Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption Renewal Deadline Feb. 7

Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption Renewal Deadline Feb. 7

The Cook County Assessor’s Office mailed renewal applications for the Senior and Senior Freeze exemptions for Tax Year 2017. Those who received the exemptions last tax year should receive a renewal application in the mail. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 7. State law requires annual renewal in order to continue to receive exemption savings.

The Senior Exemption application is part of a booklet sent to eligible seniors. The booklet also contains the separate income-based Senior Freeze Exemption application.

To qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption for …

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17th District Leadership Changes

17th District Leadership Changes

The Chicago Police Department has announced leadership changes that go into effect beginning February 1. As a part of these bittersweet changes, 17th District Commander Elias Voulgaris will be reassigned to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, where he will coordinate between OEMC and CPD offices to provide a higher level of service during routine service calls.

Commander Voulgaris distinguished himself as an exemplary leader and a pillar of the community during his time with the 17th District. I am confident that he will take …

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After School Program at the 17th District

After School Program at the 17th District

The 17th District Police is offering a free after school program for kids in 7th grade through 10th grade.

This program will include fun board games, drug and gang resistance awareness, homework assistance, and provide a safe environment for kids after school.

Students will meet in the community room at the 17th District Police Station, 4650 N. Pulaski, every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

For more information on how to enroll your child or to sign up to volunteer, call the 17th District CAPS office at (312) …

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CFPTA Training Sessions Begin in February

CFPTA Training Sessions Begin in February

The Chicago Police & Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) will be hosting information sessions throughout the city of Chicago during the months of February, March, and April.

Sophomore high school students expected to graduate in 2020 can apply for a unique partnership opportunity between Chicago Public Schools (CPS)4 and the CPFTA between February 1 and 5:00 pm on May 1.

Students will attend class two days a week from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the Chicago Police Academy or the Fire Academy, participate in a two year after-school program …

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Schurz Basketball to Play at United Center Feb. 10

Schurz Basketball to Play at United Center Feb. 10

The Schurz High School boys’ basketball team has been invited to play at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 10.

This provides a unique opportunity to watch the Schurz basketball team compete on a world-class court followed by a Bulls game. Schurz High School has 375 tickets for only $30 each. This small fee will get you a seat in the 100 level for the Schurz game and the 300 level for the Bulls game afterward.

For those interested in this …

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View the Draft Jefferson Park Master Plan and Submit Final Comments Through Feb. 12

View the Draft Jefferson Park Master Plan and Submit Final Comments Through Feb. 12

Teska has completed the draft recommendations for the Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan. These recommendations are the result of an extensive community input process over the past nine months that included 15 meetings and outreach events, numerous interviews, two public surveys, and hundreds of comments.

The draft recommendations are available to view at the Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan website. Residents have through February 12 to provide feedback via an online comment submission form. Once these comments have been collected, Teska will prepare a …

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Changes to Ventra Card

Changes to Ventra Card

The first Ventra cards, issued in 2013, began to expire Dec. 31, 2017. As a courtesy, Ventra will send email notifications to registered customers two months before their cards expire. The email notifications will ask customers to confirm their current mailing address so they can receive their free replacement card through the mail.

If you haven’t already, register your card at the Ventra website with your current address, and a new card will be mailed to you for free. Registering allows customers to manage their accounts …

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Chicken and Beer Dance Feb. 2

Chicken and Beer Dance Feb. 2

Six Corners Association will transform the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, into a honky tonk hub of fried chicken, craft beer, and dancing in an effort to raise money for the organization’s economic development efforts in Chicago’s Portage Park community.

The event will feature live music by Folk Yeah!, a bluegrass band showcasing top radio hits, country-style cuisine from local restaurants, and a beer-tasting from craft brewers.

The event will take place on Friday, February 2, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pmat the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. …

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Peoples Gas Work on Winnemac and Cicero

Peoples Gas Work on Winnemac and Cicero

Beginning next week, Peoples Gas will begin work to install new gas main and 66 services. Upon completion, Department of Water Management crews will begin to replace an outdated sewer main in the same area.

KSE contractors will begin working in the street, sidewalks, and parkways to install the new gas main at Winnemac and Cicero and then move to the intersection of Lamon and Ainslie.

“No Parking” signs will be posted as needed during work hours (generally 7 am to 4 pm). Peoples Gas anticipates that …

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Balmoral/Neenah Sewer Main Replacement

Balmoral/Neenah Sewer Main Replacement

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management (DWM) crews will begin preliminary construction work at the intersection of Mobile and Balmoral. Following, crews will install 2,645 feel of 48, 42, 36, 30, and 24-inch new sewer main in West Balmoral Avenue (Mobile to Nashville), in North Neenah Avenue (Balmoral to Higgins), and in North Nashville Avenue (Balmoral to 200 feet south). The old sewer main dates back to 1929 and needs to be replaced.

With crews working in the street, there may …

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