Upcoming Events

11th Annual Seniors and Veterans Thanksgiving Luncheon
Date:11/17/2018Time:11:30 am- 2:00 PM
Location: Collins High School Gymnasium 1313 S Sacramento Blvd
Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer, 2nd District
State Representative Arthur Turner, Jr. 9th District
Alderman Michael Scott, Jr. 24th Ward
In collaboration with New Covenant Community Development Corporation
RSVP by November 12, 2018 Admission is Free
Buys service is available for participating groups of 25 or more from Senior Housing Facilities
For More Info. Contact Ms. Rucker (773) 722-0140

Date:11/16/2018Time:2:00 PM-5:30 PM
Location: Homan Square Community Center
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM


City of Chicago Small Business Expo
Date:10/27/2018Time:10am- 2pm
Location: Malcom X College 1900 W Jackson Blvd. Chicago
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10AM - 2PM
Register for the expo at www.chismallbizexpo.com
Keynote speaker Raquel Graham Crayton CEO of ROQ Innovation
40 exhibitors
3 workshops
city license experts
Tax clinic
Sales pitch training
Legal clinic
Financial Advisors
Consumer Corner
Tech Lane

The Base Chicago is opening a Clubhouse & Learning Center
Date:10/12/2018Time:6 to 8pm
Location: 230 N. Kolmar Ave./ Marconi School
The Base Chicago is opening a Cub house & Learning center to provide premier educational and athletic training for youth (ages 8-18) that teaches each participant leadership, self respect and positive community engagement.

Join them to celebrate the side youth and how the base Chicago's staff, partners, donors and funders are investing in their future, Enjoy food, give-aways, activities, music & more!
The event is FREE and open TO ALL!
For more information-please contact:
Paulette Boyd @ pboyd@thebase.org

North Lawndale 5K Run/Walk Family Fun
Date:09/29/2018Time:9am Run Starts
Location: 3750 W Ogden Ave. Chicago
THE ANNUAL LAWNDALE 5K WALK/RUN IN NORTH LAWNDALE, CHICAGO. ... Your packet includes a professionally-designed technical shirt, an official timing chip/race bib, a fandana, and a custom-cut 5K finishers medal. ... Race starts at 3750 W Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623.
Full Detail:Lawndale5k.org

UIC Open House 2018
Date:09/22/2018Time:8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago
On Saturday, September 22nd, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will host its annual Open House from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM to welcome prospective students, parents, and members of the public to the campus.

Each of UIC’s 15 colleges, including the nation's largest medical school, will participate in the Open House by hosting an informational table at the UIC Forum. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students and talk to them about their UIC experience. In addition, staff members will offer guided tours of the campus and of university housing throughout the day. Informational sessions on topics including admissions and financial aid will be offered in both English and Spanish.

For further information about UIC’s Open House, please visit http://openhouse.uic.edu/. Promotional materials are available at http://openhouse.uic.edu/media-kit.

Evan Turners's Back to School Carnival
Date:09/01/2018Time:10:30 am-3 pm
Location: Intersection of W 19th Street and S Pulaski Rd
Enjoy Special Guest Music Performance, Games, Rides, Inflatables and More!

Community Shred Day
Date:07/21/2018Time:9am - 12p
Location: Chicago Police 10th District Station 3315 Ogden Avenue
This event is FREE and open to the public! Help protect yourself from identity theft! 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.

Chicago Police 10th District, West Parking Lot 3315 Ogden Ave.

4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Date:06/16/2018Time:10:00 am
Location: St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church 2901 W. Monroe St.

Chicago – St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church will host its 4th Annual African-American Awareness and Appreciation Parade-A Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 16. This original West Garfield Park Juneteenth Parade will start at 10 a.m. at 2901 W. Monroe St.

The Juneteenth Parade celebrates by honoring African-American ancestry, achievements and struggles with floats and community participants. The parade’s theme is:
Conquering our Past
Commemorating our Present
Committing to our Future

“It has been 150 years since slavery ended and 50 years since the Selma march for voting rights,” said Rev. Donald McFadden, Sr., pastor of St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, “and we’re still marching.”

“Recently, Chicago has received nationwide attention for the negative events within our communities.” said Adrienne Hawkins-Turner, parade co-organizer. “The purpose of this parade is for us to demonstrate and celebrate the wonderful contributions African-Americans continue to give to our city and the world.”

The parade route begins at 5th Ave and Francisco, travels along W. Madison St. and ends at N. Central Park Ave. and W. Washington Blvd. Line up begins at 9:30 am. For more information, contact Adrienne Turner at 773-722-2002 or atstjosephmbchurch@att.net

***Prior to the Parade***

At 9:00 am there will be the only Illinois National Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony. Honoring the 186,000 Colored troops who fought and died for freedom during the Civil War. As well as all Black veterans who have served in the armed forces.

***After the Parade***
There will be a Juneteenth Celebration Program and Picnic in Grove #4 and Garfield Park, where the parade will terminate, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

***After the picnic***
There will be a presentation by Pass the Beauty. This Nashville, TN based organization will hold its 2018 Brave Heart Panel at St Joseph M.B. Church from 3:00-4:00 pm. ‘We engage the community and its leaders to focus on self-worth, self-love, and self-esteem activities that will forever help change the way individuals feel on the inside and out.” All are welcome to attend.

State Representative Arthur Turner's Winter Open House
Date:01/11/2018Time:2:00 -6:00 PM
Location: District Office
State Representative Arthur Turner invites you to a district office Winter Open House.

This Open House provides a Area t Opportunity to meet the district office staff and discuss state and Legislative issues that affect your community.
For More information Phone:773-277-4700 or
Email: Arthurt@Ilga.gov

Date:11/30/2017Time:3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Lawndale Christian Center Skyline Rm. 3750 W Ogden Chicago
Learn the benefits of banking and understand how to manage a bank account. Get tips to enhance and repair your credit, and get access to resources & information from other State of Illinois departments.

Thursday, November 30th 3:00 pm - 6:000 pm
Lawndale Christian Conference Center
Skyline Room
3750 West Ogden Avenue

High School juniors and seniors will receive four hours of community service for attending.

Free Home Repairs for Low-Income Homeowners!
Applications Due November 1st

1.Do you own a home in the 2018 program neighborhood?
2.Are you elderly, disabled, or low-income?
3.Do you need free help with home repairs?

Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is a volunteer home repair effort that conducts a one-day community work blitz to help repair the homes of low-income homeowners. Now is the time to apply for help if you are interested and qualified!

You can request that an application be mailed to you by contacting (312) 201-1188. Applications are also available at your local senior center & Alderman's office.

Alderman Michael Scott 24th Ward
1158 S.Kedvale
Chicago, Il. 60624

Alderman Jason Ervin -28th Ward
2602 W 16 Street
Chicago, Il. 60608

Casino & Masquerade Ball
Date:10/31/2017Time:11am - 2pm
Location: Cinespace Film Studios
Alderman Michael Scott's
Casino & Masquerade Ball
For the Seniors of the 24th Ward

Open to All Seniors 60 and Up that Reside within the 24th Ward

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
11am to 2pm
Cinespace Film Studios
2nd Floor Ballroom
2602 W 16th Street Chicago, Il. 60608

You Can Own a Home in North Lawndale
Date:04/29/2017Time:10:00am - 2:30pm
Location: UCAN 360 W Fillmore Street
First Time Home Buyers Seminar
Free Free Free
Here directly from current North Lawndale Homeowners, a realtor, an attorney, a mortgage specialist, and a home inspector.

Lunch will be provided
RSVP by April 26th email NLCCCHousing@gmail.com or 773-332-1806
Sponsored by the Housing Subcommittee of the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council

Property Tax Assessment Apeal Forum
Date:01/17/2017Time:6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Location: Collins Academy High School 1313 S. Sacramento Drive
Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr.

In partnership with
Congressman Danny Davis
State Representative Arthur Turner
Commissioner Robert B. Steele
Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.
Alderman Michael Scott, Jr.


Collins Academy High School
1313 S. Sacramento Dr.
Chicago, IL.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thanksgiving Luncheon Honoring Our Seniors/Veterans
Date:11/19/2016Time:11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Collins Academy High School Gymnasium 1313 S Sacramento
2nd District Cook County Commissioner
Robert B. Steele
In collaboration with
Greater Westside Community Coalition
Admission is FREE and Bus services are available for
Participating groups of 15 or more from Senior Housing Facilities
Please RSVP with Kim Weisinger at (773) 722-0140 or fax to (773) 722-0145
RSVP must be received by Thursday, November 10, 2016

Public Hearing
Date:08/11/2016Time:6:30 pm
Location: Little Village Lawndale High Shool
Mayor's Press Office

City Officials and Community Groups Move Forward on Next Steps for Police Accountability Reform

The city of Chicago is announcing the next steps in its efforts to fundamentally reform the city’s police accountability system. Following a new series of public hearings and engagement opportunities in Chicago’s neighborhoods, City Council plans to vote on an ordinance in September that achieves Mayor Emanuel’s goal of replacing the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) with a new civilian investigative agency, and creating a new Public Safety Auditor to audit and monitor policing issues. Separately, the city is also announcing that at the request of community groups who are invested in these issues, a collection of community organizations will now lead an public engagement process focused on creating a Community Safety Oversight Board prior to any City Council vote on that specific issue.

At several recent public hearings, the Mayor and city officials heard from community members about the need for a greater degree of community input into the process of police reform, and in particular into the creation of the Oversight Board. At the request of community groups, and as part of the city’s commitment to preserve the integrity of the process, the city has agreed for these neighborhood-based organizations to lead a series of meetings around the city focused on the Oversight Board prior to the introduction of an ordinance on this issue. Following this engagement process, and using public feedback gathered during it, the city will craft an ordinance that lays out the structure of the Board.

While community groups drive this important process forward, it is essential for the city to take action now on replacing IPRA and implementing a new Public Safety Auditor. Given the critical importance of these functions, and the urgency of the issue, it is imperative that the city advance these two measures. In doing so, it will give residents, the public and our public safety agencies the certainty they deserve, while recognizing the equally important need of addressing the voices of community members. It also meets the time frame laid out by the Police Accountability Task Force to adopt many of these important reforms within six months of their introduction.

“Everyone in Chicago deserves a police accountability system that is both trusted and effective, and we are taking the next steps to achieve that goal,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Following conversations with residents, neighborhood organizations, and others, we are taking action that reflects the voices and interests of the community. While important work remains, we will all be better off in the years to come because of the hard work and the community process being follow to rebuild and restore that system.”

“This important work to rebuild the police accountability system is moving forward, and as we work together on this effort, we are making important strides to ensure that the input and opinion of Chicago’s residents are heard,” said Ariel Reboyras, Chairman of the Committee on Public Safety. “The city of Chicago needs and deserves a police accountability system that works, and City Council is taking concrete steps to ensure that system is in place.”

“Restoring trust in Chicago’s police accountability system is imperative, and the voices of residents in neighborhoods across the city need to continue to be a part of this process,” said Carrie Austin, Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Government Operations. “There has to be certainty in the future of the system for Chicago, for our police department, and for the residents of our city. While continuing to gather public feedback, City Council is focused on doing the important work of bringing this certainty to the city.”

“We are at a critical moment in our city’s history, and this plan meets the full community engagement process that is necessary in reforming the police accountability system,” said Alderman Ricardo Munoz. “Our city’s residents need to be able to share their experiences and input on this important issue. I support this path forward, and will continue working with my colleagues in the Progressive Reform Caucus to make reform a reality.”

The City Council hearings focused on replacing IPRA and creating the Public Safety Auditor will occur in neighborhoods throughout Chicago. Below is a list of the meetings, all starting at 6:30 PM.

August 4: Public hearing at South Shore Cultural Center, hosted by Alderman Willie Cochran and Alderman Leslie Hairston

August 9: Public hearing at Senn High School, hosted by Alderman Joe Moore and Alderman Harry Osterman

August 11: Public hearing at Little Village Lawndale High School, hosted by Alderman Ricardo Munoz and Alderman George Cardenas

August 16: Public hearing at Westinghouse College Prep, hosted by Alderman Emma Mitts and Alderman Jason Ervin

August 22: Public hearing at North Grand High School, hosted by Alderman John Arena and Alderman Ariel Reboyras

2016 National Night Out
Date:08/02/2016Time:4pm - 7pm
Location: 3315 W. Ogden Ave (west side parking lot)
10th District Chicago Police Department & IL State Rep. Arthur Turner invites you to,
Contact CAPS Office for detail & participation

Secretary of State Mobile Unit
Date:07/16/2016Time:10am - 3pm
Location: St. Joseph Church 2901 W Monroe, Chicago Illinois
Area residents will be able to renew their Illinois driver's licenses and purchase vehicle license plate stickers without going to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Secretary of State Mobile Unit will offer service that will include:
Driver's licenses correction, renewal or duplicate
B-truck plates
Commercial driver's license renewal or duplicate
State Identification Cards issuance, renewal or duplicate
parking placards for persons with disabilities
Register vehicle titles
Vision and Written test
Organ/tissue donor registration
Voter registration applications
Passenger vehicle license plate renewal stickers
Patrons are required to present proper identification at the time of service
A complete list of acceptable forms of identification is available at www.cyberdriveillinois.com

Please Join State Rep. Arthur Turner for a Job Fair
Date:06/07/2016Time:Noon to 2pm
Location: Fosco Park Gymnasium 1312 S Racine Chicago
9th District Chicago Westside
Free and Open to the Public
Looking for a job? Join State Representative Art Turner, Jr. for an opportunity to connect with local employers and submit resumes and receive information about resources for the unemployed.

Bring multiple copies of your resume
For More Information, Please contact Rep. Turner's Office at 773-277-4700

Representative Arthur Turner's Job Boot Camp
Date:05/16/2016Time:11am to 1pm
Location: Sinai Institute 2653 W Ogden, Chicago, Illinois
Join with Rep. Arthur Turner and Devry University to get help polishing your resume and sharpening the skills needed to compete in today's job market.

*One-On-One Resume Consultations
*Job Search Strategies
*Interview Preparation
*Networking Tips
*Learn to Use Social Media to Find a Job

For More Information, Please contact Rep. Turner's Office at 773-277-4700 or arthurt@ilga.gov

Good Foods Festival, March 26th at UIC Forum
Date:03/26/2016Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60608
Celebrate Local, Sustainable, Humane and Fair Food
The Good Food Festival is a family-friendly day of speakers, DIY workshops, chef demos featuring Rick Bayless, Paul Kahan, Matthias Merges and Jason Hammel.

The interactive Purple Asparagus Kids’ Corner will have:
• Fruit & Vegetable Paintings
• Leafy Vegetable Crayon Rubbings
• Seed Planting With the Gardeneers (http://gardeneers.org/)
• Book Corner with Purple Asparagus’ Fruit & Vegetable Book Collection
• Scavenger Hunt
• Face Painting

All of this is designed to grow the Good Food movement. The Organic Valley Good Food Commons offers micro-workshops on everything from backyard chickens to composting tips; the Urban Farm Bus Tour visits four local urban agriculture sites; and you can sample and shop from local farms and food producers at the Good Food Marketplace

There will be over 160 exhibitors with an amazing variety of foods to check out, buy and eat http://www.goodfoodfestivals.com/exhibitors/.. Watch chef demonstrations. Go to DIY workshops. Learn about new products. It’s a family friendly day. Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family.
GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL, March 26th at UIC Forum
Check out the amazing, family-friendly Good Food Festival on Saturday, March 26th. The annual festival brings together consumers, producers, buyers, top chefs, experts, and investors to celebrate the fast-growing Good Food movement and put Good Food on Every Table!
Family or friends in town? This is a great venue for the whole family. Kids can dye eggs with natural dyes, play games and more. Adults can learn about curing ham, growing plants, canning and more. Everyone can enjoy the tasty food.
o The Purple Asparagus Kids’ Corner has a variety of activities perfect for children or the inner-child in you! Perhaps you’ll get to hold a baby chick.
• Fruit & Vegetable Paintings
• Leafy Vegetable Crayon Rubbings
• Seed Planting With the Gardeneers (http://gardeneers.org/)
• Book Corner with Purple Asparagus’ Fruit & Vegetable Book Collection
• Scavenger Hunt
• Face Painting

Want to shop local? Over 150 exhibitors will be at the Good Food Marketplace to sell their products. Learn where your food comes from and go home with some fabulous foods, perhaps including some fresh eggs. http://www.goodfoodfestivals.com/exhibitors/
o Get lunch or a snack at the Good Food Court too!
Developing your culinary skills? Watch a chef demonstration or two, attend a DIY workshop or talk to a vendor about creative ways to pair ingredients.
o Rick Bayless, Paul Kahan and other chef demos
Curious about our city’s urban agriculture scene? Act quickly to get a seat on the Urban Farm Bus Tour.

Prices: Saturday Festival, $10 in advance, $15 at the door (kids 12 and under free) (additional workshop and trade days range from $20-150 in advance)

Parent Power Chicago Summer Program Fair
Location: UIC Forum 725 W Roosevelt
Bring the entire family to this FREE event where you can meet face to face with a variety of summer and year-round programs for your school-aged child(ren).

Parents want to keep their child(ren) occupied over the summer months, but finding a summer program for them to attend can often be time consuming. We can help make the process a little easier.

$10 parking is provided in Lot 5 located at 1135 S. Morgan. There is also street parking near UIC Forum.

Register at www.parentpowerchicago.org for the 3rd Annual Summer Program Fair, sponsored by Parent Power Chicago.

State Rep. Turner's Winter Open House
Location: District Office 3849 W Ogden Chicago, IL 60623

Rep. Turner's Community Resource Fair
Date:11/18/2015Time:10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Fosco Park; 1312 S Racine

Registration for Job Fair

Apprenticeship Opportunity
Date:11/05/2015Time:6:00 p.m.
Carpenter Apprenticeship Open House


The 1st Annual Carpenter Apprenticeship Open House event on November 5, 2015 at 6:00pm. As part of National Apprenticeship Week, this event will feature a presentation about the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters successful Registered Apprenticeship Program, as well as a facility tour and a special panel where attendees can hear from the Carpenter Training Center Administrators, Instructors, current and former apprentices. Hear about carpenters' experience and learn how you can get started by attending our special open house event.

The event is free and open to the public and business community.

Date: November 5, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where:1256 Estes Ave.
Register here

Rep. Turner's Fall Open House
Date:10/31/2015Time:3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: 3849 W Ogden Ave.; Chicago, IL 60619

North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council
Date:09/22/2015Time:6:00 p.m.
Location: Sinai Institute; 2653 W Ogden Ave.; Chicago, IL

Rep. Turner's Community Meeting
Date:07/30/2015Time:6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Sinai Institute; 2653 W Ogden Ave.; Chicago, IL

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