We have a new COVID-19 testing site in the 17th District at the Studio Movie Grill located at 210 W. 87th St., Chicago. It is free and drive-up only. It is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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CHICAGO – To help students who are seeking post-secondary education, State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago) is encouraging high school graduates to apply for the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF) Scholarship. 

“We aim to give students the boost they need to further their education,” Sims said. “I hope students will take full advantage of this opportunity and ease some of the financial pressure of going to college.” 

The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship has been a catalyst for many low-income students who would not be able to afford certain expenses upon arriving at the higher learning facility. 

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Thursday, June 4. Students who are applying for the scholarship must be an Illinois resident, and if awarded, they will receive $1,000.

“We want to sow a seed in the futures of our young people,” Sims said. “There is so much potential yet to be unlocked. This resource is a great start to help students achieve their dreams.”

Students who want to apply for the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship can complete the application here

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A DMV in the 17th District will open its drive-through facility for vehicle registration sticker transactions only. The Chicago South location is at: 9901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Chicago, IL 60628.
Cash will not be accepted, and masks are required.
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My colleagues and I continue to advocate fiercely with the governor, local leaders, and health agencies to open more testing sites in minority neighborhoods and ensure that adequate resources — such as masks and hand sanitizer — are being delivered to communities that need them most.

I am pleased to share that over the next few weeks the City of Chicago will open six new testing sites, all of which will serve black and brown neighborhoods. This is part of an effort to expand testing to communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The six locations are listed below:

● Gately Park, Pullman
● Guaranteed Rate Field, Bridgeport
● Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy, Little Village
● Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy, Belmont Cragin
● Kennedy-King College, Englewood
● Senka Park, Gage Park

The testing location in the parking lot of Guaranteed Rate Field will be drive-thru only and will specifically serve asymptomatic first responders, health care professionals and other essential workers in Chicago. All other testing sites will have the option of a walk-up visit.

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