It’s important that we follow recommendations from state and federal health officials and stay home as much as possible.

We are seeing cases of COVID-19 increase drastically as more testing becomes available. Do your part to prevent the spread and flatten the curve by staying home, and practice social distancing when you do essential activities, such as grocery shopping and picking up medications.

The latest number of cases and deaths can be found in the Chicago Sun-Times graph below:

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Fire fighters gear

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is now accepting applications for the competitive Small Equipment Grant program. The program allows fire departments, fire protection districts and township fire departments, as well as not-for-profit EMS providers to access up to $26,000 in grant funds for specific purposes as outlined in program documents. Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 29, 2020. A total of $3.5 million is available for this application cycle.
For further details:

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The Fiscal Year 2020 After School Programs Non-School District grant (formerly Healthy Communities Investment Grant) is now open to applicants. View the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)/ Request for Proposals (RFP) for fiscal year 2020. Proposals are due to ISBE no later than 12 p.m. Jan. 27, 2020.


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city colleges

Four City Colleges won grants to provide a cost-free education that lead to careers in high-demand fields. This one-time opportunity begins this spring semester, with programs completing by fall. If you or someone you know wants a career in fields like cybersecurity, cannabis dispensary operations, automotive technology, personal fitness trainer, community healthcare worker, advanced manufacturing, or web development, please go to today.

Some classes begin as early as Jan. 13.

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Essay Contest

Have you submitted your MLK Essay? The competition is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and the deadline is Jan. 8. The winner will receive a laptop, and second place will receive a tablet.

You can find the essay application here:

Please call my office if you have any questions at (773) 933-7715.

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8233 S. Princeton
Chicago, IL 60620

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