49th Ward Update
April 1, 2023
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Photo: Norberto, Emiliano, Natalia, Maria and Abuelita Alicia
Good Morning,

It's great to be back in the 49th Ward! Natalia and I had a wonderful time vacationing and visiting family in Mexico, but there's no place like home. Thanks to our amazing 49th Ward Team for managing the ward in my absence.

Of course, being out of town doesn't mean the work stops and there were plenty of important issues that required some of my attention while I was gone. These last couple of weeks of March we started the renovation of Touhy Park after securing housing for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, have managed multiple infrastructure projects, have suffered multiple gun violence incidents, and passed an historic effort at City Council restructuring. Please read the Ward Updates sections for priority information on upcoming meetings, public safety news, and infrastructure updates. I'll use this space to share insights into the City Council independence efforts.

City Council Restructuring
For nearly the last 70 years, Chicago City Council has deferred to a Mayor and powerful Aldermen to determine the structure and roles of the council. This tradition and culture in council is one of the major reasons for its dysfunction. This Thursday, March 30 we advanced a legislative effort for an independent Chicago City Council. By law, City Council has had the authority to independently organize itself for decades, but the culture of machine politics and traditions of mayoral control have undermined prior attempts at independence. This effort began with a small group of senior alderpersons, but through the democratic process - and with the help of public pressure from good governance organizations - was opened up to the Council as a whole. A representative group of our body worked together to propose a set of rules and a committee structure that will best serve the City and help to make our legislative process better. You can watch the proceedings from the Special City Council meeting here. We passed the rules changes 34-10 and the committee structure 33-11. I supported the votes and participated in negotiations around the restructuring. I'm most excited that of the 28 committees, 12 will be chaired by progressives including Housing, Environment, Health, and Education. I will be the Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection and Energy and look forward to being able to continue efforts from this term to make Chicago a leader in climate resiliency and environmental justice. Once the runoff elections are over and the new Council and Mayor are inaugurated, the body as whole will revisit this structure to decide on Vice Chairs and committee membership. We will need to vote again as a council to pass the finalized rules and committee structures. We will also need to work with the new Mayor and Council on the budgets of each of these committees. 
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- CELEBRATIONS & APPRECIATIONS - good news for the week
- WARD UPDATES - infrastructure updates and community announcements
- 2023 MUNICIPAL ELECTION- how to participate in the democratic process
- 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
- PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES - Important public health resources
- 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
The New 400 Theaters will Screen Two Silent Films!
The Silent Film Society of Chicago will host screening of "Nosferatu" and "The Phantom of the Opera" the next two Mondays (April 3 and April 10) at the New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan Road. The films will be scored to live organ music, just as they would have been presented about 100 years ago. The screenings are a nod to the New 400 Theaters history in the City, which has served as the oldest continually running movie theater in Chicago.

Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Advance tickets can be bough at the New 400, City Newsstand (4018 N. Cicero), or on the Silent Film Society's website. The majority of the ticket proceeds will go to help save the New 400 Theaters. 
Ward Updates
49th Ward Town Hall April 19
Join Alderwoman Hadden and the 49th Ward team for the next monthly virtual town hall on Wednesday, April 19, at 6 pm. Please note that April's town hall is being held on the THIRD Wednesday of the month instead of the second due to a scheduling conflict. 

During the town hall, attendees will hear important updates for the ward and the city as well as have the opportunity to ask questions. Register to attend the meeting by visiting Spanish translation will be available. 
Public Safety Updates
Over the past two weeks, the 49th Ward has had four shooting incidents. Every time a shooting occurs, I connect with Commander Brennan at the 24th District to learn more about the incident and the most up-to-date information they are able to disclose as investigations are underway. Every shooting is a serious incident, no matter the severity of the harm. Below is the information I have on these most recent incidents based on conversations with police and Loyola leadership. As more information becomes available, I will share that with our community. 

March 21:
On March 21, a 45-year-old man visiting from out of town was killed in a private residence at 7650 N. Sheridan. While the police investigation is underway, my office shared an in-depth update on the Drug and Gang House process that has been underway at the property and how the 49th Ward has been engaging with the Chicago Police Department, the Department of Buildings, and the Department of Law to hold the owner accountable and to turn the building around. You can read the update in last week's e-newsletter by clicking here

March 25:
At approximately 4:50 am on Saturday,  57-year-old man sitting in his vehicle in the 7300-block of North Greenview was shot. The police are investigating the incident and believe that this was a targeted shooting involving some domestic conflict.

March 26:
At approximately 5 am on Sunday, a 23-year-old man was shot on the 1500-block of West Jonquil. The victim was transported to the hospital in good condition. Police are investigating the incident and believe this was a targeted shooting.

March 29:
At approximately 1 am on Wednesday, March 29, two shots were fired into an apartment building on the 1300-block of West Columbia. News outlets initially reported that a 20-year-old Loyola student was grazed by a bullet; however, Loyola University issued a crime alert stating that while students living in the building where bullets entered, no students were injured. Loyola Police responded to the scene and are working with the Chicago Police Department as it continues its investigation. 

Every shooting our neighborhood and city experiences erode our sense of public safety. These acts of violence underscore the gun violence epidemic plaguing our city and our country. The easy access to guns has created a cancer in our city, a cancer that demands an aggressive approach to stop it from metastasizing. This is a multi-faceted issue that requires a multi-faceted approach. That is why I remain committed to fighting for resources and programs to stop gun violence, including violence intervention programs, expanding access to mental health resources, youth programming, and common sense gun safety laws. 
Share Your Feedback on Perception Cannabis' Proposed Dispensary
On Tuesday, March 14, the 49th Ward office hosted a community meeting to discuss Perception Cannabis' proposal to open a dispensary at 7000 N. Clark. 7000 N. Clark is currently zoned as C1-2, so no zoning change is required. However, in Chicago, dispensaries are required to obtain a Special Use Permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals in order to operate. 

Perception Cannabis is a social equity license holder looking to open a location in the 49th Ward. It's CEO, Charles Cherqui, is a long-term 49th Ward resident and is committed to hiring within the community. 

More information on the proposal and Perception Cannabis' plans are available on the 49th Ward website at A recording of the community meeting is available to view by clicking here

We would like to hear residents' feedback on the proposal. Please take a moment to complete the online feedback form at Feedback will be accepted through April 2. 
Share Your Feedback on Zenleaf's Proposed Dispensary
On March 8, our office hosted a community meeting to discuss Zenleaf's medical and recreational dispensary proposal at 7541 N. Clark in the Gateway Center. The proposal would require an amendment to the planned development that governs the zoning for the property to allow for the establishment of a dispensary. No other changes to the bulk or density of the planned development are proposed. If ownership is successful in amending the planned development, it would still need to secure special use approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals. 

More information on the proposal and Zenleaf's plans are available on the 49th Ward website at A recording of the community meeting is available to view by clicking here

We would like to hear residents' feedback on the proposal. Please take a moment to complete the online feedback form at Feedback will be accepted through April 2. 
Save the Date: One Howard Street Kick-Off Events April 6 & 22

The Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) and the City of Evanston are thrilled to kick off the One Howard Street planning process! One Howard Street is a collaborative effort between Rogers Park Business Alliance and the City of Evanston to develop a unified corridor plan for Howard Street between Sheridan Road and Western Avenue/Asbury Avenue. This community-driven planning process will culminate in an action plan that charts a path toward a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and prosperous Howard Street corridor. 

The first joint community meeting with the City of Evanston and RPBA is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, at PALMHOUSE, 619 Howard St, Evanston. The joint community meeting will take place during Evanston's Councilor Reed's regularly scheduled meeting. 

The first public workshop will take place from 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday, April 22, at Willye White Park, 1610 W. Howard. During the event, folks can join the One Howard team to clean up our park and share their vision for the future of Howard Street. The event will include hands-on activities, snacks, and more information about how you can get involved in the One Howard Street planning process. 


For more information about this project, click here or email Kyle Ryan, Manager of Economic Development, at or by calling our office at 773-338-5796.

Help Support Gale's Earth Day Garden Project
Girl Scout Troop 26156, Girls on the Run, Gale Athletics, Gale Student Voice Committee, and B.A.M. (Becoming a Man) are partnering to host an Earth Day garden project at Gale Community Academy. The two-day event will take place on Wednesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 26, from 3:45-5:15 pm. 

In advance of the event, Gale Community Academy is seeking donations of garden supplies, garden cleaning supplies, plants, seedlings, mulch, paint, and paint supplies. Community members can also help by dedicating their time to beautifying the gardens. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday between 8 am and 3:30 pm in the main building, 1631 W. Jonquil, or from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the annex building, 7650 N. Marshfield.

For more information, contact N. Ivette Morales at 312-554-5748 or
Street Sweeping Begins April 1
The Department of Streets and Sanitation will begin its residential street cleaning schedule starting in April. Street cleaning runs through mid-November, weather permitting.

The city hangs bright orange temporary parking restrictions the day before sweeping service is scheduled to begin. Those who fail to move their vehicle during the restricted hours, between 9 am and 2 pm, will be eligible to receive a $60 ticket.

The street sweeping schedule is available to view on the 49th Ward website
Host an Event in an Alfresco Space!
Spring is here, which means it's a great time to start thinking about events for our community alfresco spaces! In Rogers Park, we have two public spaces available for community use. Both spaces, one on Glenwood between Morse & Lunt and the other at Jarvis Square (Jarvis Red Line) are available for anyone in the community, including businesses in the area, to use.

Because both spaces are open to the public and are located in the public way, admission to any events must be free. Food, drinks, or merchandise can be sold with proper permitting and licensing.

Request event approval a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. Learn more about hosting an event here
Temporary Reroute for CTA Bus #147
Due to ongoing work in the Rogers/Howard area, the CTA has rerouted the #147 bus route until work in the area is complete (which is anticipated to occur in mid-May). The route will now be the following: 

NB) #147 Outer Drive Express
Operate regular route to Sheridan/Touhy, (turn left) West on Touhy to Clark, (turn right) North on Clark to Rogers, (turn right) Northeast on Rogers to Paulina, (turn left) North on Paulina into Howard Terminal. Exit Howard Terminal onto Howard, (turn left) West on Howard to Clark, (turn left) South on Clark to Touhy, (turn left) East on Touhy to Sheridan, (turn right) South on Sheridan over the regular route.

SB) #147 OuterDriveExpress
Exit Howard Terminal onto Howard, (turn left)
West on Howard to Clark, (turn left)
South on Clark to Touhy, (turn left)
East on Touhy to Sheridan, (turn right)
South on Sheridan over the regular route.
Operate regular route to Sheridan/Touhy, (turn left) West on Touhy to Clark, (turn right) North on Clark to Rogers, (turn right) Northeast on Rogers to Paulina, (turn left) North on Paulina into Howard Terminal. Exit Howard Terminal onto Howard, (turn left) West on Howard to Clark, (turn left) South on Clark to Touhy, (turn left) East on Touhy to Sheridan, (turn right) South on Sheridan over the regular route.SB)
Infrastructure Updates
Sewer Main Replacement Project (PN7439):

Crews are pouring a concrete base on Rogers from Ashland to Greenview. On Wednesday, crews will perform a water main cut and cap at the intersection of Rogers and Greenview. Birchwood east of Ashland will remain closed to traffic over the weekend as the new concrete trench cures. Other traffic controls in the impacted area remain. 

Continue to keep your eye on this space for updates on this project. Chicagoans may also visit to register for notifications. You will need to enter your name, email address, and project identification number (7439) to sign up. 
DuSable Lake Shore Drive Resurfacing Project to Begin in April
This week, the Chicago Department of Transportation announced that it will be resurfacing segments of North Dusable Lake Shore Drive as a part of its 2023 Arterial Street Resurfacing Program. The work will include milling and resurfacing of the existing asphalt roadway pavement and repairs. 

The limits of the work will be LaSalle Drive to Lawrence Avenue in the northbound direction, and Lawrence Avenue to Irving Park in the southbound direction. Construction is scheduled to begin on Sunday, April 16, weather permitting. Work will be extended to evening and overnight hours, in addition to off-rush daytime work.

All lanes in the southbound direction will be fully reopened to traffic during the morning rush period, and all northbound lanes will be fully reopened to traffic during the afternoon rush period.

The work will be completed mid-June, barring any delays. Project information and updated lane closure schedules will be made available at
Use the Army Corps of Engineers Crowdsource Interactive Map to Submit Feedback on its Shoreline Study through April 30
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has launched an interactive Crowdsource map for the public to leave comments on its Chicago Shoreline Study. The map is available on the Army Corps' website by clicking here. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome to open the site. 

On the map, users can pinpoint a specific location along the shoreline and submit a comment for consideration. Comments must be submitted by April 30, 2023.

The USACE will be preparing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document on the impacts associated with a Coastal Storm Risk Management study in the City of Chicago. The City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District partnered with the Corps to study ongoing shoreline erosion and coastal storm due to variable lake levels and storm-driven waves that impact our shoreline. 

The proposed study area includes Chicago's entire shoreline, from our border with Evanston to our border with Indiana. 

As a part of the study, the Army Corps will explore various measures that could be implemented along our shoreline to reduce coastal storm risks. These measures include the following:
  • Structural (e.g., breakwaters, seawalls, revetments, and groins)
  • Natural and Nature-based features (e.g., beach nourishment, submerged reefs, vegetation, ecologically enhanced structures)
  • Non-structural (e.g., floodproofing, flood warning plans, emergency evacuation plans)
As part of the NEPA scoping process, the Army Corps is seeking comments or concerns stakeholders have about potential impacts from the various measures that could be implemented. This could include impacts to various habitats, threatened and endangered species, or cultural, historical, and social resources. 

Our office has submitted preliminary feedback to the Army Corps for this critical study and has called for the following as they embark on this process: 
  • Commit to a robust community engagement process to allow Chicagoans to provide insight and feedback
    The 49th Ward was excluded from the 1994 Chicago Shoreline Storm Damage Reduction Project, which provided infrastructure and protections for just 8 miles of the City’s shoreline. In Rogers Park, private properties are located directly adjacent to the lake, which means they feel the impact of high lake levels and wave action on a much more intimate basis than other parts of the city that have public land barriers and other infrastructure (such as sea walls) to absorb or deflect wave impact. Residents are owed the opportunity to share their personal experiences and ideas to help inform the future of the shoreline.

  • Restore beach access to Juneway, Rogers, and Howard beaches and repurpose emergency revetments as breakwaters
    As Lake Michigan reached historically high levels in 2019, the Department of Transportation was able to secure emergency funding from FEMA to install armor rock revetments at Juneway, Howard, and Rogers beaches. The revetments were critical in curtailing further erosion of public property and keeping park property safe. However, the installation of revetments restricted access to what had previously been beaches. Rogers Park has a unique history of being the last affordable neighborhood on the north side with access to the lakefront. Roger Park residents have enjoyed this access for generations, offering a more quiet opportunity to enjoy our greatest natural asset. As USACE studies potential solutions for Chicago’s shoreline, I ask that you look at restoring beach access and repurposing the armor rocks to act as breakwaters.

  • Implement sustainable native, deep-rooted vegetation on the lakefront to combat erosion
    With a unique opportunity to shape the future of Chicago’s shoreline, we would like the Army Corps to explore sustainable options to combat erosion, such as planting marram grass or other native deep-rooted plants that have a track record of withstanding wave impact and mitigating the impacts of erosion. In the 49th Ward, a group of volunteers acts as stewards to the Loyola Park Sand Dunes. The natural vegetation abutting the lake proved resilient at the peak of Lake Michigan’s lake levels, with less damage at Loyola Park than at other parks to its north. In addition to providing a natural barrier to wave action, the plants help the ecosystem along Lake Michigan, allowing natural wildlife and insects to thrive. 

Individuals, organizations, and groups may also submit written comments to Ms. Samantha Belcik. Comments and questions will be accepted through the end of April and can be directed via email to Ms. Belcik at

More on the Shoreline Study and its current status is available on the USACE website here.
Information on the 2023 Run-Off Election
The April 4 Municipal Run-Off Election is just around the corner. This year, the Board of Elections consolidated polling places, so please check its website for your voting location

Voting early is easier than ever either at an early voting location or by mail for those looking to vote ahead of Election Day. Below are the resources to help you participate in the democratic process. 
Early Voting Begins March 20 in All 50 Wards
Early voting for the 2023 Municipal Run-Off Election begins on Monday, March 20, in all 50 wards. Chicago voters may vote at any Early Voting location through April 4. 

Any voter who needs to register to vote for the first time or file an address update or name change must show two forms of ID, one of which reflects the voter's current address. A list of acceptable forms of ID is available on the Board of Election's website.

In the 49th Ward, voters can vote early at Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard. A full list of early voting locations is available on the Chicago Board of Election's website

Early voting hours are:
Weekdays: 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Election Day (April 4): 6 am - 7 pm

Voters are allowed to bring in notes with them to a polling place when casting their ballot. 
Apply to Vote by Mail by March 30
Any Chicago voter can file an online application to vote by mail for the 2023 Municipal Run-Off Election. A voter does not need a reason or an excuse to vote by mail.

Thanks to a new Illinois law, voters now have the option to join a permanent vote-by-mail roster to have their ballots sent directly to their preferred mailing address ahead of every election. Voters can opt into this option when applying for a Vote by Mail ballot online. Please note that unless you are already on the Permanent Vote By Mail Roster, you will not automatically receive a mail ballot for the April 4 Run-Off Election. If you want a mail ballot, you will need to apply again. 

Voters will receive a ballot in the mail with instructions on how to fill it out and return it. Any ballot that is postmarked Wednesday, April 5, or later cannot be counted by law. If a voter places a ballot envelope in a mail drop box on April 4 in the afternoon or evening, they risk the chance of the envelope being postmarked on April 5 and, therefore, being considered ineligible to be counted. 

Voters may also return their mailed ballot to a Secured Drop Box at any Chicago Early Voting location before Election Day. Mail ballots may also be delivered personally to the Election Board at 69 W. Washington, Sixth Floor. 

Voters who request a mail ballot but would prefer to vote in person can surrender their mail ballot at any early voting location or their polling place on Election Day to opt for an in-person ballot instead. Voters are NOT allowed to vote by mail and at an in-person location; they must choose only one method of voting. 

If a person requests a mail ballot and it is not received by Election Day, voters will still have the opportunity to cast their ballot. Voters who do not receive or lose their mail ballot may complete an affidavit at their polling place on Election Day saying that the ballot was never received or that it was lost. 

For more information and to complete the vote-by-mail application, visit the Board of Elections website hereThe deadline to apply for a mail ballot is Thursday, March 30, at 5 pm
Find Your Polling Place on Election Day
Voters who want to vote at their polling place on Election Day can find their polling location by entering their information on the Board of Election's website. The 49th Ward office has also created an interactive map of the voting precinct and polling places that residents may access by clicking here

Precinct polling locations will be open from 6 am to 7 pm on Election Day, February 4, only. Voters may also vote at any early voting location in the city on Election Day.

You may register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. To do so, you must provide two forms of identification, one of which must show a current address. A list of acceptable forms of ID is available to view on the Chicago Board of Election's website.

Voters are allowed to bring in notes with them to the polling place when casting their ballot. 
How to Pull a Sample Ballot
Voters wanting to view a sample ballot ahead of casting their vote may obtain one on the Chicago Board of Election's website.

Simply input your information on the Board of Election's "Your Voter Information" page and click on "Search." From there, a new page will appear with information containing your polling place, ward, precinct, and more. From there, you will want to click on the second tab located at the top of the box that reads "Sample Ballot." This tab will contain the sample ballots for your address. 
Community Engagement
Register for Spring Programs with the Chicago Park District
The Chicago Park District's spring session is getting ready to begin and there's still time to register! Classes will start the week of April 10 and run until the week of June 9 (including at Touhy Park!). Whether you are 16 months old or 90 years young, there is a Chicago Park District program for everyone. Browse their spring offerings and register today here
Enroll in a Chicago Park District Spring Break Camp
When school is out, the parks are in! Parks across the city will be hosting spring break camps geared towards 6-12 year olds. Starting on April 3, these camps will keep your kiddos active and engaged all week long. Browse various park locations offering spring break camps, along with specialty camps, and register today.
Registration Now Open for Dating Safety & Sex Ed for Young Teens Program
Do you have a young teen in your life?  Are you confident they're ready to navigate the exciting but potentially perilous world of dating and sex?  If you'd like to increase both your confidence and theirs, consider registering them for our Dating Safety and Sex Ed Two-Weekend Intensive.  Over the course of 15 hours, young teens will have the opportunity to learn (or reinforce) age-appropriate comprehensive sex ed, as well as communication strategies that will enhance their safety in a variety of situations.  And just in case something goes terribly wrong, they’ll also learn how to physically defend themselves.

Dates & Times
The course runs Friday - Sun, April 14th – 23rd, at our Center in Chicago, at 6961 N Clark St.
  • Friday, April 14th and 21st,  sessions are 6 - 7:30. 
  • Saturday, April 15th & 22nd, sessions are 4:30 - 6:30
  • Sunday, April 16th and 23rd, sessions are 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (lunch provided)
What's Covered
Drawing from the well-respected Our Whole Lives curriculum as well as Empowerment Self-Defense,  the series will cover:
  • Sexual Anatomy
  • Puberty
  • Gender Identity
  • Recognizing Healthy Relationships
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Consent
  • Boundary Setting Skills
  • Assertive Communication Skills
  • Sexual Decision-Making
  • Physical Resistance Skills in case of emergency, including easy-to-learn ways to get out of a hold or grab, striking and kicking an opponent, and fighting from the ground or a prone position
The standard fee for this intensive 2-weekend series is $200.  Reduced is $150, and Supporter is $250.

Ready to sign up?  Register at
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Senior Film Series Presents: The Big Sick
The 24th District's Senior Film Series will present The Big Sick in April. Following the film, there will be a group discussion led by a guest speaker. Después la película, habrá una discusión grupal dirigida por un orador invitado.

The screening will take place on Wednesday, April 19, at 1 pm. Free parking is available on Schreiber Avenue just south of the station, and parking restrictions will temporarily be lifted during the event. Pre-registration is required to attend this film due to a 30-person limit. Please email Officer DeWinter in the 24th District Community Policing Office to RSVP at
Artists of the Wall Essay Contest
The Loyola Park Advisory Council (LPAC) is celebrating a very special 30th Anniversary of the Artists of the Wall Festival!  As they celebrate the 30th Anniversary, they're excited to announce this year's theme,  "Stories of the Wall."  LPAC picked this theme because of the many stories they hear from people enjoying the park.  Whether new to the area and experiencing it for the first time or a long-time resident who has participated since the beginning, the wall has some great stories. 

The Artists of the Wall Festival got its start in 1993 when a group of Rogers Park neighbors came up with a brilliant idea. Gangs had been continually tagging the 600-foot sea wall to the point where the Chicago park district couldn’t keep up maintenance. The group thought if the wall was painted by the community with art, that it would be respected and could be enjoyed by all throughout the year. 

Now the LPAC is looking to hear your stories with a short essay contest. Tell the LPAC your story about why the wall on Pratt Beach has been meaningful to you. Ten winners will be offered early registration (winners must still pay for the spot - $35 for the spot, $8 for paint).

For more information and to submit your essay, click here.
The Factory Theater Presents: Kelly Girls

The Factory Theater is excited to premiere its next show The Kelly Girls. In 1960s Belfast, conflicts between various political factions threaten to tear Northern Ireland apart from the inside. Sisters, Fianna and Regan Kelly, feel compelled to engage in the fight for their homeland. Playwright Shannon O’Neill follows up her critically acclaimed “May the Road Rise Up” with this story of political upheaval and taking a stand.

The show will run through April 1. Purchase tickets here

Theatre Above the Law Presents: Cry it Out
Theatre Above the Law presents Cry it Out. An honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.

The show will run March 10 through April 12 at Theatre Above the Law, 1439 W. Jarvis. There is a special Ward 29 coupon code for limited online sales. Use the code C-Ward49Cry for $15 tickets. For more information and to purchase ticket, click here
Rhapsody Theater Presents: Physician Magician

In his new show, “Physician Magician,” Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz pulls inspiration from his own life as the grandchild of European immigrants to Mexico, as well as his career as a physician and professor, to create an enchanting new spectacle. Check out the fresh review from the Chicago Reader!

Sunday performances are in Spanish and are called El Medico Mago. “Physician Magician” runs through April 2, with performances of “El Mago Medico” every Sun at 2 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

Nominate a Senior for the 2023 Senior Hall of Fame
Is there an older adult in your life who has a history of helping and inspiring others? Nominate them for induction into the Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame!

The Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame was established by the General Assembly in 1994 to honor older adults' accomplishments and contributions to their communities. Each year, four Illinoisans age 65 or older are inducted into the Hall of Fame for their work in community service, education, arts, or the labor force. 

Nominees must be:
  • At least 65 years old
  • A current Illinois resident or a former resident who lived in Illinois for the majority of their life
Posthumous nominees will also be considered. 

Illinois Department of Aging staff will thoroughly review all applications an ultimately submit no more than 44 finalists per category to the judges. The judges will select one winner in each category for induction into the 2022 Hall of Fame.

Nominations must be submitted by June 1, 2023 to be considered. The online submission form is available here, or you can submit a completed nomination form via email to Purness.Bordersiii@illinoi.og or by mail to:

Illinois Department on Aging
Division of Community Relations and Outreach
One Natural Resources Way, #100
Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271

For more information on the program, click here
Events at the Rogers Park Branch Library
The Rogers Park Branch Library, 6907 N. Clark, offers a variety of events and programming for people of all ages. Make sure to check out a list of their upcoming events and register to attend one. More information is available on its website here
Community Aid
Help Beloved Oasis Bartender in her Fight against Cancer
Beloved Oasis daytime bartender Michelle Dremon has recently been diagnosed with cancer. To many in Rogers Park, she's served as a neighborhood mom, especially for those without a family in the city. Michelle is known for organizing annual Super Bowl parties and holiday celebrations. She also coordinates and puts on neighborhood potlucks, helping build a strong community in Rogers Park.

Michelle has always been the first to help anyone, and now she needs our help. Michelle had to stop working in order to fight cancer. She still has bills and living expenses to pay. Please consider making a donation to give back to someone who has done so much to build community in Rogers Park.

You can make a financial contribution to Michelle on GoFundMe by clicking here
Nominate a Teacher for the We Appreciate Teachers Contest
Back 2 School America has launched its annual "We Appreciate Teachers Contest," which recognizes the hard work of Illinois educators. Back 2 School America is a non-profit whose mission is to create and support educational opportunities that enrich the lives of children across the USA. This contest is designed to draw attention to the hard work of teachers and what an important role they play in our society, and the ways they positively impact our children.

Consider nominating a teacher by April 1, 2023!  Twenty-five winning teachers will each receive Back 2 School kits for their classroom, a gift basket of goodies, and will be guests at a champagne reception in their honor.

Learn more about the contest and how to nominate a teacher at Back 2 School's website.
Volunteer for Animal Care and Control
Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is seeking volunteers to help connect families with pets, walk and play with dogs, care for cats, provide one-on-one enrichment, and assist at special events. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend an orientation. For more information, click here
Volunteer at Howard Area Community Center
Howard Area Community Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities to help give back to our community. Their volunteer opportunities include food pantry shifts, adult education tutoring, reading programs, and with the youth. 

For more information and to sign up, call 773-262-6622 ext 106, email, or click here
Sponsor Refugees through Welcome Corps
The Welcome Corps is a new service opportunity for Americans to welcome refugees seeking freedom and safety and, in turn, make a difference in their own communities. Together, sponsor groups welcome refugee newcomers by securing and preparing initial housing, greeting refugee newcomers at the airport, enrolling children in school, and helping adults to find employment. You already have the most important skill you need to succeed—knowledge about daily life in your community. Experts will be there to guide you each step of the way.

Learn more at
Government Connect
Connect with Your Elected Officials
Want to get connected with your other elected officials? Find links to sign up to their newsletters and website information below!
Cook County:
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State of Illinois:
Rep. Cassidy Newsletter
Rep. Cassidy Website
Sen. Simmons Newsletter
Sen. Simmons Website

Federal Government:
Congresswoman Schakowsky's website

Senator Durbin's website
Senator Duckworth's website
Applications for 2022 Property Tax Exemptions Open April 10
Mark your calendar! The Cook County Assessor tax year 2022 exemption applicaitons will open on Monday, April 10! Exemptions are savings that contribute to lowering a homeowner’s property tax bill. The most common is the Homeowner Exemption, which saves a Cook County property owner an average of $973 dollars each year.

Before existing and new homeowners apply, there are a few things to know that will save them time and effort.

First, existing homeowners should determine which exemptions they received last year (tax year 2021) and determine if they will automatically renew this year (tax year 2022). The Assessor’s Office will continue the automatic renewal of the Homeowner, Senior, Senior Freeze, Veterans with Disabilities, and Persons with Disabilities Exemptions. Homeowners can check their exemptions by visiting the Cook County Portal and reviewing the Exemption History section.

Next, new homeowners, first-time applicants, or those that need to reapply can now do so online using a new form that consolidates the five most common exemptions into a single application. This allows homeowners to simply check mark the exemptions they want to apply for, only having to submit required documents once. 

Homeowners are strongly encouraged to apply online. Not only will they save trees, but they will also have a digital record that allows Assessor staff to provide a status update.

More information is available on the Assessor's website

Apply to to Join the Chicago Department of Public Health's Chicagoland Syndemic Advisory Council

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is sharing information on membership in the Chicagoland Syndemic (HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis, TB, Mpox) Advisory Council. The Council is responsible for providing oversight and guidance regarding syndemic infectious disease service priorities and the allocation of federal syndemic infectious disease funding through CDPH, including the Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Divisions of HIV Prevention and Viral Hepatitis.

Anyone interested in applying can do so online by clicking here

Share your Feedback on CPD's Racial Equity Plan

The Chicago Police Department is developing a Racial Equity Action Plan (REAP). This is part of a citywide effort aligned with Municipal Code 2-4-100 that requires all city departments to create a Racial Equity Action Plan. All City departments are responsible for creating and reporting progress on their REAPs.

The REAP will be a three-year roadmap outlining strategies and actions that the CPD will take to close racial equity gaps, ensure equitable and constitutional policing services for all Chicagoans, and measure progress toward a more equitable City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department.

The Chicago Police Department is inviting the public to provide feedback through a survey on what you believe should be included in the REAP. Currently, the first draft of the REAP is being developed. CPD expects to publish the draft in early May 2023 and will invite the community to review the draft plan and provide additional feedback on it then.

Click here to begin the survey

Responses to this survey are entirely anonymous and all questions are optional. This survey will be open until April 9th, 2023.  

Public Health Updates
Order Free COVID Tests
The federal government is reopening its program to offer free COVID-19 tests as case numbers are rising with the cold weather and people gathering inside for holiday gatherings.

People can visit to request four tests for free. Those will begin to ship the week of December 19.

Public health officials recommend people test themselves when they have symptoms and before visiting family. 
Updated Bivalent Boosters Now Available!
The City of Chicago received the free updated bivalent COVID boosters this week.

The new boosters offer greater protection against common COVID-19 variants than the original shots and are available to anyone aged 12 and older who have already received their initial vaccine shots. People age 12 and up who have completed a primary vaccine series should receive a bivalent booster two months after the second dose of their last booster shot. 

The updated booster is widely available throughout the city, including at doctors' offices, hospitals, pharmacies, and community health centers. To find a location where you can receive the bivalent booster shot, visit the Chicago Department of Public Health's website.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, click here
Fina a Monkeypox Vaccine Appointment
The City has secured Monkeypox vaccines. Secure your appointment by visiting the City's Monkeypox vaccine website
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 For the latest information on COVID-19 in Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) website

Need to Know Info
Chicago Early Learning Preschool Application Opens April 11
The Chicago Early Learning preschool application will open on Tuesday, April 11. There are no-cost and low-cost early education options for every child from birth through 5 years old. Full-day and half-day options are available.

For more information, visit or call 312-229-1690.
Chore Services Program for Seniors
The Chore Services Program supports older adults 60 years old and older recently released from the hospital, experiencing illness, and/or experiencing difficulty with completing household tasks due to physical or cognitive limitations. Short-term in-home support (assistance with cleaning, laundry, and self-care) and heavy-duty cleaning, including the removal of excessive clutter, is offered. This year, the program is expanding services to also include extermination, lawn care, and snow removal services to older adults that are homeowners and that meet existing Chore program eligibility requirements. Rental apartment units are not included under the newly expanded services, given that rental property maintenance is the responsibility of landlord property owners.

For referral and a scheduled eligibility assessment, older adults or their caregivers may contact the Senior Services Division Information and Assistance call center at 312-744-4016 or email
LadderUp Providing Tax Preparation Services to Low-Income Earners
What: Ladder Up is preparing to open several pop-up Tax Assistance Program (TAP) sites in hard-to-reach areas around Chicago. These sites offer free tax preparation services to those who qualify through mid-April. Additionally, Ladder Up will host Tax-a-Thon on February 4 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Olive-Harvey College.

Why: Ladder Up serves families and individuals often marginalized by today’s financial systems due to race, gender, and class identifications. The clients are less able to understand how to prepare an accurate tax return and are most at risk of making costly mistakes. Without Ladder Up’s support, clients are more likely to be taken advantage of by predatory financial providers charging unnecessary fees.

Who: Founded in 1994, Ladder Up has served 750,000 clients and returned $1.42 billion to them. During the 2022 tax season, the nonprofit organization assisted over 15,000 individuals to secure over $21.8 million in refunds. Ladder Up offers a variety of financial services including tax preparation, financial aid for college, financial education, and Individual Taxpayer Identification Number services.
IHDA Mortgage Assistance Program
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has extended its mortgage assistance program designed to assist homeowners financially impacted by the pandemic. The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) provides up to $60,000 in mortgage assistance to eligible homeowners—paid directly to the servicer, taxing body, or other approved entity—while homeowners work to regain their financial footing. Whether homeowners have a mortgage, a reverse mortgage, or are mortgage-free, the program can fund past due housing payments and up to three months of prospective mortgage payments.

The program is free, and funds do not need to be repaid. Application, program information, and updates can be found at or by calling the ILHAF hotline at 1-866-IL-HELP (866-454-3571).

The HANA Center can also assist homeowners with their application. To contact the HANA Center, call 773-583-5501 or email
ComEd Launches New Assistance Programs
ComEd recently issued the attached news release to announce new and enhanced customer assistance options that will make more customers aware of the help available, provide more grants to help with electric bills, and remove barriers customers sometimes face when accessing assistance options.
ComEd’s new assistance offerings include:
  • Catch Up and Save: A two-part program that first provides monthly credits to a customer’s bill to eliminate past-due balances. To help families save on future energy bills, the program also provides a free energy savings kit while supplies last. Each kit includes home products designed to help lower home energy use while improving the efficiency of the home.
  • Fresh Start Services: To help customers become aware of and navigate the options available to manage bills and energy use, ComEd offers both online and person-to-person help. This service also offers customers tools that will alert them when their energy use is trending higher than usual and help them be aware of financial assistance programs they may be eligible for.
  • Your Neighbor Fund: To be funded by donations from ComEd’s 6,000 employees who proudly work and live in the communities the energy company serves. This fund, managed in collaboration with Neighborhood Housing Services, provides another needed source of grant money to help limited-income families pay their ComEd bill.
For more information and to enroll, visit
Home and Business Protection Program Income-Based Application
The City of Chicago has expanded the Home and Business Protection Program (HBPP) to remove barriers and ensure that more Chicago residents have access to the tools needed to protect their properties and feel safe. Through the new HBPP Income-Based Application, eligible Chicagoans can apply for private security devices at no cost based on income and pick them up at a designated community distribution site. The program is first-come, first-serve. It will run through December 31, 2024, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.

For more information and to apply, click here
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, 2022, 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 If you have any questions, feel free to email or call (312) 742-3317.
Business Updates
Back to Business (B2B) Grants for Creative Arts, Hotels & Restaurants

The Back to Business (B2B) grant program provides recovery grants for businesses in the hardest-hit industries.  Through the state’s B2B and Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Programs, DCEO has provided more than $535 million to more than 15,000 businesses since the start of the pandemic.

Eligible restaurants, hotels, and creative arts businesses are eligible to apply for $175 million in available grant funding as part of our efforts to support ongoing recovery in hard-hit industries. All applicants will receive a grant as long as they meet eligibility requirements, and submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program. 

Applications will be open from April 5 to May 10, 2023, and there are informational webinars scheduled for March 24, March 30, and April 6, 2023. For more information and to apply, click here

Sign-Up to be a Vendor at Chalk Howard Street Festival

Are you a vendor interested in participating at Chalk Howard Street? The Rogers Park Business Alliance just launched the vendor sign-up forms. These are available for artists, merchants, and food vendors. The deadline to apply is July 14th; priority will be given to Rogers Park vendors.

Learn more and apply by clicking here.

ARPA Funding Opportunities
Information about all active city, county, and state ARPA RFPs and grant opportunities can be found at Information on City programs can be by clicking here.
Black College Expo April 1
The National College Resources Foundation is hosting a Black College Expo on Saturday, April 1, from 10 am to 4 pm at Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Drive.

Over 50 colleges and universities will be in attendance to let prospective students know about their programs, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. For more information and to register to attend, visit The National College Resources Foundation's website by clicking here
One Summer Chicago Now Accepting Applications
The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) welcomes Chicago youth with new summer opportunities as we reopen the application portal for One Summer Chicago (OSC) at
This year, there are thousands of opportunities available for young people ages 14-24, with opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Young people can apply at up until the June 2nd deadline.
  • Summer Youth Employment Program provides employment and internship opportunities for 16 to 24 year-olds, earning $15.40 an hour while working with partners like the Chicago Park District, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and Lurie’s Children’s Hospital.
  • For our 14–15-year-olds who are not quite old enough to work, our Chicagobility program helps young people explore career pathways, participate in project-based learning and field trips, and earn a $450 stipend for the summer.
Apply here!
Free English and GED Classes at Howard Area Community Center
Howard Area Community Center is offering free English and GED classes. Online, in-person, and one-on-one options are available. For more information, contact Moon Parker at or Katherine Erickson at 
Chicago Youth Service Corps Program
Are you between the ages of 16-24 and interested in youth-led public service? Apply to the Chicago Youth Service Corps, a year-round program that provides paid opportunities for youth to engage in community services, project-based learning, and leadership development. 

For more information and to apply, click here
Follow Eugene Field School on Social
Keep up to date on everything happening at Eugene Field School by following their social media accounts!
Employment Opportunities
Apply for a Summer Job with the Chicago Park District
This summer, have fun, help others, and make your community a better place while earning money! Job openings for Lifeguard, Recreation Leader, and Junior Laborer positions are now available for qualified candidates, ages 16 and older, to apply. The District’s summer jobs offer competitive wages, life-skill-building opportunities, flexible work schedules, and pathways to careers and full-time employment. Apply now for your perfect summer job at the Chicago Park District! 
CTA Second Chance Program Hiring Event April 8
The CTA is hosting a Second Chance Program hiring event on Saturday, April 8. They will provide two sessions, the first from 8 am to 11 am and the second from 1 pm to 4 pm. The event will take place at CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake. Submit your interest survey to secure a spot by clicking here. For questions, email
CTA Job Fair April 13
Join the CTA for a track worker hiring event on Thursday, April 13, from 10 am to 1 pm at the CTA West Shops, 3900 W. Maypole. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the position and connect with CTA staff. 

Apply and register today at
Hospitality Hires Chicago 2023

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) and event sponsors are hosting the sixth annual Hospitality Hires Chicago (HHC) on Tuesday, April 18, at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago from 9 am to 3 pm.

This year’s theme is Hospitality is a State of Mind. Having a positive attitude and finding a career that you enjoy with good wages and benefits is what leads to success! To date, HHC events have helped more than 900 people get hired or secure conditional job offers and have provided more than 200 employers with access to more than a thousand pre-screened work-ready candidates.

Pre-registration for the event is required. Learn more and register by clicking here

Chicago Urban League Workforce Development Center Information Sessions
The Chicago Urban League has launched a workforce development program, which aims to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to secure employment opportunities in various fields. Every Thursday at 10 am, they are hosting information sessions where prospective employees can learn how to elevate their careers in a range of fields. 

To register to attend an information session, visit
Swissport Chicago is Hiring
Swissport Chicago is looking to hire key passenger services positions at O'Hare airport. They are especially in need of representatives that speak Spanish. To learn more about openings, visit its website here
Heartland Alliance Medical Interpreter Program

Heartland Alliance has launched a medical interpreter training program. As one of the services of the RICS College and Career Pathways program, participants can complete this independent medical interpreting course with support provided by Heartland Alliance.  This course is free to eligible participants and is a first step to prepare for work as an interpreter.  

Heartland Alliance is now enrolling new participants. 

Some important notes:
  • Enrollees need to be completely fluent in both languages they will use for interpreting. 
  • The course materials are in English.
  • The course is completely online and independent.
  • Basic computer skills are necessary as participants will need to navigate through the online materials independently
  • No medical experience is needed.
  • The College and Career Pathways program covers the cost of the course for eligible participants
For more information, contact Dionn McDonald at 708-943-8664 or 
Free Online English Classes at Howard Area Community Center
Howard Area Community Center, 7648 N. Paulina, is offering free online English classes to help individuals in the workforce. The classes will help participants with their communication skills for the workplace and provide support in job training and searches. 

The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm. To sign up, click here. For more information, contact Moon Parker at or 312-768-8046. 
Free Culinary Arts Training Program 
Howard Area Community Center is opening registration for the Spring cohort of its Culinary Arts Program. The program provides a free, paid 12-week job training program to prepare students for success in Chicagoland's vibrant food service industry.

The training dates are April 10 - June 30. Individuals who may be interested can sign up for one of two information sessions (Feb 20 or Mar 6) by scanning the QR code on the attached flyer or by clicking here.
Trilogy Behavioral Health is Hiring!
Trilogy Behavioral Health is looking to hire key mental health positions in its organization. Trilogy offers generous benefits and training opportunities. To learn more about openings, visit its website here
Greencorps is Recruiting
Interested in landscaping, construction, or ecological restoration? Greencorps Chicago is the City of Chicago’s green-industry employment program with on-the-job training for individuals with barriers to employment. Apply to their 10-month green industry employment opportunity, where you will receive training, earn licenses, certifications, and more! 

For more information and to apply, click here
Work for the CTA
Are you looking for a career change, a new job, or know someone who is? Look to the CTA each Friday to see newly posted positions as you seek a new career opportunity! Visit to find a full list of jobs!
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.
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
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 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

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 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
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:
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
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
  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
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
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
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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