The Office of Faith Based Initiatives of Chicago Public Schools is pleased to announce the Safe Haven Spring Break Program for 2015. Safe Haven is a partnership between CPS and the Faith Community. Safe Haven is a reliable and no cost alternative place for CPS students and parents during critical high violence periods in the city. The mission of Safe Haven is to eradicate bullying and instill practices to combat youth violence. Students will engage in workshops that focus on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
2015 Municipal Run-Off Election!Election Day for the 2015 Municipal Run-Off Election is Tuesday, April 7! The polls will be open from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. Don’t forget to check your polling location. If you need a ride to the polls, or know someone who may need assistance, please call 773.731.7736!
Street Sweeping Enforcement Now in Effect!Avoid receiving a $60 ticket by adhering to the street cleaning signs posted on your block! From April 1 through mid-November, bright orange temporary parking restrictions are posted the day before sweeping is scheduled to begin on any street to ensure curb-to-curb cleaning. The Department of Streets and Sanitation is required to give a 24-hour advance notice. Call the 7th Ward Public Service Office at 773.731.7777 to request the 2015 schedule.
Upcoming Constituent Night
Meet Alderman Holmes every 3rd Monday of the month from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm at 2459 E. 75th Street. First come, first served! In the event that a Constituent Night falls on holiday, it will be held on the following Monday. Next Constituent Night is Monday, April 20, 2015!