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Third Ward Town Hall Meeting

November 18, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Alderman Dowell is hosting another Third Ward Town Hall Meeting. These meetings serve as a great way for Alderman Dowell to share important information about developments in the Third Ward while hearing concerns and ideas from constituents. The November 18th Town Hall Meeting will feature updates on:

  • SmartGrid
  • Weatherization
  • Financial Tools
  • Revitalization/Beautification Efforts
  • Independent Police Review Authority
  • More

Where: Pilgrim Baptist Church (3300 S. Indiana)
When: November 18th, 6-8pm

Lecture on Mrs. James Ward Thorne

November 13, 2014
7:00 pm
Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, will host a lecture entitled “Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures” on Thursday November 13, 2014 at 7:00pm.
Mrs. James Ward Thorne gained world-wide recognition for hundreds of miniature rooms created with exacting detail, including a set of 68 given to the Art Institute of Chicago, which remain among their most popular attractions.  Join author Sally Sexton Kalmbach as she explores the fascinating life of this artisan.  Copies of her book, Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures, will be available for purchase and signing.

Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by architect H. H. Richardson in Chicago.  Completed in 1887, the museum is recognized nationwide for its groundbreaking architecture as well as its important collection of arts and crafts decorative arts.
Admission is $10 per person.  Reservations may be made by calling 312-326-1480
The museum is easily accessible by taking the #3 or #4 bus on Michigan Avenue to 18th Street, and then walking 2 blocks east.

Where: Glessner House Museum (1800 S. Prairie)
When: November 13th, 2014, 7pm

Turn Up and Tune In: Parent to Parent Conversation

November 13, 2014
5:15 pm

Feeling overwhelmed with the responsibility of being a parent? You’re not alone. Help is here! Share your stories, learn effective parenting strategies, and identify health, educational and other resources. Child care and tutorial services provided. For more information, please contact Kim Ambrose at (773) 419-4273 or Sherry Scales at (773) 774-5854.

Where: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (2978 S. Wabash)
When: Thursday, November 13th, 2014 5:15 -6:45pm

12th Annual Summit for Youth with Disabilities

November 15, 2014
8:30 am

This is a FREE informational and resource event for youth with disabilities (14 and over), especially targeting those receiving Social Security Benefits (SSI/SSDI). All parents/guardians,educators, vocational professionals, and service providers are welcome! Gain valuable knowledge and assistance regarding employment, special work incentives offered by SSA for SSI/SSDI recipients and educational and recreational resources to promote independent living. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be made by November 3, 2014. Contact (312) 746-5743 (Voice), (312)746-5713 (TTY), (312)746-5787 or (312)746-5749 (Fax) to register or for more information.

Where: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Central West Field Office (2102 W. Ogden Avenue)

When: Saturday, November 15th, 2014-Registration/Breakfast: 8:30am

Convenience Store Summit

November 15, 2014
10:00 am

On Saturday Nov. 15th at 10am we will come together to address a problem with some solutions. The term “corner store” has come to define a  grimy, dimly lit, convenience store located in depressed usually minority populated areas of the city selling unhealthy snacks to our babies. They have also become a symbol for what is wrong from a public health standpoint in minority communities. Furthermore, there has been a great deal of racial/cultural tension and misunderstanding resulting from the current paradigm. The current situation is unsustainable and cannot be allowed to continue.

Therefore, Centers for New Horizons/ Bronzeville Alliance will host a meeting, inviting Store operators and community residents, to introduce a new model based upon partnership and common self interest. They will come together to establish a stronger relationship by lifting up where our common interests exist, and how we, by working together can offer tangible resources that will help what we want to start now calling “convenience stores” to meet new market and environmental challenges. For questions, please call Johnnie Owens at Centers For New Horizons (o) 773-373-5700 or (m) 708.522.8275.

Where: Northeastern Illinois University Jacob Carruthers Center For Inner City Studies (700 East Oakwood Blvd.)

When: Saturday, November 15th , 2014, 10am

Housing and Credit Expo Workshop

November 15, 2014
10:00 am

Partners in Community Building (PICB) would like to invite you to attend their  Housing and Credit Expo Workshop where you can learn how to:

  • Build credit when you do not have any
  • Remove derogatory items from your credit report
  • Build a strong “financial powerhouse” future
  • Negotiate with collection agencies
  • Protect yourself from identity thieves
  • Understand and utilize financial strategies to empower yourself

For more information, click here. To RSVP, please e-mail or call (312) 328-0873.

Where: AKarama Foundation (6220 S. Ingleside)
When: November 15th, 10am-2pm

Hyde Park Township Property Tax Appeal

November 19, 2014
6:30 pm

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers is hosting a Hyde Park Township Property Tax Appeal Forum for people who feel their tax assessments were in error. Hyde Park Township property owners who attend the forum will have the opportunity to address concerns regarding the 2014 property tax cycle and receive assistance and information with submitting appeals to the Board of Review. Property owners are asked to bring their latest property tax bills with them to the forum to expedite the appeal process. For more information, call Commissioner Rogers’ office at (312) 603-5540.

Where: D’Estee Inc. (4525 S. King Dr.)

When: November 19th, 6:30pm