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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 May 2020

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

(Bypass Topics….Scroll Down To View Events & Resource  Flyers)

Current Add-ON: Soul Healing Satsang with Stacy Patrice, Virtual African Dance, Sunday Arts Takeover by Stony Island, Are You A High School Senior? Help Write A Community Graduation Speech To Air On WBEZ Deadline May 31st, Chicago State University Deadline Application May 31st, Black Men Do Yugo,  and Virtual Men Wellness Group.

Previous: Chicago COVID Contact Tracing Corps Jobs, Office of Labor Standards Remote Office Hours,  City of Chicago Caregiver Assistance,  City of Chicago Reopening Plan For Business Webinar,  STAC Fund Scholarship Guidelines,  Conversation with Craig Hodges about Black Male Identiy, George Washington High SchoolGWHS Community Conference (Virtual Edition),  

Previous: Third COVID Conversation with IL Black Caucus Legislators: Rep. Kam Buckner (26th District), Rep. Lamont Robinson, Jr. (5th District), Senator Elgie Sims, Jr. (17th District), and Rep. Sonya Harper (6th District).  Facade Program $5000 by Southeast Chicago Chamber & SSA#50, Mayor Lightfoot Reopen Phase III, City of Chicago Free Business Virtual Workshops, 4th District Drive-by Pray hosted 4th District Faith Base Sub-Committee, Chicago State University Open House for College of Pharmacy, Where Do We Go From Here Virtual Community Grand Round African American Hosted by UChicago Medicine, and Street Cleaning Date For Your Ward.

Pre-school Application, South Shore Mental Health Survey by The Neighborhood Network Alliance, Resume Workshop, Protect LGBTQ Workers: A Supreme Court Briefing, Doctor Without Borders “Lets Talk”, Southeast Chicago Volunteer Pantries Schedule,

Resources: Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Legal Resources for Small Businesses Workshop, Cook County Recovery Initiative, South Chicago Neighborhood Network Health Survey, Building Resilience During PandemicComEd has extended its no-disconnects until June 1, Blues Cross Blue Shields Grants,   Southeast Food Pantry Volunteer Needs, Department of Planning and Development (DPD) schedule meetings, FRESH FAITH FRIDAYS with Audacious Praise Squad, Spanish Coalition for Housing Remote Service, Stimulus Check No Payback, Mikva Challenge Youth Program,  Domestic Violence COID-19 Remote Screening Plan,  City of Chicago Free Business Education Webinar, St. Lukes Prayer Time,  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,  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,  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 ……

Pritzker Outlines 5-Phase Plan to Reopen Illinois, Region by Region New statewide totals:



Few Resource Deadline Dates and Virtual Activities & Meetings:


Chicago to host 1st-ever citywide virtual high school graduation with celebrity speaker “Mid June” by ABC

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago high school graduates might be missing out on a traditional commencement this spring, but they’ll be getting a send-off that no other seniors in the city have received before.

On Thursday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took to TikTok to announce that Chicago will hold its first-ever virtual graduation in mid-June. Oprah Winfrey will deliver the commencement address.

“We are thrilled and honored to have the one-and-only Oprah Winfrey joining us for this incredible moment with Chicago’s high school seniors,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “The times we are living in are historic and stunning, forcing us all to take a deep look at who we are as a people and our place in the world. No one knows this better than Oprah, and I join all of Chicago in looking forward to hearing the wisdom she’ll be sharing with our incredible young people as they take this unforgettable next step on their life’s journey.”

The commencement ceremony will celebrate every high school senior in Chicago, from those attending Chicago Public Schools and charter schools to Catholic and private schools across the city.

“The meaning of graduation is more profound than a physical stage and nothing can detract from the beaming pride of a Chicago Public Schools parent when their student earns a diploma,” said CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson. “We know we can’t fully replace the special milestones lost during this unprecedented crisis, but our seniors deserve to be celebrated for their hard work and we look forward to coming together to honor our seniors during this special occasion.”

During the South Shore Mental Health Meeting April 30th, most of the discussion was centered around the type of events neighbors/community members would respond to or participate in via virtual conference. Here were the major takeaways:

Youth Yoga
Bike Riding
Workout circuit training/ exercise
Community sing-a-long
Art Activism- Posters/Signs for Windows
Electric Slide/Line dancing
Chalk Doodling
Chair Yoga
Vacant Lot Beautification
Mental health Check-ins bi-weekly:
Art and wellness series- Weekly art features (example-Mon. Painting, Tues. earrings. Weds. Pastel drawing, Thurs. textiles, Fri. Storytelling
Family art -session
Poetry, spoken word youth activities

Community members requested that the follow-up is in the form of a survey to gauge community interest.

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



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!




Info Shared ‎Maria Ana‎, 10th Ward FBK




Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell


Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc. SSA #42 TIDES Grant Announcing our first stage effort to provide emergency financial support, Special Service Area #42, has launched a grant program for small businesses within the South Shore community and SSA #42 boundaries that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic On line Application May 13th Boundaries lines for Businesses: 71st Street on both sides from Kimbark Ave to South Shore Dr
Stony Island from 67th to 79th on the west side
Stony Island from 67th to 73rd on the east side



Info Shared by Maria Ana



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 . See everyone tomorrow 4/17/20 @ 7PM for the watch party right here on AP’s FB page


Every Sunday Male Only



Every Sunday Male Only



Info Shared by Southeast Chicago Response Resource and Alderwoman Garza






The Ultimate Balancing Act: Black Women in the C-Suite
Join us on May 27th as Chicago State Foundation hosts a panel discussion and Q & A session with Black Women in the C-Suite.
Register at
#WeAreCSU #CSuite #BlackWomenLeaders




Info Shared by Pastor Scott Onque, Faith In Place Policy Director: $40 billion seems like a lot of money, but is it enough to support Illinoisans during a crisis?
Last week, legislators returned to Springfield for the first time since March to discuss and pass the state’s budget. We’re curious to hear from our legislators what decisions were made at the capitol and how Illinoisans statewide will be affected.
This Thursday, we are hosting our third COVID Conversation with IL Black Caucus Legislators: Rep. Kam Buckner (26th District), Rep. Lamont Robinson, Jr. (5th District), Senator Elgie Sims, Jr. (17th District), and Rep. Sonya Harper (6th District).
These legislators have just returned from Springfield and will join us THIS THURSDAY at 5pm CST to share updates from the capitol. We invite you to join and share questions and concerns while we hear first-hand how these legislators are responding to the pandemic. If you would like to submit a question ahead of time, I invite you to submit the question to Sal Valli by email.
We look forward to hearing from you as we continue engaging with our legislators during this time. I hope to see you this Thursday for this necessary discussion May 28th at 5pm.


Info Shared by Southeast Chicago Covid Resource


Info Shared by Alderman Hairston:


@therealcraighodges heard about the conversation we had about him. we having part 2, with him!
Dr.Troy Harden and I facilitated a discussion with 50+ brothers from around the world about Black Manhood, identity, excellence, values, character, mental health, legacy, fatherhood, etc.
there’s so much more to talk about regard the safety, wellness and success of Black Men and Boys. join us. #letswinthisthing


Info Shared by Danielle Richards



Info Share by South Shore Works: A message from Youth Leader Isaiah Ad Verb James in South Shore!
Hey World, Get Connected and Get Involved!
Out of an abundance of concern for the Black community which is stated to be the hardest hit by COVID-19, ABJ Community Services, Inc. and The Ancestral Village are
asking you to complete the following survey to help us determine your needs during this period of crisis. ABJ does not discriminate on any basis. Your information will remain confidential.


Soul Healing Satsang with Stacy Patrice Soul Healing Satsang Sunday, May 31 1:00pm
Rebuild Foundation Instagram live stream, Sundays, 1PM
A satsang is a convening in the yogic tradition where we consciously gather to align with goodness. Healing Artist & Soul Healer Stacy Patrice will offer a weekly online series called Soul Healing Satsang. In this series, Stacy continues her in-person tradition of joining with the community weekly to tend to the ‘back office’ of their lives feeding their creativity, clarity, consciousness and healing by offering a low resource, high impact, creative cultural engagement online.
This resource will tide us over with a focus on ‘everyday immunity’, offering less explored wisdom therapy, ancient healing practices and recommended personal health rituals to engage us collectively and help sustain us mentally, emotionally and socially during this period of incubation. This series supports artists and the creatively inclined to reinstate safety, security and togetherness that reminds us of the abundance we still have access to at home.


Virtual African Dance Class
Sunday, May 31
Stay connected to your body, history and the rhythm of your heartbeat through instructor Brenda Malika Moore’s African Dance Class. This virtual class, and DA+HC staple, will awaken your body’s movement as live drummers keep the beat.

Sunday Arts Takeover
Join Rebuild DJ in Residence Duane Powell on Sunday, May 31, at 5pm, when he takes over @ChicagosMayor for an Instagram Live performance to raise support for artists and organizations in Chicago and throughout the state impacted by #COVID19.


Deadline May 31st: Are You A High School Senior? Help Write A Community Graduation Speech To Air On WBEZ
All you have to do is answer up to five questions. The final speech will be written and voiced by students. All local seniors can submit.
By WBEZ Staff



The 2020-2021 School Year Application is Now Open.

 Will your child be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st, 2020? If so, now is the time to apply for fall preschool enrollment!



Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza


Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc.
SSA #42 Feeding South Shore Stimulus Program
In partnership with Special Service Area# 42 (SSA42) and Local Market Foods, Feeding South Shore is a four-week campaign that offers free food and free delivery service to more than 1,000 South Shore residents every Tuesday, starting May 12, 2020 – June 2, 2020.

Info Shared by Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The Security Traders Association of Chicago will be awarding up to $50K in scholarships this year. The deadline to apply is June 15. Learn more and apply here:



Few Resources & Support:                Few Resources                  Few Resources            

Chicago COVID Contact Tracing Corps

City of Chicago Caregiver Assistance:

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) Senior Services division operates a variety of programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are active and healthy, to those residing in long term care facilities. DFSS provides support services for caregivers, older adults needing housing or legal assistance, and grandparents or older relatives raising children. Below is a list of programs to help support residents.

For more information regarding any of these programs, or to place a referral for services, please contact our Information & Assistance (I&A) office via phone at (312) 744-4016 or email at [email protected].


Info Shared by Hyde Park Herald:





Testing Locations:


Click On Link and Search Bar On Map Type Location:

Howard Brown Health Mobile
Chicago, IL
Hours:10:00am-4:30pm, 10:00am-3:00pm
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday, Saturday
Requirements:Flu-like symptoms or direct contact with a known covid19 positive
COVID Hotline:773-388-1600
Languages Offered: Language Line Availbale for any languange

Mile Square Health Center – South Shore
7037 S. Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60649
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday
Requirements:Appointment required. New or established patients with COVID-19 symptoms
COVID Hotline:866-600-CARE (2273)
Languages Offered: Language line is available in Spanish, Polish, Russian, Mandrin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietanmese, Arabic, and other langauages.
0.52 miles away
TCA Health, Inc.
8425 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60619
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday
Requirements:Appointment required. Testing available to fq patients only. Must be referred by FQ provider.
COVID Hotline:773-995-6300
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
1.98 miles away
U Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Days of Operation:
Requirements:Testing is available by appointment only.
COVID Hotline:
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
2.29 miles away
Howard Brown Health 55th St.
1525 E. 55th St
Chicago, IL 60637
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday
Requirements:Flu-like symptoms or direct contact with a known covid19 positive
COVID Hotline:773-388-1600
Languages Offered: Language Line Availbale for any languange
2.35 miles away
Chicago Family Health Center
9119 S. Exchange
Chicago, IL 60617
Hours:9:00am – 4:00pm
Days of Operation:Monday – Friday
Requirements:Appointment preferred.
COVID Hotline:773-768-5001
2.61 miles away
Friend Health: Cottage Grove
800 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
Days of Operation:
Requirements:Appointment required.
COVID Hotline:
2.71 miles away
TCA Health, Inc.
1029 E. 130th St.
Chicago, IL 60628
Days of Operation:Monday-Friday
Requirements:Appointment required. Testing available to fq patients only. Must be referred by FQ provider.
COVID Hotline:773-995-6300
Languages Offered: English and Spanish
7.19 miles away

Walgreen Not Sure Is It a New Location for Test Must Follow Up


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 Alderwoman Garza


Info Shared by Danielle Richards


Food Pantries Locations









Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc.
SSA #42 Feeding South Shore Stimulus Program
In partnership with Special Service Area# 42 (SSA42) and Local Market Foods, Feeding South Shore is a four-week campaign that offers free food and free delivery service to more than 1,000 South Shore residents every Tuesday, starting May 12, 2020 – June 2, 2020.


Windsor Park Church Food Pantry
76th & Saginaw
Saturday 8am to 12pm

Info Shared by South Chicago Neighborhood Network:

South Chicago Food Network
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

St. Kevin Food Pantry 10509 S. Torrence Ave Chicago, IL 60617

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
Advocate Trinity’s Healthy Living Farmacy 2320 E. 93rd St Chicago, IL
Pilgrim Baptist Church 3235 E. 91st Street HOT MEALS Chicago, IL 60617
**Date and Times Are Subject To Change
*Follow this link for updated information on Greater Chicago Food Depository food
pantries sites


Info Shared ‎Maria Ana‎, 10th Ward FBK


Info Shared by Officer Davis 3rd District



Info Shared by Nextdoor: Breast and Cervical screening
I’m pleased to announce the Illinois Breast Cervical Cancer Program Navigation Services in Chicago Family Health Center. Recognizing that the complexity of the health care system often leaves patients feeling confused, lost, or alienated, the navigator helps patients by guiding them through the various services involved and connecting them with appropriate resources and support. Also, IBCCP Program offers free mammograms and paps test for patients who do not carry medical insurance.
If you have health insurance, we can help with making your appointments and obtaining your results
call Maria (773)364-2359



Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc




Info Shared by Linda Hudson

IDES Instructs 1099 Workers to Apply for Regular Unemployment Benefits Before PUA Program Goes Live – PUA Portal to Launch on May 11

ContactRebecca Cisco | 217.524.1219

5/6/20 – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19. Workers who believe they may be eligible for new federal benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, must first apply for regular unemployment insurance before applying for benefits under PUA when a new application portal opens on May 11, 2020 via the IDES website.

If claimants receive an eligibility determination of $0, they can then appeal that decision by providing verification of wages earned, or they can submit a claim for PUA benefits. Claimants who have already applied for and been denied regular unemployment benefits can submit a claim through the new PUA portal when it opens. Receiving a denial for regular unemployment benefits is a mandatory first step in determining eligibility for PUA.

Filing for regular unemployment also provides claimants the opportunity to select how they want to receive benefits. Eligible claimants can choose between direct deposit or a debit card onto which their benefits will be loaded. Debit cards can take up to one to two weeks to receive in the mail while direct deposit payments take two to three days once a claimant completes their weekly certification for benefits.

PUA provides 100% federally-funded unemployment benefits for individuals who are unemployed for specified COVID-19-related reasons and are not eligible for the state’s regular unemployment insurance program, the extended benefit (EB) program under Illinois law, or the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (PEUC), including independent contractors and sole-proprietors. Up to 39 weeks’ worth of benefits are potentially available under the program for COVID-19-related unemployment claims.

IDES is contracting with Deloitte to implement and maintain the web-based PUA program. While a program of this magnitude would normally take up to a year to design and implement, the department expects the program to launch on Monday, May 11, 2020.

PUA claims will be backdated to the individuals’ first week of unemployment, but no earlier than February 2, 2020, and will continue for as long as the individual remains unemployed as a result of COVID-19, but no later than the week ending December 26, 2020. The program is similar to the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program which provides unemployment benefits in response to local disasters.

Those with questions or in need of assistance with unemployment benefits at this time are encouraged to visit



Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza:








Info Shared by Senator Sims: Illinois has expanded payment relief for student loan borrowers

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 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 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.

Coronavirus stimulus relief checks won’t have to be repaid, feds say


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





U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PRESS RELEASES Treasury, IRS Launch Online Tool to Help Non-Filers Receive Economic Impact Payments




Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell.

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



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
Opens: 9:00am
Address: 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington IL
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.


Limited Funds: Info Shared by South Chicago Neighborhood Network Alliance




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!


More Resources:

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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


Starting today, you can access our services remotely.
?Click on the link to request assistance:
✅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 [email protected]





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


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.






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
Additionally, families can visit


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

Info Shared by Southeast Collective Respond Covid-19:


Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc: Grocery Store Guidelines



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, For first-round consideration, apply by April 6.


President Preckwinkle Unveils Economic Relief Package for 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:

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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.





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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



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


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.



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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


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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.



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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.
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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:


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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.




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



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Info Shared by Sy Lewis: City Council Meeting:



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.



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 [email protected] 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
[email protected]



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 [email protected] 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



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:

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!


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


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!


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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 to register for the Friday, 5/1 Webinar. 

Please email [email protected] with any webinar questions.


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Career Exploration: Adler Planetarium
 Hosted by Astrrongu Southwest Youth Council
May 2nd  9:30 AM – 3 PM
The Adler Planetarium
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Free Tickets by Eventbrite
-STRRONG-U and the Southwest Youth Council encourage youth to explore their options and look beyond the traditional. For this reason, A-STRRONG-U is planning a trip to the Adler Planetarium for youth to experience the job of scientists, astronomy, and technology experts.
For more information and to secure an RSVP email me at [email protected]





Info Shared by The Neighborhood Network Alliance



Julian’s House Party· by Julian Jumpin Perez
ulian’s House Party is a Digital Experience created to connect with fans who love House and freestyle music, while promoting the current importance of social distancing, and maintaining brand-consumer engagement.
As a DJ and producer, Julian is taking it upon himself to entertain his audience and encourage everyone to stay at home and save lives. Now, more than ever, we all need positivity and something to keep our spirits high! Julian’s House Party provides an energetic, quality in-home interactive digital experience, streaming live every Saturday night from 8pm to 10pm on
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Info Shared by Parents of Extraordinary Children Support Group-Southeast



Alacranes Musical Cinco De Mayo Facebook Live Concert Public · Hosted by Dj Cross Tuesday, May 5th 7pm to 9pm




University CoWork‎Financial Security in an Age of Uncertainty Virtual Panel
Wednesday, May 6th 12pm to 1:30 pm
The world is dealing with pandemic and our economy is in recession. While the negative impact this is having on our nonprofits and small businesses is obvious, unexpected opportunities abound.
Featuring University CoWork members Bennie M. Currie (Bennie M. Currie, Principal, MBC Financial Strategies), Ray Jackson (Ray Jackson Consulting Inc.), and Sharon Mallory (SDM Investments), we will discuss:
-The impact of pandemic and recession on nonprofits and small businesses
-Particular effects on underrepresented people and places
-Timely financial techniques and tools
-A plan to win!
Savvy strategy and good decision-making will position us to emerge stronger than ever!
This Virtual Lunch & Learn is free and open to the public.
Registrants will get Cisco Webex login instructions before event.
May 6, 2020 @ Noon
Get Tickets
Hashtags: #pandemic #recession #survival #strategy #PlanToWin #BusinessStrategy #SouthSideChicago #WoodlawnChicago #LunchAndLearn #MBCfinancial #RayJacksonConsulting #SDMinvestments #UniversityCoWork

Wednesday, May 6th at 3:00 PM Webinar:
Top Legal Priorities for Small Businesses
Presented by Lema Khorshid, Fuksa Khorshid, LLC
The legal component of a business sets the foundation and structure for a sustainable business. A business climate is everchanging, but valuable legal tips are a resource. Learn the top 10 legal tips for small business success through an interactive webinar. The Q&A set up will provide useful and practical tips on legal essentials such as incorporation, contracts, and more.
Register by visiting
Friday, May 8th at 9:30 AM Webinar:
Resources for Small Businesses during the COVID-19
Presented by City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP)
Join City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and BACP for an up-to-date overview of resources and supports available for small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn about available funding, how to access support and the latest business regulations.
Register by visiting



Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc: SSA #42 VIRTUAL



Pastor Onque, Director of Faith In Place A Conversation with Legislators from South Side Chicago
Join us May 7th at 5pm
Join Rev. Scott Onqué in conversation with Sen. Robert Peters, Rep. Sonya Harper, and Rep. Marcus Evans. These legislators will highlight how they are responding to COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on residents on Chicago’s South Side.



Today at 6pm. A convo about helping our babies be their best during these times, with educator extroidinaire Candice Washington!
register free here:


Paster Mathew Zemanick  “Need to vent or unwind or support fellow caretakers? Join our virtual support group today at 7pm.”

Topic: Caretaker Support Group
Time: May 7, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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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.



Every Friday for the month of May, we will host Mental Health Awareness Talks. This Friday, we will address the various stigmas about mental health. Join us as we have a real conversation about the impacts on the community and ways to combat it. Trust me this is a conversation you don’t want to miss!
#share #engage #heal
Topic: “The Stigma Behind Mental Health”
Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
Time: 6 pm CST
Where: Burst Into Books’ Facebook Page (Live stream) Dr. Obari is one of four other experts on the panel.




Info Shared by Danielle Richards: Join Urban Growers for a no-contact pre-Mother’s Day Seedling and Flower bouquet sale this Saturday. Order your mom a gorgeous bouquet of spring flowers made lovingly by our friends at @southsideblooms. UGC will have seeds, seedlings, honey, herbal teas, and our traditional produce pick-up. All sales are pre-order only and close on Thursday by 5pm. The link to order is




Info Shared by Southeast Chicago COVID Resources



Info Shared by South Shore Works: Spread the word!!
@abjmillenialtribe will go Live on Facebook to celebrate Black Motherhood! Join ABJ Community Services, Inc. at 3pm today. #SouthShoreWorks #WorkingTogetherForaChange #MothersMatter #SouthShoreChi #BuildCommunity


Info Shared by Eddie Pena: Join us for a Virtual Town hall and Concert to show solidarity against notorious polluter General Iron’s move to the Southeast Side.











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.
The process for setting virtual rules is subject to approval by City Council. Questions and comments can be directed to [email protected].



Black Resilience Roundtable Hosted by Workers Center for Racial Justice and State Representative Kam Buckner Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5 PM – 6:30 PM Black Resilience Roundtable Hosted by Workers Center for Racial Justice and State Representative Kam Buckner At this virtual town hall event, WCRJ will convene community residents and members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus for a public dialogue on the devastating toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the health and economic security of people of color across the state. Together, we will explore long standing structural inequalities that underpin the disproportionate impact this historic pandemic has on Black Illinoisans, and outline WCRJ’s racial justice COVID-19 policy agenda for the state. Register here:





BEFORE Covid-19, there was already a 30 year gap in life expectancy between Englewood and Streeterville. As we adjust to a “new normal” in this pandemic, we must recognize that disparities are nothing new. But we do have an opportunity to create a new normal we WANT to see. What if the “new normal” was difficult discussions, empathy, taking care of our neighbors, justice, accountability, and love? What if the new normal was closing the death gap?
Join I Grow Chicago for an informative and enlightening panel discussion with Dr. David Ansell – author of The Death Gap, Robbin Carroll – founder of I Grow Chicago and Streeterville resident, and Karen Clark – I Grow Chicago’s Director of Community Wellness and long-time Englewood resident. This live screening of the recorded conversation between Dr. Ansell, Robbin, and Karen will premiere on May 11 at 5:30 pm on YouTube. Dr. Ansell has worked for 17 years to eliminate racial disparities in medicine. He will take a deep dive into why The Death Gap exists and what it means for our city, while I Grow Chicago shares solutions and perspectives from the frontlines.
Register here:



Join me and Dr. Rachel Rubin, co-leader of the Cook County Department of Public Health, as we discuss the County’s COVID-19 response at today’s Tele Town Hall with AARP Illinois.
Tune in on Facebook at 6:30 p.m. Dial 866-383-2767 to participate.



Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 3 PM – 4 PM EDT Join us here live on Facebook on Tuesday, May 12 at 3 PM ET for a digital town hall focusing on Latino people and the fight against coronavirus. Through the continuation of the Our Lives On The Line series, Health Care Voter is shining a light on the experience of some of the people hardest hit by this pandemic. Latino people in the United States have long faced racial health disparities, and the coronavirus pandemic has brought these disparities in access to quality, affordable health care and prevalence of preexisting conditions to light. Latino people currently make up more than a quarter of coronavirus-related deaths in virus hotspots, and a large segment of the workforce displaced and financially threatened by this pandemic. Join us as we hear from advocates, experts, and some of our elected officials about the disproportionate challenges threatening Latino people during this pandemic, and what all of us must do to hold the Trump administration accountable for putting profits and politics ahead of Latino people’s lives. Text “OnTheLine” to 5-2-8-8-6 to get a text when this live-stream starts and go to to learn about other town halls in this series. Have a question for this town hall? Record a quick video — you might see it on the livestream:

The Hardest Hit: Latino People & the Fight Against Coronavirus

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 3 PM – 4 PM EDT
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If it’s not safe for safe for Lincoln Park why is the East Side any different?!
A public hearing to discuss General Iron’s plans to move is scheduled to be held online on May 14, 2020. There will be a session starting at 1:30pm and a second session starting at 6:00 pm. Computer and telephone connection options are available. Anyone who wishes to make a comment at the hearing must contact the hearing officer and request to do so by 5:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The hearing officer contact information is [email protected] or call (217) 785-8724.



Did you know that it’s not too late to apply to college for fall admissions? We’re here to help! PLEASE SHARE
Join us for our Virtual College Fair Series starting on Tuesday, May 12th at 6pm. During the Virtual College Fair you will meet current admissions advisors from colleges and universities across the state. These admissions professionals will provide you with an overview of the programs at their schools, as well as admissions requirements and deadlines. They will also explain sources of financial aid that are still available.






Wednesday, 5/13 at 3:00 PM Webinar
Protecting Yourself Against Business COVID and Cybersecurity Scams – Stop Perpetrators in Their Tracks
Presented by the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois and Sagin IT Services/Data Protection and Network Security

Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois and Sagin IT Services/Data Protection and Network Security will team up for “Protecting yourself against Business COVID and Cybersecurity Scams – Stop Perpetrators in their Tracks.”
Click here to register for the Wednesday, 5/13 Webinar.

Thursday, 5/14 at 9:30 AM Webinar

Paycheck Protection Program & Other SBA Resources for Small Businesses
Presented by the SBA Public Affairs Specialist Jessica Mayle
If your small business has been impacted by coronavirus, join this free online training to learn more about serveral funding programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Paycheck Protection Program.  We’ll discuss eligibility requirements, how to find a lender, and timelines for disbursement.  Bring your questions.
Click here to register for the Thursday, 5/14 Webinar.

Friday, 5/15 at 9:30 AM Webinar
Manage Your Business Remotely
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel, Birk Creative , A Certified Grow With Google Partner
In this live class, I will share the free and easy to access Google tools that can help you stay productive no matter where you are.
In this session we’ll show you how to:
– Update your customers with critical business information through your Business Profile, Google Ads, and your website.
-Communicate remotely with your customers and employees with tools like Google Meets and Gmail, and how to access and collaborate on files with your team through Google Drive.
-And we’ll share next steps and resources available to help you manage remotely.
Click here to register for Friday, 5/15 Webinar.

 Please email [email protected] with any webinar questions.



Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza




Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2 PM – 3 PM Are you getting ready to retire? This presentation webinar offers an overview of Medicare coverage options you become eligible for Medicare. We’ll help you sort through your Medicare research and answer any questions. Join us to learn more! After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training. Register:



Info Shared by Faye Patterson, 3rd District CAPS



Info Shared by Southeast Chicago COVID Response



Cook County’s COVID-19 Response Plan: From Rapid Response to Equitable Recovery.
Tune in tomorrow at 11 a.m. ?Watch it live at



Live Taping of “The Axe Files” with Lori Lightfoot
Hosted by The University of Chicago Institute of Politics
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Join the IOP as we welcome Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot for a live taping of “The Axe Files” with IOP Director David Axelrod.
One year ago, Mayor Lightfoot was sworn in as the 56th Mayor of Chicago, the first black woman and the first openly gay person to hold this office. Her outsider campaign emphasized government transparency and accountability, equity, and inclusion as she went on to sweep all 50 of Chicago’s wards in the runoff election. Now, she will join David Axelrod to discuss her path to public service, her reflections on her first year in office, and her vision for Chicago’s way forward amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Have a question you want David Axelrod to ask? Send it to us in the registration form when you sign up.
The link for the event will be sent one hour before the program begins.



Info Shared by Alderman Harris:






Info Shared by Danielle Richards & Claretian Association:


Info Shared by Officer Davis, 4th District Faith base Sub-committee


Info Shared by Danielle Richards: This Friday, May 15th…7-9 PM CST
I will be doing a special livestream show from Josephine’s Southern Cooking with the homies Walter English III & Phil Seed!!! The show is a benefit for Josephine’s to help feed the Seniors in our community. Please share, tune in and support this worthy cause!! You can stream from several locations, including at Marqueal Jordan and IG @marquealjordan
?????? #jordanenglishandseed — with Phil Seed and Walter L English III.



Great replacement for #FridayJazzattheQuarry, and for a great cause. Thank you to The Crusader Newspaper and local daily digital media. See you Friday after our South Shore Works/Real Men Charities Inc, Notarized Inc. Community Affairs, Hood hope movement and South Side Drive Magazine: Guide to the Good Life Chicago partner with Greater Chicago Food Depository, A T & T, The Quarry Event Center and Pastor Issac Wittmon of Greater Metripolitan Church of Christ in an amazing Food Secutity & Wellness event Fruday, 11-1#SouthShoreChi #RealMenBuildingHealthy


This Saturday, May 16, tune is as @walkerartcenter’s Visual Arts curator Victoria Sung talks with @TheasterGates live on IG at 3pm.
From his studio on the South Side of Chicago, he’ll describe how throwing a pot becomes a metaphor for building community, and what this time of physical and mental space means for him as an artist. Gates’s solo exhibition Assembly Hall opened at the Walker last fall.
Join us virtually at @walkerartcenter’s page this Saturday!




“House music is a feeling.. a feeling that will never die.” The sound and soul of Chicago is embedded deep in the legacy of house music.
Although we are unable to gather, embrace and move to the beat of one of Chicago’s greatest exports at the Annual House Music Festival, if there’s one thing that house music community has proven, it’s that we’re resilient – and the music doesn’t stop.
Join us at this Sunday from 4 – 6 pm for a special Sunday Service with DJ Duane Powell (@soundrotation) as he brings the beauty of house music into our homes and keeps the rhythm going. — in Chicago, Illinois.









Write On! Part II with Artist Ben Lamar Gay· Hosted by Arts and Public Life
Join us for Part II of this innovative, virtual penmanship and music meditation jam led by Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture Artist-in-Residence, Ben Lamar Gay. Ben will explore sound through penmanship and experiment with how a line can be manipulated to document the past, present, and future. Ben will also be joined by special guest artist, musician, actor and puppeteer Sam Lewis. We will listen, improvise, and attempt to remember the dance of the hand and the pen. Participants will be able to follow along at home and can share their work online with the hashtag, #writeon
About Ben
Ben LaMar Gay (he/him) is a composer/cornetist who moves components of sound, color, and space through folkloric filters to produce brilliant electro‐acoustic collages. The unification of various styles is always in service of the narrative and never solely a display of technique. The Chicago native’s true technique is giving life to an idea while exploring and expanding on the term “Americana”. His musical influences derive from his collection of experiences in all of the Americas and the gathered data channeled by technology and its amplifying accessibility. The fact that the world is closer via technology and that everyone has access to the possibility of exploring different ideas, makes his avant-garde version of “Americana” very global. Embracing international vision while remaining true to his roots, Gay’s creative output aligns with the honest notion that he only knows how to be a man from the South Side of Chicago. Active in the vibrant experimental music scene of Chicago, including a three‐year residency in Brazil, allows him to collaborate with some influential figures in the world of music. The list includes George Lewis, Itibere Zwarg, Black Monks, Nicole Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Mike Reed, Joshua Abrams, Celso Fonseca, Tomeka Reid, Bixiga 70 and the Association of the Advancement of Creative Musicians, to name a few.
Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Artists-in-Residence Program
In partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture (CSRPC), Arts + Public Life (APL) supports individual local artists whose work examines themes relevant to South Side communities and engages issues of race and ethnicity. Artists who participate in the program have demonstrated a history of rooting their practice in community engagement. The ten-month paid residency program provides space, materials and stipends, eliminating barriers to participation. During this program, artists have access to rehearsal, performance and exhibition space at the Arts Incubator and Green Line Performing Arts Center in Washington Park, and access to the academic and research resources of the University.


Wednesday, 5/20 at 3:00 PM Webinar
A Focus on Empathy: Storytelling in Branding
Presented by Adam Arcus, VP, Creative at 1871
Learn the importance of storytelling in branding that engages empathy alongside design, multimedia, and copywriting with Adam Arcus, VP, Creative at 1871. Take away tangible and actionable methods on how to lead with empathy as a business in order to connect with your customers during the Coronavirus Pandemic including: memory making science, multimedia storytelling made simple, and the importance of narrative in a brand.
Click here to register for the Wednesday, 5/20 Webinar.

Friday, 5/22 at 9:30 AM Webinar
Small Business Capital and Coaching During the Recovery
Presented by Accion Serving Illinois & Indiana
As Chicago’s economy starts to reopen, how can your business be best prepared? Join this presentation, with moderated Q&A after, in which Accion Serving Illinois & Indiana CEO Brad McConnell will discuss capital and coaching options for small business during the COVID-19 recovery period.
Click here to register for the Friday, 5/22 Webinar.


Covid-19: “A Black Perspective” – Virtual town hall series
Hosted by 100 Black Men of Chicago
The purpose of this critical series of Virtual Town Halls, is to activate and empower the Black community in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on our community.
To be informed, to be safe, and to be part of the solution, we are joining forces with leaders on the front line of this pandemic, as well as major institutions serving African Americans throughout Chicago, to share timely information and resources to mitigate the devastating effects on our community.
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Info Shared by Senator Peters and State Representative Kam: The Illinois Senate will return to Springfield this week to consider issues like COVID-19 recovery and the budget. Social distancing and health guidelines will be in place, such as temperature checks, mandatory masks, and COVID-19 testing when we return home.
You can always watch the proceedings from the comfort of your own home at:



Tune in for CITY COUNCIL’S upcoming virtual meeting.
May 20 at 10 am by visiting
To learn how to submit your name or written comment for public comment visit


Partners in Education Webinar
Hosted by Olive-Harvey College Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10 AM – 11 AM
Join a free online webinar and take the first step to becoming part of the Partners in Education program. Register at
Through a partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), CHA residents and HCV program participants are eligible for quality training and educational opportunities at low or no cost.
In each webinar, you’ll learn about the program and requirements, what is covered, next steps and more.
For more information, visit


Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza
We all wanted to be like Mike. But why? What does it mean to be a relentless winner of a compromised game? Black men love to talk sports, let’s do that, this time we want to dig a little deeper. Brothers, join us to discuss concepts of Black excellence in an American capitalistic system, the consequences of making principled stances, and ways we can inspire young men to cultivate character and values that move us forward while they are also developing talent and discipline in sports, arts, business and life!
Register free:
facilitated by Dr. Troy Harden
and Dr. Obari Cartman
#mentalhealth #mentalwellness
#thelastdance #michaeljordan #craighodges #blackidentity #blackmentalhealth




A friendly reminder: The one-day registration for the 2021 Roof and Porch Repair (RPR) program will take place Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Your constituents can register for the program on that day either online at or by using the CHI311 Mobile App. Residents who do not have computer access can register by calling the City’s 311 service line.


Info Shared by Latino Forum: Latino Policy Forum
· 19 hrs ·
Join Nonprofit Utopia and NJ Hess Associates for a series of conversations about #COVID19 that will explore how access to financial resources, technical assistance, mindset pivot, and political action play a role in developing an effective community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers include Forum executive director Sylvia Puente.
Two virtual sessions each on May 21 and May 28. Register for all 4 events separately in order to gain access to each session:




Virtual Town Hall on Development on Chicago’s Southeast Side
Hosted by Alliance of the Southeast – ASE and 2 others · 1 co-host pending [?]Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
COVID-19 hasn’t stopped construction. Plans for investment are still moving forward. There are a number of developments planned for the Southeast Side. Get involved now to tell elected officials what good development should look like in our community.
Join the virtual town hall via Facebook Live at Alliance of the Southeast – ASE.
If you have any questions, please call the ASE office at 773-221-8908 and leave a message. Someone will return your call.




People Helping People- PHP Agency is hosting a Life Insurance Seminar! ALL are invited!!
Do you have Life Insurance?? If you have it, is it enough? Is your policy still active? Do you know? There are many negatives to COVID 19 but one positive is this is an excellent time to plan for the future and our families. Sign up to learn about all the new insurance instruments available!
Let’s prepare for the unexpected!
CLICK below this Thursday, May 21st at 7pm.



Chicago Votes’ Sh*t Talk with Kim FoxxHosted by Kim Foxx for Cook County State’s Attorney and Chicago Votes
Join Kim on Instagram Live (@chicagovotes, @kim_foxx) for a conversation on Chicago Votes’ Sh*t Talk!
Chicago Votes’ “Sh*t Talk” series is part of their “Give a Sh*t” program, which works to inspire young people in Chicago to vote and become powerful agents of change.
Join the conversation this Thursday at 8:30 PM CST!


Info Shared by Centro de Trabajadores Unidos




When: Friday, May 22, at 6pm CST
Register for Free:
The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious public health crisis to befall humankind in a century, bringing illness and death to every community and wreaking economic havoc across the globe. And as with virtually all catastrophes, African Americans are suffering at disproportionate levels, adding yet another layer to the trauma we already experience on a daily basis. The fact that we are bearing the brunt of every aspect of this crisis is not surprising. Unfortunately, it is all too familiar. But now our story is being witnessed in real time – with numbers and faces and tragic accounts on screens big and small for all the world to see.
Please join the DuSable Museum as we explore the history of pandemics, their effect on the world’s black population, the impact of generations of bad public policy and the ever more urgent pursuit of racial equality.


Saturday, May 23, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.



Have you wondered why Miss Rona is so rampant in the Black Community? Is a healthy Black Community in our future? How do we combat this pandemic? Those and other important questions will be discussed by our panel of experts on the next session of MOBE Mondays, which will be held on Tuesday, May 26th, due to the Memorial Day holiday. They will bring you truth and facts to combat the myths and fear that is being spread to divide us.
Our Featured Host is Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire, Doctor of Naturopathy and host of the Sirius XM show “Ask The Good Doctor”. Her expert guest speakers include Walter T. Geer, III, SVP TBWA\World Health; Roslyn Y. Daniels, Founder and President, Black Health Matters; Dr. Obari Cartman, Program Manager, Real Men Charities; Dr. Hassan Tetteh, Surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University.
Register at, scroll down to click on “join as an attendee” and the meeting ID and log-in will be emailed to you in the confirmation. Registrants are added to the MOBE Symposium directory of Black professionals and entrepreneurs in marketing, entertainment, music, sports, TV and film so we can continue to inform and support each other. If you missed any of the previous sessions, visit the MOBE Symposium Facebook page and view them under the Videos tab.


Protect LGBTQ Workers: A Supreme Court Briefing
Hosted by Demand Justice clock
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8 PM – 9 PM
Soon, the Supreme Court will decide whether to take away federal protection from millions of LGBTQ+ Americans and allow them to be fired from their jobs because of whom they love or how they identify. Over half of all LGBTQ+ Americans live in states where state law doesn’t protect them against workplace discrimination, so their only safeguard is the federal Civil Rights Act. Now, the Supreme Court could strip them of that essential protection.
As we await the Supreme Court’s decision, join Rep. Jerry Nadler, the National Center for Transgender Equality, Lambda Legal, National Women’s Law Center, ACLU of Michigan, CPD Action, and Demand Justice for a conversation, moderated by Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, about what’s at stake for LGBTQ+ Americans and how we can act to advance equality.
Learn more and register here >>
This conversation is the fourth in a series of digital roundtables about the many ways the Republican Supreme Court majority is threatening to upend life for hundreds-of-millions of Americans. This series brings together policy experts, elected officials, and activists on the front-lines to explain what’s at stake and what we can do to fight back, even from our couches.
This briefing is brought to you by the Center for Popular Democracy and Demand Justice.





Previous Add-ON:  SSA#42 Monthly Meeting, St. Luke Church Moblie Testing, The Ultimate Balancing Act: Black Women in the C-Suite,  Drive by Pray by 4th District Faith Base Sub-Committee Cook County State’s Attorney Hosted the The Silent Effects of COVID-19 Trauma,  MOBE, and  Census 2020 Party on Burley, DuSable Museum as we explore the history of pandemics, their effect on the world’s black population, How access to financial resources, technical assistance, mindset pivot and political action play a role in developing, Sign Petition Stop The Eviction,
Previous: Round 2 South Shore Mentally Strong Againist COVID-19 Meeting hosted by The Neighborhood Network Alliance, Virtual City Council May 20th,  Chicago Housing Authority Program Information, City of Chicago Free Business Workshops, Legislation Session Reconvene Springfield,
Previous: Chicago Votes’ Sh*t Talk with Kim Foxx, Micheal Jordan vs. Craig Hodges conversation about Black male identity, Worship Where You Are St. Lukes Virtual Service,  What No One Tell You..Youth Virtual Sexual Awareness, Drive Thru Services for Vehicle Registration, Black Men Yugo Sunday
Previous Add-ONS: Employer Hiring During the Pandemic, Write on! Part II with Artist Ben Lamar Gay, MOBE Monday, Roof & Porch Repair Program, Visual Arts curator Victoria Sung talks with @TheasterGates live, Marqueal Jordan special livestream show from Josephine’s Southern Cooking with the homies Walter English III & Phil Seed!!!
Previous Add-ONS: Drive By Social Distance Prayer by 4th District Faith Base Sub-Committee,  3rd District CAPS Sector Teleconference Call, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Recovery Virtual info, and Reminder General Iron Hearing May 14th 1:30 & 6:00
Previous Add-ONS: Willie Wilson Free Face Mask at Hegewisch, Southeast Side Food Pantry Volunteer Schedules, Census in Time of COVID  Hearing Lt. Governor hosted by YWCA Metropolitan, Chicago CEO COVID-19 Coalition Hosts Sweet Home Chicago Telethon (Quarry Events), Free City of Chicago Business Workshops On-Line,  SS#42 Tide Grant For Business, SS#42 Feeding South Shore Stimulus Program with Local Market, Emergency Dental Care, Virtual Job Fair for CTA Bus Operator and Bus Mechanic, Breast and Cervical screening, Committee Budget Live On Can-TV May 13th
Previous Add-ONS: The New Normal Hosted by I Grow Chicago, Teletown Hall hosted by Cook County President Prewinkle, Virtual Town Hall on Development on Chicago’s Southeast Side hosted Alliance of Southeast, Free COVID-19 Testing and Mask hosted at New Life Church, and Lost Driver License or ID online Dear Mom We Going Live Hosted by ABJ Community Service, Music For The Movement hosted by Chicago Southeast Side Coalition To Ban Petcoke, On-Line Webinar Learning to Prepare for Medicare, Black Resilience Roundtable,  City of Chicago Council, Black Resilience Round-table Hosted by Workers Center for Racial Justice and State Representative Kam Buckner, South Shore Drive Repairs start May 11th, Southeast Response Collective Children Contest,  It’s Sex-Ed For ALL month! The IL Healthy Youth Act, Parent Support Group Hosted by South Chicago Neighborhood Network. Public hearing to discuss General Iron’s plans to move is scheduled May 14th, and  Emergency grants of up to $500 to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Happy Mother Days Service hosted by Pilgrim Baptist and Virtual Men Wellness Group hosted Real Men Charities, The Hardest Hit: Latino People & the Fight Against Coronavirus Previous Add-ON Events & Resources: Happy Mother Dish hosted by Immaculate Conception School, Sacred Heart Distribution 500 meals, Virtual Support Group -Every Thursday 7pm, Quarantine Parenting Tips to Motivate Children and Mental Health, Urban Growers for a no-contact pre-Mother’s Day Seedling and Flower bouquet, Volunteers Need for Food Pantry South Shore, Virtual College Fair, I’m Running with AHMAUD Arbery, MOBE Monday Night Business Conversations,
Previous Add-ON Events & Resources: Governor Pritzer Phase 5 Plan to Reopen Illinois, The Stigma Behind Mental Health, Lunch&Learn Financial Security in the Age of Uncertainty, Chicago Housing Authority Workshop Hosted by Olive Harvey College, Weekly Volunteer Schedule for the Food Pantry,  Alderman Mitchell 7th Ward Mask Pick-up at Rainbow Beach, Illinois has expanded payment relief for student loan borrowers, SSA#42 Virtual Commissioner Monthly Meeting,  City of Chicago Business Workshop Free, Faith In Place Virtual Discussion about How COVID-19 Impact, Community Health Survey (ABJ) Due May 30th, Tenants Rights, Virtual Men’s Wellness Group hosted Real Men Charities, Southeast Response Collective Children Art Contest deadline May 10th,
Previous Add-ON Events & Resources: New Testing Locations: South Shore & South Chicago,  Career Exploration at Adler Planetarium hosted by Youth Council, Curbside Community Care Package Today at Local Market hosted by the Amour Genesis Project, Alacranes Musical Cinco De Mayo Facebook Live Concert, Julian’s House Party· by Julian Jumpin Perez, St. Luke Virtual Sunday Service, James Browns 87th Birthday at the Srike of Midnight May 3rd Fkb Live, Virtual Town Halls 100 Black Men impact COVID-19, Live Taping of “The Axe Files” with Mayor Lori Lightfoot Hosted by University of Chicago, New Rules On Special Education Virtual, Mayor Lightfoot Announcement of City Wide Graduation Ceremony and State Rep Kam Addressing Mental Health  Virtual Town Hall.
Previous Add-ON Events & Resources: Give Away of  Hand Sanitizer Mask and Grocery by NNA- South Shore Chamber- Hair 4 U Salon-All Nation Worship, 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,