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Dearborn Park Yard Sale

Does anyone know if the annual yard sale is scheduled to take place in September this year in Dearborn Park? Thanks.

Jul 19

Fwd: FW: Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT Exam Application

The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for...

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The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for the exam and enter the academy to 18. It is our hope that younger individuals who get on the eligibility list will be motivated to attend college and stay out of trouble and will find a sense of opportunity about their futures.

Attached is the job announcement, as well as the FAQ’s, which provides all of the key information about the application process and the exam. In case you’d like to cut-and-paste the link to the application website, here it is: www.cityofchicago.org/FireApplication. The website also contains links to additional information.

During the posting period, applicants can call (312) 744-4976 or email fire-application@cityofchicago.org with any questions or concerns, and they can also seek assistance in Room 100 in City Hall.

We have also modified the way candidates can apply for Veterans Preference. Applicants may apply for Veterans Preference at any time, even after the posting has closed. There is no longer a cutoff date for the submission of documents showing eligibility for Veterans Preference. However, the later the preference is applied for, the later it will be applied. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the Veterans Preference are included in the attached FAQs.

Fire Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department

Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Jul 17

Bringing chess back to the city of Chicago

The South Loop is one of the neighborhoods being considered as a home for the Chicago Chess Center:

http://dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/downtown/chess-players-want-central-downtown-club

Jul 05

KICS Cup is an Annual International Youth Soccer Cup

If you were watching World Cup come see future players from around the WORLD.
July 21-26, 2014

KICS Cup is an Annual International Youth Soccer Cup

Chicago KICS Cup and the Chicago KICS Community League while also improving infrastructure here in the city. This years' tournament should be exciting with 80-100 teams from Italy, Ghana, Ethiopia, China, Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the US.

More details at www.kicscup.com .
Our promotional video can be seen at https://vimeo.com/90064622

Jul 04

KICS Cup is an Annual International Youth Soccer Cup

7/21-7/26 at Dunbar Park. We will need Field Marshals (the person who checks team rosters/player passes before the game), concession help and hospitality help.

KICS Cup is an annual international youth soccer cup to the heart of the city focused on competition, camaraderie and cultural exchange. Our mission is to offer soccer opportunities for youth locally, nationally and internationally through programs like the Chicago KICS Cup and the Chicago KICS Community League while also improving infrastructure here in the city. This years' tournament should be exciting with 80-100 teams from Italy, Ghana, Ethiopia, China, Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the US.

More details at www.kicscup.com .
Our promotional video can be seen at https://vimeo.com/90064622

Jun 25

Updated Jun 26

Open-Space Advocates Vow to Protect Parking Lots?

Chicago beat out Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future site of the George Lucas museum, a facility that's sure to be a worldwide tourism destination, yet it's already opposed by open-space advocates.

If this was a serene lake shore wetland, or even a beach, I could understand the desire to protect it from development. But, according to news reports, it's a couple parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place.

Not sure what we'd be protecting by preventing the development of parking lots.

The Chicago Trib story is at this link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-sources-say-chicago-to-win-lucas-museum-20140624,0,6741871.story

  • Amen! Plus the area is trying to become known as Museum Campus, so another museum sounds kosher.

  • GRD GRD

    Because there were plans to turn it into parkland, it's not in the museum campus. It's east of the drive that is not supposed to be built on. McCormick PL East wasn't supposed to be there. First will come another museum then other buildings will follow, once you erode the...

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    Because there were plans to turn it into parkland, it's not in the museum campus. It's east of the drive that is not supposed to be built on. McCormick PL East wasn't supposed to be there. First will come another museum then other buildings will follow, once you erode the law on this, you will get more buildings and the lakefront will be lost as it is. All the politicians care about is $$$$.

    Instead of putting up a building, because it's parking, turn it back into parkland. Hey if you can remove an airport and make that into Northerly Island, why not?

    Be careful here, these fat cats don't care about the quality of life on the south side.

Jun 22

Updated Jun 23

Please Help Local Non-Profit, Top Box Foods, win a Grant by Voting on Facebook

Top Box Foods Chicago's ONLY non-profit selected to compete to win a grant in the national Zipcar/Ford Communities with Drive Facebook voting contest. VOTE here: goo.gl/8hzocW (click green Vote and scroll to find Top Box Foods and click VOTE!)

We are in 2nd place and the voting ends this Wednesday June 25!

Can you please VOTE for Top Box Today! We need your help. This funding will be a game changer and allow us to deliver our fresh fruits, veggies and high quality foods to more underserved
neighborhoods in Chicago.

Vote once and share with friends. Vote here: goo.gl/8hzocW
Thank you so much!

  • I votes and posted to our Facebook page, please like us:
    https://www.facebook.com/cureillimois
    I am not a great typest, so Illinois is spelled wrong, and we need all the help we can get,the legislators care- the more followers the larger vote.

  • Thank you Madeleine so much for taking the time to vote! I just liked your page and am interested in learning more.

  • thank you I meant to say the larger the vote the more legislators listen.
    Anytime you would like to talk, let me know, think we could work together.
    Please spread the word.

Jun 17

White Sox Family Night: Authors in the Schools Fundraiser

The White Sox have dedicated this night as Authors in the Schools Family Night. This program continues to bring the joy of reading and creative writing to elementary students in the Chicagoland area.

Tickets are discounted to $31 and a portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Authors in the Schools program. Come out to the Sox game and support a great program. (Stay post game for a spectacular fireworks display!)

Visit www.thenspb.com to purchase your tickets Today! If you have any questions regarding this event please feel free to contact me via phone at 312-987-1980 or by email rudy@thenspb.com.

Go White Sox!

Jun 10

Top Box Foods Selected As Finalist in Zipcar/Ford Grant Award - PLEASE VOTE TODAY

Top Box Foods, a non-profit organization, announced today they have been selected as a national finalist in "Communities with Drive" sponsored by Zipcar, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Top Box Foods is the ONLY Chicago non-profit selected to be eligible for the cash prize of $50,000 dollars.
This is a Facebook Contest with the winner of the most votes being awarded the generous cash prize.
PLEASE consider Voting for Top Box Foods Today! We are local organization working in primarily...

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Top Box Foods, a non-profit organization, announced today they have been selected as a national finalist in "Communities with Drive" sponsored by Zipcar, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Top Box Foods is the ONLY Chicago non-profit selected to be eligible for the cash prize of $50,000 dollars.
This is a Facebook Contest with the winner of the most votes being awarded the generous cash prize.
PLEASE consider Voting for Top Box Foods Today! We are local organization working in primarily the South Side.
Click on the Link http://on.fb.me/1jwsmxR Like Zipcar and Follow the Instructions to Vote for Top Box Foods.
Top Box Food's mission is focused on delivering affordable (up to 50% less than retail equivalents), fresh, high-quality fruits, vegetables and foods to Chicago neighborhoods, particularly those which lack access to traditional grocery stores or healthy eating options.
To find out more about Top Box Foods, please visit www.topboxfoods.com
Thank you for supporting a Chicago non-profit!

Jun 06

Updated Jun 07

Summer Soccer Camp for Boys & Girls (Ages 4-14 years)

Youth soccer camps available all summer for girls and boys, ages 4-14 years at www.kicsunited.org

Serving children in South Loop, Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Chinatown, Dearborn Park, Lake Meadows, Prairie District, Prairie Shores, South Commons, The Gap, University Village/Little Italy & Wentworth Gardens.

  • My family a I can't say enough great things about this program. We have three girls that absolutely love it!
    I definitely recommend checking it out.

Jun 02

Scooter for sale

I'm moving and need to sell my scooter
2012 piaggio typhoon..yellow. Very low miles!

chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/4490025130.html

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