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Southeast Side Community Events & Services May 1st-31st 2019: Daily Up date

Just A Few May 2019 Events.
Jobs Fairs -Alderwoman Garza, 10th
East Side Revitalization – UIC Proposal
South Shore Summit by South Shore Works
SkyArt (South Chicago) Family Table: Spring Festival
South Shore On The Tables Memo to the Mayor
Pretty In Pink Senior Pagent Annual Women Breast Cancer Award
Free Mentor Info
3rd & 4th CAPS Beat Schedule and Committees
Alderman Ward Nights
Free Workshops Alliance of Southeast Art of Building Relationships
Advocacy Day 2019 Springfield
Southeast Side Chamber Public Discussion-Avalon/Calumet Heights
Hegewisch Marsh Park Friends of the Chicago River’s largest volunteer event of the year
Quarry Live Blues & Jazz Night
Alderman, Senators, State Representative Schedule

Info Shared by South Chicago Community Service Center: Free Workshops


Shared by Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
No New Gang Database in Chicago
Submit comments TODAY against a new gang database in Chicago and call your Alderman to stop the Chicago Police Department from moving forward.
The comment period ends May 11th, 2019
Step 1: Prepare your comments. Using your own words, and using as many points as you would like, such as:
CPD should follow the recommendations of the Inspector General and stop the creation of a new gang database;
The Criminal Enterprise Database goes around a fair legislative process, and cuts out City Council and community experts from giving real input;
A new gang database does not address violence in our neighborhoods, we need funds for schools, mental health providers, violence interrupters programs, and local organizations.
CPD should stop the creation of the Criminal Enterprise Database.
Step 2: Click here to submit
Step 3: Document your comment to CPD.
Take a screenshot or copy and paste, and send us a copy of your comment. We want to know what comments our communities are submitting.
Want to keep in touch? Sign this petition, and we’ll keep you updated about the efforts.
Step 4: Share this call to action on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
Questions and Answers on the
New Criminal Enterprise Database
What is the Criminal Enterprise Database?
After the Chicago Gang Database was exposed for being ineffective, circumventing due process, and targeting Black and Latino communities, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) declared that they would create a new database, now called the “Criminal Enterprise Database.”
The database is being created against the recommendation of the Office of Inspector General and without meaningful input from experts or the members of the community.
In order to say that they have taken the public into account, the police department has an “open comment” period for Chicagoans to submit their thoughts on the creation of this new gang database.
Why do we oppose a new gang database?
Simply put, the research shows that we should not trust the police department to create a new gang database, without oversight, without input from experts, and against the recommendations from the Inspector General.
There has been no guarantee that the issues identified with the Gang Database won’t be replicated in the new one. The proposal is that information and appeals are still reviewed internally, only within the CPD and requires a background check, there is indication that CPD plans to continue to share this information with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies – potentially including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
The new gang database does nothing to address the harm that the current Chicago Gang Database has caused Chicagoans. The CPD has said they will keep all of the information in their system, and add a note that the information may or may not be accurate.
What can we do right now?
We need people to submit comments to the CPD website. Please see examples. We know that the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) – the police union – works hard to get their police officers to comment in favor of these proposals, and we need to make sure there are community members also submitting our comments.
Call your Alderman, and make sure they take a stand against the creation of a new Gang Database being created without oversight and against OUG recommendations.
Sign this petition to add your name to the list of people opposing the creation of a new Gang Database:
What about the old database?
CPD continues to keep the information available to over 500 agencies, including ICE and Chicago Public Schools, without reviews, audits, or opportunities for challenges. We believe they should stop using the information and stop giving access to other agencies, especially the ones that have no official agreements with the city.
The OIG report only investigated a small fraction of the gang database entries into the CLEAR system, and should be fully audited and investigated by City Council. There are potentially another 10-15 ways information can be input into the gang database. The OIG audit only covered gang arrest cards.
Mayor-elect Lightfoot should direct the city to release information to community organizations regarding the gang database, requested via Freedom of Information Act requests and a lawsuit against the city, so that we can get a full picture of the activities of the CPD regarding the gang database.
This call to action was put together by the Erase the Database Coalition. For more information visit



By SSA#5 Sweet Home South Chicago
Planning on doing renovations to your property? If you are located in the Commercial Ave. TIF district, there is grant money available to help.
Not sure if you are in the TIF district. Click link to check.…


Top Box Foods is now accepting orders for this month’s deliveries. If you are unfamiliar with Top Box Foods, they support our community by selling quality food at affordable prices. Top Box is lowering the prices on select boxes, so it’s a great month to try them if you haven’t already. If you would like to see a full menu for next month, or get on the Top Box email list to receive it directly every month, please see
Orders due: Monday, May 6th by 3pm
Pickup: May 11th at Glass Designers ( 10123 S. Torrence Ave.) 9am-10:15am


he CEDA LIHEAP program ends May 31st. If you need assistance with your utilities, please stop by our CEDA Partner Site located at Chosen Vessels Ministries, 8246 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL. We are open this week Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm or we reach #25, whichever comes first. There is help and you do not have to feel overwhelmed. For additional information, please feel free to contact us at 312.771.8212, email us at or send us a message on FB.

Info Forward by Alderwoman Garza









CSU Theatre Please support our CMAT students on May 2 at 7 p.m. in Breakey Theatre as they premiere their new TV pilot. Please support our new TV pilot, which was written and directed by CMAT students who were in our fall Media Practicum course. This TV pilot stars student actors from this fall’s On Camera Performance class. These students have done amazing work! Please join them on the red carpet, as they celebrate their accomplishments!!


Dancing Beyond the Borderline
Hosted by Rebuild Foundation
Thursday, May 2 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60649
The South Chicago Dance Theatre’s newest work Dancing Beyond the Borderline: An Immersive Performance Experience is an interdisciplinary evening length performance. Dancing Beyond the Borderline provides first account recollections of the Great Migration, a look at life in Chicago’s infamous Black Belt through Jazz in the Alley founder Jimmy Ellis, and a forward to a celebration of resilience through Black social dances of the 1990’s. Season two marks the inaugural year of the SCDT’s diplomatic partnership with Seoul, South Korea, and features international artist in residence Joseph Kim. This project is made possible in part by the Rebuild Foundation.



Info By Alderman Harris, 8th:
Last chance to Pay Before May 3rd
Cook County Property Tax Sale
Last Chance for 45,000 Property Owners to Pay $142 Million in Delinquent Taxes to Avoid Sale
The clock is running out on 45,000 property owners to pay delinquent Cook County property taxes totaling $142 million that will be offered for auction at the Annual Tax Sale that begins May 3, 2019, Treasurer Maria Pappas said today.
The Tax Sale is for homes, businesses and land with unpaid bills for Tax Year 2017 (originally due in 2018). It is the first step in a process that can end with the loss of property.
Enter your address at to:
Apply for $43 million in missing senior citizen property tax exemptions
Search for $86 million in available refunds
Find out if your home is on the Tax Sale List for May 3
Among the properties with delinquent taxes:
About 19,000 owners may be unaware of the Tax Sale because the U.S. Postal Service has returned their bills and subsequent notices
Nearly 19,000 owe $1,000 or less
About 1,000 homes are probably owned by senior citizens
As many as 500 seniors would see their homes removed from the Tax Sale if they applied for property tax exemptions they received last year





Family Table: Spring Festival · Hosted by SkyART Saturday May 4th at 10:30 AM – 4 PM SkyART 3026 E 91st St, Chicago, Illinois 60617 Our dear friends and board members Rebecca Schanberg and Morgan Hughes invite you to Family Table: Spring Festival! Family Table provides healthy, nutritious meals and snacks for SkyART participants. We would love for you and your families to be a part of this exciting program, to come and cook for Project 3rd Space, make snacks for the following week, or help clean up and plant in the Artist’s Garden. Join us. Kids and friends are welcome! WHEN: Saturday, May 4th Lunch Crew: 10:30am – 2:00pm Snacks Crew: 10:30am – 2:00pm Garden Crew: 1:00pm – 4:00pm HOW: Email to sign up. Can’t make it? Get something off our wish list!




Compost and Vermicompost 101
Hosted by Urban Growers Collective
Saturday, May 4th at 1 PM – 4 PM
9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60617-4437, United States
Participants will learn how to develop a comprehensive and sustainable growing system that can grow food with a consistent and affordable supply of fertility. We will show participants how to manage a small-scale compost system. Participants will discuss collection of waste streams in the city or on the farm. We will also teach the basics of Vermicomposting and will construct and explain how to maintain a worm bin. The on farm use of vermicomposting as a fertilizer will be a focus and how to use it for generating cash from those who want an excellent, organic fertilizer or compost teas. After learning the fundamentals, we will focus on building beds, direct seeding and transplanting techniques.
Saturday, May 4, 2019, Compost 1:00pm-4:00pm
South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago IL 60617
Cost: $75.00
Tickets here:
We do not want financial barriers to prevent anyone from attending our events. Please reach out for scholarships and work exchange opportunities: (773) 376-8882 or





Friday at 6 PM – 9:30 PM
The Quarry Event Center
2423 E 75th St, Chicago, Illinois 60649


FoBM Clean + Green by Friends of Big Marsh Saturday, May 4th at 10 AM – 1 PM Friends of Big Marsh 11599 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60617 Friends of Big Marsh invites all community members and nature lovers to join us as stewards of the Calumet Corridor. These Clean + Greens will meet at Big Marsh Park and focus on the Stony Island Cooridor from 103rd – 122nd. Snacks and tools provided by Friends of Big Marsh. Support provided by Streets + Sanitation


East Side Revitalization – UIC Proposal
Public · Hosted by East Side Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, May 4th at 1:30 PM – 3 PM·
Vodak East-Side Library
3710 E 106th St, Chicago, Illinois 60617
Several residents of the East Side have contacted us recently with questions regarding the UIC Revitalization proposal for the Southeast Side Chicago Vietnam Vets Park, aka, The East Side Tank area.
The East Side Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a second Community Meeting over the weekend, Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 1:30 PM – at the Vodak East Side Library.
The UIC architect students have put together an amazing presentation and would like to hear your opinion!
Go to the link below for additional information:
Great Cities Institute has released the Calumet River Communities Planning Framework. Through a year-long process, GCI worked to develop a framework for future development in the community areas of South Chicago, South Deering, and East Side on the city’s Southeast Side. (SEE the link below)
Please call the office at 773.721.7948 or messenger if you have any questions!
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
at 1:30 PM at the Vodak Library
3710 E. 106th Street
Chicago, IL 60617


llinois Hemp Growers Summit Hosted by The Quarry Event Center Saturday, May 4th at 11 AM – 4 PM The Quarry Event Center 2423 E 75th St, Chicago, Illinois 60649 With the signing of the Illinois hemp bill, there are opportunities around the cultivation, distribution, and processing of hemp – a cannabis variety with close to zero THC, or the intoxicating compound found in cannabis plants. This versatile cash crop has the potential to empower small farmers and revitalize farming communities. For more information visit Attend the Illinois Hemp Growers Summit on the South Side of Chicago to learn more about the legal hemp program in Illinois, what you’ll need to get started, permit application FAQ’s, and how to build partnerships in the industry. Attendees will learn from hemp farmers and industry specialists about a variety of topics, including: – Planting – Harvesting – Processing/Extraction – Transportation/Logistics – CBD and Hemp Products




Total Wrestling – Lucha Libre Total Hosted by East Side Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, May 5th at 3 PM – 6 PM
11919 S Avenue O, Chicago, IL 60617-7336,
The East Side Soccer Dome presents
“A Sunday of local action” on May 5, 2019
The Son of Sacred Mask is presented from Mexico at the East Side Soccer Dome, 11919 S. Avenue O, Chicago.
The doors open at 3:00 PM and the show starts at 4:00 PM.
Snacks, food, drinks, masks and official products for sale.
Tickets: First row / VIP $ 25
General: $ 20
Kids: $ 5
Inf.& Tickets: (219) 898-7708 or (773) 808-0721
Un Domingo de accion local! Mayo 5, 2019
El Hijo de Mascara Sagrada se presenta desde Mexico en el East Side Soccer Dome, 11919 S. Avenue O, Chicago.
Las puertas se abren a las 3:00 PM y el show empieza a las 4:00 PM.
Antojitos, comida, bebidas, mascaras y productos officiales a la venta.
Boletos: Primera fila/VIP $25
General: $20
Kids: $5
Inf. y boletos llame: (219) 898-7708 or (773) 808-0721




Info By Danielle Richards: Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.



Info Shared by South Shore Chamber, Inc.


ALL AGES LESSONS EVERY SATURDAY! Join us 10a-11:30a for lessons or Noon-3p for Family Skate. See you on the wood. 1122 E 87th St Chicago, Illinois 60619 (773) 221-2600

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 or call (872) 356-2055 to set up a meeting




Advocacy Day 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019 –
6:30am to 6:00pm
Illinois State Capitol Building
401 S. 2nd St. Springfield, IL 62707
Join us at the Illinois State Capitol Building on May 9th to educate your legislators about important environmental issues. Gather with hundreds of people from groups across the state for an energizing rally with inspiring speakers.
As people of diverse faiths, our voices are a powerful force. Together, we can call upon our elected officials to care for our neighbors, our Earth, and future generations!
Free bus transportation is available from locations throughout the state.
Please be sure to mark Faith in Place as the organization with which you are affiliated.
In order to receive a free bus ticket, please be sure to enter the Discount Code “FreeBus2019” in the upper right corner on the Summary page (see screenshots below):
Why We Advocate
There is only so much that we can do when we act by ourselves. We must change policies and systems to create the world we want with clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. Working together we are a powerful force for change!
Your elected officials work for you. The voices of their constituents – particularly people of faith who speak from a place of values and concern for others – make a big difference.
We need to you to help educate your legislators about exciting opportunities for Illinois to lead on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and environmental justice:
Putting Illinois on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2050
Cutting carbon from the power sector by 2030
Reducing gas and diesel vehicles from the transportation sector
Replacing lead pipes and updating water infrastructure
Creating jobs and economic opportunity
Resources for Advocacy Day 2019
Check out our Advocacy Day Participant Guide PDF, which answers Frequently Asked Questions you may have about this event. Make sure to fill out waivers for any minors who will attend.
Find a Faithful Citizen Workshop near you on our events calendar to attend for training on how to engage with your elected officials.
Interested in hosting a Faithful Citizen Workshop this Spring to learn more about how to engage with your elected officials? Fill out this form to let us know.
Register for one of IEC’s three Webinar Trainings! There’s one on 4/30 at 7:30pm, 5/3 at noon, and 5/5 at 5pm.
Look up your state senator and state representative.
Tentative Schedule
6 AM – 8 AM: Buses depart (see your specific departure location for details); training and orientation on the bus ride
9 AM – 10 AM: Buses arrive in Springfield
10 AM – 1 PM: Time to meet with your legislators; Lunch
1 PM – 2 PM: Rally at the Lincoln Statue
2 PM: Buses depart
4 PM – 7 PM: Buses return to original pick-up locations (depends on traffic and distance from Springfield)
What to Bring
Reusable water bottle
Snacks for the bus ride to Springfield and back home (additional snacks will be provided, too)
Sack lunch
Wear comfortable shoes for walking around the capitol building
You are encouraged to represent your faith tradition in your attire (i.e. clergy wear clerical collar or stole, Green Team t-shirts, etc.)





South Shore Cultural Center Advisory Council
is hosting an On the Table Saturday May 11th 10:30am to 12pm replacing our monthly council meeting.
Our civic conversation will focus on exploring ways to improve the relationship between the community and our beautiful Cultural Center.
Please RSVP by responding to this email.






Beginner Yoga For Everyone
by Pink Giraffe Art Studio
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2 PM – 3 PM
2340 E 75th St
2340 East 75th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60649
Tickets by Eventbrite

Join your neighbors, friends, and fellow river stewards for Friends of the Chicago River’s largest volunteer event of the year, Chicago River Day. This year Friends is celebrating 40 years of bringing the river to life and invites you to show your support for a healthier river by volunteering! Together, throughout the 156 miles of watershed, everyday heroes will improve river habitat by collecting harmful and ugly litter. Some sites will also do additional stewardship activities like trail building, mulching and removing invasive species.
The Chicago River system is home to over 70 species of fish and provides critical habitat for millions of birds and butterflies during migration. It’s the river that brought explorers and tradesmen to create our great city. It’s also a place to relax and have fun! Let’s show our respect and join together to take care of this amazing natural resource. Volunteers receive a Chicago River Day T-shirt as a special thank you gift!
Sat, May 11, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Add to Calendar
Hegewisch Marsh Park
13298 S Torrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60633





Info By South Shore Cultural Center Advisory Council
SSCCAC Geranium Sale Form and Announcement





On the Table: A Conversation Around Access to Mental Wellness
Tue, May 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
2734 East 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
Exploring new solutions to create Emotional Health and Wellness Facilities to help rid communities of violence, rage, and homelessness.
About this Event
On the Table is a Yearly Event created by The Chicago Community Trust to help community members engage around issues of importance to them. Often times we sit down to the tabe and enjoy casual food and conversation and others times it’s more formal. However you choose to come to the table, just come.
Chicago chose to do something powerful and historic when we elected our first Black, Woman, LGBTQ, Mayor; Lori Lightfoot. This year we continue to do powerful things, as we use our On the Table voices to create a Memo to the Mayor. A citywide collection of community voices collaborating on solutions folded together as a comprehensive plan of action.…












South Shore Corridor Study
Public Open House
South Shore International College Prep High
1955 E. 75th St. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
In 2018, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and the Office of Ald. Gregory Mitchell (7th) worked to secure a grant through the Regional Transportation Authority’s Community Planning program to develop a plan for two corridors in the South Shore neighborhood: East 75th and East 79th Streets, from Stony Island Avenue to Lake Michigan.
In close consultation with Ald. Mitchell, DPD will develop a blueprint for both corridors by focusing on land use, housing, retail and connectivity to transit, within the context of changing demographics. Preliminary work began in January 2019, and will include robust community engagement efforts with assistance from the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. DPD staff expects to complete the study in early 2020.







The Structure of Matter
Hosted by South Worx Arte Group
Tomorrow at 5 PM – 9 PM
Mana Contemporary Suite 409
by Derric Clemmons
A pop-up exhibition about what it means to be




Stony Island Art Bank Join us this Friday at 6PM for a dynamic discussion with cellist and composer
Tomeka Reid!
Come immerse yourself as she shares how advocacy and education can sustain jazz, how we listen and sometimes misread jazz, and its influence on culture.
A live performance infused with speech, be sure to click on the link to enjoy this Arts Bank exclusive in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: #StonyIslandArtsBank #MCA #RebuildFoundation


Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:00 AM 12:00 PM
8017 South Euclid Avenue Chicago, IL, 60617 United States (map)
We’re putting in the work it takes to make real change. Join us Saturday morning in South Chicago where we’ll be helping the 8000 S. Euclid Block Club transform their block. We’re meeting at 9am alongside local residents to build a garden bed for the church, plant flowers, pick up litter, and tidy up the block. We’ll have our hand trowels, weed wackers, lawn mowers, and paint buckets out to get the job done!
While you’re in the area grab a bite at one of our favorite local spots:
Chef Sara’s – 7201 S Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 – Sat 9am – 3pm
5 Loaves Eatery – 405 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619 – Sat 9am – 3pm
That’s A Burger – 8301 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 – Sat 11am – 7pm
The Woodlawn – 1200 E 79th St, Chicago, IL 60619 – Sat 8am – 9pm





The Quarry/Current Film Series presents Business in the Black
Hosted by The Quarry Event Center
Saturday at 4 PM – 6 PM
The Quarry Event Center
2423 East 75th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60649
Tickets by Eventbrite $10
Business in the Black is a documentary with three important segments. First, the film asks: How did slaves go to college? Second, the film explores the ways in which racists sought to destroy black business districts across the country. Specifically, the film looks at how African American businesses were impacted by race riots, bombings, and government action. Finally, Business in the Black takes a look at the rise of black business in America. The third segment does the important work of naming black millionaires in the 1800s, exploring the growth of black business districts, and discussing African American individuals who became entrepreneurs or fostered the growth of business communities. The film also includes interviews with individuals whose families owned businesses in the early 1900s





Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park
Hosted by Hyde Park Historical Society and Jackson Park Advisory Council
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:45 PM – 10:30 PM
Jackson Park
3317 Jackson Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60637
The Hyde Park Historical Society, Friends of the Parks and Jackson Park Advisory Council present a Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park. As part of the Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks initiative, this program provides a rare opportunity to explore Jackson Park during the nighttime. Expert historians will provide interpretation highlighting the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the site’s importance as a natural haven. This free program is open to all ages.
Tours will be led by: Julia Bachrach, former Chicago Park District Historian; Tim Samuelson, Chicago’s Cultural Historian; and Ray Johnson, founder of Friends of the White City
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Location: Meet at the Statue of the Republic (“Golden Lady”), Hayes and Richards Drives. Time: 8:45-10:30pm Registration is free and will be limited to 150 registrants. Remember to bring your flashlight!




Nature Block Party
Hosted by Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM
Eggers Grove, E 112th St & S Ave E Chicago, IL 60617
Discover the beauty of the Calumet region and our urban forest preserves. Get your hands dirty and participate in land restoration or relax with games, biking, walks and more. All ages. Limited number of bikes available. Registration required for groups of 20 or more. Contact:
Fiesta de la Naturaleza
Descubre la belleza de la región de Calumet y nuestras Preservas forestales urbanas. Ensuciarse las manos y participar en la restauración de tierras o relajarse con juegos, ciclismo, paseos y muchos más. Se requiere inscripción para 20 o más. Contacto Gratis. Todas las edades. Número de bicicletas disponibles.
In Partnership with:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Faith in Place
East Side Chamber of Commerce
Chicago Herpetological Society
Pullman National Monument
Audubon Great Lakes
University of Illinois Extension
Chicago Zoological Society


Annual Pancake Breakfast
Public · Hosted by South Chicago Parents & Friends Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 8 AM – 12 PM
South Chicago Parents & Friends
10241 S Commercial Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60617
DATE: Sunday, May 19, 2019
TIME: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Cap Center
10241 S. Commercial Ave. Chicago, IL 60617
MORE: Tickets $5
SPONSOR: $20 Business Ad or Send a Message for Our Placemat
CALL 773-734-2222

Deep South Side Sustainability Bike Tour Hosted by Chicago Studies Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11 AM – 3:30 PM pin Regenstein Library 1100 E 57th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637 ticket Tickets We are pleased to offer the Spring Quarter “Deep South Side” Sustainability Bike Tour, led by Dean of the College John Boyer and Political Science Professor Mark Hansen. Now entering its fourth year, the tour explores the ways that faith, commerce, transportation, and the natural environment have sustained the deep South Side. The path we will take routes south from campus to 98th Street and then returns along the lakefront, includes stops such as St. Michael the Archangel Church and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in South Shore, Calumet Park, the Bikur Cholim Synagogue, Crowley’s Yacht Yard, the historic Southworks US Steel site, Jackson Park, and the South Shore Cultural Center. Registration is now open for this spring’s tour, which will take place Sunday, May 19, 2018. We will convene in front of the Reg (on 57th St.) at 11 AM, and the tour will set off by no later 11:15 AM, with a return to campus by approximately 3:30 PM. Participants should provide their own bicycle (in working order, please) and bike helmet. The total ride length is approximately 20 miles. Register here:


Asamblea de Membresía de CTU/ CTU Membership Meeting
Hosted by Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM EDT
Vodak East-Side Library
3710 E 106th St, Chicago, Illinois 60617
Venga y aprenda más sobre lo que hemos estado haciendo en CTU, los planes para el verano y las emocionantes noticias sobre los invitados musicales para nuestra próxima cena anual.
Come learn more about what we have been up to at CTU, plans for the summer and exciting news about musical guests for our upcoming annual dinner.


Biggie Paint and Sip Hosted by Pink Giraffe Art Studio Notorious B.I.G. was born Christopher Wallace on May 21, 1972. The impact of his music and unmatched charisma are immeasurable. Help us celebrate his lyrical genius, skilled story telling, and timeless hits. Happy Birthday Biggie, gone but not forgotten! At our paint and sips we provide all the materials needed to paint and step by step instruction on completing your master piece. It’s a BYOB event (21 & older to drink). His music will serve as the soundtrack of the event. Engage your inner artist! Saturday, May 4th at 6 PM – 9 PM  Pink Giraffe Art Studio 2340 East 75th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60649 Show Map Tickets by Eventbrite Biggie Sales end on May 4 at 5 PM $35.00 1 Biggie B3G1 Free! Split the cost between 4 friends and pay $26.25 each! Sales end on May 4 at 5 PM


Parents of Extraordinary Children Support Group-Southeast Meet Every 4th Tuesday at 10500 S. Ewing at Alderwoman Garza Office 10th Ward.



Info Shared by ‎Amanda Montes‎ Eastside Chicago:
























Back by popular demand…Latin Dance Monday 6pm — at Calumet Park Cultural Center.
9801 S. Avenue G
Chicago, Illinois 60617
(312) 747-6039



Wednesday Night Karaoke with DJ Trae Tunes by DJ Trae Tunes and The New Celebrity Lounge The New Celebrity Lounge 2020 E 83rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60617 9 PM – 2 AM


Male Only


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Chicago Public Schools students who graduate high school with a 3.0 GPA and who test completion-ready in math and English are able to pursue a degree or certificate at City Colleges at no cost—that’s free tuition and books.
If you’re a graduating CPS student with a 3.0, keep up the good work and you, too, could benefit from City Colleges’ Star Scholarship program!
Learn more here:


5th Ward Monthly Meeting
Hosted by Alderman Leslie Hairston of Chicago’s 5th Ward
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM
6657 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-4432


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





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:

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