February 14, 2016

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On Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:01 AM, State Representative La Shawn K. Ford <repford@lashawnford.com> wrote:

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NOTICEAlthough Feb. 4, 2016 is the statutory start of Early Voting, they anticipate that ballots will not be available at the beginning of this period.  The ballots will be available no later than February 17 - the beginning of Grace Period. Ballots will likely not be available on Feb. 4th due to several objections to nominating petitions. They anticipate that voting systems will be tested and will be available on or before Feb. 17.  Any voters who arrive at the Chicago Election Board in the meantime will be provided with an application to Vote By Mail.

Community News


Friday, February 19, 2016 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5610 W Lake St ChicagoIL 60644 

Fee: Free
Age Range: Any
Erwin Helfer @80: A Living Legend of Boogie and Blues

Pianist Erwin Helfer is celebrating his 80th birthday with a few of his friends: pianist Barrelhouse Chuck; saxophonist John Brumbach; trumpeter Larry Bowen; vocalist Kathryn Davis; bassist Lou Marini on bass and drummer Bugs Cochran.

JazzCity is a free concert series initiated in 1997 by the Jazz Institute in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, now in its 19th season of bringing people together from across the city to listen to Chicago's top jazz musicians. For more information visit www.jazzinchicago.org or call 312.427.1676.


Attention Oak Park Residents

Multi-Family grant application deadline set 

Owners of buildings with four or more rental units have until Feb. 29 to apply for grants of $10,000 or $1,000 per unit, whichever is less. Grants can be used for improvements to common areas, security or individual units. Funds must be expended within twelve months from the execution of the agreement, but funded buildings are eligible to reapply for grants every 12 months.

As in past years, grants must be matched two-to-one by the owner of the building.  Application materials will be mailed to building owners or their agents, as well as be available at www.oak-park.us/housing.

For more information, call 708.358.5410 or email housing@oak-park.us.


Drums and Stories with Oba William-King


Join us for an all ages, interactive family story hour led by author and famous storyteller, Oba William-King! He will weave tales about the rich history of African Americans with his magic drums and dazzle spectators. No registration required. All ages.

VenueBerwyn Public Library

Address2701 S. Harlem Ave.
Berwyn, IL. 60402

Type of EventLibrary Event

AudienceToddlers, Children, All Ages

ContactBerwyn Public Library - Youth

Phone(708) 795-8000 ext. 3088




Meet Jamesetta

Jamesetta has a sweet disposition, and gets along well with others.  She enjoys singing and playing with her tablet computer. 

What Others Say About Jamesetta
Jamesetta's teacher says she is a good student who loves to help out in the classroom.  Her foster parent says she is generally well behaved in the home.

What You Can Do for Jamesetta
You can provide a loving, supportive home environment for Jamesetta.  You can demonstrate patience and understanding as she adapts to her new forever home.  You can assist her with maintaining her relationship with her bother, including regular visits and phone calls.

Veteran News

FREE Comedy Show for Veterans!

Stars and Gripes will be bringing back their original sketch revue to remount it on Second City's Donny Skybox stage Fridays at 7pm during the month of Feburary.
Stars and Gripes is a sketch ensemble comprised of veterans of the armed forces. Through comedy, they share their true experiences from their combined 30 years of military service, along with satirizing government bureaucracy and exploring the lighter side of war and the absurdest reality of military life.

***Chosen TOP 5 MUST SEE shows at Sketchfest 2016 by Chicago Sun-Times****
Stars and Gripes at Sketchfest 2016

http://www.secondcity.com/ shows/chicago/ stars-and-gripes/
Free for Veterans ONLY (Just Show your military or veteran ID at the door)

Friday, Feburary 5th 7:00pm
Friday, Feburary 12th 7:00pm
Friday Feburary 19th 7:00pm
Friday Feburary 25th 7:00pm

Directed by: Robert Bacon

Cam Dupre
Jonah Saesan
Tyler Decker
Landis Frederick
Crystal Clark

Grand Opening of Chicago Veteran's VetHub

Chicago's first ever modern information hub for Military Veterans.

CHICAGO, IL - Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood will soon be home to the first ever modern information hub for Military Veterans. The VetHub was created by Veterans for Veterans to help facilitate the challenging transition of Military life to civilian life. It will not only serve as the office for Chicago Veterans, a 501(c)3, but it will also be used as a mentoring facility for Veterans needing assistance with disability claims, education benefits, building a resume, finding employment or even starting their own business.
VetHub Features: Art work created or inspired by Chicago-area Veterans, access to office space, including laptops & printers for Veterans to work on online claims, resumes, job searches or even their own business plan, a gathering space for local Veterans to network and build new relationships, and home to numerous events and classes that will better serve our community and Veterans.

About the hosting organization: Chicago Veterans is a local nonprofit organization founded by a group of Combat Veterans. The all-volunteer team is focused on building a stronger Veteran community and providing guidance to returning Veterans by providing an informative website and hosting networking & social events.

What: Grand Opening of "VetHub"
Time: Ceremony begins at 1PM
When: Saturday February 20th, 2016
Where: 5031 W Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60641


Feb 8, 2016  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  (CST)   

Transition and Care Management Program 10401

Feb 8, 2016  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  (CST)   
Transition and Care Management Program 10401

Feb 11, 2016  3:00 PM - 3:45 PM  (CST)   
TCM Clinic 10th floor Damen 10401

Feb 12, 2016  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  (CST)   
Wellness Center (located in the Taylor Building)

Feb 15, 2016  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  (CST)   
Transition and Care Management Program 10401

Feb 15, 2016  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  (CST)   
Transition and Care Management Program 10401

Feb 18, 2016  3:00 PM - 3:45 PM  (CST)   
TCM Clinic 10th floor Damen 10401

Feb 19, 2016  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  (CST)   
Wellness Center (located in the Taylor Building)

Feb 22, 2016  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  (CST)   
Transition and Care Management Program 10401

Feb 22, 2016  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  (CST)   
Transition and Care Management Program 10401

June 25 - 28, 20162016 
Volunteers of America National Conference Rosemont, IL

For More Information Call

Jesse Brown VA
820 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60612




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