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FEMA & President Obama Declare Cook County a Flood Disaster Area
If your basement has flooded it's not too late to call and register with 311.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the assistance program, has a toll-free telephone number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY for hearing and speech impaired) for individuals and business owners who sustained losses to apply for assistance. Registration can also be completed online at Disaster Assistance
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
THE 38TH WARD SERVICE OFFICE IS MOVING TO
6622 W. IRVING PARK ROAD.
WE DON'T HAVE A FIRM MOVING DATE YET, BUT WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
WEST NILE VIRUS PREVENTION
Starting today, this week and continuing through the next several weeks, crews will begin dropping larvacide in catch basins throughout the City. This annual activity is done to decrease the number of mosquitoes that can transmit the West Nile virus. Crews are easily identifiable - they will be wearing orange vests and will be escorted by staff and vehicles from the Department of Water Management.
FREE SUMMER MEALS FOR CHILDREN
FREE HEALTHY SUMMER MEALS FOR ALL CHILDREN AND YOUTH AGE 18 AND YOUNGER WILL BE DISTRIBUTED JUNE 25 THROUGH AUGUST 23, 2013. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE 2013 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM OR CALL 311.
CHECK THE "NEWS" COLUMN AT THE RIGHT FOR ARTICLES ABOUT JOBS AT DIVVY BIKE SHARING PROGRAM AND THE CSBG BLOCK GRANT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATIONS.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ONE SUMMER CHICAGO
JOBS FOR YOUTH-SEE NEWS ARTICLE FOR FULL DETAILS
Reminder to All City Employee Retirees:
Under the terms of the Korshak Agreement, all HEALTH CARE coverage provided to city retirees will END on June 30, 2013. Currently, there are no plans to provide any oher plans or coverage to retirees. For further information, call MEABF at (312) 236-4700 or visit their website at MEABF
$3,000 Reward Offered
The family and friends of our neighbor, Dennis Tisdale, are uniting to raise money to help with his recovery from a traumatic brain injury resulting from a brutal crime. See the entire story and contribute at the following link:
Alderman Cullerton and State Representative Rob Martwick are each offering a $1,500 Reward totaling $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this brutal attack.
Street Sweeping Schedule & Map
Street sweeping begins April 1, 2013. Links to the Street Sweeping Schedule and Street Sweeping Map for the 38th Ward are listed below. To ensure curb-to-curb street cleaning, temporary parking restrictions are posted the day before the work is scheduled to begin on any street.
Click here for the current 16th District Newsletter .
Please see the new boundaries for the City Council Approved Chicago Ward Map.
Flooding caused by heavy rains is dangerous and can occur without warning. The City of Chicago advises residents to be prepared and to take precautions against flooding that can occur anytime during the year. The City actively encourages homeowners to disconnect their downspouts from the sewer system and direct the water instead to their yards or gardens.
The Northwest Side Housing Center is an Illinois nonprofit organization whose mission is to build and stregthen our commuity by working with people for safe and affordable housing. They are located at 5007 w. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60641. Their telephone number is 773-283-3888.
Alley Safety Tips
Place your street address on your garage, fence or gate. This will aid the police and fire departments to quickly identify the correct location of your property in case of criminal acitivity, or a fire or medical emergency.
It is important to keep the alley clean. Keep the lids of your garbage carts closed at all times. If you have an overflow of garbage or if your cart is damaged, please contact our office for another garbage cart.