Roman Villarreal 3101 E. 92nd Street, just west of the Metra station. Photo by Commercial Avenue SSA
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 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:
New Activities, Events, and Services (Beginning of Page).
Weekly & Monthly Activities.
Schedules Of: 3rd & 4th District CAPS Community Beats, Committees, Alderman, Senators and State Representatives, Police Board Meeting
Bottom of the Page What You Have Missed? “Previous Events”:
1. New Activities, Events, Services, Resources & Workshops:
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Last day to fill out the census: Sept. 30!
The census is important. Federal funding for our schools, hospitals, public transportation, and other critical services depends on a full and complete count in the 2020 Census. Everyone counts! We don’t want our communities to be left behind!
El último día para completar el censo: ¡el 30 de septiembre!
El censo es importante. Los fondos federales para nuestras escuelas, los hospitales, el transporte público, y otros servicios críticos dependen de un recuento completo del Censo de 2020. ¡Todos cuentan! ¡No queremos que nuestras comunidades se queden atrás!
As a reminder, applications for this round of grants from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund open on Monday, Sept. 14. Applicants may request up to $250,000 to support their commercial or cultural project in select portions of the South, West and Southwest sides. The due date is Friday, Nov. 6.
Info by Rebuild/Stony Island Art Bank: To mark the incoming installment of our Arts & Makers Community Business Academy in partnership with @sunshine_enterprises, we are highlighting some of our talented grads. Support these local south side creative entrepreneurs by visiting the https://rebuild-foundation.org/arts-makers-virtual-marketplace/ and clicking through to their sites to purchase their unique, local creations. Our joint Community Business Academy is a 12-week course offering hands-on training in business planning and management for artists and makers to gain critical knowledge on how to grow and sustain the business of their craft. This hub for entrepreneurs provides business training for all creatives – from artisans and visual artists to musicians and designers. If you have a creative practice or craft you’d like to take to grow, learn more and apply for the Arts & Makers CBA at sunshineenterprises.com.
Tuesday, 4:30 PM – 9 PM 2419 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60649-3715, United States Public · Hosted by The Quarry Event Center Join Us for our weekly Taco Tuesday’s… Did you hear about our $2 Tequila Shots?
“Du Something special! Join us Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. for the Cabin Fever Jazz Series.”
“Du Something special! Join us Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. for the Cabin Fever Jazz Series.”
Free Tuition Scholarships Still Available for CSU Freshmen! There is less than one month left for freshmen to get a FREE tuition scholarship for spring and fall 2021 semester! Join a virtual information session on Thursday, October 1 at 5:30 to learn all about our program. Register Here: https://www.csu.edu/risescholars/risesubmit.htm
Free training, tools, and insight to help Latinx & Hispanic-owned businesses succeed.
*Events throughout September and October.
Cursos de formación, herramientas y conocimientos gratuitos para ayudar a latinos e hispanos a tener éxito con sus negocios.
*Eventos durante los meses de septiembre y octubre.
Skyline Village Chicago Forums
The Fair Tax Vote
State Reps. Lamont J. Robinson & Kam Buckner
Wednesday, September 23, 3:00-4:00 pm
The Fair Tax is an amendment to the Illinois state Constitution on the November ballot. It would change the state income tax system from a flat tax to a graduated income tax. Join us to hear State Representatives Lamont Robinson and Kam Buckner explain the pros and cons of the Illinois Fair Tax for Chicago and our neighborhoods.
Newsletter and Save the Date for the State of the Port
Save the date for the 3rd Annual (Virtual) State of the Port on Thursday, September 24 at 11:30 am! The Illinois International Port District invites you to join a virtual presentation including an overview of IIPD current projects and activities, as well as future opportunities and goals.
SkyART has been providing free, accessible, creative programs for youth since 2001!
In response to unprecedented mental health and educational crisis for our youngest and most vulnerable, SkyART expanded its Project Impact program to provide FREE one-on-one and group art therapy sessions, facilitated by our growing roster of therapists, to youth throughout Chicago and beyond.
Will you join us for I Art on September 24th at 6:30 PM for a virtual fundraiser to support this needed and necessary program? We are keen this year to raise $100,000 for Project Impact. Like all of our programs, this is a FREE event. Please invite your family and friends. Any size gift counts at SkyART!
Want to have your own viewing party? Let SkyART deliver Artists’ Garden pepper-infused Tequila to spread the joy for our Project Impact program.
For more information or to learn more about sponsorship contact George Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rebuild Foundation Swag Giveaway with Stitched by Steelo & Open the Circle Sunday, September 27, 2020, at 12 PM – 5 PM Stony Island Arts Bank Hosted by Rebuild Foundation Free via Eventbrite We are excited to welcome you to the Arts Bank Lawn for our Fall Swag Giveaway event! Join us September 27th for Rebuild Foundation’s Back to School Swag Giveaway event with Stitched by Steelo and Open the Circle! Thanks to a generous donation from Citizens of Humanity, all are welcome to come and pick up some new threads for Fall. Creative stations will be set up for you to dye, decorate and customize your new fit. Mask requirements and social distancing will be enforced to protect the health and safety of our guests and neighbors. Important reopening information: After a prolonged hiatus, the Stony Island Arts Bank is reopening for outdoor programs only at this time. We are excited to welcome you back, however, capacity for all events will be extremely limited to encourage safe distancing between our neighbors and guests. All programs will continue to be free, though RSVP through Eventbrite will be required for entry. In accordance with State and City protocols, all guests must wear a face covering to enter the premises. For the health and safety of all, we will not be permitting access to the galleries or upper floors of the Arts Bank. Our restrooms will be accessible and sanitized regularly for the safety of all patrons. In the event of heavy rain, programs may be canceled. For all updates, please check Rebuild Foundation’s social media for updates. We are looking forward to safely joining with the community again to provide joy, solace and creative expression through our programs! Instagram: @rebuild_foundation Twitter: @rebuildfdn Facebook: @rebuildfoundation
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Good news! If you fly domestically or visit military bases or secure federal facilities, your Illinois driver’s license will continue to be accepted until Oct. 1, 2021—that means you have an extra year to apply for a REAL ID. Find out whether you should make the switch: https://realid.ilsos.gov/
Chicago voters may apply NOW to Vote By Mail ahead of the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election. https://chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail.html
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
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Food Pantries & Farmer Market:
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 2:30 pm, to 9100 S. Burley to pick up a warm meal and a fresh produce box!
Urban Grower Collective 90th Mackinaw
Saturday 11 am to 3 pm
Windsor Park Church Food Pantry
76th & Saginaw
Saturday 8am to 12pm
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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
Fresh Moves Mobile Market ALL MOBILE MARKETS CURRENTLY CANCELLED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
**Date and Times Are Subject To Change
*Follow this link for updated information on Greater Chicago Food Depository food
pantries sites https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/
Chicago Family Pairing Program Groceries Delivery:
Starting today, you can access our services remotely.
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☎️Pilsen Office: 312-850-2660
☎️South Chicago Office: 773-933-7575
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Funds for People who are Applications for
Rental Assistance opens: August 10
Mortgage Assistance opens: August 24 https://www.ihda.org/
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. https://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/newsarticle.aspx?articleid=982
How to Access Services from the Cook County Treasurer’s Office Online
Second Installment payments are normally due by August 3, but property owners can now pay without any interest charge or penalties through October 1, 2020, because of an ordinance passed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
Click here to watch Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas give a brief video tutorial on how to save a trip downtown by accessing all of the office’s services online. To download a copy of your property tax bill, make a payment, and more, visit cookcountytreasurer.com.
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First time I’ve seen details Make sure you apply neighbors – NHS is there to help
Hi Church! Let’s pray for good weather and health this weekend so we can have church at 9am Sunday! The sign up link is coming soon. However, please feel free to just come on Sunday! Please remember your mask and chair/blanket for seating. If you have been ill or feel ill please stay home. We will still be streaming to Facebook. Questions, please comment below! Thank you!! 13100 S Manistee Ave Chicago, IL 60633
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
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.
BENEFITS OF GARDENING FOR SENIORS
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
BENEFITS OF MEDITATION FOR SENIORS
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.
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 https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/locations/
Looking for something to do to beat the heat?
Rent a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard 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.
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 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
Soldier Field Drive- In Movies:
Soldier Field drive-in movies
drive-in movie theater is coming to Soldier Field this week.
Chicago Urban League to Provide $100,000 in Emergency Grants and Technical Assistance to Black Small Business Owners Through Ford Initiative
In partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, the Chicago Urban League is launching the Emergency Capital Access Program (ECAP) to provide small grants, technical assistance, and advisory services to Black-owned small businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID-19. The League’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation will deliver the program and expects to provide grants up to $5,000 to about 20 businesses.
The program is part of the League’s COVID-19 Community Help Center, launched in April. Business owners will be able to apply for the program through the Help Center website beginning August 17.
Ford created ECAP as a pilot program with the National Urban League to offer crucial economic support to businesses that provide a stabilizing influence for communities hard hit by the pandemic.
From the start of this pandemic, every decision we’ve made has been guided by the data and advice from our public health experts. Today, we’re announcing that Chicago Public Schools will begin the school year with remote learning for Quarter 1. cps.edu/reopening2020
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Minority Creative Grant Program
JOANN Stores’ mission is to inspire creativity in everyone, and we realize the importance of contributing to Black crafters and sewists who are widely underrepresented in the industry. In its first year, the JOANN Minority Creative Grant program will commit $100,000 to Black entrepreneurs, small businesses, and charitable efforts to continue creating, inspiring and finding their Happy Place.
Twenty candidates will be selected to receive $5,000 in JOANN credit, to be used by December 2021.
In addition, each winner will have the opportunity to be considered for a paid instructor role with Creativebug, to help raise their artist profile. Winners will also be featured in JOANN Marketing and Social Channels, to help gain visibility and support for their work.
We are so excited for the opportunity to inspire more Black creatives and help them continue finding Handmade Happiness.
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.
Here’s some good news! Mark your calendar and spread the word – the open call for the 2021 APL/CSRPC Artist-in-Residence program will open on Monday, August 8, with a September 21 deadline.
The ten-month residency, slated to run Jan 11, 2021-Oct 8, 2021, is for individual Chicago-based artists, with a preference given to artistic practices which examine, critique, and/or comment on various themes that are relevant to South Side communities both on and off University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, amongst other qualifications. Artists planning to apply for the program should have a catalog of work rooted in community and civic engagement. As a part of the residency, artists will have access to a monthly stipend of $1000, University of Chicago Library facilities, faculty, staff, a budget for all necessary materials, and the ability to have both formal and informal studio visits – including a guaranteed work space at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park (pending Covid-19 restrictions).
The online application will officially open on Monday, August 10, 2020. Learn more about the program and discover past APL/CSRPC artists-in-residence at https://bit.ly/APLresidencies
We look forward to receiving your applications soon!
Through funding from the Federal CARES Act, and with additional support from donations raised during our Public Humanities Award program in May, we have issued almost 200 Illinois Humanities Emergency Relief Grants, totaling more than $700,000. As you can imagine, it has meant having our entire team involved – and I can’t say enough about what it means to work with such dedicated, professional, and unstoppable colleagues.
Board of Commissioners Cook County County Commissioners are elected officials who oversee county activities and work to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations run smoothly. https://www.cookcountyil.gov/board-of-commissioners
5th Ward Monthly Meeting Hosted by Alderman Leslie Hairston Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM 1415 E 70th St, Chicago
Alderman Greg Mitchell;s Constituents Night 7th Ward Mondays 3pm to 7pm 2249 E 95th St Chicago, Illinois Call (773) 731-7777
8th Ward Aldermanic Office Michelle A. Harris Ward Constituents Night Mondays 6pm to 8pm 8539 South Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago, IL 60619 Phone: 773-874-3300
Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza 10th Ward Tuesday 9am-6pm (ward night w/ appmnt) Call office at 773-768-8138 10500 S. Ewing Ave
Congresswoman Robin Kelly Chicago Office 1000 E. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628 Phone: (773) 321-2001 Office hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
Contact Us (773) 783-8492 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com
Senator Robert Peters District Office: 1509 E. 53rd Street, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60615 (773) 363-1996 Open Office Hours: Fridays from 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.
Representative Curtis J. Tarver I Info Shared by Representative Curtis J. Tarver I Office: I wanted to give you all a reminder that we have opened the 25th District Service Office (1303 E 53rd St) with regular office hours during the week and we have flexibility for after-hours/weekend appointments. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (872) 356-2055 to set up a meeting
Representative Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D) 5th District: (South Shore Small%) 5048 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60615 (773) 924-4614 (773) 924-4652 FAX
PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE POLICE BOARD! The Police Board holds a regular public meeting once a month. Members of the public are invited to attend and are welcome to address questions or comments to the Board. The Superintendent of Police (or his designee) and the Chief Administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (or her designee) will be at the meetings. Prior sign-up is required of those wishing to address the Board; contact the Board’s office by 4:30 p.m. of the day before the meeting to add your name to the list of speakers. Every 3rd Thursday of the Month. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Chicago Public Safety Headquarters. Please Click Link to View Schedule: https://www.chicagocopa.org/event/public-meetings-of-the-police-board-16/
If You Reached The Bottom of Scrolling to Far What You Missed In July…Previous Activities, Events, Services, & Workshop of this Month or Past Months: