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Auburn Gresham and West Englewood residents,

Welcome to the local government section of your community web portal. Here you will find up-to-date information about your elected representatives from a city (aldermanic) and state (state representative and senator) level. 

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Collins secures new location for Auburn Gresham COVID Testing Site
Collins secures new location for Auburn Gresham COVID Testing Site.
America’s Cities Were Designed to Oppress
How to Design Justice Into American Cities. Architects and planners have an obligation to protect health, safety and welfare through the spaces we design. As the George Floyd protests reveal,…
Chicago Hospitality COVID Relief Grant Available, Apply Now!
$10,000 grants are available for Chicago’s independent restaurants and bars that continue to facing hallenges due to the COVID-19. Application Closes 11/23!
Latinx Business Regional BIG Webinars:
Join the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to learn about the Business Interruption Grant Program (BIG). In this webinar, Latinx, Latino, Latina, and Hispanic owned…
Department of Planning and Development announces the first-ever Artists-In-Residence for four of the city’s INVEST South/West neighborhoods!
Department of Planning and Development announces the first-ever Artists-In-Residence for four of the city’s INVEST South/West neighborhoods, with communities and it includes and artist for…
City Treasurer Launches Small Business Series to Highlight Success Stories
Small business series will launch with Nicole Jordan Catering, a McKinley Park recipient of the city’s Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan
Join Healthy Chicago 2025 Launch on Sept 17
Join Healthy Chicago 2025 Launch on Sept 17
City Treasurer Hosts Final Community Cleanups of the Summer
City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin hosted two final community cleanups of the summer on the South and West sides in celebration and culmination of an initiative to clean Chicago.
Park District Rollin' Recreation Activity Van
The Rollin' Recreation activity van offers fun for the whole family at a number of parks throughout the city.
State Business Interruption Grants program opens June 22nd!
Governor enacts program to help closed, damaged business properties, State Senator Collins urges owners to apply! DCEO will make the application for Business Interruption Grants (BIG ) available on…
City of Chicago "My CHI. My Future" Concert For Youth May 23rd @3pm
My CHI. My Future., and to begin connecting youth to meaningful and engaging virtual opportunities, and connecting you to the content shared by your colleagues.
As remote learning ramps up in Chicago, a high-stakes question: Should students be learning anything new?
Carla Jones, a teacher at Cook Elementary on Chicago’s South Side, weighs in on remote learning plans.
COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program available to residents economically impacted
The $2 million COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program is available to people who have suffered an economic impact due to a recent change in employment status. Apply by Wednesday, April 1: https://…
In Some Communities, Less Than 60% Of Households Have Internet. CPS' New Plan Can't Change That.
More than 100,000 households in the city lack a computer or tablet, and almost 200,000 don’t have internet access, according to 2018 U.S. Census data, the most recent available. Internet access…
Chicago DPD is accepting applications for three open City Planner positions!
DPD is accepting applications for three open City Planner positions. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 5th.
Chicago Park District Summer Job Openings!
The Chicago Park District is accepting applications for their seasonal positions. Visit chicagoparkdistrict.com/jobs to apply
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 info@mercyhome.org (312) 738-7560 (phone) https://www.mercyhome.org/ 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.
A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CHICAGO
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.

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