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Click Here: “Financial, Health, & Safety Action Plans & Virtual Activities Convid-19” Southeast Side Community Bulletin Board with Activities, Events, Resources, Services, & Workshops Flyer’s Album For April 2020

Subject to Change As New Developments Come Forth & Add-on Info: 

Current Add-ON: Mask Give Away by Alderman Harris, COVID-19 Testing at Compassion Baptist Church, Free Mask Distribution by Alderwoman Garza at Calumet Park, May Day Mask Giveaway hosted by Alderman Hairston, Legal Clinic Schedule, What Cook county Nonprofits need to know about Paycheck Protection Program hosted by Toni Preckwinkle, New Testing Location, Shifting Your Business To Online (E-commerce) Workshop,

Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Legal Resources for Small Businesses Workshop, Cook County Recovery Initiative, Verizon and LISC Come Together to Support Small Businesses Application Apr 28th, South Shore Chamber Inc Small Business Webinar, Alderman Hairston 5th Ward Monthly Virtual Meeting, COVID-19 Community Town Hall Discussion Impact Happening Now Apr 27 1pm to 3pm, Census 2020 Town Hall with (Alderman Harris-Senator Sims-Commissioner Moore- Rep Evans Jr.), Southeast Chicago Virtual Town Hall focus on Labor Rights-Education-Health, MOBE Marketing Opportunity Business and Entertainment Webinar, Have you applied for the Reading the Black Library Youth Fellowship?, Pantry Volunteer’s Schedule Sign Up, Chicago State University US Census Virtual Town Hall.

Previous:  Pilgrim Baptist Church on-line, Toni Preckwinkle & Theaster Gates  host a live virtual house party featuring Chicago DJ Duane Powell, Black Men Do Yogo, Governor Extending until May 30th Details, South Chicago Neighborhood Network Health Survey, Emergency Free Distribution at Eastside Soccer Dome, Building Resilience During PandemicComEd has extended its no-disconnects until June 1, Chicago Earth Day Town Hall,  ODLSS PAC MEETING Focus on EDUCATION FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS DURING THE REMOTE LEARNING PERIOD DUE TO COVID 19, South Shore Virtual Mental Health Discussion with COVID-19,  South Shore COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Blues Cross Blue Shields Grants, From My House To Yours Marqueal Jordon Saxophonist,  Southeast Food Pantry Volunteer Needs, Hyde Park Virtual Community Forum with Alderman Hairston, Senator Peters, State Rep Tarver and Kam, Virtual City Council Meeting hosted by City Clerk Apr 22,

Previous: Department of Planning and Development (DPD) schedule meetings, FRESH FAITH FRIDAYS with Audacious Praise Squad, Community Conversation with Senator Peters-State Rep Tarver and Kam, Text Questions For Census, Spanish Coalition for Housing Remote Service, Stimulus Check No Payback, Virtual Town halls regarding South Side Hospitals merger, City Council Virtual Meeting April 15, Mikva Challenge Youth Program, Mask & Gloves Drive Up at the Quarry Events hosted by South Works, Domestic Violence COID-19 Remote Screening Plan, Financial Education Initiative is piloting a free program, SSA#42 Monthly Meeting, Black Business Relief Funds, Behavior Support for Parents and Caregiver During School Closure Webinar, City of Chicago Free Business Education Webinar, St. Lukes Prayer Time, Webinar on the response for Asthma Attacks, Southeast Collective Survey  for Town hall related Covid-19, On Monday April 13th, CPS will start remote learning for Pre-K–12, Mobile Food Pantry every 3rd Friday, Donation to Southeast Side Food Pantry, Mask & Gloves Available at the Quarry Event Ctr today 1pm to 3pm, the Right to Recovery Coalition Press Conference-Senator Peter-Commissioner Johnson, Impact of Covid On African American Community Meeting by RUSH, Illinois Extended Driving Licensing, Small Business Townhall Meeting with Commissioner Lowry-Congresswoman Kelly-US Business Administrator, Should I be Tested?, Navigating Parenting Through the Pandemic Managing Expectations Creating Structure and Maintaining Routine Recognizing Signs of Anxiety and Depression, Free NowPow for Community-Based Organizations: Extending Care During COVID-19-Digital Referrals to Meet the Rising Need, RUSH’S Social Work Helpline (ext 312-563-1245), Cyber Actors Take Advantage of COVID-19 Pandemic to Exploit Increased Use of Virtual Environments,  State Free Mental Health Hotline, Can I Be Evicted?  Emotional Support Hotline,  Stimulus Checks, City of Chicago Coronavirus Response Center,  IRS Social Security Senior receive there stimulus check, 2020 Census, Claretian Association Resource Link and Rental Assistance,  South Shore Public Online Meeting SSA, Illinois International Port District Master Plan Survey, Grab & Go Meal Site for CPS, Covid-19 Test Sites, Free Internet Option Comcast, Illinois Department of Public Health Grocery Store Guidelines,  Small Business Support with University of Chicago, Economic Relief Package by President Preckwinkle,  Eat Local South Shore List, Los Cantaritos- Hegewisch Restaurant, Illinois Respond Funds Donation, Avoid Coronavirus Scams, Protect Your Pets from Covid-19, Food Pantries, SBA PROVIDING $10,000 EMERGENCY DISASTER GRANT FOR SMALL BUSINESS ……

Few Resources:


Extending until May 30th

City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

Dear Partner,

I am reaching out to provide important information regarding the State of Illinois Stay at Home Order. On Thursday, April 23rd, Governor Pritzker announced an extension of the Illinois Stay at Home Order to the end of May. Under this extension, there will be important modifications to the Stay at Home Order that will come into effect on May 1st. These modifications provide increased flexibility for certain businesses and important new guidelines to protect workers and consumers. This email provides an overview of the changes that will become effective May 1st and will last through the month of May. Please note that these rules are subject to change- please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus for updates.
1. NEW Requirement to Wear Face Coverings
Effective May 1st, all individuals over the age of two that can medically tolerate face covering will be required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are:
  • in a public space and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance; or
  • in any indoor public space.
2. NEW Categories of Businesses Considered Essential
The following businesses will be considered essential and may re-open beginning May 1st:
  • Animal Grooming Services
  • Greenhouses, Garden Centers and Nurseries
These businesses will be added to the full list of essential businesses under the previous Stay at Home Order, which can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions tab at www.chicago.gov/coronavirus. All essential businesses must follow the social distancing requirements outlined in number four below.
3. NEW Permissible Activities for Non-Essential Businesses
Beginning May 1st, retail stores that are not designated as essential may re-open to fulfill online or telephone orders. These orders must be completed through pick-up outside of the store or through delivery. All non-essential businesses engaged in minimum basic activities such as these must follow the social distancing requirements outlined in number four below.
4. NEW Requirements for all Businesses to Protect Employees and Consumers
Effective May 1st, all businesses are required to take the following steps to the greatest extent possible:
  • Provide employees with face coverings
  • Require that employees wear face coverings in circumstances where they are unable to maintain a six-foot distance at all times
  • Where work circumstances require it, provide additional Personal Protective Equipment
  • Evaluate whether employees are able to work from home
This applies to all essential businesses and non-essential businesses that are engaged in minimum basic operations. These requirements are in addition to existing requirements to designate six-foot distances, have hand sanitizer and sanitizing products available, designate separate operating hours for vulnerable populations and post online whether a facility is open and how best to reach the facility.
5. New Requirements for Retail Businesses to Protect Employees and Consumers
In addition to the requirements outlined in number four above, all retail businesses are required to take the following steps to the greatest extent possible beginning on May 1st:
  • Cap occupancy at 50 percent of store capacity or occupancy limits
  • Set up store aisles to be one-way where practicable
  • Communicate with customers through in-store signage, public service announcements and advertisements about the social distancing requirements
  • Discontinue use of reusable bags
6. NEW Requirements for Manufacturers to Protect Employees
In addition to the requirements outlined in number four above, all manufacturing businesses are required to take the following steps to the greatest extent possible beginning on May 1st:
  • Stagger shifts
  • Reduce line speeds
  • Operate only essential lines, while shutting down non-essential lines
  • Ensure that all spaces where employees may gather, including locker rooms and lunchrooms, allow for social distancing
  • Downsize to the extent necessary to allow for social distancing
Please be advised BACP has been and will continue to enforce the Stay at Home Order. Citations for businesses violating the order, including the social distancing requirements, can range up to $10,000 per offense. The modifications in the new Stay at Home Order are essential to building on the lifesaving progress our State has made over the last month. Thank you for your observance of the Order.
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Coronavirus stimulus relief checks won’t have to be repaid, feds say

https://abc7chicago.com/6103573/?fbclid=IwAR2XKujA0BKqtY8BEtjt7LZcXgT2PEA5ippvRabCZ5qdjqybziJGngJdoN0


 

For 24/7 Emotional Support Contact:
Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990
or Text TalkWithUs to 66746


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COVID-19 REMOTE SCREENING PLAN

 


 

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PRESS RELEASES Treasury, IRS Launch Online Tool to Help Non-Filers Receive Economic Impact Payments https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm971?fbclid=IwAR0cmIORmHc4RhrPqpe5HQTrCumUemlyu4YFox0Aq0M899H7wbKyLRnMk84

 

 


CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE CENTER

Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell.

How To Protect Yourself  & What to Do If You Are Sick.

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html

 

 


Info Shared by Hegewisch Times: Communications Manager IEMA Communications, Illinois Emergency Management AgencyAGENCY
COVID-19 Testing Available
The State of Illinois is proud to announce another Community Based Testing Site (CBTS) is open to help screen Illinoisans for COVID-19. These Community Based Testing Sites will be open seven days a week to test individuals with COVID-19 symptoms.
Here’s some important information that you need to know about these facilities.
Who can be tested:
-Healthcare workers *with* symptoms
-Seniors (65+) *with* symptoms
-Patients with underlying conditions *and* experiencing symptoms
-First Responders *with* symptoms
-All other individuals *with* symptoms
Where are the Community Based Testing Sites:
Harwood Heights
Opens: 7:00am
Address: 6959 W. Forest Preserve Road, Chicago IL
Bloomington
Opens: 9:00am
Address: 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington IL
Markham
Opens: 8:00am
Address: 3824 W. 159th Place, Markham IL
Before You Go:
Anyone who will be tested must be seated at a functioning window. Once you get in line at the CBTS, you will not be permitted to exit your car.
For the safety of the testing personnel, the drive-thru sites will not be able to accommodate walk-up individuals. Individuals must arrive in a vehicle.
You will be asked to show 1) photo identification and 2) healthcare employee or first responder ID/badge.
Due to the demand for this service, we anticipate there could be significant wait times associated with these drive-thru community based testing sites. Please be patient. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you are urged to call your doctor or Emergency Department to seek immediate care and instructions.

MAP: Here’s where you can get a COVID-19 test in Chicago area by WGN:

 

 

 


Info Shared by The Neighborhood Network Alliance and South Shore Works

 

 

 

Info Shared by Danielle Richards


 

Limited Funds: Info Shared by South Chicago Neighborhood Network Alliance

 


Great Job Claretian Associated! Collecting Resource Info Southeast Side for Covid-19

 

 


 

Info Shared by Alderman Harris:

 


 

Info Shared by Alderman Michelle A. Harris: Good news! Seniors who receive social security benefits will no longer have to file a ‘simple tax return’ to receive there stimulus check, as the Dept. of Treasury and the IRS have reversed course yet again. Sorry for the confusion!


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Few Resource Deadline Dates and Virtual Activities & Meetings:

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Southeast Collective Survey For Townhall related to Covid-19 Please Fill-Out So We Can Appropriately Address the Communities Needs:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTe1JT3w1gBdD_xkqnER5IXLP0sJyGyKDexK1WhPkBVDjJmw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3nJ9yTdiZEGE0WpuoPnZ_yjlPi5bUX1QxWZM6nydM_1_VS73zLZtoNzcE


Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza: TODAY! April 1, 2020, each home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020. Census. Once the invitation arrives, you must answer for your home in one of the following three ways: online, by phone or by mail. To ensure our communities are accurately represented in the 2020 Census, we need everybody in. Fill it out now! https://my2020census.gov/?fbclid=IwAR2w9xdbaC7XaE1glEZhoD_yB-JXE16kmCYNlNvg286dNgtjs1kQeYyQ80A



The South Chicago Neighborhood Network and Advocate Aurora Health are conducting a survey to see how can they better assist you during the pandemic. The survey link is below and is available in Spanish as well.
Also the faith Community Nurse, Lashondria Purnell is available to talk to those in need. Please see flier below for her information.
English: https://advocatehealth.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HpsPpG2PH9Yre5
Spanish: https://advocatehealth.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qu155VqES2Cpyl

 

 


 

Info Shared by Alderman Hairston: On Monday April 13th, CPS will start remote learning for Pre-K–12 as part of their response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Each family should of already been notified by their child’s school of their plans of being in alignment with new guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education. Remote learning will remain in place until schools reopen.
Students will be offered both digital and non-digital learning options (packets can be picked up at food distributing locations for CPS), as well as dedicated “office hours,” where students and families can receive support from teachers via Google Meet, phone, or email.
While students are expected to complete assignments and schools are able to grade work, grades will be counted only if they improve a student’s grade and will not negatively impact any student’s academic standing. Students who do not engage in academic work can be issued an incomplete and will be expected to make up incomplete assignments following the remote learning period.
Sites for Refernce:
https://cps.edu/Pages/EnrichmentLearningResources.aspx#
https://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/Remote-Learning-Guidance-for-Parents.pdf

 


Pritzker Announces Schools Closed For In-Person Learning For Rest of Academic Year by WTTW Press Conference

New statewide totals: 27,575 cases, 1,134 deaths

Pritzker said Illinois will receive about $569 million in federal funding for pre-K through 12th-grade schools from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Of that funding, some dollars will go directly to schools, Pritzker said, while the rest will be distributed by the Illinois State Board of Education based on the needs of school districts.

That funding will be used to help equip students with technological devices and internet access, support teachers in developing lesson plans and assist schools in providing meals to students and families. Click Link Below To View More detail info: https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/17/pritzker-announces-schools-closed-person-learning-rest-academic-year

 


Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc:
The UChicago Financial Education Initiative is piloting a free program for financial wellness available to employees of small businesses. The course takes 5-6 hours and covers multiple content areas in personal finance, including saving, borrowing, earning, investing, and risk management. All we ask in exchange is that participants give us feedback (online, within the course) so that we can improve our work.
About the Course
The Adult Financial Wellness course was developed by university experts in financial education at the UChicago Financial Education Initiative. The course is fully online, individual, and self-paced. It contains six 1-hour modules on the topics of saving, borrowing, earning, investing, risk management, and general financial decision-making. Learners can stop and start these modules at any time. It provides a broad base of knowledge that will help employees better understand how to make financial decisions.
Rationale for the Course
We know that financial outcomes are not solely a result of financial literacy. But financial literacy can help–and we believe employers can be huge drivers of positive change for their employees by providing financial education.
Consider the following:
A large portion of the U.S. adult population struggles financially, from lack of retirement savings to student debt to basic financial insecurity.
Employees lose up to 20 hours of productivity each month due to financial stress.
1 in 3 employees report that financial problems have been a distraction at work.
Reducing financial stress through financial education can lead to higher utilization of 401(K) and retirement readiness.
Next Steps:
Pass this opportunity along to small businesses in your network.
If you are interested in having your employees pilot our course, please sign up (or have interested employees sign up) here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8bzIAMlKkTr-UsYrTg4HJpVz_K4m24BPGk6SpvXs6iDnI2g/viewform


 

Info Shared ‎Maria Ana‎, 10th Ward FBK


 

Hey! Want to share the #freshfaithfridays virtual experience with someone tomorrow without a Facebook account? You’ll be able to find the video on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklECb_EJA6vW9mP1SZTdcg . See everyone  4/17/20 @ 7PM for the watch party right here on AP’s FB page

We can all use a little inspiration in this time! For the first time, FRESH FAITH FRIDAYS is coming to YOU virtually w/ the AP Squad! As we always do, we will continue to bring you artists to inspire you virtually every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month. Stay in prayer, stay safe, stay creative, stay inspired! #freshfaithfridays #fff #audaciouspraise #openmic #chicagoartists


 


 


 

Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell

 


 


Wednesday, 4/29 at 3:00 PM Webinar
Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Legal Resources for Small Businesses
Presented by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
These are unprecedented times and managing a small businesses has never been more challenging. As an entrepreneur during the COVID-19 crisis, the decisions you make today may determine the future viability of your business tomorrow. At “Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Legal Resources for Small Businesses,” CLC equitable development and small business attorney, Akele Parnell, will provide important information about resources available for small businesses struggling to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including federal, state and local relief programs, legal aid and technical assistance.
Click here
 \https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-covid-19-crisis-legal-resources-for-small-businesses-tickets-103717937142o register for the 4/29 Webinar.

Friday 5/1 at 9:30 AM Webinar

Shifting Your Business To Online (E-commerce)

Presented by World Business Chicago
Join 37 Oaks Consulting, ChiBizHub, World Business Chicago and City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) for an informational webinar to help inspire you on ways you can shift, move or elevate your business to an e-commerce model.
Click here
  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shifting-your-business-to-online-e-commerce-tickets-103549621706 to register for the Friday, 5/1 Webinar. 

Please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org with any webinar questions.

 


Parenting during this timehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-shore-mentally-strong-against-covid-19-virtual-meeting-tickets-103188740300?fbclid=IwAR0wJs9gP_Fi7ORC0rVuocrjI019NmICHdjrIauT8g2jdep9zp5tV7NQ_Tk

 


Staff at the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) have been hard at work developing policies and methods for its commissions to meet safely, effectively and transparently amid the ongoing public health crisis.
DPD will share additional information next week, however, in the interest of transparency, staff has prepared an update on each commission below.
Chicago Plan Commission (CPC): The next meeting will be conducted virtually, and is now planned for Thursday, April 30. The agenda is available for review now on the CPC https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dcd/supp_info/chicago_plan_commission/april-2020-plan-commission-hearing.html. While there will be an opportunity for members of the public to provide verbal testimony, community members are also encouraged to prepare written testimony, which will be shared with the commissioners and posted online for public review in advance of the meeting. Presentations for each agenda item will be posted online by Monday, April 27.
The process for setting virtual rules is subject to approval by City Council. Questions and comments can be directed to DPD@cityofchicago.org.

 

Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza

 


 

Have you applied for the Reading the Black Library Youth Fellowship?
Join avery r. young and Julie Yost, Rebuild’s Director of Programming, this Friday at 3pm on our Instagram channel (@rebuild_foundation) for a live information session and sneak peek into the collections that will be explored throughout the fellowship.
The Reading the Black Library Youth Fellowship is a youth-centered writing residency activating the historic Johnson Publishing and Ed J. Williams collections at the Arts Bank.
Four Chicago poets between the ages of 16-24 years will be selected for a summer fellowship under the mentorship of artist avery r. young. Youth fellows will receive a stipend of $500 for their participation.
This fellowship is made possible with support from Illinois Humanities. Applications due May 8th. https://rebuild-foundation.org/announcing-rebuilds-2020-youth-literary-fellowship/?mc_cid=044d9544e3&mc_eid=8bcc0e3b51&fbclid=IwAR3cwQ_ou7HaKo6P40TjE9Yollpqe7fC9IalipKmk9BOiX3enHcAGHlwbwk

 


 

Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza: Mikva Challenge is now recruiting youth for programming! Mikva wants youth who are passionate about making change in their community and who want to have a voice in our city. Programs are for youth currently in grades 6-12 who live in the city of Chicago or Cook County. Youth are paid, provided lunch on days of their session, and provided with transportation assistance. See the link or scan the QR code on the attached flyer for more information and the program application! https://mikvachallenge.org/general-program-application/


 

Info Shared by 4th District Faith Base SubCommittee

 


 


 


 

More Resources:

Si usted es residente de Sureste de Chicago o los suburbios del Sur: nuestra clínica legal todavía está abierta y ofreciendo citas por el teléfono. Podemos contestar preguntas acerca de inmigración, trabajo, y vivienda. Sabemos que estamos en tiempos difíciles, pero estamos aquí para conectar a la comunidad con los recursos necesarios. Si tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor llame o mande un mensaje a la coordinadora de horas de oficina al número 414-979-1773. If you are a resident of Southeast Chicago or Southern suburbs: our legal clinic is still open and offering appointments over the phone. We can answer questions about immigration, work, and housing. We know we’re in tough times, but we’re here to connect the community with the necessary resources. If you have any questions, please call or text the office hours coordinator at number 414-979-1773.

 


 

Info Shared by South Shore Chambers: Cook County Community Recovery Initiative
Cook County has launched a comprehensive initiative to provide economic relief to small businesses, non-profits, community service organizations and independent contractors (1099 workers) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.cookcountyil.gov/recovery?fbclid=IwAR2x3ju1mrDLywNVB_7Pzen6nlhDWT9BiU5ZUW7caWO2NksRRcf_hVN9N4k


 

Starting today, you can access our services remotely.
👉Click on the link to request assistance:   http://sc4housing.org/contact-us/?fbclid=IwAR057jgU5Xjdr0xgf_SUO5fEIN9Lws6DkIM8YqdR3cL1b7s6O05vmt11QL0
✅Financial Education
✅Homebuyer Education
✅Mortgage/rental assistance
✅Foreclosure Assistance
✅Assistance paying gas/electric
✅Landlord Services
☎️ North Office: 773-342-7575
☎️Pilsen Office: 312-850-2660
☎️South Chicago Office: 773-933-7575
🙏🏻We are here for you during these difficult times.
Do you have questions? Email us at help@sc4housing.org


 

 

 


 

Info Shared by Faye Y. Patterson, 3rd District CAPS: Free NowPow for Community-Based Organizations: Extending Care During COVID-19-Digital Referrals to Meet the Rising Need, RUSH’S Social Work Helpline (ext 312-563-1245), Cyber Actors Take Advantage of COVID-19 Pandemic to Exploit Increased Use of Virtual Environments

 

 

Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza:
Free Internet options are available through local partners, such as Comcast and AT&T. The District will be working closely with partners to ensure outreach to communities and households in need. The Mayor recently announced an initiative with Comcast to expand internet access. For more details on the program, families can visit https://www.internetessentials.com/apply?fbclid=IwAR2omS4ctZzYkGg3Cz15U1NKWYEpbV_pX7gdndSGnjExP1cxgdVoJF9tBeM
Additionally, families can visit https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers?fbclid=IwAR3atfjlv_WT-kOqaFs5xb6Ul_ImTdUlrpI8ISQrcSaYWD-6hHj9XVcvSQA

 


Resources to Aid Families During the COVID‑19 Shutdown By:

Info Shared by Southeast Collective Respond Covid-19:  https://www.ctulocal1.org/covid19/resources/?fbclid=IwAR2gEKip-lSQqiRbgp8EfPX1_7W18MHZozk7Saxy2Tsyg59dG4udd8joLYI


 

Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc: Grocery Store Guidelines

https://www.bchealthdepartment.org/news/80/IDPH_Grocery_Store_Guidance.pdf?
fbclid=IwAR3KDtiPDI3X6BL0De5JZ4gTAGpMDsEwrm38vr8JmSZV-XY3_546O7pSMvk

 


 

Do you know a small business in one of the nine neighborhoods below that needs assistance due to COVID-19? The University of Chicago is offering short-term bridge funds to local small businesses impacted by this pandemic. The funds are designed to provide immediate interim relief and help South Side small businesses sustain themselves and support their employees. Grant funds are limited and will be awarded in amounts up to $7,500. Eligible businesses must have a location in either Douglas, Oakland, Grand Boulevard, Kenwood, Washington Park, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, Greater Grand Crossing, or South Shore. To get complete eligibility criteria and apply, https://coronavirusupdates.uchicago.edu/community-support/?fbclid=IwAR1qaoiEeIAdWpMN5T-Zu5UCqqrVPuFcBOY4ra_gNc9Rildic_k5r4rYzr4 For first-round consideration, apply by April 6.


 

President Preckwinkle Unveils Economic Relief Package for Cook County Residents and Businesses
https://www.cookcountyil.gov/news/president-preckwinkle-unveils-economic-relief-package-cook-county-residents-and-businesses

 


 

How is the coronavirus impacting businesses and residents in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood?

Ald. Leslie Hairston represents Chicago’s 5th Ward, which includes much of Hyde Park and Woodlawn, and sections of South Shore.

Starting last week, Hairston has canceled or postponed all ward meetings, and closed her office indefinitely to minimize risk of coronavirus infection to staff and residents.

Hairston joins “Chicago Tonight” to talk about best practices and city policy surrounding COVID-19.

 


Date has been extended:

Info Shared by Maria Stones, Chicago Park District


 

Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc.:

How to apply for unemployment benefits if you are out of work during Illinois’ COVID-19 shutdown by Sun-Times

Workers laid off temporarily — and even parents caring for children home from school — can qualify for unemployment benefits under the state’s recently adopted emergency rules.

With applications by state residents for unemployment insurance surging in recent days, the Illinois Department of Employment Security announced emergency rules Monday for who can qualify for benefits during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tens of thousands of workers across Illinois have been temporarily out of work since the outbreak began forcing businesses to close. Last week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all bars and restaurants to stop serving dine-in customers, and on Saturday, he issued a stay-at-home order leaving just “essential” businesses in operation.

The result is countless people are now out of work and being forced into the state’s unemployment system. Illinois alone saw more than 64,000 new claims for unemployment benefits from March 16-18.

To handle this massive influx of new applications, IDES announced it recently adopted emergency rules for who qualifies for unemployment insurance.

Unemployment insurance (UI) basics

In normal times, UI provides temporary income via federal funds to Illinois residents who are unemployed but able, available and actively seeking work each week.

The amount residents can receive depends on their usual pay rate with benefits ranging from $51 to $580 per week. Those approved can receive up to 26 weeks of benefits in a 12-month period.

The new emergency rules adopted during the coronavirus pandemic open up UI to a much larger group of workers. This means many people who wouldn’t typically qualify for UI can get benefits during the state of emergency.

Workers temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 can get UI

Illinois residents who are temporarily out of work because their employer has closed due to the coronavirus can qualify for UI if they meet all the other basic requirements.

The state isn’t expecting anyone to go out looking for a new job during a stay-at-home order: as long as applicants are prepared to return to their job as soon as the employer reopens, they’ll be considered to be actively seeking work and will qualify.

Under emergency rules, these workers will not have to register with the employment service.

Workers who quit due to COVID-19 fears cannot get UI

Unlike Illinois residents who are temporarily laid off by their employers’ closure, workers who voluntarily leave their job over concerns of the coronavirus will not be eligible for UI. The agency says “an individual generally has a duty to make a reasonable effort to work with his or her employer to resolve whatever issues have caused the individual to consider quitting.”

Parents who leave work due to a child’s school closure can get UI

With all Illinois schools closed through at least April 7, and Chicago Public schools through April 20, parents who voluntarily leave work to care for their child can qualify for UI because they “could be considered as unemployed through no fault of” their own.

You must still meet all of the other standard requirements, and unlike workers temporarily laid off due to COVID-19, parents who voluntarily leave work must be registered with the employment service.

Anyone who’s already exhausted UI rights will not receive additional benefits

Illinois residents who have already received the full 26 weeks’ worth of benefits within the last 12 months will not be eligible for additional UI under the emergency rules.

Here’s how to apply for UI

You can call the Illinois Department of Economic Services at 800-244-5631 or 866-488-4016 (TTY), but even the governor admits the lines have been very busy so he recommends filing your claim via the IDES website. Do not go in person: As of March 19, IDES offices are closed to the public until further notice.


 

 


 

 

Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc.

 

#eatlocal
#southshore
During these challenging times, the South Shore Chamber would like to encourage you to support local restaurants that have been impacted by COVOD-19.   The state-mandated closures have forced many to cut their hours and even layoff staff.  Let’s come together and “eat local” or show your support however you can.   The restaurants listed below are offering curbside service, carry-out, and delivery service.
Slab Bar-B-Que |1918 E. 71st Street | 773-966-5018 | In House Delivery | UberEats | GrubHub
Surf’s Up | 2236 E. 71st Street | 773-891-5544 | UberEats | Postmates
Gimme Some Sugah Bakery | 2234 E. 71st Street | 773-363-9330 | DoorDash
Ta’ Golazo Mexican Restaurant | 2247 E. 71st Street | 773-675-4457 | DoorDash
South Shore Brew | 7101 S. Yates | 773-437-3906 | DoorDash
Royal Caribbean Jerk | 2134 E. 71st| 773-363-6855 | Uber Eats | GrubHub | DoorDash
Jeffery Sub | 2020 E. 71st Street | 773-288-0202
24 Hour Gyros and Subs | 2058 E. 71st Street | 773-917-1046 | GrubHub
Italian Fiesta | 1919 E. 71st Street | 773-684-2222 | In House Delivery
Taste of Chicago | 1912 E. 71st Street | 773-363-3338 | Uber Eats | Postmates |Slice
Majani Vegan Soul Food | 7167 S. Exchange | 773-359-4019 | GrubHub | Uber Eats
Chef Sarah’s Café | 7201 S. Exchange | 773-359-4637 | Doordash | Postmates
The Quarry | 2423 E. 75th | 312-259-1143
Harold’s Chicken | 7348 S. Stony Island | 773-288-1200 | Ubereats
The Foodie’s Spot |7350 S. Stony Island | 73-420-3948 | Doordash
L&G Restaurant | 2632 E. 75th | 773-374-3098 | Doordash
South Shore BBQ & Jerk | 7114 S YATES BLVD | 773-855-8383
AP Deli |1759 E. 75th Street | 773-288-4931 | Doordash | Ubereats
Wings & Fins | 1751 E. 75th Street | 773-256-0800 | Doordash
Jamaican Tropical Cuisines | 2200 East 79th Street | 773-375-1080 | Doordash
Shark’s Fish and Chicken |1734 East 71st Street | 773-952-7749 | Doordash
J &. J Fish And Chicken | 6814 S. Stony Island | 773-667-6617 | Doordash | Grubhub
Red Rooster Restaurant | 2101 East 71st street | 773-493-7777 | GrubHub | Seamless
Thank you for supporting our local restaurants.

 


 

 

One of Hegewisch Best Restaurants:

Posted by Eddie Luna on Friday, March 27, 2020

Los Cantaritos 13343 s Baltimore ave
773-646-4015 Call and place your order.

Cuaresma/Lent Menu

* Caldo de camarón
* Fajitas de camarón
* Camarones a la diabla
* Camarones al mojo de ajo
* Jumbo shrimp dinner
* Shrimp basket
* Tilapia Dinner
* Tacos de camarón
* Tortitas de camarón con nopales
* Chile Relleno Dinner
* Capirotada
*shrimp basket sandwich meal



ABOUT THE ILLINOIS COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND


 

Info Shared by Parents of Extraordinary Children Support Group-Southeast

 


 

City of Chicago Prepares for Closure of all K-12 Schools, as Mandated by the State of Illinois


Following Governor Pritzker’s mandate, all schools in the City and the State will be closed from March 17 until March 31 due to COVID-1

https://www.cps.edu/News/Press_releases/Pages/PR1_03_13_2020.aspx


 

Watch Live: Coronavirus Briefing from Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Gov. J.B. Pritzker holds a press briefing on Thursday, April 2, 2020, to update the public on the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois. Get full coverage on COVID-19 from WTTW News.

https://news.wttw.com/chicago-tonight-live-stream-special-report

 


Info Shared by South Chicago Neighborhood Network:

South Chicago Food Network
Updated Monday, March 23rd 2020
Pantries Currently OPEN in our Area:
St. Philip Neri Lady of Peace 2132 S. 72nd St. Chicago, IL on Tuesdays 10:00 AM to
12:00 PM
Trinity Resurrection United Church 9046 S. Mackinaw Ave Chicago, IL 60617 on
Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry 11401 S. Green Bay Ave. Chicago, IL 60617
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
St. Florian SVDP Food Pantry 13115 South Houston Avenue, Chicago, IL, 1st, 2nd,
3rd, 5th Wednesday 9-11 a.m.; 4th Wednesday 2:30- 4:30 p.m. Service Areas: 60633
Lolly’s Food Pantry 9390 S. Kreiter Chicago, IL 60617 on Wednesdays 4:00 PM to
6:00 PM
Gospel Way Covenant Church 8152 S. Saginaw Ave Chicago, IL 60617 Thursdays
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Service Areas: 76th to 87th from Yates to Commercial Ave.
First World Wide Ministries 7945 S. Exchange Ave Chicago, IL 60617 Thursdays 3:30
PM to 5:30 PM
Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry 11401 S. Green Bay Ave. on 3rd Fridays
3/20/2020 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Centro Comunitario Juan Diego 8812 S. Commercial Ave Chicago, IL 60617 Fridays
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Christ Life Church Chicago 8927 S. Houston Ave Chicago, IL 60617 on Saturdays
10AM to 12PM

Pantries Currently CLOSED in our Area:
Our Lady Gate of Heaven Church 2338 E. 99th Street Chicago, IL 60617
Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry 3200 E. 91st Street Chicago, IL 60617
St. Katharine Drexel Parish 9047 S. Harper Ave Chicago, IL 60619
Open St. Kevin Food Pantry 10509 S. Torrence Ave Chicago, IL 60617
Advocate Trinity’s Healthy Living Farmacy 2320 E. 93rd St Chicago, IL
Pilgrim Baptist Church 3235 E. 91st Street HOT MEALS Chicago, IL 60617
Fresh Moves Mobile Market ALL MOBILE MARKETS CURRENTLY CANCELLED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
**Date and Times Are Subject To Change
*Follow this link for updated information on Greater Chicago Food Depository food
pantries sites
https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/


 

Info Shared by Martha Vasuez-Weber, Eastside Chamber:

SBA PROVIDING $10,000 EMERGENCY DISASTER GRANT FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Mar 30, 2020

SBA providing $10,000 emergency disaster grant for small business
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the government, through the Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing small businesses, sole proprietorships, and independent contractors a loan of up to $2 million, and a grant of up to $10,000, which may not have to be repaid, even if the loan application is denied.

Their website states:

SBA is collecting the requested information in order to make a loan under SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to the qualified entities listed in this application that are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The information will be used in determining whether the applicant is eligible for an economic injury loan. If you do not submit all the information requested, your loan cannot be fully processed.

The Applicant understands that the SBA is relying upon the self-certifications contained in this application to verify that the Applicant is an eligible entity to receive the advance, and that the Applicant is providing this self-certification under penalty of perjury pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746 for verification purposes.

The estimated time for completing this entire application is two hours and ten minutes, although you may not need to complete all parts. You are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB approval number.

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and the $10,000 grant should be paid within three days of an application.

Many of our small business owners and independent contracts in Little Falls are struggling right now, so please spread the word so that they may take advantage of this stimulus offer as soon as possible.

The streamlined application process can be found at https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/


 

Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza:

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Here are some tips to help you keep the scammers at bay. For more information please visit the FTC website.

  • Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes. The recording might say that pressing a number will let you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, but it might lead to more robocalls, instead.
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Scammers are trying to get you to buy products that aren’t proven to treat or prevent the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores. At this time, there also are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the Coronavirus. Visit the FDA to learn more.
  • Fact-check information. Scammers, and sometimes well-meaning people, share information that hasn’t been verified. Before you pass on any messages, contact trusted sources. Visit What the U.S. Government is Doing for links to federal, state and local government agencies.
  • Know who you’re buying from. Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.
  • Don’t respond to texts and emails about checks from the government. The details are still being worked out. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
  • Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

 

 

Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell:

 

 

 

 

 


This  May turn into Virtual Events at this moment:

3. Schedules Of : 3rd & 4th District CAPS Community Beats, Committees, Alderman, Senators and State Representatives, Police Board Meeting

 

 

Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell 7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Info Shared by Sy Lewis: City Council Meeting: https://chicago.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

 

 

Board of Commissioners Cook County County Commissioners are elected officials who oversee county activities and work to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations run smoothly. https://www.cookcountyil.gov/board-of-commissioners

 

 

5th Ward Monthly Meeting
Hosted by Alderman Leslie Hairston 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM   1415 E 70th St, Chicago 

 

 

Alderman Greg Mitchell;s Constituents Night 7th Ward Mondays 3pm to 7pm
2249 E 95th St
Chicago, Illinois
Call (773) 731-7777

 

8th Ward Aldermanic Office Michelle A. Harris
Ward Constituents Night Mondays 6pm to 8pm
8539 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-874-3300

 

 

Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza 10th Ward Tuesday 9am-6pm (ward night w/ appmnt)
Call office at 773-768-8138
10500 S. Ewing Ave


 

Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Chicago Office
1000 E. 111th Street,
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (773) 321-2001
Office hours: 9:00am-5:00pm

 

Contact Us (773) 783-8492 office@repevans.com 8539 South Cottage Grove Ave., Suite B Chicago, IL 60619

 

Stanley Moore County Board Commissioner, 4th District 8658 S. Cottage Grove, Suite 404 Chicago, IL 60619 Phone: (773) 783-2412

 

 

 

 

State Representative of Illinois’ 26th District Kam Buckner Call (773) 924-1755
buckner@illinois26.com

 

 

Senator Robert Peters District Office:
1509 E. 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 363-1996
Open Office Hours:
Fridays from 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.

 

Representative Curtis J. Tarver I
Info Shared by Representative Curtis J. Tarver I Office: I wanted to give you all a reminder that we have opened the 25th District Service Office (1303 E 53rd St) with regular office hours during the week and we have flexibility for after-hours/weekend appointments. Feel free to email resources@repcurtisjtarverii.com or call (872) 356-2055 to set up a meeting

 

 

Representative Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D) 5th District: (South Shore Small%) 5048 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60615 (773) 924-4614 (773) 924-4652 FAX

 

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE POLICE BOARD!
The Police Board holds a regular public meeting once a month. Members of the public are invited to attend and are welcome to address questions or comments to the Board. The Superintendent of Police (or his designee) and the Chief Administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (or her designee) will be at the meetings. Prior sign-up is required of those wishing to address the Board; contact the Board’s office by 4:30 p.m. of the day before the meeting to add your name to the list of speakers. Every 3rd Thursday of the Month.
The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Chicago Public Safety Headquarters.
Please Click Link to View Schedule:
https://www.chicagocopa.org/event/public-meetings-of-the-police-board-16/


This is gathered info shared by the Alderman/Alderwoman, Government Officials, Community Organizations and Leaders, and Community Residents: In hopes of keeping you more in the loop and increase the sharing of information and participation throughout our communities “Not My Events” This mainly focus on the activities, events, resources, and  services in Jackson Park Highland, South Shore, Avalon, Calumet Heights, South Chicago, Bush, Eastside, Jeffery Manor/South Deering, and Hegewisch. Please feel free to send Activities, Events, and Resources that you would like to be added to this album flyers through email or inbox.  Know Your Neighbors…..Know Your Neighborhoods” “Not My Events” Events are Subject to Change.  Please Share!

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What You Missed In April…Previous Activities, Events,  Services, &  Workshop of this Month:

Inf Shared by Alderwoman Garza: TOP BOX FOODS ANNOUNCES EMERGENCY HOME DELIVERY MODEL
The Top Box Foods Chicago home delivery model has gone live, and we would like your help sharing the information with people who may benefit from it. As always, Top Box Foods’ pricing still provides our customers a 40% to 50% discount off of what they would expect to pay at a premium grocery store. Of course some of the discounts are even bigger than that. The really great thing is that the home delivery service is free!
We worked hard over the past few weeks to create a new delivery model that allows us to get food to people who need it without putting our volunteers or customers in harm’s way. Our team has implemented rigorous and detailed safety precautions at our warehouse and along the delivery routes.
We have field-tested our new home-delivery model several different times. Our founders, Chris and Sheila, along with their adult children and several volunteers have completed multiple delivery routes on several delivery days. Based on the feedback we received from lots of volunteers, we have been busy tweaking the system, and we now have one that works well and allows us to deliver food right to people’s homes.
All that customers need to do is visit www.topboxfoods.com and place an order, and we will deliver it on the next delivery date. We are now delivering every Tuesday and every Friday through the end of April, right to people’s homes. We think this new delivery model works well, not just because it delivers high-quality proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables at an enormous discount, but also because it helps attack the worst feelings associated with isolation.
For those who suffer alone, there is misery, but for those who suffer with others, there is joy. With Top Box, we can create that joy by showing love and creating a sense of community. Isolation doesn’t need to be lonely. Just as you can feel lonely in a crowd, so too can you feel connected in isolation. The new Top Box delivery model is proof of this.
Please share our post, along with our website and this graphic, to help get the word out.

 

 

 

Click To Register:

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/bacp/sbc/business_educationworkshopcalendar.html

Wednesday, 4/8 at 3:00 PM Webinar
Cutting Through the Clutter: Understanding Your Options to Navigate Your Business During the Pandemic

Presented by ChiBizHub
Join us to discover all the resources to help your businesses manage through COVID 19 and beyond:
·          Chibizhub – One stop shop portal for resources
·          Somercor – How can the Pay Check Protection Program Can Help My Business
·          37 Oaks –  How can I promote my local business now, for free
·          Q&A
ChiBizHub, an initiative of World Business Chicago, provides Chicago entrepreneurs and small businesses with free, easy access to a large network of service providers offering a wide variety of business-building services for small businesses.This webinar is intended to help you easily understand what you can do NOW to stay afloat.

Friday, 4/10 at 9:30 AM Webinar
One Page Business Plan
Presented by Vincent Williams, MBA, Vice President of Economic Empowerment & Director – IL-SBDC @ YWCA Metropolitan Chicago I Woodlawn Resource Center

This webinar will provide the basics behind cultivating and creating a working business plan that can be applied to all of your business ideas.



 


 


 

Info Shared by Danielle Richards


 

Raise Your Hand has joined the Right to Recovery Coalition, which is a broad-based coalition of organizations and elected officials convened by United Working Families focused on how we can protect all residents during this pandemic and beyond. We are excited to work with this group to fight for what our families need at this time.
The platform is found here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1khLdqU69WqvkoDy4HXUoLLU3RolcyU_Ew8V5oZ8hiR0/edit and There will be a telephone town hall Monday at 6PM. Join us! Information below http://bit.ly/RecoveryTTH


 

 

One creative way we will join together this month is in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day virtually. Even though we will not observe this day as we originally envisioned, we are excited to join together for a Multifaith Vigil on Zoom, April 13 at 7 pm. Please register, bring a candle, and celebrate the Earth with us through prayer and reflection.

When you register you will be asked to use a verified e-mail address for Zoom. We require this additional step to register in order to protect security and prevent hacking for when we are all on the Zoom video together. Thank you for your understanding


 

What You Missed In March…Previous Activities, Events, Services, & Workshop of this Month:

https://www.faithclimateactionweek.org/organizers-kit/join-the-nationwide-climate-prayer/?fbclid=IwAR1ifLU7vXxqFqQwxxGLvF3L3TSgqSPNE12j8rGHeLVuTMeWb7fEfQrSE1c

 

Mnuchin promises stimulus checks for many in 2 weeks after Democrats warn it could be months

Christal Hayes, USA TODAY

Click Link to View Video:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mnuchin-promises-stimulus-checks-many-230604021.html

WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Thursday that many Americans reeling from the financial impacts caused by the coronavirus outbreak can expect to see their one-time stimulus checks of up to $1,200 show up in their bank accounts in about two weeks. For those without direct deposit, Mnuchin promised checks would go out quickly in a matter of “weeks.”

The announcement followed a memo sent out by House Democrats that warned some Americans could have to wait up to 20 weeks – or five months – before they receive their checks.

When asked about the memo, which was sent out by the House Ways and Means Committee, during a White House coronavirus task force briefing Thursday, Mnuchin said it was “not going to take” that long.

“Quickly, as a matter of weeks and not months,” Mnuchin said of the money going out.

More: Treasury backs off requirement that Social Security recipients, others take extra step to get $1,200 checks

More: Stimulus check: Calculate how much money you could get

He said the IRS was working on establishing a portal that would allow those for whom the IRS does not have direct deposit information to input their banking information, allowing Americans to get a check faster.

The Treasury Department told USA TODAY the first batch of stimulus checks would go out in two weeks, meaning about 50 million to 70 million Americans would get the money directly into their bank accounts by April 15. Over the next three weeks, the department said the “overwhelming majority of eligible Americans” will have received their payment.

The Democratic memo, sent out to House Democrats by the House Ways and Means Committee, offered a timeline for when the checks could reach Americans. The notice highlighted that the timeline was based off “extensive conversations with the IRS and the Department of Treasury” and was subject to change.

The memo said around mid-April, likely the week of April 13, the Internal Revenue Service planned to issue payments to about 60 million Americans through direct deposit. These payments will be made to those whom the IRS has direct deposit information for from their 2018 and 2019 tax returns, the memo notes.

More: Q&A: How could the historic $2 trillion coronavirus economic recovery package benefit you?

Three weeks later, the IRS would start issuing paper checks, the Democratic memo noted. This process would take more time, and House Democrats say the IRS informed them that it has a capacity to issue about 5 million of these checks per week.

The IRS does not have direct deposit information for about 90 million to 110 million Americans, meaning getting checks to all of these individuals could take up to 20 weeks, or about five months, before all Americans receive this financial relief via checks. Those with lower incomes would get assistance first, the memo adds.

Mnuchin poured water on the figures, explaining that the aim was to limit the number of paper checks going out and instead get more Americans signed up for direct deposit. He noted money would go out on a rolling basis for those who supply their information to the department, including through the new portal being set up later this month.

“We don’t want to send checks in this environment,” he said. “We don’t want people to get checks. We want to put money directly into their accounts.”

Mnuchin added: “This money does people no good if it shows up in four months, and we will deliver on that promise.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Coronavirus: Mnuchin vows $1,200 stimulus checks starting in 2 weeks


 


City Council Virtual Meeting

Info Shared by Alderman Hairston: City Council will take place via videoconferencing tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. Residents can tune in to the meeting through the City Clerk’s website at http://www.chicityclerk.com/?fbclid=IwAR0cttSBoHCFa-SWi4qs5m7CqbHXLmJX1sqOIWqCaHFenZRik6funJas3fc

 


 

Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc.:  SSA #42 VIRTUAL COMMISSIONERS MEETING
Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 @ 11:30am
Click here to join
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gev-PNg0RDCrUCMqbcF5QQ


 

Info Shared by Dante Wolf:

 


Wrong Date on Flyer April 15th

Info Shared by Southeast Chicago Covid Resource Fbk: Join Umedics Wednesday April 15th at 5:30 pm CST for a webinar on the response for asthma attacks and how to navigate asthma during the Corona crisis. Registration is required for the webinar link.


 

nfo Shared by Nextdoor: Today Last day for this Virtual Town Hall. Virtual Town halls regarding South Side Hospitals merger
The last two virtual town halls are happening this week. 4/13 (today) & 4/15
Join the conversation for a virtual town hall to learn more about and share feedback on our plan to create a new, better health care system for Chicago’s South Side. The new system would combine St. Bernard Hospital, Advocate Trinity Hospital, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, and South Shore Hospital into a new company to provide better health and wellness services that the community deserves.
Three opportunities to join by video, phone, and text (please note, the links and access codes are different for each conference): April 13 (today) and April 15.
Register here for any of the two townhalls https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-side-transformation-virtual-town-halls-tickets-101755730128?fbclid=IwAR3CBgNiqqbTaKiv1AFi9U1FEGYVkBKWx61N0gl7fvUOCkIZ9R1rZaHMNhk

 


 


 

Info Share by Southeast Chicago Covid Resources

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

Tune in for CITY COUNCIL’S upcoming virtual meeting.
April 22 at 10 am at www.ChiCityClerk.com
To learn how to submit your name or written comment for public comment visit bit.ly/2vYaKU4
https://www.chicityclerk.com/city-council-news-central/council-agenda?fbclid=IwAR3FjL-0pewRUuU7Mb_BTuzrqhvMSdR2tTavPk783XvdxLgejLvXJ5twPWA#process


 

Info Shared by Olga Bautista

 


 

 

 

Details
Join a COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting this Thursday for residents living in or near South Shore.
During the town hall, we will be sharing up-to-date information about the impact of COVID-19 in your community and highlighting key resources and strategies you can access to provide relief and protect yourself and your family.
Join us!
You can participate in the virtual town hall through Facebook Live by visiting the @Southshoreworks Facebook page on Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Prefer to call-in?
You can also call in to join the meeting by dialing 312-535-8110 and using access code 965 803 020.
Got questions?
Email your questions in advance to communityengagement@cityofchicago.org with the subject line “South Shore Community Question.”
Help us spread the word by inviting your neighbors to tune in. See you online.


 

THIS MONTH’S MEETING WILL BE AN UPDATE FROM ODLSS’ CHIEF JONES AND DEPUTY CHIEF PARKER AND ISBE ABOUT EDUCATION FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS DURING THE REMOTE LEARNING PERIOD DUE TO COVID 19.

ODLSS PAC MEETING

THIS MONTH’S MEETING WILL BE AN UPDATE FROM ODLSS’ CHIEF JONES AND DEPUTY CHIEF PARKER AND ISBE ABOUT EDUCATION FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS DURING THE REMOTE LEARNING PERIOD DUE TO COVID 19.

The Parent Advisory Council is a volunteer group of CPS parents & caregivers who meet with ODLSS to discuss diverse learner issues & provide input to CPS on policy, training & special education programming that would be of interest to parents. The ISBE monitors attend as well. The group meets monthly and will be meeting virtually until further notice.

If you have questions or concerns you would like addressed they can be submitted by 4/20/20 to ODLSSPACparents@gmail.com. There will also be time for questions the night of the meeting.

Apr 23, 2020 06:00 PM

 


 

Info Shared by Danielle Richards


 

Info Shared by A New World Bread.

 

 

 

Register FREE here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcuGgrzouG9NFAMea7zcvlhZSEOpC671u — with Michael Hawke Eye Wilson.


 

Topic
MOBE Mondays
Description
We believe people are the most important resource we have in life, in business, in society, in our culture, and in our families.
MOBE Mondays is a new virtual series covering topics that keep us connected, help us discover and learn from each other. Each Monday, MOBE has special guest hosts and/or panelists that cover topics that matter most to the Black business community.
Time
Please choose only one webinar to attend.
Apr 27, 2020 06:00 PM
Time shows in Central Time (US and Canada)
Webinar logo


 

South Shore Chamber of Commerce Live Webinar on PPP Small Business Loan South Shore Chamber of Commerce is here to help businesses navigate the Paycheck Protection Program Application Process and inform you where to search for additional resources. Join Our Webinar to Learn More Wednesday, April 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM

 


 

 


 

 


Featuring:
Marcelina Pedraza
She was born and raised in south chicago Marcie has been a union electrician for 21 years. member of UAW Local 551. and Enivornmental justice Leader with Southeast side coaltion to ban petcoke and the southeast environmental taskforce.
Dr. Luis Rivera
He was born and raised in the southeast side of Chicago. He is a board certified Family Medicine Physician. He is the Lead Physician at Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society.
Rosa Jimenez-Hernandez
Teaches 5th and 6th grade literacy at Sadlowski Elementary. member of the Chicago Teachers Union and taught for 12 years at Arnold Mireles Academy, where she was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2015 — with Sheilah Garland-Olaniran.


 

Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc. Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Verizon and LISC Come Together to Support Small Businesses with Covid-19 Recovery Fund
Applications must be submitted by
Tuesday, April 28 at 11:59PM ES
https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/small-business-relief-grants/verizon-small-business-recovery-fund/?fbclid=IwAR1cRedwlWKp8X7EGIX6gRB4u_oHaoE0zPzx2jBt3BDVPCYcxaJcq60e1aI

 


 

Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell

 


Wednesday, 4/29 at 3:00 PM Webinar
Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Legal Resources for Small Businesses
Presented by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
These are unprecedented times and managing a small businesses has never been more challenging. As an entrepreneur during the COVID-19 crisis, the decisions you make today may determine the future viability of your business tomorrow. At “Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Legal Resources for Small Businesses,” CLC equitable development and small business attorney, Akele Parnell, will provide important information about resources available for small businesses struggling to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including federal, state and local relief programs, legal aid and technical assistance.
Click here
 \https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-covid-19-crisis-legal-resources-for-small-businesses-tickets-103717937142o register for the 4/29 Webinar.

Friday 5/1 at 9:30 AM Webinar

Shifting Your Business To Online (E-commerce)

Presented by World Business Chicago
Join 37 Oaks Consulting, ChiBizHub, World Business Chicago and City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) for an informational webinar to help inspire you on ways you can shift, move or elevate your business to an e-commerce model.
Click here
  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shifting-your-business-to-online-e-commerce-tickets-103549621706 to register for the Friday, 5/1 Webinar. 

Please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org with any webinar questions.

 


 

 


 

Hosted by NNA-COVID-19 has definitely changed our day-to-day, but how are we mentally handling these changes.
Let’s have a neighborhood conversation about:
Depression
Death
Suicide
Isolation
Domestic Violence
How has social distancing affected your personal and professional relationships?
Home schooling
Parenting during this time

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-shore-mentally-strong-against-covid-19-virtual-meeting-tickets-103188740300?fbclid=IwAR0wJs9gP_Fi7ORC0rVuocrjI019NmICHdjrIauT8g2jdep9zp5tV7NQ_Tk

 

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