Cunneen) and Belinda Colin-Cunneen (wife to the late Steve Cunneen)
Last week, Alderwoman Hadden joined friends and family of the late Steve Cunneen to unveil "Honorary Steve Cunneen Way." Steve Cunneen passed away this year after a long battle against lung cancer. 

Steve owned and operated Cunneen's Tavern on the corner of Devon and Newgard for 50 years. The bar is a neighborhood fixture, known for its warm and welcoming environment.  Steve's wife, Belinda, is continuing the legacy of Cunneen's, where neighbors are invited to have a drink and view the sign symbolizing Steve's contributions to our community. 
Rogers Park Music & Arts Fest this Weekend!
Flatts' & Sharpe is at it again! For 2 days, Friday, July 8th & Saturday, July 9, the RPM&A festival will bring together thousands of people from surrounding communities to celebrate the ethnic diversity and bohemian art of the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Check out the music line up here.



Can't attend in person, you can watch the performances via the livestream. Also, Flatts & Sharpe are giving all of the livestream donation proceeds to Ukraine Trust Chain, a nonprofit supporting Ukraine's wartime volunteer efforts.
Rhapsody Theater Lights its Marquee
Magic was in the air on Wednesday night as I joined Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz and Tim Friedman to light the marquee at the Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse. 

There is something for everyone at the Rhapsody Theater! The theater will feature chamber music, magic shows, and cabaret. Make sure to check out their upcoming shows and secure tickets by visiting their website at rhapsodytheater.com.
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Ward Updates
49th Ward Town Hall July 13
Join Alderwoman Hadden and the 49th Ward team for the monthly virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 13, at 6 pm. Attendees will hear important updates for the ward and the city.

These meetings typically take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. Register to attend the meeting by visiting bit.ly/2022TownHalls. Spanish translation will be available. 
Plan a Community Event in Our Public Plazas
The Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) have dedicated public space ready for you to use for community events and programming at Jarvis Square and Glenwood Ave Alfresco Plazas and the Clark Street People Spot! Want to hold an open mic? Interested in meeting with your book club or knitting circle in an open environment? Want to teach a host a car tournament? RPBA is excited to be able to provide public spaces for community programming. We are looking forward to experiencing the creativity or our community and transformation of our pubic plazas.

Keep in mind that times are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis, and that the public spaces are only available for events between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. (10 p.m. on weekends). Sign up TODAY!
Updates on North Side Housing's
Homeless Shelter Special Use Permit Request
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share feedback on North Shore Housing and Supportive Service's request for a special use permit to open an emergency homeless shelter in the vacant space located at 7464 N. Clark. The feedback survey received over 1,000 responses over the past 2.5 weeks. The ward staff is compiling the information to share back with the community as we continue the community engagement process on this proposal.

Please keep an eye on this space in the coming weeks for survey results and more information on how to participate in upcoming meetings. Our office is still in the early stages of the decision-making process for this proposal. There will be additional community meetings and ample opportunities for input before any final decision is made. 

More information on the proposal and North Side Housing's presentation are available on the 49th Ward website at 49thward.org/northsidehousing. You can watch the community meeting on Facebook by clicking here
The 13th Cycle of PB49 Kicks off in July

Please join us as we launch the next Participatory Budgeting Cycle in the 49th Ward! This will be the 13th PB49 Cycle and the first step to get involved is to attend the virtual Community Assemblies. There you’ll have the opportunity to learn about what PB is, what it has funded in the past, how you can propose a project, and you’ll get a chance to meet some of our previous PB volunteers known as Community Representatives. Everyone is welcome to join the meetings! 

Spanish translation services will be provided for both meetings.

You may register for both PB Community Assemblies here: bit.ly/PB49CommunityAssemblies

Can't make an assembly? We'll be at the Glenwood Sunday Market on July 10, 17, and 24 (between 10 and 2 pm) ready to collect ideas. Swing by and share what you think should be included on this cycle's ballot. 

In the meantime, you can read more about PB on our website at Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward

Want to get involved now? Help us spread the word about PB49 and volunteer with us!

49th Ward Office Hiring Key Constituent Services Positions
Alderwoman Hadden is hiring key Constituent Services positions for the 49th Ward governmental services office. Applicants must be organized, have project management skills, ability to seek out solutions and resources to unique problems, and possess conflict resolution and customer service skills. Bilingual candidates are preferred.  Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to office@49thward.org
Save the Date: Taco Crawl July 21
Save the date! The Rogers Park Business Alliance is bringing back its popular Taco Crawl!

Celebrate our Clark Street restaurants and the delicious tacos they serve on Thursday, July 21, from 3-6 pm. Be sure to show up hungry, as participating restaurants will serve their signature tacos. 

Only a limited number of tickets are available, so make sure to secure yours now! Advance tickets only cost $20 each. 

For more information, a list of participating businesses, and to purchase tickets, click here
49th Ward Infrastructure Updates
Sewer Main Replacement Updates:

IUOE Local 150 has gone on strike against Vulcan Materials, Lehigh Hanson, and Lafarge Wholesome (material producer companies). The material producer companies are stalling their negotiations with union operators, which has caused delays on infrastructure work in the 49th Ward and across the city. 

After the strike ends, street resurfacing where the sewer main was replaced will resume. Along with resurfacing, crews will restore and clean up any curbs and parkways disturbed during the project. 

East End of Howard Street Repairs


CDOT completed the work to repair a sinkhole at the end of the street adjacent to the lake this week. Crews will be returning in the coming week to remove concrete barriers. The chainlink fence that is on-site will remain until Divvy can relocate its bike station.
Summer Mobile Office Hours are Back!
Summer Mobile Office hours are back! Come out to talk to your Alderwoman in person. Submit service requests, ask questions and catch up on community events.
  • Saturday, July 9, 11a-1pm - 7340 N Rogers (Pottawattomie Park)
  • Wednesday, July 27, 5-7pm - 1447 W. Morse Ave (Ward Office)
Interested in volunteering with the Ward Office this summer? We need people who can help post flyers, help staff outdoor events, and help with Ward clean-ups.  Take a moment to fill out this Volunteer Sign Up form.
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Community Engagement
Join Good News Partners' Associate Board

Good News Partners is beginning the recruitment process for its Associate Board! Associate Board members will be expected to attend yearly meetings, commit to at least one year of board service, help promote Good News Partners and its mission, and plan and volunteer at events. 

To learn more and apply, visit goodnewspartners.org/associate-board.

Theatre Above the Law Summertime Carnival July 31

Join Theatre Above the Law for its all-ages carnival on Sunday, July 31 from 12:00-4:00 pm in Jarvis Square. The carnival will feature booths and games that are fun for the whole family!

Admission to the event is FREE! Tickets for the raffle, booths, and games are $10 for 10 on carnival day. If purchased in advance through Eventbrite, you can take advantage of a special deal: $20 for 25 tickets! That's 5 tickets FREE!!

Purchase advance tickets by clicking here. Questions about the event can be directed to tony@theatreatl.org.

ECPS Coalition Power Summit July 13

While the city moved in the right direction last year with the passage of the Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) Ordinance, the movement for police accountability needs more leadership and participation.

The ECPS Coalition cordially invites you and your organization to theFirst Annual Power Summit via Zoom. Please save the date Wednesday, July 13th from 6 pm- 8pm.

We all know that passing a law is not the end of the story, and our next chapter is educating people about the ECPS ordinance, creating a District Council candidates pipeline across the city, and the referendum to further strengthen oversight in our city.  

Please register here bit.ly/38REBGt
Learn more about ECPS here ECPS

Join the 49th Ward Climate Action Taskforce
Our City released a Climate Action Plan for our future, but what does it all mean? Join a volunteer taskforce to work with 49th Ward neighbors to read and study the climate action plan, present the information back to our community and identify 2-3 recommendations that Ald. Hadden should focus on implementing in the coming years. The change we need is great, but no task is too big for a community working together. Sign up for the taskforce today! 
The Comedy Social at Rogers Park Social
Enjoy some laughs and libations every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood. The bar will host The Comedy Social, featuring comics and performers sure to keep you entertained. 

The Comedy Social runs from 9-11 pm, with sign-ups beginning at 8 pm. Those interested in performing or hosting should contact Anthony at 312-788-4309.
Community Tickets for the Shedd Aquarium
The Shedd Aquarium has made available community tickets to visit the aquarium. Community members can take advantage of this opportunity by following the steps below: Write: "Museums in the Park "
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Community Aid
C24/7 Hosts 2nd Annual The Great Giveaway July 30
C24/7 is hosting its second annual Great Giveaway event. The event will take place on Saturday, July 30, from 2-6 pm at Willey White Park, 1610 W. Howard. There will be bikes, toys, carnival games, and activities for all to enjoy. 

Want to donate to the event? Consider making an online cash contribution to C24/7 to go towards gifts and prizes. 
Nominate a School to Win Free School Supplies for an Entire Year
Back 2 School Illinois has opened applications for its "Win School Supplies for an Entire School" contest in which low-income Chicago schools can be nominated to receive school supplies kits. Two or three schools will be selected and every student will be awarded their school supplies kits the first week of classes this fall.

Take the time to nominate a school before the application closes on July 25, 2022. To learn more and nominate a school, click here. 
Help Support the Rogers Park Free Store
The Rogers Park Free Store is a community mutual aid group, currently operating out of the Living Water Church at the corner of Pratt & Ashland. They've been supporting neighbors with household, personal, and baby supplies since March of 2021, & invite you to join them!  On an average week, it provides supplies to 100-130 families & neighbors in Rogers Park!

If you're able to donate, consider making a monthly or one-time contribution at Rogers Park Open Collective. Your generosity will ensure they can continue providing resources on a weekly and, if possible, twice-weekly basis. 
  • Monthly contributions are a really impactful way of building support for your neighbors into your monthly budget.  We take care of each other.
     
  • Help the Rogers Park Free Store find space: it has been lucky enough to have had space offered by Living Water, however, it welcomes any leads on free-to-use space in Rogers Park (e.g. empty storefronts, etc.); whatever connections you have would be helpful.  Email rpfreestore@gmail.com if you have any information!
     
  • Spread the word: follow the Rogers Park Free Store on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinktree, and let your neighbors know about this resource in Rogers Park. Its current open hours are Saturdays from 12:30 - 2 PM at Living Water and all are welcome!
     
  • Volunteer your time or skills: email rpfreestore@gmail.com to get connected or ask questions.
Thank you for your consideration and the Rogers Park Free Store hopes you'll be part of supporting our community!
Clear Path Relief Pilot Program
Chicago launched a Clear Path Relief (CPR) pilot program to provide low-income motorists with relief for vehicle-related debt (excluding meter tickets). 

Benefits of CPR include:

  • Pay off the original fine amount for tickets issued in the last 3 years and all eligible older debt will be waived.
  • 50% reduction of new tickets issued within 365 days from down payment of debt relief payment plan.
  • New unpaid tickets will not be assessed penalties until after December 31, 2023.

Applicants are required to have outstanding vehicle-related debt and be the registered owner of the vehicle associated with the debt. In order to qualify, an applicant has to be a member of a household currently enrolled in the Utility Billing Relief program or have a household income of less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

For more information and to apply, visit chicago.gov/cpr

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Government Connect
Want to get connected with your other elected officials? Find links to sign up to their newsletters and website information below!
 
2023 Chicago Budget Engagement Forums
The Mayor's Office and Office of Budget Management (OBM) are hosting three Budget Engagement Forums this month. Each public engagement forum will begin with presentations from Budget Director Susie Park and other City leaders, followed with small roundtable sessions, and public comment. OBM will also provide an update on last year’s Responsive Initiatives that
provided specific programs and services responsive to community engagement feedback. Participants in the forum will have an opportunity to provide input and ask questions. 

Feedback from the forums will be incorporated into the 2023 Responsive Initiatives, developed from the public report published by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Great Cities Institute, detailing the data collected from public input. Once finalized, these inputs will be presented with the 2023 Budget Recommendations.

Doors open an hour before the forums begin to allow participants time to attend the City Resource Fair where representatives from the City’s departments and sister agencies will be available to answer questions and provide information on City services and programs.

 

BUDGET ENGAGEMENT FORUM I:
Thursday, July 21 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Kennedy-King College, 6301 South Halsted Street 
REGISTER HERE 

 

BUDGET ENGAGEMENT FORUM II:
Saturday, July 23 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Malcolm X College, 1900 West Jackson Boulevard
REGISTER HERE 

 

BUDGET ENGAGEMENT FORUM III:
Saturday, July 30 | 10:00am - 12:00 pm 
Harry S. Truman College, 1145 West Wilson Avenue
REGISTER HERE 


The Budget Engagement Forums will be live-streamed on the City of Chicago’s social media channels. For residents unable to attend an in-person forum, an online version of the roundtable exercise will be made available beginning July 21, found on the 2023 Budget site at Chicago.gov/2023budget.

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COVID-19 Updates
At-Home Vaccine Program Now Offering Vaccines for Anyone 6 Months and Older
The City's At Home vaccination program is now offering vaccines for children as young as 6 months of age. Additional information, including registration links by community area, is available on the City's website by clicking here
Heartland Health Offering COVID-19 Testing to Non-Patients
Heartland Health Centers is offering COVID-19 testing for non-patients starting this week.

What do you need to know?
  • The test is a PCR test, and the results are available in 2-3 days.
  • This service is available only by appointment
  • It is open only Wednesday from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
To make an appointment, call 872-245-3790.
Latest Information on COVID-19 from the
Chicago Department of Public Health

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Chicago, visit the Chicago Department of Health's (CDPH) website at chicago.gov/coronavirus. For the latest information on COVID-19 in Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) website

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Need to Know Info
Medicaid Expansion Allows Illinois Residents to Receive Medicaid Regardless of Immigration Status
As of July 1, 2022, the State of Illinois expanded Medicaid coverage to residents ages 42 and up regardless of immigration status. To be eligible, a resident has to meet the following guidelines:
  1. Be a resident of the State of Illinois;
  2. Be a Green Card holder of fewer than five years or an undocumented resident (including individuals in a Temporary Protected Status);
  3. Be 42 years of age or older;
  4. Meet income requirements (determined by age):
    1. For residents aged 65 and older, an individual's gross income cannot exceed $13,590/year ($1,133/month). A household with two people cannot have a gross household income that exceeds $18,310/year ($1,526/month). Additionally, assets for one person cannot be more than $2,000; or more than $3,000 for two people.
    2. For residents ages 42 to 64, an individual's gross income cannot exceed $18,754/year ($1,563/month). A household with two people cannot have a gross household income that exceeds $25,268/year ($2,106/month). 
South-East Asia Center (5120 N. Broadway, 2nd Floor) is helping individuals apply for coverage. If you need assistance, please contact South-East by phone at 773-989-6927 or email at seacsocial@yahoo.com.
Seal Eviction Records by July 31

Having an eviction record can make it hard to find housing. Tenants need to act now to erase their eviction records. A new law makes it possible to seal old eviction records, but only until July 31st 2022. Renny, the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing's (LCBH) helpful chatbot, can assist tenants in generating a motion to seal your eviction records anytime, anywhere. 

Visit go.rentervention.com/sealing before July 14th for step-by-step instructions.

Please note: LCBH cannot start any new cases after July 14th. While we cannot guarantee representation, a law student may be able to help Cook County residents complete the motion or appear with tenants in court. This sealing law only applies to eviction cases filed in Illinois.

University of Chicago's Center for Radical Innovation and Social Changes Launches Community Utility

The University of Chicago's Center for Radical Innovation for Social Change launched its Community Utility project to help Chicagoans seek help with paying their utility bills. Users can visit the website and post their need for assistance, and others can by making a financial contribution toward those bills. Individuals may contribute, either wholly or partially, to help cover those costs.

The Center for Radical Innovation for Social Change developed the website after speaking with CEDA and community service organizations that serve as CEDA partner intake sites. These conversations helped them better understand the LIHEAP program and where gaps exist. The goal of Community Utility is to help fill those gaps by providing people with financial relief to cover their most urgent utility bill needs. These needs include bills that fall above the $200 LIHEAP cap or those who may not be eligible for LIHEAP.

To learn more, visit Community Utility's website at communityutility.org.  

Illinois State Treasurers Office Launches IL ABLE Program
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has launched the Illinois Achieving a Better Life Experience - or IL ABLE - program. IL ABLE accounts are savings and investment accounts that can give eligible people with disabilities and their families greater financial independence. Importantly, IL ABLE makes it possible for eligible people with disabilities and their families to save and invest their money for expenses related to living with a disability without jeopardizing public benefits such as SSI, SSDI, and Medicaid. For more information, visit illinoisable.com.
Department of Water Management Resumes Meter Installations
The Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) announced that they are installing free water meters once again after approval by the City Council of some additions to the program. The program was paused in 2019 as some homes showed a slight increase in lead in their water after getting a water meter. Meter installers will now perform an intensive flush of resident’s water system immediately after the meter is placed to minimize any potential lead issues.

Those on the MeterSave waiting list will be prioritized when the program begins again but anyone interested in receiving a meter can join the list by registering at: www.MeterSave.org. The program in its current form will end in January of 2023 when state law changes to require lead service line replacement as part of any meter installation.
Department of Water Management Expands its
Equity Lead Service Line Replacement Program
The Department of Water Management has expanded its Equity Lead Service Line Replacement Program in order to assist more residents who wish to replace their lines. Now, it is a completely income-based program. If a resident who lives in a home they own qualifies as low income ($83,350 for a family of four), they may be eligible for a completely free replacement. More information and applications are available at: www.LeadSafeChicago.org.
Home and Business Protection Program
The City of Chicago has launched the Home and Business Protection Program (HBPP) to ensure that Chicagoans have access to private security equipment to protect their property and feel safe. Starting today, the City will provide select rebates to cover costs associated with outdoor security camera systems, cloud storage for video footage, outdoor motion-sensor lighting, vehicle GPS trackers, and subscription costs.

Only security devices purchased on or after Monday, June 6, qualify for reimbursement. No rebates will be provided for private security equipment purchased prior to this date. Installation costs of cameras, lighting, and GPS tracking devices are currently not eligible for reimbursement. 
 
Learn more about the program and apply for rebates at Chicago.gov/HBPP. If you have any questions, feel free to email HBPP@cityofchicago.org or call (312) 742-3317.
CDPH Issues Monkeypox Health Advisory
Public Health officials have recently identified cases of the Monkeypox virus in Eugue and the US. In some cases, but not all cases, the infected individuals have been identified as gay or bisexual men who have sex with other men. 

Monkeypox appears as a rash or unusual sores on the face, body, and genitals. People may experience fever, chills, swelling of lymph nodes, and head or muscle aches. Monkeypox is spread through close contact, such as by touching someone's rash or sores, sharing bedding or towels, or via respiratory droplets. 

Symptoms typically last between 2 to 4 weeks and go away on their own without treatment. If you think you have symptoms that could be Monkeypox, seek advice from your health care provider and let them know if you've had close contact with someone who has suspected or confirmed Monkeypox. 

If you or a recent partner (from the last 21 days) have been exposed or have symptoms, you should see a healthcare provider (remind them Monkeypox is circulating), cover rash/sores, wear a mask, and avoid close contact with others. 

For more information, visit bit.ly/cdph-monkeypox
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Business Updates
ARPA Funding Opportunities
Information about all active city, county, and state ARPA RFPs and grant opportunities can be found at greaterchicagotogether.org. Information on City programs can be by clicking here.
Sign Up for Loyola's inQbate Program
inQbate is a Loyola Limited venture devoted to helping small businesses, organizations, and startups in Chicago expand their reach and multiply their impact through strategic, data-driven marketing solutions.

Subsidized by the university and its other student-led businesses, inQbate is able to provide marketing services that are both affordable and effective. inQbate is available to serve businesses year-round.

Clients can contact them any time of day or night at inqbate@luc.edu.
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#SchoolsShineIn49
CPS Summer Meal Program

Chicago Public Schools today announced the launch of its Summer Meals and LunchStop Programs to support students and their families during the break. As it has done in the past, the District will continue to offer free, nutritionally-balanced meals at various locations across the District this summer, beginning Monday, June 27.

CPS will provide meals at no cost to students in summer school programs through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a program administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

In addition to summer meals served indoors, CPS also offers meals at outdoor school locations throughout the summer through the District's LunchStop program. The LunchStop program provides free, healthy meals across Chicago to children ages one to 18, even if they are not enrolled as a CPS student. Parents can look up the meal distribution sites outside schools via the District’s LunchStop Meal Finder


PROGRAM DETAILS: 

WHAT: CPS LunchStop - Free Summer Meals

WHO: Open to children ages one to 18 and. Children do not need to be CPS students to receive a free meal.

WHEN/WHERE: June 27 - August 12; Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. @ Locations across the city"

  • LunchStop Meal Site Finder: cps.edu/mealsites

  • Parents and students can also text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 304-304 and type in a zip code to find nearby summer meals sites, along with operating days and times.  

The Office of Student Health and Wellness hotline, 773-553-KIDS, can also help connect families to SNAP and WIC if they are in need of additional assistance. 

For additional information, flyers, and location cards, please visit cps.edu/summermeals.

My CHI. My Future. App Has Officially Launched!
The city has launched the My CHI. My Future. app. Chicago teens and parents can access over 7,000 opportunities with customized recommendations based on age, interests, and locations. Teens ages 16-24 can enter to win a FREE Lolla 4-day pass by downloading the MCMF app! Download it now in your device's app store!
CPS Summer Programs
CPS created a website - cps.edu/summerprograms — with the district's summer programming information and links to programs that are offered through CPS and through other city agencies.
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Employment Opportunities
We Will Chicago Now Hiring!

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD), MUSE Community + Design is hiring a promotion team to represent We Will Chicago at community events this summer and fall.

They are looking for outgoing, enthusiastic, and organized people to help with public engagement and education. 

Available positions:

We Will Chicago Promotion Captain ($35/hour – up to 24 hours per week)

Promotion Captains will provide logistical support to We Will Chicago Promoters at events and will be responsible for transporting equipment and materials to events. 

We Will Chicago Promoter ($20/hour – up to 12 hours per week)

Promoters will staff tents and tables at community events, talking with attendees about We Will Chicago and collecting feedback. Promoters will use digital tablets at events for the public to take digital surveys. Promoters should be comfortable helping neighbors use a digital device if needed.

Please email WeWill@CityofChicago.org with any questions. To learn more visit http://bit.ly/wwcjobs

Clark Devon Hardware Now Hiring

Clark Devon Hardware is looking to fill a full time driver to deliver to downtown Chicago and surrounding suburbs. You will need Non-CDL Class C license, clean driving record, professional and positive attitude, and strong attention to detail. Previous delivery driver experience preferred, but will train highly motivated candidates. Starting pay is $18.00 per hour.  You'll enjoy an exciting, fast paced environment with competitive pay and generous benefits.

A driver's full-time schedule is Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the possibility of Saturday's 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Clark-Devon Hardware offers employees a generous benefits package: 

Part-time and Full-time benefits:
Paid Sick Time 
Health Insurance (must work 30 or more hours per week) 
Retirement Plan 
Annual Discretionary Bonuses 

Additional Full-time benefits: 
Paid Vacation Time 
Paid Holidays 
Overtime and overtime pay 

Email resumes to mgr@clarkdevon.com or deliver to the manager at Clark Devon Hardware. 

Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service Now Hiring
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance is now hiring for EMT positions. The program includes 12 weeks of training, a free accelerated EMT course, and a guaranteed job. For more information, visit emsjobs.org or email emtclass@superiorambulance.com. 
i.c. stars Tech Training and Job Placement Opportunity
 i.c.stars. is an immersive technology training not-for-profit attracting, training, and putting Chicagoans to work in the Information Technology field. It pays candidates a weekly stipend upon being accepted into its rigorous 16-week program.

i.c. stars is currently recruiting for its next cycle, which will start on August 8, 2022. Interested residents can apply directly on its website at icstars.org/program.
Compudopt Now Hiring
Compudopt is now hiring part-time technology instructors. Compudopt's mission is to provide technology education and access to under-resourced youth in Chicago and Northern Illinois. 

The position is a seasonal trainer for its educational programming for elementary, middle, and high school students. The role is anticipated to require up to 20 hours per week of instruction and will span afternoons, evenings, and weekends depending on partner requirements. Programming may be facilitated in-person or virtually depending on partner requirements.

The pay range is $20-$25/hour depending on experience and qualifications. To apply, email ashaki@compudopt.org and include your name, phone, email, resume, and two references. 
Misericordia is Now Hiring
Misericordia seeks to hire for several key positions within the organization. 

Misericordia is home to over 600 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It has a 31-acre campus that provides around-the-clock care to support its residents. They strive to find compassionate and hardworking individuals to join its team.  Misericordia offers competitive pay rates and excellent employee benefits. 

For more information on current job openings, visit Misericordia's Careers website.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Job Training Programs
The Greater Chicago Food Depository now offers free and paid hospitality and supply chain career path training programs. These programs are available to unemployed and underemployed adults living in Cook County. Programs are background friendly and welcoming to those without a high school diploma or GED.

More information on the program is available on the Greater Chicago Food Depository's website by clicking here.
Apply to Become a Lifeguard!
The Chicago Park District launched a new marketing campaign featuring the dedicated lifeguards who serve across the city and make Chicago’s vibrant aquatics recreation and programming possible. Entitled the “I am a Chicago Lifeguard” campaign, this marketing push features a diverse group of talented lifeguards who work tirelessly to keep our beaches and pools safe and enrich the lives of thousands of kids, adults, and families who use Chicago Park District pools and beaches. The “I am a Chicago Lifeguard” digital and print campaign features a dedicated webpage, social media profiles, and posters at our fieldhouses and on billboards throughout the city.
 
As the Chicago Park District gears up for this summer, they are looking for qualified candidates to join their team. Candidates for Seasonal Lifeguard positions must be 16 years old and over, a resident of Chicago, and fully vaccinated. Future lifeguards must also pass the swim skills test and become American Red Cross certified. Pay for entry-level lifeguards starts at $15.88. Click here to apply today.  
SAFE Ambassadors Are Hiring!

Join the SAFE Ambassador team for the summer! CDOT is looking for outgoing advocates to work with them in helping Chicagoans envision and achieve a safe, comfortable, and healthy public transportation space—no matter how they get around.

Learn more by clicking here

CTA Second Chance Program
The CTA Second Chance Program allows individuals with a barrier to employment an opportunity for a fulfilling and stable career with the CTA. Those interested in the program should complete a survey of interest by clicking here. More information on the Second Chance Program is available on the CTA's website here
Join the Chicago Park District Team
The Chicago Park District is seeking to hire several key year-round and seasonal positions. To view all openings, visit ChicagoParkDistrict.com/Jobs.
PACE Bus is Hiring

Pace Bus is hiring for bus operator and mechanic positions at its facilities across the suburbs to ensure that it can provide the level of bus service that our regional economy depends on. Working for Pace has many advantages:

  • Competitive starting pay
  • Paid on-the-job and ongoing training
  • Promotion from within
  • Working close to home
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Retirement benefits
  • Paid vacation and other paid time off
  • Safe, clean work environment (visit PaceBus.com/health to see all of our COVID-related safety precautions in place to protect personnel)

Applications and a list of open positions can be found at PaceBus.com/Careers

Greencorps Chicago is Recruiting!

Greencorps Chicago is the City of Chicago’s green industry job training program for individuals with barriers to employment. Greencorps Chicago is currently recruiting potential candidates for this year’s Employment & Training Program.  

During the nine-month program, Greencorps Chicago trainees earn Chicago minimum wage (currently $15). Greencorps Chicago trainees receive practical experience, professional development, and classroom & field training in various environmentally-related jobs with skills that are easily transferable to other industries. Trainees are offered a number of professional certifications, including Defensive Driving, First Aid/CPR, HAZWOPER, OSHA 10-Hour Safety, Chicago Wilderness Prescription Burn Class, and the Illinois Pesticide license. Throughout the program, trainees are supported with wrap-around social services, a stable income, and assistance finding full-time employment upon completion of the program. 

For more info, please visit greencorpschicago.org.

CPS is Hiring Substitute Teachers
Chicago Public Schools is seeking committed substitute teachers to ensure our students receive quality instruction in the absence of their teacher. To apply, visit cps.edu/iwanttosub
CPS is Hiring Board Custodians
CPS is hiring Board Custodians. To apply for the position, click here. To register for an interview, click here. For more information, call 773-553-2100 or email HRFacilities@cps.edu
Getir Chicago is Now Hiring
Getir Chicago is now hiring delivery drivers and order packers for its locations throughout the city. Learn more and apply on their website
Collective Resource is Hiring
Collective Resource Compost, a specialty waste hauler that collects food scraps for composting, is hiring. They work out of a site just over the border in Skokie (near McCormick, between Howard and Touhy). The Driver / Compost Service Specialist job starts at $16 per hour and goes to $17 after a 90-day review. They're looking for people who are reliable, hard-working, tech-capable, and committed to reducing environmental harm.

Learn more at: collectiveresource.us/join-our-team/.
CPS is Hiring Lunch Attendants
CPS is hiring lunch attendants across the district! Employees get to work a regular Monday to Friday schedule with holidays off. Positions include medical, dental, and pension benefits.

For more information and to apply, visit cps.edu/careers
Apply to be a Crossing Guard
Earlier this year, the City of Chicago transferred the crossing guard program from OEMC to Chicago Public Schools. During this transition, many crossing guards decided to retire or resign while school was not operating in person due to the pandemic.

As we have CPS has returned to in-person learning, they have been working hard to fill vacant positions. They are still seeking applicants to fill the positions to help families and children safely get to and from school. 

To apply to become a crossing guard, please follow the steps below:
  1. Please visit the CPS Careers Website at cps.edu/careers
  2. Click on "CPS Job Board" at the bottom of the page.
  3. On the top of the next page, click on "Basic Search."
  4. Type "Crossing Guard" into the "Keywords" field.
  5. Click on the Crossing Guard job posting for the location you want to apply to, and follow the instructions to fill out the applications.
If you have any questions, please contact Crossingguard@cps.edu.
Greater West Town Training Programs
Greater West Town Community Development and Project has over 30 years of expanding economic opportunities in education, job training, and job placement for Chicagoans. Check out the academic and location opportunities available to Chicago residents now, then schedule your orientation today. For more information, please call 312-563-9044 or visit http://GWTP.org
Find a Career with S&C Electric Company
S&C Electric in Rogers Park is seeking to hire team members for several key positions in their organization. S&C Electric is a 100% employee-owned team seeking several team members in the Rogers Park community to keep the lights on across the globe.

To learn more and apply, visit ww.sandc.com/careers.
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Job Openings
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare sees to hire for several key positions within the organization. 

As one of the leading community mental health organizations in Illinois, Trilogy is committed to excellence, diversity, and opportunity. They are a mission-driven organization as committed to innovative practice models in mental health treatment as they are to helping our employees do their best work.

Working at Trilogy is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and help strengthen the community.

For more information on current job openings, visit Trilogy's Careers website at trilogyinc.org/careers.

 

Heartland Alliance Job Openings
Heartland Alliance has several positions open across Chicago. These positions include a bilingual mental health clinical practitioner, a clinical supervisor, an LPN, case managers, and more. 

Heartland Alliance works to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society. Heartland Alliance's mission is to advance human rights and respond to the human needs of endangered populations—particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced—through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society. Its approach is multi-faceted and intentional and intersects through three focus areas: health and healing, safety and justice, and economic opportunity.

For more information on job openings, visit Heartland Alliance's Careers website by clicking here
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