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Auburn Gresham and West Englewood residents,

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City of Chicago Opens CityArts Program Grants Applications (attachment)
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 CityArts Program, offering grants to nonprofits…
17th Ward Office Closed in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the 17th Ward office will close early at 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 27th and will re-open at 9:00a.m. on Monday, December 2nd.
Nov. 15 is Opening Day for Forest Preserves of Cook County Picnic and Special Event Permit Sales, 2020 Camping Reservations
Nov. 15 is Opening Day for Forest Preserves of Cook County Picnic and Special Event Permit Sales, 2020 Camping Reservations; Permits, reservations available online and in person
Know a Child Who Could Benefit From a Mentor?
By connecting with a trusted adult on meaningful, fun-filled outings, a child can develop a better vision for his or her future beyond the limited horizons that hold back far too many children.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has Openings for Boys Ages 14-16 & Girls Ages 16-18 Years Old
A solution for kids in crisis. 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 738-7560 (phone) Hours of operation 8am - 6pm
Mayor Lightfoot Wraps Up Community Listening Tour to Form Partnerships and Learn About Key Neighborhood Priorities
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined the One Chicago for All Alliance to wrap up a six-part “community listening tour” that the mayor participated in throughout Chicago from April to June.
As one of the 35 organizations in Mayor Lightfoot’s environment transition Committee, ComEd has helped develop plans for Chicago to respond to the climate crisis by reducing air pollution from…
HFS Student Scholars Win Top Prize for Smart Pathways Prototype
Student Presentations Conclude Inaugural Year of ComEd HFS Scholars STEM Program & Energy Academy CHICAGO (June 4, 2019) – The inaugural year of the ComEd HFS Scholars STEM Program and…
New Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s First Order of Business Was to Hang This Powerful Artwork About ‘Redlining’ in Her Office
The work was rushed over from a South Side museum in time for the mayor's inauguration.
New leadership in the Mayor’s Office and departments to further administration’s top priorities in the first 100 days
CHICAGO—Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced several key staff who will serve in leadership positions in her administration.
Remake Learning Days Chi is our region’s, first-ever hands-on, festival for the future of work and learning. It will take place May 16 -19, 2019.
Mayor Emmanuel Bids Farewell to City Council & Spring LGBTE Workshop
The week of April 22nd, Mayor Emanuel presided over his final City Council meeting. The meeting was very productive .
Be on the right side of history, VOTE for Chicago's Mayor April 2, 2019
Be on this side of Chicago's history, VOTE, April 2, 2019.
Chicago Celebrates SWAN Day
Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN Day) is an annual international celebration of women’s arts and it was co-founded by Martha Richards of WomenArts and Jan Lisa Huttner of FF2 Media in 2008.…
Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site Opening Day is Opens April 15th at 3pm!
It's that time again, Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site help is open until April 15, 2019!
CPS Job Fair
From lunchroom staff to substitute teachers, we're looking for candidates to join the team! Head to to register for our job fair now!
21st ward Tuesday “Constituent Night” has changed to Monday’s
21st ward Tuesday “Constituent Night” has changed from Tuesday's to Monday’s, starting next week!
Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot Will Head Into Mayoral Runoff
Lori Lightfoot, Toni Preckwinkle Will Head Into Mayoral Runoff And Chicago Will Gets Its 1st Black Woman Mayor. "Both candidates have painted themselves as progressives who were challenging the…
Kari. K. Steele elected President of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
President Steele is the first African-American Woman to lead world’s largest clean water management agency. #BlackHistory #WomensHistory
An important message from #CHI311
Important message to the public!
CALL TO ACTION: Mayoral Candidates Forum with the One Chicago for All Alliance
Join us 1/12/19, 11:00a, for a CALL TO ACTION! The community has some loaded questions for the Mayoral Candidates and they are open and ready to respond. Come be apart of history with us.
2018-2019 Emergency Heating Repair Program
Emergency Heating Repair (EHR) Program is available for income eligible Chicago Homeowners for service to repair or replace their furnance or boiler heating system.
Nonprofit Utopia is happy to team up with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago to present Demystifying , a…
Mayor Emanuel Moves to Expand the City's Transit Oriented Development Policy to Eight Bus Corridors Across Chicago
The proposal, introduced to City Council this month, would enable new construction projects along more than 20 high-ridership bus routes to reduce on-site parking and add density for more walkable…
$1 Large Lots program to reopen in December 3rd
$1 Large Lots program to reopen in December

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