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Click Here: Southeast Side Community Bulletin Board with Activities, Events, Resources, Services, & Workshops Flyer’s Album For July 2020

Subject to Change  Add-On & Undated Frequently. Scroll Down to view flyers or Click to read updates: Job Hiring today July 31 10 am to 2 pm  Flyer below  July 2020

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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 to me through email or inbox.  Know Your Neighbors…..Know Your Neighborhoods” Events are Subject to Change.  Please Share!
This Album Is Divided Into 4 sections Highlighting a Few Events:

  1. New Activities, Events, and Services (Beginning of Page). 
  2. Weekly & Monthly Activities.
  3. Schedules Of : 3rd & 4th District CAPS Community Beats, Committees, Alderman, Senators and State Representatives, Police                                                                   Board Meeting
  4. Bottom of the Page What You Have Missed? “Previous Events”:

1. New Activities, Events, Services, & Workshops:

The Black Community Collaborative
The Black Community Collaborative works to advocate for and create culturally relevant solutions to support the academic needs of our students. Black Parents SPEAK! We would like to hear from you about your personal experience within Chicago Public Schools. This survey will be used to collect data so that we can create culturally relevant supports to address the needs of Black students in the district. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.




Info Shared by Senator Sims Jr. During periods of excessive heat, consider delaying your visit to a facility. If you must visit a facility, please come prepared to wait outside due to social distancing or take advantage of online services at



Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell


10 New Illinois Laws Taking Effect July 1

There are several new laws taking effect in Illinois on Wednesday, ranging from a minimum wage increase to new education requirements in schools and mandated training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Here’s a look at 10 of the measures taking effect:

Minimum Wage Increase

Minimum wage workers are getting a raise for the second time this year. Under this new law, the minimum wage increases from $9.25 to $10 per hour, following a $1 increase at the beginning of the year. On Jan. 1, 2021, it will increase again to $11 per hour and keep climbing until it reaches $15 per hour beginning on Jan. 1, 2025.

Gas Tax Increase

Illinois’ gas tax doubled last year to 38 cents per gallon to fund road improvement. A 0.7 cent-per-gallon increase takes effect July 1, mandated under a new formula tying the tax to the rate of inflation.

Stronger Penalties for Texting and Driving

This measure amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to establish a 12-month license suspension and minimum fine of $1,000 for a driver who causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement to another person while texting and driving.

Stronger Penalties for Drivers Who Injure Someone While Violating Right-of-Way

This new law establishes a 12-month license suspension for a motorist who, while violating the right-of-way at crosswalks and in school zones, causes serious injury to another person.

No License Suspension for Failing to Pay Fines

The Illinois secretary of state will not be allowed to suspend a person’s driver’s license or vehicle registration for failing to pay a fine or penalty on time under this new law, with legislators expressing the belief that a person still has the right to drive to work despite not being able to afford a driving ticket.

LGBTQ History Taught in Schools

LGBTQ history must be taught in Illinois public schools starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The bill also requires schools to purchase textbooks that are “non-discriminatory” and “include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act.”

Civics Education in Schools

This requires requires the state’s public schools to teach at least one semester of civics any time between sixth and eighth grades. The lessons must focus on government institutions, discussion of current and societal issues and simulations of the democratic process.

Sexual Harassment Prevention and Annual Training

This measure makes it a civil rights violation for an employer to harass an employee based on race, religion, age, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, citizenship status and more. It also delineates that an employer is responsible for harassment done by employees, consultants and contractors if the employer becomes aware of the conduct and “fails to take reasonable corrective measures.” Companies must disclose to the Illinois Department of Human Rights each year any judgments, rulings or settlements against them related to harassment or discrimination.

The new law also requires every employer to provide sexual harassment prevention training once a year, and all restaurants and bars are required to provide a sexual harassment policy to all employees in writing within the first week of their employment. Hotels and casinos must also, in addition to supplying employees working in areas alone safety or notification devices to call for help if needed, include in an anti-sexual harassment policy a provision allowing employees to take paid time off to file a police report or criminal complaint.

All Employees Protected From Discrimination

The size of an employer will no longer determine whether workers will be protected from discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion and a range of other protected categories. The definition of employer in the Illinois Human Rights Act was changed to mean anyone employing one or more person in the state for 20 or more weeks within the calendar year. Previously, employer was defined under the act as having 15 or more people under employment.

Government’s Coronavirus Response

This new measure makes several changes to Illinois law, particularly as it relates to state government’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic. It establishes the Restore llinois Collaborative Commission, a commission with 14 members from the House and Senate to address efforts to revive various sectors of Illinois’ economy amid the pandemic. It also allows meetings by government bodies to be conducted by audio or video conference if the governor or Illinois Department of Public Health has issued a disaster declaration related to public health concerns and if meeting in person would be impractical.


Info Shared by Linda Hudson 8th Ward Connection FBK



GreenBuilt Home Series
Wednesdays throughout July @ 3:30 PM
Illinois Green’s 8th Annual GreenBuilt Home Tour will be held virtually this year! Join us for four Wednesdays in July at 3:30 PM for a web series highlighting green homes. The four webinars consist of:
All-Electric Homes
Wednesday, July 8 @ 3:30 PM
Our first program in the series will feature all-electric homes part of the ComEd Electric Homes New Construction program. Register here!
Deep Energy Retrofits
Wednesday July 15 @ 3:30 PM
This second program in the series will feature net zero, deep home energy retrofits. Register here!
Passive House Showcase
Wednesday July 22 @ 3:30 PM
The third program will feature new and renovated homes pursuing the rigorous Passive House standard. Register here!
High Performance + Wellness
Wednesday July 29 @ 3:30 PM
The final program in the series will feature new and renovated homes prioritizing health, wellness and durability as much as high energy performance. Register here!



The 2020-2021 Community Programs Accelerator Application is now live! 

The application will be used to select organizations for the Accelerator’s many capacity building programs including:

  • Core, in which organizations receive funding along with intense, focused, and customized support over a period of up to three years.
  • Associates, in which organizations receive general capacity building support from Accelerator staff and student interns to help fulfill a core function through three to five relevant projects over the course of a year.
  • Special Projects, in which organizations receive discrete technical assistance, through staff support and student engagement, to address a specific issue or project in one of four areas — fund development, communications, program design and evaluation, and data and technology— over the course of 10 to 20 weeks.

We will hold three information sessions on the application process on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 15, 12:30 p.m. to 1: 30 p.m.

Saturday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 6, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please RSVP on our Eventbrite page.

The application deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Questions about the application should be sent to [email protected]


Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell



Info Shared by South Shore Chambers Inc

July 20-24th, 2020
United We Teach Virtual Summit
Best practices for digital and global learning

Register Here

Join Participate Learning for our first United We Teach Summit, an online conference for teachers from all over the world. The United We Teach Summit will connect global educators around topics that prepare them to embrace the uncertain new school year and the challenges to come. In the spirit of unity and providing equitable access to all teachers, this event will be free for everyone.
Teachers Taking the Stage

We’re handing it over to the teachers in our Participate Learning community so that we can learn from current practitioners. The United We Teach Summit is all about providing immediately useful tools in an inspiring way, while exploring questions about what robust instruction looks like when teachers may need to navigate transitions in and out of their physical classrooms.

We hope you can join us for this very special event. With five days of interactive sessions, including a panel discussion, attendees will walk away with new tools and fresh perspectives to start the school year feeling energized.
Sessions Hosted by Global Educators

This virtual summit will foster connection and explore best practices around:

  • Implementing robust instruction within the COVID-19 educational landscape
  • Navigating the transition between remote and blended learning environments
  • Digital tech tools for connection and learning
  • Developing global citizens that are excited to learn about the world



Are you interested in learning more about art? Want to There are still spaces left for SkyART’s SkyWAY Virtual Studio program! Registration is FREE and open to all youth AGED 7-14 years. Programs take place on ZOOM every Wednesday at 4PM CST. Join our vibrant community today! Email [email protected] to sign up. Visit for more information.





The Field Museum is reopening July 17 to members and July 24 to the general public.
The museum has been closed since March due to the pandemic. But it’s reopening with new social distancing and cleaning protocols, and it will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays for deep cleaning, according to a Field press release. The museum will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the rest of the week.
People can buy tickets online. The museum recommends people buy tickets online to avoid in-person lines.
Illinois first responders, teachers and health care workers will have free admission July 24-Aug. 9. Their families can purchase tickets at Chicago admission prices.

Our Senior Mornings at Merrill Community Garden provide a safe garden experience for the community. Butterfly gardens, hummingbird feeders, herbal medicine wheel, and edible flowers are just a few of the delights we have created for you.
Lowers stress
Increases Serotonin (chemical in the brain increases calmness and peace
Boosts Heart Health/Reduces Risk of Stroke
Increases Mobility (productive way of rebuilding strength and mobility following a stroke , keeps lesser used muscles engaged
May Boost Brain Health
Outdoor meditation will change your life. Over 600 research studies conducted on meditation agree that it has the power to improve mental health, from depression to schizophrenia to PTSD and ADHD. By practicing this healing art outdoors and harnessing the additional power of mindfulness that nature tends to provide, you can expect a tremendous boost to your mental health.
Free classes are held Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please sign up here.





Info Shared by Linda Hudson

The district will hold five meetings to get feedback on the plan.  CPS said participants must register in advance. Here are the details:
• Monday, July 27, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Language: English
• Tuesday, July 28, 4-5:30 p.m. Language: Spanish
• Wednesday, July 29, 9-10:30 a.m. Language: Spanish
• Thursday, July 30, 4-5:30 p.m. Language: English
• Friday, July 31, 9–10:30 a.m. Language: English


Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza:

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Dynegy Energy Company and

Comp-U-Dopt to donate 700 FREE laptop computers to 10th Ward middle school students!
Dynegy is a local energy company, which provides residential, commercial, and industrial retail customers with electricity and natural gas. Dynegy has generously decided to make a substantial community investment in students in the 10th Ward! Dynegy will be giving away refurbished Chromebooks that are distributed to low income households through an online lottery process managed by Comp-U- Dopt.




Looking for something to do to beat the heat?
Rent a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board at Wolf Lake for only $10.00 per hour! Rentals available from 10 am to 5 pm daily, weather and event-permitting.
$10.00/hour rental price includes life vests and oars.
Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
All boats must be in by 6:00 p.m.
Call Wolf Lake Security at 219.655.5212 for availability.
Payment and rentals will take place at the Wolf Lake Aquatic Center/Splash Pad.



Info Shared by State Representative Kam Buckner:  Office of Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas Second Installment Cook County property tax bills are due August 3, 2020, but property owners have two extra months to pay without a late fee. A copy of the news release is attached and posted here.









Free diagnostic evaluations for children between the ages of 12 months and 4 years.
Apply today to receive a FREE assessment to examine autism, ADHD, or delays. Click below to apply for your FREE diagnostic assessment sponsored by Chicago Autism Project. First to apply receive preference.

Info Shared by Danielle Richards:
Metropolitan Family Services – Southeast Center located at 3062 E. 91st Street will be hosting Free COVID-19 testing regardless of symptoms. The event will take place on Thursday, July 30th, and Friday, July 31st from 8:30 a.m. to 4;30 p.m. in the parking lot right behind Metropolitan Family Services. The entrance to the parking lot is on 91st and Baltimore.
Walk-in and Drive-Thru are welcome! Only need to provide name, address, date of birth, and phone number. Insurance Not necessary, SS# NOT necessary. Testing will be Free!



Info Shared by Philanise: Thursday, July 30th at 7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators (APACHE)
Online Event
Join one of Apache’s board member families as we talk about homeschooling and how to get started. We will be discussing learning styles, curriculum, and what homeschooling looks like. Deadline is day before the event. Those registered will receive a zoom link on the day of the event, July 30th.




Info Shared by Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr.: Illinois DCEO is partnering with the SBA in a free webinar on Thursday 7/30 regarding programs available for sole proprietorships such as the Paycheck Protection and Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs. Learn more and register here:



Info Shared by Pastor Onque



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Chicago State Foundation proudly presents “Leading While Black and Introverted” a virtual experience and live podcast taping hosted on Thursday, July 30 from 6:00pm-7:00pm CDT. To register, go to



Power to Heal Screening on Medicare’s 55th Birthday
Online Event
Thursday, July 30th  at 6:45 PM – 9 PM
Online Event
Power to Heal shares the impressive story of how the passage of Medicare, along with the help of Civil Rights activists, forced thousands of hospitals to desegregate. As such, racial inequities improved: some were able to access care for the first time in their lives after Medicare passed.
Unfortunately, racial inequities were not eliminated. As single payer advocates, we feel compelled to finish what the Medicare movement and Civil Rights activists started 55 years ago. We advocate for Improved Medicare for All because we know healthcare is a human need and everyone should have it.
On Medicare’s 55th birthday, join us as we recall this history and reflect on our movement today. The documentary screening will be followed by a very impressive panel featuring Dr. Claudia Fegan, Dr. Margaret Flowers, and Dr. Susan Rogers. Panelist bios below.
How to join:
The film screening will start promptly at 7pm. The link and password for the screening room are below. Be sure to join the screening before 7pm so you don’t miss the start! The screening room will be open starting at 6:30pm. The post-screening panel will take place on Zoom — you will need to join the Zoom call after the screening. Register for the Zoom call at the link below.
Link to register for post-screening panel on Zoom:
Dr. Claudia Fegan is the national coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). She has appeared on national television and radio programs on behalf of PNHP and has testified before congressional committees on a wide range of health care issues. Dr. Fegan is executive medical officer for the Cook County Health and Hospital System and chief medical officer at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She is also president of the Chicago-based Health and Medicine Policy Research Group.
Dr. Margaret Flowers is a pediatrician and was the chief of pediatrics at Carroll County General Hospital. She left practice in 2007 to work on healthcare reform full-time. She is the co-director of and co-founded the Health Over Profit for Everyone (HOPE) campaign and the Maryland Health Care is a Human Right campaign. She is an advisor to the board of Physicians for a National Health Program and volunteered as a congressional fellow for PNHP during the health reform process in 2009-2010.
Dr. Susan Rogers is the president-elect of Physicians for a National Health Program. Recently retired, Dr Rogers is a volunteer attending hospitalist and internist at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She previously was co-director of medical student programs for the Department of Medicine. She is also assistant professor of medicine at Rush University, where she is active on the committee of admissions, and assistant professor of medicine at Rosalind Franklin University. She has received numerous teaching awards from Stroger Hospital, Rush University, and Rosalind Franklin University.



The Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting a panel discussion for Minority Mental Health Month focused on Race, Stigma, and Mental Health. We hope you will join us for this important discussion!
Disparities in access to care and treatment is just one of many unique obstacles diverse communities face in regard to managing their mental health. When we discuss mental health, it is impossible to overlook the challenges that face under-represented groups. We are dedicated to working together to create an equitable and inclusive culture that’s smart about mental health – not just for one month but each and every day!
Below are the details:
Thursday, July 30th
7:00pm – 8:00pm (CST)
Tandra Rutledge, MA, Illinois Chapter Board member
Eleshia Simms-Harris, Living Your Truth blogger
Phil Martinez, MA, LCPC, Illinois Chapter Board member
Swati Varma, Psy. D, Clinical Psychologist


Don’t miss this week’s FREE business education webinars! Register: On Wednesday, 7/29 at 3:00 PM-Choosing the Right Legal Entity: A Small Business Entity Workshop presented by Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. As an entrepreneur starting a new business, you will be faced with many important decisions; one of the first and most important decisions will be selecting the right legal structure for your business. The legal entity you choose will impact many critical aspects of your business, such as your ability to raise capital, how your company will be managed, its tax treatment, liability protection for managers and more. CLC will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various business structures including the Sole Proprietorship, C-Corp, S-Corp, LLC, Benefit Corporation, Cooperative Association and more. On Friday, 7/31 at 9:30 AM-Power in the Pivot: Finding Answers through People and Partnerships Presented by Nikki Bravo, Executive Director of Ignite Technology and Innovation. As a small business or entrepreneur, you don’t always know what you don’t know. Let’s discuss how relationships and collaborations lead to asking the right questions, accessing valuable resources, and revealing new business opportunities.


Performers and Speakers Needed
Friday, July 31
4PM – 6PM
NAMI Metro Suburban Seeks Performers, Speakers and Attendees for this Friday’s Virtual Mic Night
Social isolation is a problem for individuals living with mental illness. NAMI Metro Suburban’s Drop-In Center hosts weekly open mic events as a source for reducing the effects of this debilitating isolation. Due to the public health emergency (Covid-19) these events have gone online.
In observance and celebration of
“Minority Mental Health Awareness Month,”
NAMI Metro Suburban will host a virtual open mic this Friday on the Jitsi Meet app/platform. All are welcome. Performance is completely optional.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Metro Suburban) is hosting this event…
1.) To center Black, Indigenous and People of Color’s voices on the subject of mental health, in a creative open mic format
2.) To learn about health discrepancies in BIPOC communities and promote health equity
3.) To discover areas of further intersection and solidarity in the Long Term Recovery Movement



Info Shared by Officer Davis and Danielle Richards 4th District Info Shared by South Shore Chamber Inc and 3rd District CAPS Faye Patterson


Info Shared by Maria Elena 10th Ward Fbk: Your Illinois State Police (ISP)career begins with a twenty-six (26) week training at the Illinois State Police Academy (ISPA) in Springfield, IL. While at the academy, your title is “Cadet.”
You check in to ISPA on Day Zero—Check in Sunday—and check out on Friday (weekly). ISP cadets must successfully complete 26 weeks of training which balances classroom instruction, physical skills training, and integrated practicals. Yes our training is paid and benefits (and your probationary period) begin on your first day of hire.
Placed throughout the training are competency-based authentic assessment practicals which involve role players acting out different types of situations. Authentic assessments evaluate the Cadets’ performance on the basis of their demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities.
These practicals are designed to provide the Cadets with a realistic view of situations they may soon face. The exercises include officer safety, traffic stops, domestic calls and civil disorder.
After successful completion of 26 weeks of training, the Cadets are sworn-in as Illinois State Troopers during a formal ceremony (or commissioning ceremony due to #covid19) which the Cadets’ families are invited to attend. Upon graduation, they shed the Cadet title and earn the title of Probationary Troopers (PTs).
The new PTs continue their one-year probationary period by reporting to their assigned district and participating in the Field Training Officer (FTO) program.
The FTO’s are experienced ISP officers who assist the PTs with their transition from the Academy to the field. The PTs will ride with at least three separate FTO’s during the 14-week program. Once they successfully complete the program, they can begin patrolling alone.
Their training now becomes their “silent partner” who will be with them each shift for the rest of their career.
Accepting applications until July 31! For applications, please visit ?

#JoinUs #Illinois #ISP #WeAreHiring




Chicago voters may apply NOW to Vote By Mail ahead of the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election.
Those who apply now will be first in line to receive ballots when ballot mailings start in late Sept. and early Oct.
#Vote2020 #VoteSafe #VoteByMail

2. Weekly & Monthly Activities:



Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza

Info Shared by The Neighborhood Network Alliance and South Shore Works

Food Pantries:

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


Chicago Family Pairing Program Groceries Delivery:

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‪Because of the looting. If you need a ride to a pharmacy or the grocery store we are providing rides to suburban locations to get the food and medicine you need. #projecthood #chicago #chicagolooting ‬please contact us. Thanks we are here to serve.

Click Link To Now Your Ward Street Cleaning Date:


Info Shared by Senator Peters: The Illinois Secretary of State has announced that from June 1 through July 31, driver services facilities will focus on serving ONLY new drivers, customers with expired driver’s licenses/ID cards and vehicle transactions.
Expiration dates have been extended at least 90 days after the governor’s Stay at Home Order is lifted. All employees will be wearing face masks and customers should do the same.
Plexiglass dividers are installed at all work stations and tape is on the floor in 6-foot intervals for social distancing and they will limit the number of customers inside a facility at one time.

This Service May have change since we have Open:

Info Shared by Southeast Chicago Response Resource and Alderwoman Garza




Keep Your Spirit Health:

Chicago reopening: Parks west of Lake Shore Drive, libraries back open Monday June 8, 2020

“Parks that are reopening include Grant Park, Lincoln Park, Burnham Park, Harold Washington Park, Jackson Park, the Jackson Park Golf Course and the Diversey Driving Range.”

While ANY AND ALL BEACHES REMAIN CLOSED FROM NORTH TO SOUTH, parks north or south of Lake Shore Drive that do not have a beach are OPEN (i.e. Steelworkers and Berger Park).
Also, on the south, the GREEN SPACE at RAINBOW and CALUMET PARKS are OPEN, even though the beaches there are closed!
The 606 remains closed.
The talks are on-going as to exactly how and when to reopen the Lakefront Trail, but we’re told it’s coming soon.
If you would like to see the full list of closed parks, beaches and public areas CLICK HERE to read the Mayor’s order and see “Attachment B” on the last page.
We hope that access to these parks will allow Chicagoans a chance to stay safe and space out more while getting the physical and mental benefits of visiting the parks and being with nature.
In solidarity,
Juanita Irizarry
Executive Director



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Commercial Avenue SSA#5: City Council has passed Fair Work Week and Minimum Wage/Paid Sick Leave ordinances. Register for one of these webinars to understand these new laws. These webinars will be recorded so you can go online and listen if you miss them.



Upcoming Virtual Education with Illinois Green… June 10th to Aug 5th


Easy Wednesday Hosted by ETA Creative Arts

Info Shared by Alderman Hairston: City Sticker Late Fee Waiver 

To provide some relief for those who are unable to purchase or renew their stickers during this time, The Office of the City Clerk will be waiving late fees on certain City Stickers from March 19, 2020, until July 15, 2020, for residents whose stickers were up for renewal or who purchased a new vehicle from January-June of 2020.



Info Shared by Alderman Hairston:
View Day Camp Programs
You can view summer day camp programs online here.
For all summer program offerings, go here.
Online registration begins Thursday, June 11 for parks west of California Ave. and Friday, June 12 for parks east of California Ave. starting at 9 am.
Online registration begins Friday, June 12 at noon for McFetridge and Morgan Park Sports Centers.
In-person registration will be held on Saturday, June 13.
*Please check the website to see if spots still remain for in-person registration before going to a park.
The camp program is for children age 6-12, as determined by age on September 1, 2020. This summer registration will be done by age group at most parks, to ensure campers are with kids their age. When registering, please confirm you have selected the correct age group option.
148 Parks will be providing Summer Day Camp. See a list of locations here.
Camp Dates & Times
Summer Day Camp | July 6 – August 14
Day Camps run six hours, from 9 am-3 pm or 10 am-4 pm
*Available for viewing now.
Late Summer Camp | August 17- 21 and/or August 24– August 28
Late Summer Camps run three hours, 9 am- 12 pm or 10 am – 1 pm
*Available for viewing Wednesday, June 10th at 12 pm.
(Summer program dates are subject to change based on guidance from public health officials.)
All camp activities are designed to comply with social distancing measures. Activities will include arts & crafts, non-contact sports, wellness and nature-based activities, and some in-house special events. Field trips and swimming will not be included in camp this year.
Financial Assistance
Financial assistance will be available and CHA vouchers will be accepted.
Learn more about financial assistance & CHA vouchers.
Want to learn more about 2020 Summer Day Camp? Click here!

Info Shared by Alderman Hairston: Chicago Public Library
Most Chicago Public Library branches are now open.
Patrons are encouraged to reserve items online and pick them up at the library.
Computers are available for use, however, please note–library staff have limited capabilities to assist patrons, with regards to current social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19. As with all public indoor locations, you must wear a face mask when in the library
To check if your local branch is open please click the following link Chicago Public Library Location and Hours



Apply now for CSU’s Contact Tracing Program. We are offering a comprehensive FREE three-week training program in contact tracing for COVID-19. Classes start June 15! To register, visit #WeAreCSU #ContactTracing #CSUProud

CPS Grab and Go Meal Sites
Monday June 22 – August 28
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chicago Public Schools have announced Grab and Go Meal Sites will continue during summer break. Distribution begins on Monday, June 22 and continue through Friday, August 28.
In order to find the most up-to-date list of meal sites near you, please visit If you have any questions contact the CPS Command Center at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or [email protected].
Find Location:



Our community is resilient, but making space to process and heal is vital to continuing our liberation.
Join Soul Healer Stacy Patrice (@soulyoginsp) live on our Instagram this Sunday at 1pm for a special #SoulHealingSatsang. Rebuild Foundation



Live Science Experiments
by Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago WED
July 1
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

July 8
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

July 15
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

July 22
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM For more free at-home activities, visit



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Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell


Hegewisch Times: n our June 15th edition, THT brought you the information on the EPA testing and cleanup at the local baseball fields. Here is some followup information shared by the EPA with the paper. Hegewisch Little League remediation will begin July 7, 2020. Hegewisch Babe Ruth is awaiting the results of the U.S. EPA soil testing.


Info Shared by Chrissy -Reclaim South Shore For All:
TRACE is going virtual this summer!
We’re looking for a few more teens (14-19) for a PAID internship/photography project.
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Info Shared by State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Please share and look into these great programs at Chicago State University. Get the education and skills you need to survive and prosper.
Student success programs for freshmen (including one-year of free tuition) and continuing students at Chicago State University:
Rise Academy Information Session: On Tuesday, July 7 at 2:00 – 3:30, learn about our free tuition program for freshmen. Just register here:
Open House: On Wednesday, July 14 at 3:30, learn about Chicago State University’s scholarships, 56 degree programs, and small class sizes. Just register here:



GreenBuilt Home Series
Wednesdays throughout July @ 3:30 PM
Illinois Green’s 8th Annual GreenBuilt Home Tour will be held virtually this year! Join us for four Wednesdays in July at 3:30 PM for a web series highlighting green homes. The four webinars consist of:
All-Electric Homes
Wednesday, July 8 @ 3:30 PM
Our first program in the series will feature all-electric homes part of the ComEd Electric Homes New Construction program. Register here!
Deep Energy Retrofits
Wednesday July 15 @ 3:30 PM
This second program in the series will feature net zero, deep home energy retrofits. Register here!
Passive House Showcase
Wednesday July 22 @ 3:30 PM
The third program will feature new and renovated homes pursuing the rigorous Passive House standard. Register here!
High Performance + Wellness
Wednesday July 29 @ 3:30 PM
The final program in the series will feature new and renovated homes prioritizing health, wellness and durability as much as high energy performance. Register here!



Info Shared by Southeast Chicago COVID Resource and South Shore Works


100+ Spray Features are NOW OPEN citywide through July 10, from 9 am- 9 pm. For a complete list, visit #StayCool


I am excited to announce that I’ve accepted to be Alliance of the Southeast – ASE newest Youth Organizer. There’s so much I’m looking forward to doing with the youth, especially mobilizing and empowering them to be involved in leading and shaping their communities. With this being said, I’d like to ask that everyone please share this opportunity to join ASE’s Youth Leadership Council, we will be meeting this July 10th Friday from 3-5 pm. We will also be providing summer money for those youth getting involved. So if you know any passionate or curious youth from the ages of 12-18 in the Southeast Side, I’d be more than happy to talk with them


Info Shared 10th Ward Fbk Chiquita: Registration info practice will start August 1st during registration we will be selling spirit wear hope to see everyone soon also birth certificates is not due at registration



Info Shared by Senator Sims Jr.



Soldier Field drive-in movies begin Wednesday with ‘Groundhog Day’


Lost Boyzs Starting this month, our 14U South Shore Rockets will be rejoining the Pony Premiere League!


Thanks to Urban Growers Collective, every Thursday, Claretian Associates has been able to have a food distribution! With the help of CP4P we distribute warm meals and produce boxes to the community. Thank you! Come by every Thursday at 2:30pm, to 9100 S. Burley to pick up a warm meal and a fresh produce box!




This  May turn into Virtual Events at this until Complete Phases:

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


Click Link For All Free Event at Stony Island Art Ban


Utility Billing Relief Program Begin March 1st

Utility Billing Relief (UBR) will provide low-income residents with a reduced rate on their water, sewer, and water-sewer taxes, as well as debt relief for those who demonstrate they can manage the reduced rate bills for one year. Benefits for UBR participants include

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Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell 7th


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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.
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