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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

ComEd opens temporary satellite locations to assist resident
Location: ComEd Temporary Satellite Locations

Always Willing to Serve
Location: north-west corner of Albany and Roosevelt

Shred-Day in the 9th Legislative District
Date:07/25/2015Time:9:00 a.m. til noon
Location: 3849 W Ogden Ave.; Chicago, IL 60623
Please join Rep. Turner on Saturday, July 25 for SHRED-DAY in the 9th Legislative District

Remember when you dispose of documents with sensitive information, be sure to SHRED!

Rep. Turner joins AT&T in sponsoring FREE shredding on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. til 12 noon at his District Office at 3849 W Ogden Ave.; Chicago, Illinois 60623.

Every year, more than 8 million people are victims of identity theft, making it one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Shredding unwanted personal, financial or confidential documents helps keep your information secure and protects your identity.

Guidelines for safe storage of personal information include:

Keep all tax returns and supporting documentation for seven years. The IRS has three years from your tax filing to audit, and six years to challenge a claim.
Keep credit card statements for seven years if tax related expenses are documented.
Keep paycheck stubs for one year.
Keep bank statement and canceled checks for at least one year.
Keep bills for one year or until the canceled check has been returned.

Some items need to be kept permanently:

Receipts for large ticket items should be kept for insurance purposes.
Home improvement receipts should be kept for six years or permanently.
Items such as birth certificates, social security cards, insurance policies, titles or wills should be kept permanently.

For more information, please contact Rep. Turner’s full-time constituent service office at 773-277-4700.

Rep. Turner Hosts Community Shred-Day
Date:07/25/2015Time:10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 3849 W Ogden Ave.; Chicago, IL 60623

Pathway to Apprenticeship Informational Fair
Date:07/20/2015Time:1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Dawson Technical Institute
Do you want to earn an apprenticeship, but need more information on how to make this happen? Do you need information on local apprenticeship opportunities, such as how to apply or prepare? Come to the Pathway to Apprenticeship Informational Fair.

FREE HIV Testing
Date:06/30/2015Time:11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 3849 W Ogden Ave.; Chicago, IL 60623
Free HIV testing at Rep. Turner's District Office on Tuesday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Know your status! Tests performed by Fifth Street Renaissance. For more information, please call Terri Sikorski at 773-277-4700.

Expungement Summit
Date:06/06/2015Time:8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Living Word Christian Center-7600 W Roosevelt Rd-Forest Park

Know Your Rights: Surviving Police Encounters
Date:04/25/2015Time:1:00 p.m.
Location: RainbowPUSH 930 East 50th Street; Chicago, IL

The Black Star Project's 2015 College Fair
Date:04/25/2015Time:10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Chicago Lake Share Hotel; 4900 S Lake Shore Drive; Chicago,

Re-entry Resource & Education Summit
Date:04/09/2015Time:10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Malcolm X College; 1900 W Van Buren; Chicago, IL
Meet with experts who can link you with information and resources to:

Successfully re-enter your communities
Expunge and seal records
Housing assistance
Receive work waivers
Register or College to Careers programs at City Colleges of Chicago

Rep. Arthur Turner's Proposed Budget Town Hall Meeting
Date:03/23/2015Time:6:00 p.m.
Location: Sinai Community Institute

City of Chicago Small Business Expo

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