Chicago’s Free Tax Preparation Assistance Program Opens Late January

Chicago’s Free Tax Preparation Assistance Program Opens Late January

Eligible individuals and families with children could receive up to $7,202 from the federal and stated Earned Income Tax Credit alone, and that’s not including other valuable credits. Many Chicagoans may not claim all the income tax credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.

Families earning up to $55,000 or individuals earning up to $30,000 are eligible to take advantage of the city’s free and confidential income tax assistance at 18 sites across Chicago.

Volunteer tax preparers certified through IRS-approved training will assist eligible tax …

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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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Jefferson Park Master Plan Open House Jan. 22

Jefferson Park Master Plan Open House Jan. 22

Teska will host the third Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan community open house from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22nd at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago.

There will be a presentation on outreach and feedback to date, followed by an opportunity to learn more and comment on recommendations that have been developed for the draft Master Plan. Key topics include transportation, economic development, and community character. Design guidelines and design concepts will also be shared for public comment.

Your comments will …

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Fischman’s Bottle Shop Ribbon Cutting

Fischman’s Bottle Shop Ribbon Cutting

FISCHMAN BOTTLE SHOP
GRAND OPENING WEEKEND DATES / HOURS
Friday, November 17: 3pm – 9pm

4054- 4060 N Milwaukee

Chicago, Illinois 60641

(773) 545-0123

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Grand Gateway Groundbreaking Ceremony

Construction of the Residences at Jefferson Park, 5201 W. Lawrence, has begun. I hope you will join us a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November 17, at 11:00 am.

This is an opportunity to thank all of the many stakeholders who helped guide us to a final plan and design. This development is the first major step in ushering in the revitalization of the Jefferson Park business corridor.

Kid Friendly

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Fish mans Bottle Shop Grand Opening

Fish mans Bottle Shop Grand Opening

https://www.facebook.com/events/173149489930790/

4054- 4060 N Milwaukee
Chicago, Illinois 60641

(773) 545-0123

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Budget Town Hall Meeting Nov. 6

Budget Town Hall Meeting Nov. 6

The Progressive Reform Caucus and Committeeman Robert Murphy from the 39th Ward Dems are co-hosting a community town hall meeting. Share your feedback and concerns regarding the Emanuel administration’s proposed 2018 city budget.

The event is free and open to the public. It is not required that your alderman be a member of the Progressive Caucus to attend.

The event will take place on Monday, November 6, at 7:00 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. More information about the event is available online.

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Jeff Park Master Plan Community Meeting October 16

Jeff Park Master Plan Community Meeting October 16

Since first taking office in 2011, I have made the revitalization of the Jefferson Park business corridor a main focus.

I hope you participate in developing strategies to improve transportation, mobility, land use, housing, and economic development while strengthening the community character of our neighborhood during our second Jefferson Park Master Plan community meeting Monday, October 16, at 6 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

This is an opportunity to lend your ideas and provide input int the future of this opportunity area.

Learn more about the master plan, share …

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Community Shred Day

Community Shred Day

Please join State Representative Jaime Andrade and myself for a Community Shred Day on Saturday, August 19, from 10 am to 1 pm in the St. Viator parking lot at 4140 W. Addison.

Bring documents that contain your personally identifiable information – such as old bank statements, tax returns, bills, receipts, credit card applications, and outdated medical records – to be safely shredded. Please remember to remove all paper clips, staples, and other bindings before sending documents off to be shredded.

Old eyeglasses, cell phones, and old …

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CPS Students Can Receive Free Museum Admission Beginning August 27

CPS Students Can Receive Free Museum Admission Beginning August 27

August 27 through September 1, Chicago Public School students can attend various museums throughout the city for free.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn and explore Chicago Museums ahead of the new school year.

Visit my website for a list of eligible museums and dates.

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