79th Street Corridor Community Meeting

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Youth Summer Employment Opportunity

If you know a young adult, between the ages of 14 and 24, who is seeking summer employment, please encourage him or her to apply for One Summer Chicago beginning Wednesday, April 1. Young people have the opportunity to work in City, County, civic and business communities over the summer. Applicants will be notified the month of June if they have been invited for an interview. All eligible youth who are not offered an initial interview will be placed on […]

Jumping Jack Application Available!

The application for the popular Jumping Jack program is now available. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will begin accepting completed applications on Wednesday, April 1. Jumping Jack inflatables are available on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY, beginning May 23 through August 30, 2015. You can print the application from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events website or pick one up at the 7th Ward Public Service Office. Please note that rules […]

Community Input Needed to Drive Planning Process!

On Thursday, March 19, Alderman Holmes, along with Alderman Michelle Harris, hosted the first community meeting for the 79th Corridor Planning Initiative.  A panel of experts presented on issues related to housing,  development, attracting retail and on financing redevelopment projects.  Residents and concerned business owners  got involved in the discussion by asking questions about programs that could help them with abandoned properties, vacant lots, and increasing visibility for their businesses. All of those in attendance were given a survey to […]

2015 Street Sweeping

More than 40 sweepers will work during regular early morning hours in communities across the City; regular sweeping season to begin April 1. The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) began morning street sweeping this week and is done between 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, until March 31. There will be no temporary parking restrictions related to this overnight operation. DSS is leveraging the existing overnight parking ban, still in effect until April 1, to begin cleaning […]

Alderman Natashia L. Holmes Invites You to the 79th Street Corridor Community Forum

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Alderman Natashia L. Holmes, in partnership with Alderman Michelle Harris (8th Ward), will host the second phase of the 79th Street Corridor Planning Initiative. This corridor planning initiative, which spans 79th Street from Stony Island to the Chicago Lakeside Development, began in December and has the goal of finding ways to revitalize this once densely populated corridor of locally-owned businesses.  This community meeting will feature a panel of experts to discuss what retailers, developers, investors […]


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    Alderman Holmes at a great meet and greet.

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Community News

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Arthur Ashe Park Advisory Council, 3rd District CAPS and the Chicago Park District invites all children to the 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at noon at Ashe Park – 2701 E. 74th Street. There is a special prize for the hunters who discover the golden eggs. Rain or shine, this event will still take place, so please appropriately dress your children for the weather.

City of Chicago’s Free Tax Preparation Assistance

As a reminder, the City offers FREE tax assistance and a variety of income tax credits and benefits available to Chicagoans. Volunteer tax preparers, certified through IRS-approved training, will assist with federal and state income tax returns for the 2014 tax year. This year, eligible individuals and families with children could receive up to $6,750 from the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits with the help of these knowledgeable preparers.  The tax assistance sites will be open between January and April 15, 2015.   For more information, call 311!

4th District’s Burglary Prevention Sector Meeting

Chicago Police Department’s 4th District CAPS will be presenting the “Keepin It Real” Burglary Prevention Sector Meeting on Monday, March 30, from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the 4th District Community Room, 2255 E. 103rd Street. This meeting is an interaction between Chicago Police personnel, citizens and inmates transitioning from incarceration to reintegration into society. You can hear from former burglars about the vulnerabilities in personal and home protection that make homes easy targets for them. Anyone interested in improving the safety and security of their homes should attend this seminar.