49th Ward Update
July 2, 2022


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Good morning neighbors,

We spent June celebrating, and rightly so. From our grads and dads to Pride and Juneteenth, last month brought us together in many ways. This month sees the beginning of our 13th cycle of participatory budgeting and even more community festivals. Check out the events below and also upcoming PB assembly dates.

Also, we are accepting sign ups for our Climate Action Taskforce for one more week, so please read about it below and sign up today!

Lastly, this Monday marks our nation's 246th birthday. I'll be celebrating Independence Day by reflecting and strategizing on what WE THE PEOPLE can do to build a stronger more perfect Union. However you or your ancestors came here, this is the home we've got and I believe it's our collective responsibility to confront our faults and build social systems that protect and honor this land and all of the people who occupy it. In small, local actions, stay tuned in the coming weeks for opportunities to help us recruit election judges, poll workers and language access workers for the Chicago Board of Elections to ensure that we can have accessible and fair elections. I know so many of us are feeling overwhelmed with the latest Supreme Court rulings, so I encourage you to spend this Independence Day in reflection about the country you want us to be and what you're willing to do to make that happen.

Have a great weekend, 

Alderwoman Hadden

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- CELEBRATIONS & APPRECIATIONS - good news for the week
- WARD UPDATES - infrastructure updates and community announcements
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - local events and ways to get involved
- COMMUNITY AID - organizational and personal requests for support
- GOVERNMENT CORNER - connect to your other elected officials
- COVID-19 UPDATES - latest news on covid from the Public Health Dept.
- NEED TO KNOW INFO - alerts, services and government aid
- BUSINESS NEWS - local announcements and services for small businesses
- SCHOOLS SHINE IN 49 - school news and updates
- EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - hiring events and job postings
Celebrations & Appreciations
Let's celebrate and appreciate what's wonderful about our ward, the people, the places, and accomplishments. We need this more than ever, so please, send us the people, organizations, and actions you want the ward to know about next week! Email us at
Thank You for Your Service Tiffany!
Tiffany Liner's last day was Thursday and while we are sad to see her leave the 49th Ward, we're so happy for her new role with the Committee on Finance and Chairman Scott Waguespack. Tiffany, you are a wonderful public servant and the 49th Ward thanks you for your service.
49th Ward Office Welcomes New Summer Interns
The 49th Ward Office has welcomed new interns for the summer. Cynthia and Favour (on the left and in the middle) just graduated from Sullivan and are headed to college in the fall. Clarissa (on the right) is a Loyola University student majoring in political science. Make sure to say hello to them if you see them in the neighborhood! 
Relative Movie Showing at New 400
Filmmaker Michael Glover Smith is holding a special screening of his Rogers Park-shot film, Relative, at The New 400 Theaters on Sunday, July 17! A portion of the profits will benefit the PO Box Collective, a social practice/creative engagement center with a mission of community programming that is also prominently featured in the film!

The event will begin at 3pm with a brief introduction by Salome Chasnoff. The screening will be followed by a 20-minute Q&A with director Michael Glover Smith, actors Emily Lape and Heather Chrisler, and will be moderated by critic Don Shanahan.

At 5pm, the director will lead interested audience members on an (optional) walking tour of some of the film's prominent RP locations, including the exterior of the principal location, a historic Victorian home built by Henry Newgard in the 1890s, and the PO Box Collective at 6900 N. Glenwood Ave. At 5:20pm, the tour will head to Rogers Park Social at 6920 N. Glenwood to cap the afternoon with a celebratory drink (cash bar).

Please RSVP to the official FB event page if you can make it. Tix are only $8.50!
Ward Updates
Ward Office Closed July 4th
Please be advised that the 49th Ward office will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Office hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5, at 9 am.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the Department of Streets and Sanitation will be making minor changes to the refuse and recycling schedule for the week of July 4. Streets and Sanitation will collect all refuse Tuesday through Friday. To ensure refuse is collected, residents should leave their black carts accessible throughout the week, not solely on the regular day of collection. 

With the shift in the regular collection schedule, residents might see a slight delay in their regular trash collection. For more information on your regular collection day, you can email my office at, call 773-338-5796, or check the schedule on the 49th Ward map

Please have a safe and relaxing holiday! 
Remember: Fireworks are Illegal!
With the Fourth of July holiday this weekend, our office wants to remind residents that all fireworks are still illegal in Chicago. Leading up to this holiday, residents have complained about the increased use of fireworks. The use of fireworks can cause undue stress and anxiety to our neighbors who struggle with PTSD. They also can cause pets to become easily stressed and anxious. Finally, their usage can be disruptive to our sleep and overall quality of life. 

Over the years, we have seen fireworks use evolve from small, personal celebrations to full-on displays in our major parks and schoolyards. This is dangerous and disruptive to many residents' enjoyment of the Independence Day celebrations and can cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and clean-up. Violations are subject to fines.
Here are some statistics to consider:
  • Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires
  • These fires caused an average of $23 million in direct property damage
  • In 2017, emergency rooms treated an estimated 12,900 people for fireworks-related injuries
  • Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries 
  • Children aged 5-9 are more than twice as likely as other age groups to be injured by fireworks 
Source: National Fire Protection Association
Share Your Feedback on North Side Housing's
Homeless Shelter Special Use Permit Request
On June 22, our office hosted a community meeting to discuss North Side Housing's proposal for a special use permit to open an emergency men's shelter at 7464 N. Clark. The site is currently zoned as B3-3, which allows for emergency shelters with a special use permit. 

More information on the proposal and North Side Housing's presentation are available on the 49th Ward website at You can watch the community meeting on Facebook 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 Tuesday, July 5. 

Our office is still in the early stages of the decision-making process for this proposal. There will be additional community meetings and ample opportunities for input before any final decision is made. 
The 13th Cycle of PB49 Kicks off in July

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

Spanish translation services will be provided for both meetings.

You may register for both PB Community Assemblies here:

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

49th Ward Office Hiring Key Constituent Services Positions
Alderwoman Hadden is hiring key Constituent Services positions for the 49th Ward governmental services office. Applicants must be organized, have project management skills, ability to seek out solutions and resources to unique problems, and possess conflict resolution and customer service skills. Bilingual candidates are preferred.  Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to
Save the Date July 8 & 9 for the Rogers Park Music & Arts Fest
Flatts' & Sharpe is at it again! For 2 days, Friday, July 8th & Saturday, July 9, the RPM&A festival will bring together thousands of people from surrounding communities to celebrate the ethnic diversity and bohemian art of the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Check out the music line up here.

Become a vendor!
Volunteer for the Fest!
Save the Date: Taco Crawl July 21
Save the date! The Rogers Park Business Alliance is bringing back its popular Taco Crawl!

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

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

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

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

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

East End of Howard Street Repairs

CDOT completed the work to repair a sinkhole at the end of the street adjacent to the lake this week. Crews will be returning in the coming week to remove concrete barriers. The chainlink fence that is on-site will remain until Divvy can relocate its bike station.
Summer Mobile Office Hours are Back!
Summer Mobile Office hours are back! Come out to talk to your Alderwoman in person. Submit service requests, ask questions and catch up on community events.
  • Saturday, July 9, 11a-1pm - 7340 N Rogers (Pottawattomie Park)
  • Wednesday, July 27, 5-7pm - 1447 W. Morse Ave (Ward Office)
Interested in volunteering with the Ward Office this summer? We need people who can help post flyers, help staff outdoor events, and help with Ward clean-ups.  Take a moment to fill out this Volunteer Sign Up form.
Community Engagement
ECSP Coalition Power Summit July 13

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

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

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

Please register here
Learn more about ECPS here ECPS

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

The Comedy Social runs from 9-11 pm, with sign-ups beginning at 8 pm. Those interested in performing or hosting should contact Anthony at 312-788-4309.
Sign Up for a Research Interview
Ph.D. candidate and Rogers Park neighbor Tasha Williams is conducting interviews as a part of their research. Tasha is seeking to interview young adult Black LGB in Chicago and Washington, D.C. about their mental health. 

For more information and to sign up for an interview, click here. You may also email Tasha at
North Side AARP Meeting July 5
The Chicago Northside AARP Community Group will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 5, at 12:30 pm. Ed Spire will share a non-partisan presentation on restoring our democracy. 

Participants are welcome to join the meeting in person at the Lake View Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison, or via Zoom. To register to join the Zoom meeting, email For more information on the AARP community group, click here
CFD Cares Community Pop-Up
The Chicago Fire Department is hosting a community event on Saturday, July 9, at Engine 70's Quarters, 6030 N. Clark, from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm. 

Get free blood pressure testing, car seat inspections, hand-only CPR training, information on the upcoming CFD Firefighter entrance exam, and more! 
Community Tickets for the Shedd Aquarium
The Shedd Aquarium has made available community tickets to visit the aquarium. Community members can take advantage of this opportunity by following the steps below: Write: "Museums in the Park "
C24/7 Hosts 2nd Annual The Great Giveaway July 30
C24/7 is hosting its second annual Great Giveaway event. The event will take place on Saturday, July 30, from 2-6 pm at Willey White Park, 1610 W. Howard. There will be bikes, toys, carnival games, and activities for all to enjoy. 

Want to donate to the event? Consider making an online cash contribution to C24/7 to go towards gifts and prizes. 
Community Aid
Help Angel Lopez Replace his Ice Cream Cart
Photo Credit: Block Club Chicago
Rogers Park has banded together to help a neighbor replace his ice cream cart. Angel Lopez has become a neighborhood fixture, known for his good spirit and for selling ice cream along the lakefront in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, his cart is damaged and he doesn't have the financial means to fix it.

Please consider making a financial contribution on GoFundMe so Angel can continue serving up sweet treats at the beach this summer. 
Nominate a School to Win Free School Supplies for an Entire Year
Back 2 School Illinois has opened applications for its "Win School Supplies for an Entire School" contest in which low-income Chicago schools can be nominated to receive school supplies kits. Two or three schools will be selected and every student will be awarded their school supplies kits the first week of classes this fall.

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

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

Benefits of CPR include:

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

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

For more information and to apply, visit

Government Connect
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COVID-19 Updates
Heartland Health Offering COVID-19 Testing to Non-Patients
Heartland Health Centers is offering COVID-19 testing for non-patients starting this week.

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

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

Need to Know Info
Seal Eviction Records by July 31

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

Visit before July 14th for step-by-step instructions.

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

Department of Water Management Resumes Meter Installations
The Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) announced that they are installing free water meters once again after approval by the City Council of some additions to the program. The program was paused in 2019 as some homes showed a slight increase in lead in their water after getting a water meter. Meter installers will now perform an intensive flush of resident’s water system immediately after the meter is placed to minimize any potential lead issues.

Those on the MeterSave waiting list will be prioritized when the program begins again but anyone interested in receiving a meter can join the list by registering at: The program in its current form will end in January of 2023 when state law changes to require lead service line replacement as part of any meter installation.
Department of Water Management Expands its
Equity Lead Service Line Replacement Program
The Department of Water Management has expanded its Equity Lead Service Line Replacement Program in order to assist more residents who wish to replace their lines. Now, it is a completely income-based program. If a resident who lives in a home they own qualifies as low income ($83,350 for a family of four), they may be eligible for a completely free replacement. More information and applications are available at:
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 If you have any questions, feel free to email or call (312) 742-3317.
CDPH Issues Monkeypox Health Advisory
Public Health officials have recently identified cases of the Monkeypox virus in Eugue and the US. In some cases, but not all cases, the infected individuals have been identified as gay or bisexual men who have sex with other men. 

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

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

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

For more information, visit
Business Updates
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.
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
CPS Summer Meal Program

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

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

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


WHAT: CPS LunchStop - Free Summer Meals

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

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

  • LunchStop Meal Site Finder:

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

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

For additional information, flyers, and location cards, please visit

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

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

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

Available positions:

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

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

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

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

Please email with any questions. To learn more visit

UI Health Nurse Recruiting Events
UI Health is hosting a series of Nurse Recruiting events. Learn about nursing career opportunities and benefits during one of the events. 

For more information and questions, email 
CPS Custodial Hiring Events
The CPS is hosting Custodial Hiring Events for the month of June. Walk-ins are welcomed for the in-person events.

Hiring Event Details

Date: June 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Skinner North Classical School
Address:  640 W Scott St. Chicago, IL 60610   

Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual Fair

Date: June 30, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CPS District Office
Address:  42 W Madison St. Chicago IL 60602   

To register for an event, click here. For more information, email or call 773-553-2100.
Clark Devon Hardware Now Hiring

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

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

Clark-Devon Hardware offers employees a generous benefits package: 

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

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

Email resumes to or deliver to the manager at Clark Devon Hardware. 

Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service Now Hiring
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance is now hiring for EMT positions. The program includes 12 weeks of training, a free accelerated EMT course, and a guaranteed job. For more information, visit or email 
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 and include your name, phone, email, resume, and two references. 
Misericordia is Now Hiring
Misericordia seeks to hire for several key positions within the organization. 

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

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

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

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

Learn more by clicking here

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

Greencorps Chicago is Recruiting!

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

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

For more info, please visit

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
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


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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