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49th Ward Update
November 18, 2022
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Good afternoon neighbors,

It's been a good, busy week in our ward. Dan Murphy, our Ward Superintendent, helped us work through some out of service sweeper issues to make sure that our ward can get the final street sweeping to remove the fallen leaves. Please make sure to help out by not pushing your leaves into the street - rake and bag them if they're on your property. If you have questions about refuse collection, reach out to my office.

We ended the week with a rapid rehousing event today at Touhy Park. This was our third rapid rehousing event in the last year. As many of you know, many more of our neighbors are becoming homeless - the crisis is growing around the city. We've been working for the last 18 months to find housing and services for the people experiencing homelessness in our area, especially those living in Touhy Park. The first event was last November and housed 19 people. The second event was this March and housed 45 people. Today's event went very well and 20 people were matched with housing. It can take a few weeks still to complete all of the paperwork and get people moved into their homes, but they have been matched with social service providers and will have a place of their own soon. A couple other people accepted emergency shelter options today due to the cold temps. We'll keep working on getting people housed and keep you updated on the progress. I made short video on site this morning you can watch here.

As the cold snap hits us all, please remember that your landlord must maintain reasonable minimum temperatures in your housing. If you're having any issues, please call 311 it.


Stay warm this weekend,

Alderwoman Maria Hadden
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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- CELEBRATIONS & APPRECIATIONS - good news for the week
- CITY COUNCIL UPDATES - get updates on City Council
- 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
- 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 office@49thward.org
New Businesses in the 49th Ward!
It’s always exciting to celebrate our small businesses! Our locally owned and operated small businesses represent the diversity of our ward and are key to our resilience during tough economic times. They employ neighbors, provide convenient places for us to receive goods and services, and help support community organizations and schools as well. I had a great time attending Culture of Safety's (6961 N. Clark) grand opening on Saturday, where I had an opportunity to watch martial arts demonstrations and participate in a self-defense demonstration as well. They are a trans-affirming space 🏳️‍⚧️ Check them out for youth and adult classes!

And on Thursday, my office joined the Rogers Park Business Alliance and State Rep Cassidy’s office in our quarterly ribbon cutting for new businesses. Makes sure to visit them when you have a chance.

These new businesses include:
1.) Trillo Resale 7110 N. Clark
2.) Lucky Devil Tattoo 7064 N. Clark
3.) Ama’s Boutique 6971 N Clark
4.) Culture of Safety 6961 N Clark
5.) Morse Cutz 1424 W Morse
6. Rhapsody Theatre 1328 W Morse
7.) Selis Eyebrows 6451 N Sheridan
8.) Burger Bite 1500 W Devon
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City Council Updates
Update on Bring Chicago Home
On Monday, we suffered a setback in our efforts to pass Bring Chicago Home. As the lead sponsor on this resolution, I worked with colleagues like Alderman Matt Martin and Alderman Carlos Ramírez-Rosa and the coalition of people who've experienced homelessness and interfaith leaders to gather enough support in City Council to put a ballot referendum out for voters to decide whether or not to raise the Real Estate Transfer Tax on properties sold over $1M. We estimate that this one-time sales tax would generate $168M annually for homelessness prevention and housing services. Candidate Lightfoot was a vocal supporter of Bring Chicago Home and committed to enacting it once in office. However, we've attempted to work with the Mayoral administration on this issue since 2019 to no avail.

We had to call a Special City Council Meeting in order to fulfill a State mandated requirement to hold a hearing. Yesterday, Monday, November 14, we attempted to hold that meeting. While some alderpeople were delayed due to traffic and others were unable to attend due to previously scheduled appointments, many had been contacted over the weekend by the administration and dissuaded from participating. Without a quorum, we couldn't hold the hearing. We bought some time with a brief recess but still couldn't gather enough alders. The Mayor attempted to adjourn the meeting, but those of us present were able to vote that down and recess the meeting until 11:30 am when we knew that enough alders would be present.

When the time came to reconvene, the Finance Committee recessed briefly, and there were more than a sufficient number of alders available to join us in Council Chambers. Ald. Reilly chaired the meeting as the Mayor was not present. We had a quorum call again - 25 alderpeople were present; we needed 26 for a quorum. And though there were several colleagues in the halls, fully aware of why we needed their presence for this public hearing, they refused to simply step inside chambers and be counted present to allow public comment to proceed. That's all that was going to happen yesterday, no vote, just public comment.

Our homelessness crisis is growing, and Chicago is running out of time to put forth solutions. For years, our city has failed to adequately fund the programs and services most desperately needed. With the federal pandemic funds came the opportunity for the City to apply proven strategies like rapid rehousing and large-scale rental assistance to reduce homelessness. These efforts have been largely successful with the significant commitments of CARES and ARPA funds to the issue. However, the funding is still inadequate, and the homelessness crisis is growing. That's why we need to act now to secure permanent funding. That's why we've been working to help Bring Chicago Home.

We are not giving up. We will be back. We are not giving up on Chicagoans and our dream of a city where everyone has housing. Because this is what we deserve. We WILL Bring Chicago Home.
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Ward Updates
49th Ward Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Please be advised that in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the 49th Ward Office will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. The office will reopen on Monday, November 28, at 9 am. We wish everyone a joyous and belly-filling Thanksgiving. 
Share Your Input to Inform New Murals in the 49th Ward! 
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is working with my office on two new murals in the 49th Ward! The two locations will be along retaining walls located at 1523 W. Jarvis and 7442 N. Ashland. Join us for a community meeting to learn more and share feedback on Saturday, December 3, at 11 am at Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers.

Not able to attend the meeting? You can still share your feedback to inform the final designs of murals. Please take a moment to submit your feedback online at bit.ly/MuralsFeedback. You may review DCASE's presentation from our first meeting at bit.ly/49Murals
Live Love Shop Rogers Park this Holiday Season!
Join the Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) as it launches its annual Live Love Shop Rogers Park rebate program. This program encourages people to shop local for the holiday season while providing them with the opportunity to save big. Collect $150 or more in receipts from at least 4 different independently-owned businesses in Rogers Park between Saturday, November 26, and Saturday, December 31, and receive a $50 rebate (or a $75 rebate for collecting $200 in receipts). 

Kick off your holiday shopping spree on Small Business Saturday (November 26), where many local businesses will offer discounts. Swing by RPBA's Welcome Station at the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse, to enjoy crepes, coffee, and live music. While you're there, pick up a shopping bag filled with giveaways, coupons, and a list of special offers from local businesses before you head out to do your shopping. The event will take place from 10 am to 2 pm. 

For more information and a list of participating businesses for Small Business Saturday, visit RPBA's websiteClick here for details on the Live Love Shop Rogers Park rebate program (which continues through December 31st). 
Howard Street Makers Studio Kick-Off Event December 3
A new pop-up market showcasing local artists and makers is coming to Howard Street. The Howard Street Makers Studio will host a kick-off event on Saturday, December 3, at 1609 W. Howard, with a ribbon-cutting at 12:30 pm followed by an open house until 5 pm.

The market will be open through February and be staffed by rotating artists-in-residence. The store will be open at least four days a week and offer a variety of events, including art workshops, movement classes, sip-and-paint night, and open art studio time. 

For more information and a list of participating artists, click here
Rogers Beach Tennis Court Restoration is Complete, 
Now Includes Pickleball Option! 
The restoration of the tennis courts at Rogers Beach, 7705 N. Eastlake Terrace, has been completed. The new courts now include lines for pickleball, expanding the use of this asset at our local park. Thank you to the Greater Eastlake Terrace Park Advisory Council for your advocacy on getting these improvements at our local park! 
Next 49th Ward Town Hall December 14
Join Alderwoman Hadden and the 49th Ward team for the next monthly virtual town hall on Wednesday, December 14, at 6 pm. Attendees will hear important updates for the ward and the city as well as have the opportunity to ask questions. A representative from the Chicago Commission on Human Relations will be present to discuss the office's role in tracking hate crimes across the city. 

There will not be a Town Hall on November 9 as we hosted it on November 2 to discuss the City of Chicago budget. You can view a recording of November's Town Hall by clicking here

Register to attend the meeting by visiting bit.ly/2022TownHalls. Spanish translation will be available. 
Field Community Mosiac Project Needs Your Help!
Eugene Field Elementary, 7019 N. Ashland, is installing a mosaic at its front entrance, and they need your help! Help bring the mosaic to life by attending a workshop that will help contribute to the mosaic tiling and installation. Your participation will provide an opportunity to create Eugene Field's first mosaic!

The workshops will be held every other Wednesday beginning November 2 through December 14 from 4-5 pm in room 212 at the school. No registration is required, just swing by and help our local school bring this project to fruition! 
Filming Notice for Sunday, November 20
Overcranked Pictures will be filming scenes for the film titled Junction on Sunday, November 20. In order to park essential vehicles and equipment, the following streets in the ward will be posted as a "No Parking/Tow Zone":

Sunday, November 20, from Noon to 7 pm:
North side of Birchwood from Seeley to 2050 W. Birchwood

If you have any questions, concerns, or special needs, please reach out to the following contacts from Overcranked Pictures:

Location Manager
Lindy Stokes
435-659-9799

On-Site Coordinator
Jay Bell
815-685-8724

If you have any additional questions regarding this filming, you may also contact the Chicago Film Office at 312-744-6415.
Infrastructure Updates
Sullivan High School Elevator Installation:

As crews began to peel away the exterior of the existing school to install a new elevator , they found issues with the existing structure. They are working to correct those issues, with the remainder of the work happening over the next three weeks. Once the corrections are made, they can continue to install the new steel structure and eventually enclose it. They are on track to have the elevator installation completed in early 2023. 

Sewer Main Replacement Project (PN7439):

Crews are awaiting approval from the Office of Underground Coordination. Once they receive that approval, permits will be issued for the sewer main replacement. This has caused the start date of the project to be pushed back slightly.

Continue to keep your eye on this space for updates on this project. Chicagoans may also visit BuildingANewChicago.org to register for notifications. You will need to enter your name, email address, and project identification number (PN7439) to sign up.
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Community Engagement
Based on A True Story November 22 at Howard Street Brewing
Producer Kevin Alves is launching a new storytelling show at Howard Street Brewing, 1617 W. Howard, called Based On A True Story

The show will ask storytellers and writers to take a true, personal story of theirs, embellish it and turn it into a piece of fiction. The audience will get to share in on the fun as you tell your own telltale about your life. 

Join in on the fun during the second show on Tuesday, November 22, at 7:30 pm at Howard Street Brewing. 
Theatre Above the Law Presents:
A Night of Classic and Unique One-Acts
Theatre Above the Law is continuing its 7th season with a night of one-acts! All performances will be held at the Jarvis Square Theater, 1439 W. Jarvis. Tickets range from $15-$25 and can be purchased at theatreatl.org.

This unique production will feature 4 one-acts, each presented in the style of a different TV genre. The show is directed by Tony Lowry and will feature:
  • A Dollar by David Pinski
  • The Wreck on the 525 by Thornton Wilder
  • Fourteen by Alice Gerstenberg
  • The Proposal by Anton Chekhov
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm. Theatre Above the Law is offering Rogers Park residents $10 off online sales by using code C-T4U at check-out. There are a limited number of discount tickets, so make sure to secure yours today!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit theatreatl.org
Lifeline Theatre Presents: Dooby Dooby Moo
Lifeline Theatre's 40 KidSeries premieres this weekend with Dooby Dooby Moo

The County Fair is coming, and the grand prize in the talent competition is a trampoline! Duck wants that prize, but with Farmer Brown watching around every corner, how will he hold singing and dancing rehearsals for Cow, Pig and Ewe? Hop aboard Farmer Brown’s truck and travel to the fair with this hit musical about sharing your talents and reaching for your dreams. This is a Lifeline Theatre HIT musical.

Learn more and purchase tickets on Lifeline Theatre's website
TPAN Presents: A Special Cinema Screening of Equal

Join TPAN on Saturday, December 3, 3–6 pm, for a special screening of two episodes of the highly acclaimed HBO Max documentary series, Equal. Actor Billy Porter narrates this documentary series that pays tribute to the founders of the modern LGBTQIA+ movement. Equal honors the rebels of yesteryear with never-before-seen archival footage along with stylistic depictions that bring to life the gripping and true backstories of these leaders and unsung heroes. Following the screening, Stephen Kijak, the producer, and director of Equal will participate in a Q&A with the audience.

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm.
Location: The New 400 Theater, 6746 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626
Tickets: $10 GA, $5 Students and Seniors https://www.tpan.com/equalscreening

EPISODE 2: Transgender Pioneers
The 1966 riot at San Francisco’s Compton’s Cafeteria by a community of trans women, drag queens, and other gender-nonconforming folk frames the incredible stories of three trans people from across the ages.

EPISODE 4: Stonewall: From Rebellion to Liberation
The Stonewall Uprising: We set the scene, and then relive that historic night that kicked off a week of riot and rebellion that gave birth to the modern LGBTQ rights movement and then, following a year of militant organizing, the first marches of Pride take to the streets.

CirquesExperience Presents Wheel Thru the Season 
at Senn High School on December 10
The Senn High School auditorium, 5900 N. Glenwood, will turn into a winter wonderland when CirquesExperience presents Wheel thru the Season, a fun-filled, high energy holiday show. The "rolltastic" show features acrobatics, gymnastics, feats on the gym circus wheel and aerial thrills all set to the music of the season. 

Exploring the theme of "Where is Home," the show will incorporate iconic Chicago landmarks and fictional characters as the show team soars and rolls through the Senn auditorium. 

CirquesExperience welcomes people of all ages, from 5 to 99 years old, who want to learn and participate in a wide variety of circus arts programs. The Circus School is located in the Edgewater community and also holds classes at Willye White Park in Rogers Park. 

The show will take place on Saturday, December 10, at 5 pm. For tickets, click here
24th District Senor Film Series Presents: Home Alone
The 24th District's Senior Film Series will feature Home Alone as a part of its Senior Film Series in December. The screening will take place on Wednesday, December 14, at 2 pm. Following the movie, there will be a discussion with Mary Trieschmann, the Executive Director of the Winnetka Historical Society. 

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 caroline.dewinter@chicagopolice.org.
Glenwood Comedy 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at The Glenwood Bar
Enjoy some laughs and libations every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood. The bar will host Glenwood Comedy, featuring comics and performers sure to keep you entertained. 

Glenwood Comedy runs from 7:30-9:30 pm, with sign-ups beginning at 7 pm. Those interested in performing or hosting should contact Anthony at 312-788-4309.
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
Neighbors Tables Art Markets Sundays at The Glenwood
 Join your creative neighbors every Sunday at The Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood, for the NeighborsTables Art Markets! Makers and creators of all sorts share their talents and gifts with you! The NeighborsTables Markets take place every Sunday between 11am -2:30 pm. 

For more information or to share your artistic skills with the community, contact Sarah via email at sarah@noddpottery.com.
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Community Aid
Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services is providing one-time $500 relief payments to eligible Chicago residents. The Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0 is a $14.68 million commitment to help residents who had difficulty accessing and qualifying for federal relief payments, including COVID-19 Relief Funds.

Through the fund, 25,500 eligible residents will receive a one-time payment of $500. Residents must submit an online application to be considered for the fund. Recipients will be selected by lottery. Apply online at www.chicash.org before the deadline of Friday, December 9.

Eligible applicants must:
  • Reside in the City of Chicago
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a household income level at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
  • Have filed taxes in 2019 AND claimed a dependent 17 years or older
For more information or to apply, visit www.chicash.org
Free Legal Advice from CBA Lawyers November 19

Attorneys with The Chicago Bar Association’s Call-A-Lawyer Program are ready and available to take calls from the public and offer brief legal advice on Saturday, November 19. The CBA is here to help as part of an ongoing legal public service program.   

Calls will be accepted on November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at (312) 554-2001.   

Residents can call in and briefly explain their situation to an attorney, who will then work to suggest self-help strategies or provide advice to help resolve their issues.  If callers need further legal services or have questions beyond the scope of the attorney’s practice area, they will be advised to contact the CBA Lawyer Referral Service during the week for a referral to an attorney in the appropriate area of law.  

The CBA’s Lawyer Referral Service has more than 200 prescreened, qualified lawyers experienced in almost every area of law that offers their services to the public.  When contacting the LRS during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, callers can be referred to attorneys practicing in numerous areas of law, including: 

  • Domestic Relations - including divorce, custody, support, and other family law matters. 
  • Personal Injury - including auto accidents, slip and falls, product liability, wrongful death, malpractice, and other types of injury cases. 
  • Estate Planning - including will and trust drafting, probate, and will contest. 
  • Real Estate - including buying or selling real estate, foreclosure defense, and landlord/tenant issues. 
  • Employment Law - including wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination. 

To reach a lawyer after normal business hours, the CBA offers an On-Call service that provides callers access to attorneys in three different areas of law.  You can reach a lawyer 24/7 for help with criminal defense, personal injury, and family law matters by calling (312) 554-2001 or visiting www.lrs.chicagobar.org

Help The Factory Theater Repair its Boiler
For 30 years, The Factory Theater has created its shows from scratch, doing exactly the kind of theater they wanted to do. From writing workshops to the closing night bash, Factory shows are a unique experience that fits its exacting standards: original, bold, and full-tilt. Its shameless ensemble members are ambassadors of a good time, making certain that Chicago remains heartily entertained.

Due to a small fire at the theater, preview weekend for its latest show was canceled. The company was ready to open on schedule, and successfully produced an awesome show despite this setback. Thanks to all who came to support and enjoy it!

The damage from the fire continues to smolder, however, in that expenses for repairs to the heating system were sizable. The greatest expense has been replacing the boiler to ensure audience members and artists don’t freeze during The Factory Theater's performances through the winter.

While no cows, barns, or lanterns were hurt in the ignition of this particular blaze, the great tradition of local Chicago theater might be, unless The Factory Theater can get lots of support from our community and friends. 

Anyone who wishes to donate to help The Factory Theater recover from the financial loss of this fire may do so by clicking here.
Donate Gently Used Clothing to Gale's Care Closet
The Gale community is working to meet the needs of its students, both in and out of the classroom. They understand that there are barriers students face when trying to get to school and focusing on school work. 

In 2019, Gale Student Ambassadors surveyed students to determine what were some challenges they faced when trying to get their education. They were able to identify one of the barriers to learning as bullying and another as low attendance. The students felt like they didn't have clothes or items to come to school in, or when they came in clothing not clean or fitting, they were bullied. These things led to them staying home. Every year, Gale has conducted this survey and gotten the same results. 

In 2021, Gale decided to do something and started a small care closet. HOW? A teacher at Gale brought in all of her children's gently used items and then began speaking to family, friends, and coworkers to do the same. Those efforts helped launch the Gale Care Closet, where over 30 students grab everyday items, personal hygiene products, as well as 8th-grade event outfits. This year, they would like to reach even more students and Gale student alumni who are still in need. 

How can you help? Donate gently used items you may have, or drop off personal hygiene items to Gale's Care Closet at 7650 N. Marshfield Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
Trilogy Behavioral Health Winter Coat Drive
Trilogy Behavioral Health is seeking new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, and scarves for its clients this winter season. They are especially in need of larger sizes (L, XL, and XXL). 

Consider helping a neighbor stay warm this winter by donating a coat. Donations will be accepted at their Rogers Park Location, 1400 W. Greenleaf, between 11 am and 4 pm Mondays through Fridays.
 
Housing Opportunities for Women Winter Coat Drive
Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW) is hosting a winter coat drive to help their clients stay warm as winter nears. Many of HOW's clients are desperately in need of a winter coat in order to safely go about their daily activities as temperatures drop. 

For specific donation information, click here. You can also drop off a winter coat at HOW's office at 1607 W. Howard, 3rd Floor, every Thursday between 9 am and 4 pm. 

For more information, call 773-465-5770.
How to Support Care For Real this Holiday Season
Care for Real knows that you have many options when it comes to where you share your support this time of year. Care For Real has organized many opportunities to support their work AND our community on Giving Tuesday this year!  
  • Help Care For Real reach its Food Rescue Program fundraising goal with a donation of any size. Share with friends and family to take them over the finish line by Giving Tuesday on November 29.  
  • Grab a slice at Blaze Pizza located at 6550 N. Sheridan Rd between 1-8 pm on Giving Tuesday on November 29. 20% of dine-in, delivery, and takeout sales will be donated to CfR when you mention Care for Real! Help them reach the minimum registration required to secure support and register in advance.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at Uvae’s Fromagerie & Tasting Room from 6-8 pm on Giving Tuesday, November 29, at 5553 N. Clark St. $5 with 100% of proceeds donated to Care for Real!  
  • Shop-to-donate at Edgewater Candles. They will donate 10% of their online sales on Giving Tuesday, November 29!  
 Visit careforreal.org/caring4theholidays to learn about the many ways to support Care for Real through the holiday season.
Howard Area Community Center Winter Gifts Program
Howard Area Community Center is making it easier than ever to spread generosity this holiday season. Consider sponsoring a gift card to empower Howard Area Community Center's participants to make this holiday season magical. For more information and to make a donation, visit howardarea.org/annualwintergifts
Communities Partnering 4 Peace Holiday Toy Drive
Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) is hosting a holiday toy drive for kids impacted by gun violence through December 10. CP4P is looking for gifts for kids from newborn to 16 years old. 

For more information, including a shipping address where items can be sent, email LBDFA@hotmail.com
Help the United Church of Rogers Park Update its Exit Signs
After nearly three years in its social hall, the United Church of Rogers Park is ready to move back into its Sanctuary!

However, to pass the city’s building inspection, it needs to update the exit and security lights throughout the building. The expense is above and beyond what they have, so they are asking neighbors to help them raise $12,000 to bring the signs up to code so they can move back into the Sanctuary. 

Visit their GoFundMe page to make an online contribution
Help C24/7 Build its House of Hope
Our local non-profit, C24/7, recently acquired the vacant lot located at 1561 W. Howard, and they are looking to transform the space into a community center that will help them scale up their services and give back to the Howard-area community. 

Their vision is a community center that serves as a hub for resources, information, and building community. It will host an after-school program, a job development program, violence prevention efforts and resources, a food pantry, financial literacy classes, parenting classes, mental health support, and drug and alcohol recovery groups. It will also have a gym where people can safely participate in a variety of activities. 

C24/7 has built strong community relationships in the north of Howard area, and this will help them expand their services and fill a need in our community. 

Learn more about their vision and make an online contribution by clicking here
Volunteer for Howard Area Community Center's Food Pantry
Howard Area Community Center is recruiting volunteers for its Friday food pantry delivery day. Volunteers must be able to lift 50 lbs and work inside and outside. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes.

The Friday volunteer hours are from 8 am to 12 pm. Volunteers can also volunteer on Mondays from 12-4:30 pm and Wednesdays from 8-12:30 pm.

For more information and to sign up, all 773-262-6622 ext 106, email volunteers@howardarea.org, or click here
Homework Help at the Rogers Park Library
The Teacher in the Rogers Park Library, 6907 N. Clark, is back to help elementary school students with their homework.

No homework? Not a problem. Ms. Ana-Maria Dreptu also has games and activities to improve your reading and math skills!

Ms. Dreptu will be at the library:
  • Mondays, 4 PM to 7 PM
  • Tuesdays, 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Wednesdays, 4 PM to 7 PM
The Teacher in the Library Program is sponsored by the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
Help Newly Arrived Migrants By Purchasing Wish List Items
Thank you to all our neighbors who have donated items to help the newly arrived migrants settle in. We have had an outpouring of support and generosity from our neighbors in the 49th Ward, resulting in several truckloads delivered to the City's sorting center.

The City is now shifting its donation process and will no longer accept donated items through ward offices. Instead, they are partnering with the Instituto del Progreso Latino to create an Amazon Wishlist to facilitate and expedite the donations of new items. 

This means that our office will no longer accept items, as the sorting center will no longer be able to take them. Instead, our neighbors who would like to donate to the newly arrived migrants can purchase items from the Amazon Wishlist. For more information and to view the Wishlist, click here.  
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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!
 
Second Installment Property Tax Bills Now Available
Cook County's second installment property tax bills have been posted at cookcountytreasurer.com after being delayed for several months. Property tax bills can be viewed, downloaded, and paid with no added surcharge on the Cook County Treasurer's website.

Property tax payments are due December 30. You may download and pay your bill online by:
  • Going to cookcountytreasurer.com
  • Select the blue box labeled "Pay Online for Free"
  • Enter your address or Property Index Number (PIN)
There is no fee if you pay online from your bank account. However, you can also print your bill and bring it to any Chase Bank location, including those outside Cook County. 
Office of the Inspector General Annual Survey
Do you have general ideas on ways to improve City government? Are there any parts of City government that should be audited or reviewed? Do you have suggestions for improving City services or programs?

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Audit and Program Review (APR) section is conducting a survey seeking input from City residents age 18 and over. The purpose of the APR Annual Plan is to identify potential projects for the upcoming budget year.

The OIG’s Audit & Program Review conducts the operations of City departments, programs, functions, and those doing business with the City. For more information or to view previous audits, please visit the OIG’s website here.
 
By taking a short four-minute survey, your input and ideas can help guide the Office of the Inspector General to identify topics to review and ways to improve City programs and priorities: www.surveymonkey.com/r/APRSurvey2023.

 
The survey has also been translated in Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Community Engagement Opportunity on Police Department's Search Warrant Policy

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is launching a new community engagement opportunity on its Search Warrant policy. Open engagement of this policy will be from November 1st, 2022 until December 31st, 2022. CPD is seeking community review, input, and feedback on this policy. 

To ensure robust engagement and inclusion in policy reform, CPD is offering different forms for community engagement: 

Community Conversations:

Anonymous online input form:
Click Here to Provide Your Anonymous Input

Comments on CPD Website:
Click here to read the policy and provide your feedback

Share Your Feedback with the Chicago Park District
In an effort to work with the community to set long-term goals and plan for a stronger, more resilient Park District, the Park District has created a survey to collect feedback from its patrons. They want to know what they're doing well, what they can do to improve, what programs you want, and how they can serve you better.

Please share your feedback with the Chicago Park District by completing their online survey. It only takes a few minutes but will have a lasting impact. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Polish & Chinese.

The information received will be instrumental for the Chicago Park District team as they work with the community to shape the future of its parks and the District as a whole. 

Click here to take the survey. 
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Public Health Updates
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
CDPH Provides Resources for Monkeypox (MPV)

Monkeypox Virus (MPV) is spread through close contact with body fluids, sores, shared bedding or clothing, or respiratory droplets (kissing, coughing, sneezing). Common symptoms include a rash or unusual sores that look like pimples or blisters on the face, body, and genitals. Symptoms also include fever, head or muscle aches, chills, and swelling of the lymph nodes. If you think you have the MPV or are showing symptoms, it's time to reach out to your healthcare provider.

If you do not have a doctor or health insurance, then please contact CDPH at 312-746-4835 or the HIV/STI Resource Hub at 844-482-4040 for assistance.

For more information, visit chicago.gov/MPV.

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 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
Apply for Student Loan Debt Relief
Individuals looking to apply for student debt relief may do so by visiting studentaid.gov. While the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis has temporarily blocked the Biden administration from disbursing any student loan relief funds, it does not prevent borrowers from still applying for student loan debt relief. 

The Federal Student Loan Debt Relief program provides eligible borrowers with full or partial discharge of loans up to $20,000 to Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 to non-Pell Grant recipients for individuals who make less than $125,000/year or families that make less than $250,000/year. 

For more information and to apply, click here
Stormwater Management Tips for Fall
With fall and winter approaching, we can still see weather conditions that can lead to flooding. No longer just a problem in spring, the Department of Water Management (DWM) encourages residents to assist in reducing excess water from reaching the sewer system.
Community-wide efforts can greatly decrease the impact of neighborhood flooding and the extent of basement backups by taking the following steps:
  • Sweep up leaves from driveways, sidewalks, and streets.
  • Clean roof gutters and drains of leaves.
  • Keep nearby catch basin grates clear of yard waste and trash.
  • Don’t litter or dump anything in storm drains. Storm drains are for rain only.
  • Avoid running a dishwasher or washing machine during storms.
  • Use a commercial car wash or wash your car over grass or gravel instead of on a driveway or in the street.
  • Do not dump fats/oils/greases down the drain or down catch basins in the street.
  • Disconnect your downspout from the sewer system. Make sure to direct flow to areas with permeable surfaces that can properly absorb the stormwater or use rain barrels to collect the rain directly from the downspouts. See DWM’s website for a guide on downspout disconnection.
  • Before winter, empty your rain barrel and store in a garage or shed.
 Additional information can be found on the Department of Water Management's website
Emergency Heating Repair Program
The Emergency Heating Repair Program is now open to new applicants. This program provides grants for income-eligible Chicago homeowners to repair or replace their furnace or boiler heating system. Limited funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Emergency Heating Repair Program is available to Chicagoans who own and occupy one-to-four unit residential buildings. Households earning 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) are eligible to participate in the program.

Enrollment will be accepted until April 1, 2023, or until all funds have been exhausted. The application package is available online at www.chicago.gov/ehrp. Call (312) 744-3653 to speak with a customer service representative about the program.
IHDA Reopening Mortage Assistance Program November 1
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is reopening its mortgage assistance program designed to assist homeowners financially impacted by the pandemic. Applications will open on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. 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 illinoishousinghelp.org or by calling the ILHAF hotline at 1-866-IL-HELP (866-454-3571). Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
Enroll for Medicare through December 7
Medicare is now open for enrollment through December 7. If you have Medicare and want to make a change on your health and/or drug coverage, now is the time to do so. All changes to Medicare plans will take effect on January 1, 2023. 

To explore your Medicare options and enroll, visit Medicare.gov. For assistance with enrollment, contact the South-East Asia Center at 773-989-7433 (press 4), or email so@se-asiacenter.net
Take a Digital Equity Survey and Enter to Win $50!
Having challenges with your Internet connection, or can’t find an affordable computer that works? We want to hear from you! 

Take a 5-7 minute survey, and enter to win a $50 gift card. Visit surveymonkey.com/r/chicagodigitalequity to complete the survey. For more information on the Digital Equity Council, including how to access discounted or free Internet and digital learning resources, check out Chicago.gov/digitalequity. Your feedback will help make sure all community members have access to quality Internet, devices and learning resources needed for today’s society and economy.
ComEd Offering 30% Higher Project Incentive for a Limited Time
ComEd wants to help make energy efficiency upgrades more affordable for residential, small businesses and public facilities, especially now while the cost of doing business is more expensive. Simply apply between August 15, 2022, and September 15, 2022 (October 31 for residential). Your home or business can receive this increased incentive to help lower the cost of your upgrades so you can ultimately save energy and reduce your energy costs.
 
Be sure to ask ComEd about the Comprehensive Campaign incentives, too. You can stack this promotional 30% incentive on top of the comprehensive incentives to help you save even more. It’s easy to take advantage of these incentives that can cover up to 75% of your project costs. The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program will perform a free facility assessment, make recommendations that are right for your home or business and install the upgrades you choose.
 
Get started today!  Email BusinessEE@ComEd.com, call 855-433-2700 or visit https://www.comed.com/WaysToSave
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, 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.
Apply for Peoples Gas Bill Assistance
As we head into the cooler months, and natural gas prices remain high nationwide, Peoples Gas offers  programs and resources to manage your energy costs.

Financial assistance available beginning Sept. 1
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Peoples Gas Share the Warmth program are available to help income-eligible customers with heating bills this winter. To see if you are eligible and apply for bill pay assistance, go to cedaorg.net or call theCommunity Economic Development Association at 800-571-2332.

Payment arrangements available
For customers who have fallen behind on their bills, but don’t qualify for financial assistance, arrangements are available to help pay and manage heating bills this winter. Use the Peoples Gas app or go to peoplesgasdelivery.com to learn more about your options and enroll.

Budget Billing
Budget Billing spreads seasonal variations in your natural gas bill over 12 months. While you still pay for all of the natural gas you actually use, Budget Billing gives you more consistent monthly bills. Learn more and sign up in the Peoples Gas app or at peoplesgasdelivery.com.

Reduce energy use this winter
Manage energy use by using a programmable thermostat, sealing gaps around windows and doors, and scheduling an annual furnace tuneup. Peoples Gas also offers free energy efficiency consultations. For more information, go to peoplesgasdelivery.com.
South-East Asia Center Assists with LIHEAP Applications
The South-East Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway, is helping people apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program helps individuals pay heat and/or electric bills. For assistance with the application, visit the South-East Asia Center at 5120 N. Broadway. 
Home and Business Protection Program
Elevate, an energy equity non-profit, is conducting outreach for the Multifamily Energy Savings Program. The goal is to have buildings with 3 units or more assessed to determine the energy-saving projects they qualify for. Projects such as air sealing and insulation, pipe insulation, and HVAC equipment replacements are examples of projects that can be completed from start to finish via the program at little to no cost.

The best way to initiate a free energy assessment is to go directly to www.multifamilyportal.com and fill out the online form.
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Business Updates
Western Avenue Corridor Study Adopted
The Chicago Plan Commission officially adopted the Western Avenue Corridor Study recommendation this week. This has been underway for several years and involved many stakeholders, including our neighboring wards, businesses, and residents. The study includes comprehensive recommendations to improve the Western corridor from Howard to Addison.

Thank you to Kyle Ryan in the 49th Ward Office for all your work and collaboration to help finalize the recommendations on this critical business corridor. 
Plan an Event in an Alfresco Space
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!
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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Complete Raise Your Hand's School Board Election Survey
Chicago United for Equity, Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education, and Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights want to hear from you about your concerns and thoughts on the role of money in school board elections and other access issues. Please take a moment to fill out Raise Your Hand's feedback form

Participants will be entered to win a $50 gift card. 
Family Empowerment Centers After School Program
Family Empowerment Centers, 1533 W. Devon, has space in its after-school program. The Free program provides kids with a safe space after school where they can enjoy snacks, games, and receive help with homework. 

For more information and to enroll your child, contact beth@familyempower.org or phil@familyempower.org. You may also call 773-262-0760 with questions. 
Gale Community Academy November Newsletter
Check out the November Newsletter from Gale Community Academy! You can follow them on Facebook for frequent updates from students and staff.
CIADC Offers Free After School Program for Youth in Grades 6-12
Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, a Rogers Park non-profit offering classes for youth and adults in industrial arts: Metal Casting, Welding & Forging, CNC Technology, and Woodworking, is offering FREE afterschool classes to all CPS students grades 6-12 this Fall!
 
Learn more by clicking here
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Employment Opportunities
HACC Free Culinary Arts Training Program
Howard Area Community Center is hosting a free 12-week culinary arts training program for those seeking a career in the food industry. The program will provide hands-on training to grow participants' kitchen skills. Participants will receive individualized career planning, a food handler's ServSafe Certificate, a restaurant manager's certificate, academic coaching, and job placement support.

Make sure to register online by clicking here by December 7; the program will start on January 9. For more information, contact Moon Parker at mparker@howardarea.org or 312-768-8046. 
Chicago Police Written Exam Scheduled for December 1-3
The Chicago Police Department has upcoming test dates in an effort to onboard qualified applicants to be Chicago Police Officers. Testing will take place at all City Colleges on December 1-3. 

Chicago Police Officers earn a competitive salary and benefits. For more information and to apply, visit chicagopolice.org/bethechange
ONE Northside is Hiring a Police Accountability Organizer
ONE Northside is hiring a Police Accountability Organizer. The Police Accountability Organizer will have the opportunity to work with community members and partners across Chicago to implement a new civilian structure to oversee policing in the city, engage the community as new civilian oversight policies are created, and help create a Chicago that is safe for everyone. They will also have the opportunity to work with ONE People’s Campaign to help elect our first-ever District Council Representatives in Chicago in February 2023.

For more information and to apply, visit bit.ly/ONSPAOrganizer
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 mparker@howardarea.org or 312-768-8046. 
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
Rogers Park Business Alliance is Hiring

Rogers Park Business Alliance is looking to add part-time crew members to our maintenance department. The position includes manual labor such as litter removal and beautification of the commercial corridors. Mornings or afternoons, 15 hours/week. Join its team and help keep Rogers Park clean.

For more information, contact:
Brandon Harding
Maintenance Director
Rogers Park Business Alliance
bharding@rpba.org
773-744-1679

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 transitchicago.com/careers to find a full list of jobs!
COPA is Hiring
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is hiring for key positions. For more information and to apply, click here
Access Living is Hiring
Access Living is hiring for the position of Community Development Organizer for Housing. The Community Development Organizer for Housing will recruit for, organize, and develop leadership within Access Living's Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) disability advocacy group. 

For more information and to apply, visit Access Living's website
A Just Harvest is Hiring!
A Just Harvest is seeking an Operations Assistant and Bookkeeper. The position will provide administrative support to the Director of Finance and Operations. The position provides grant compliance support, office support, and leads office information management. 

The Operations Assistant and Bookkeeper will work 30 hours a week, and the salary is $34,400-$35,500, commensurate with experience. The position also includes a comprehensive benefits package. 

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to accounting@ajustharvest.org. 
Purpose Workforce Solutions is Hiring!
Purpose Workforce Solutions is hiring youth positions. For more information, call 312-549-8360 ext 121 for more information. 
Start a Career in Aviation Mechanics
Train to become skilled, employable and essential. At Aviation Institute of Maintenance, we train tomorrow’s technicians. The demand for skilled technicians in Aviation, Manufacturing, Welding, Energy, and other industries is outpacing those entering these career fields. Our nation needs men and women to develop technical trade skills for today and the future. AIM campuses are proud to teach these skills. Find out more and apply here: https://aviationmaintenance.edu/
NAMI Chicago is Hiring!

NAMI Chicago has positions in Mental Health Services and is looking for outstanding and dedicated people to join its growing team. 

Since 1979, NAMI Chicago has fought for families and individuals impacted by mental health conditions. It promotes community wellness, breaks down barriers to mental health care, and provides support and expertise for families, professionals, and individuals in Chicago and beyond.

NAMI Chicago currently has openings for the following positions (click on the job title to view the job descriptions):      

Mary Crane Center Now Hiring!

Mary Crane Center at 1545 W. Morse is now hiring key positions in the organization. For more information or to send your resume, email enorthern@marycrane.org

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.
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

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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