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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as Santa and his reindeer dash through the snow on the CTA Holiday Train and make their way throughout Chicago starting Friday, November 29. Now in its 22nd year, Mayor Emanuel and the CTA are reminding Chicagoans that the Holiday Train is a festive and one-of-a-kind tradition that’s unique to Chicago and is a fun way to enjoy the city during the holiday season. Santa will travel in his sleigh on an open …
Chicago, IL — Following a successful 7th Ward Health & Wellness Fair, 7th Ward Alderman Natashia L. Holmes has partnered with the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) to open an Affordable Care Outreach Clinic at the Jeffery Manor Library, located at 2401 E. 100th Street. The clinic will open Monday, November 18 through at least mid-March. The clinic will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with extended Saturday hours of 9 a.m. to 5 …
On November 16th, Ald. Natashia Holmes, Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore, Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr., and Slalom Women Connect bring to you the 7th Ward Health & Wellness Fair. Come out for blood pressure and diabetes screenings, raffle giveaways, youth dental screenings, zumba and fitness demonstrations, skin care and makeovers, HIV and cholesterol screenings, and much more! Schedule of Events 10:30 am – Healthy Cooking Demo 11:00 am – Face Painting, Balloon Art 11:30 am – Zumba Demo 12:30 …
Meet the alderman every 3rd Monday of the month from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at 2459 E. 75th St. First come, first served!
Jobs for Veterans
Leave No Veteran Behind (LNVB) is partnering with Chicago Public Schools to provide jobs veterans. Beginning August 15th, LNVB will directly employ over 100 former service veterans.. More info>>
71st Street Streetscape ProjectThe Chicago Department of Transportation will begin accepting bids from contractors for Phase 1 of the 71st Street Streetscape Project from Jeffery Boulevard to South Shore Drive beginningSeptember 26th, 2013. The proposal requires 5% of the total base bid. For more information, please contact Lynnette Terrell at 312-744-9769 by emailing Lynnette.email@example.com.
Chicago Department of AviationAre you interested in learning about upcoming design and construction contracting opportunities at O’Hare and Midway International Airports. Register online today for the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Contractor Open House. The free event will take place on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago, Illinois. The Contractor Open House provides an excellent opportunity for firms interested in bidding on work at Chicago’s airports to network with contractors and subcontractors of every size and specialty. At the event, CDA officials will present details about upcoming construction projects, including bid packages for the Capital Improvement Programs (CIP) at O’Hare and Midway, and the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). In addition, information about bid opportunities for the airports’ Residential Sound Insulation Programs (RSIP), as well as maintenance and operations term contractors, will be provided. The online pre-registration deadline is Monday, September 30th, 2013. Onsite registration will also be available, but space is limited. Parking is available in Parking Lot #5, 1135 S. Morgan Ave., two blocks west of the UIC Forum for $10 for the day.
New South Side Homeless Shelter is Now Open!Ujima Village, the low threshold youth shelter for the South Side, is now open! The shelter serves older youth, ages 18 up to the 25th birthday, all genders. The shelter can accept youth with disabilities and youth who are wearing home monitoring devices (so long as the youth has allowed movement). The shelter has 24 comfortable cots, serves a hot dinner and continental breakfast, and provides a 1-Ride CTA card to everyone who gets a bed the next morning. The shelter also has showers, laundry, and a voluntary nightly activity. How to get a bed: Youth can get a bed by arriving at the front door of the shelter at 8 p.m. nightly or by calling the 311/Catholic Charities Homeless hotline from a hospital emergency room. The youth, when calling the hotline, needs to state that they are youth and that they want to come to Ujima. Catholic Charities will call us to confirm bed availability, and then Catholic Charities will go get the youth from the hospital to transport the youth to Ujima. Catholic Charities will only pick up homeless persons from hospital emergency rooms or police stations. The shelter is located at 7320 S. Yale Avenue, near 73rd and Vincennes Avenue.
Re-Route for CTA Bus #87Effective from Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m. through Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., 87th Street between Essex Ave. and Baltimore Ave. will be closed to all vehicular traffic due to sewer installations. The following reroute will be in effect:
Eastbound RouteThe regular route will be operated to 87th/South Chicago, then as follows: Northwest on South Chicago to Yates; North on Yates to 83rd; East on 83rd to Commercial; South on Commercial to 92nd; East on 92nd to Houston; North on Houston to 91st; West on 91st over the regular route.
Westbound RouteThe regular route will be operated to Commercial/87th, then as follows: North on Commercial to 83rd; West on 83rd to Yates; South on Yates to South Chicago; South across South Chicago to 87th; West on 87th over the regular route.
Encourage an Out-of-School Youth to Finish SchoolWest Town Academy High School is still accepting applications for the current fall semester. Do you know someone who needs to finish high school? If so, call 312-563-9044. Following the successful 2012-2013 school year, in which over 90 former dropouts graduated with their high school diplomas, West Town Academy has a limited number of seats still available for fall enrollment. Apply immediately at www.westtownacademy.org.
It's Not Too Late to Register!Chicago’s free “Head Start” early childhood development program for ages 3-5 is now available at hundreds of sites across the City. The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is launching the City’s 2013 Head Start enrollment campaign. Thousands of low-income Chicago families are eligible for quality educational opportunties and childcare services through the DFSS citywide network of community-based Head Start partner agencies. Head Start includes child care in a nurturing environment, educational activities, nutritious meals, medical and dental services and offers parents education and training programs as well. All Head Start services are free to eligible families. Parents, family and relatives, neighbors or friends can find out more about Head Start by calling 312-229-1690 or going towww.chicagoearlylearning.org.
Professional Development for TeachersAmerica’s Children’s Museum on Wheels: Storybus empowers preschool through second grade teachers by encouraging them to develop their own curriculum and teach to the whole child, utilizing a single classic story. It enables young students to have collaborative literary experiences that bring stories to life, so that they better understand the stories. As a result, children develop a lifelong love of reading. Storybus shows teachers how to develop a curriculum that addresses Common Core Standards by giving teachers 15 hours of professional development from the Erikson Institute, Curriculum Guide, multi-cultural story books for the classroom, storytelling DVD, storybus visit, and family literacy workshop. This program is free. Please visithttp://storybus.org/educators to register.
Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (August 17th)
Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan (September 21st)
- One Book, One Chicago pick, Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (October 19th)