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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Pappas: ‘Senior citizens owed as much as $45 million in unclaimed Cook County property tax exemptions’

Pappas: ‘Senior citizens owed as much as $45 million in unclaimed Cook County property tax exemptions’

As many as 26,500 senior citizens could save a total of $45 million on their Cook County property tax bills due August 1, 2019, by applying now for exemptions they… Read more »

City Announces Additional Protections, Resources for Immigrant, Refugee Communities

City Announces Additional Protections, Resources for Immigrant, Refugee Communities

City Hall announced a package of executive actions to provide additional protections and resources for Chicago’s immigrant and refugee communities in response to the reported targeted deportation raids by Immigration… Read more »

City Announces Next Steps for New Chicago Casino

City Announces Next Steps for New Chicago Casino

During a City Council meeting on Wednesday, first steps toward the development of a new casino for the City of Chicago with consent on the selection of an independent consultant… Read more »

Latino Caucus to Highlight Key Illinois Immigrant Protections at Daley Plaza Rally

Latino Caucus to Highlight Key Illinois Immigrant Protections at Daley Plaza Rally

State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, and fellow members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus joined an estimated crowd of 10,000 people to draw attention… Read more »

Cook County Assessor’s Office Mails Wheeling Township Reassessment Notices

Cook County Assessor’s Office Mails Wheeling Township Reassessment Notices

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that reassessment notices were mailed to close to 40,000 single family, 19,000 condominium homeowners and 4,000 industrial/commercial property owners in Wheeling Township. Detailed narrative… Read more »

Triton, West 40 to Host Free Backpack Giveback Resource Fair

Triton, West 40 to Host Free Backpack Giveback Resource Fair

Students from throughout West Suburban Cook County will start the school year off on the right track – thanks to an initiative between Triton College and West 40 Intermediate Service… Read more »

2020 Census Program Invites Teachers to Become Ambassadors

2020 Census Program Invites Teachers to Become Ambassadors

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program invites Illinois teachers to become 2020 Census ambassadors. Ambassadors will champion the 2020 Census in their classrooms, schools, and communities and in… Read more »

Six Morton East Students Elected to Attend the International STEM Academy for Social Impact in Medellin, Colombia

Six Morton East Students Elected to Attend the International STEM Academy for Social Impact in Medellin, Colombia

Six out of the ten students selected to participate in the International STEM Academy for Social Impact in Medellin, Colombia are Morton East students and recent alumni. The students will… Read more »

Access and Affordability Limiting Equitable College Enrollment, Achievement in Chicago Region

Access and Affordability Limiting Equitable College Enrollment, Achievement in Chicago Region

College enrollment and completion in the Chicago area is being limited by access and cost issues tied to race, family wealth and income, and the availability of financial aid, according… Read more »

Students, Teachers Speak Out for Adult Education

Students, Teachers Speak Out for Adult Education

By: Ashmar Mandou Surmounting disappointment over the changes in the Adult Education Program at Chicago City Colleges (CCC), has caused AFSCME 3506, the union that represents teachers and coordinators at… Read more »