June 22, 2019

An Informed Commissioner is an Informed Vote!

“An Informed Commissioner is an Informed Vote!” Take a look at this video where President Toni Preckwinkle and I discuss my latest ordinance, the Good Faith Effort Transparency Report. It’s critically important for us to be well-informed on all of the votes that come before us on the Board. The GFETR better equips the Board of Commissioners with the information we need …

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March 20, 2019

FYI: Employment Opportunities with the 2020 Census

Commissioner Bill Lowry would like to share with 3rd District Residents: Employment opportunities with the 2020 Census. Visit the website for more information: https://www.2020census.gov/jobs From the website: “Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. We are hiring for a variety of …

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March 8, 2019

FYI: JPMorgan Chase PRO Neighborhoods Competition now open

Commissioner Bill Lowry would like to share with 3rd District Residents: From JPMorgan Chase & Co., Corporate Responsibility: “JPMorgan Chase’s sixth Partnerships for Raising Opportunities in Neighborhoods (PRO Neighborhoods) CDFI Collaborative Competition officially launched today and closes on April 22, 2019 at midnight (PST). The competition is part of our five-year, $125 million initiative to provide communities with the capital and tools …

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February 27, 2019

FYI: IBEW Apprenticeship Opportunity for New Applicants

Commissioner Bill Lowry would like to share with 3rd District Residents: IBEW Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors’ Association sponsor apprenticeship program through the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Unit has permission from the U.S. Department of Labor to open registration for new applicants for its Communications Program. Registration will take place at IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, Illinois) …

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February 25, 2019

City of Chicago Municipal Election – Voting Information

Commissioner Bill Lowry would like to share with 3rd District residents: Early Voting ends on Monday, February 25.Hours vary, with most early voting locations ending at 5pm, and seven “permanent sites” ending at 7pm. Early Voting locations/times can be found here: https://chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html Election Day Voting on Tuesday, February 26 will be from 6am – 7pm.To check your registration and find …

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February 25, 2019

FYI: Cook County Application for 2019 Community Development Block Grant & Emergency Solutions Grant Programs are now available

Commissioner Bill Lowry would like to share with 3rd District Residents: The 2019 CDBG applications and related materials are now available on the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development website. Materials for the ESG program will be published shortly. They can be found by going to: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/content/grant-applicants-cdbg-esg Applications are due by 4:00pm on Friday, March 29, 2019.

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February 20, 2019

Join us for a Certification Bootcamp!

Are you interested in learning how to obtain a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), or Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) certification? Come join me and the Chicago Urban League for this Certification Bootcamp:Date: March 5, 2019 Time: 9am – 12pmLocation: Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave.

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