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February / 11 / 2017
Hello 8th Ward Neighbor,
Hello to all of our Great 8th Ward Residents,

As a reminder, I am accessible via multiple outlets. Email (, 
Facebook (Alderman Michelle Harris), Twitter (@Aldermanharris), as well as having Constituent night every Monday night from 6:00P.M to 8:00P.M.

You can always call my office, which is located at 8539 S. Cottage Grove, if you have any questions or concerns. The number is 773-874-3300.

I look forward to serving you in 2017 and beyond.  
8th Ward Streets and Sanitation Garbage Pick Up Change

As of last week, the 8th Ward Garbage pick up map has changed. We will now have garbage pick up on four of the five days of the week, in various areas of the ward. After multiple calls and email from residents, it has come to my attention that the previous email was difficult to access. Below I have attached the map which should make it easier for you to access. If you continue to have issues please contact my office.

For the old 8th Ward Garbage Pick Up map, please click the link below:

Old Garbage Pick Up Map

For the New 8th Ward Garbage Pick Up map, please click the link below:

New Garbage Pick Up Map

2017 Construction Summit

The Department of Procurement Services is hosting its Annual Construction Summit. This event gives construction and construction-related companies the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Government Agencies, Assist Agencies, Sister Agencies, and City of Chicago User Departments regarding upcoming Construction projects.

WHEN: February 8, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: JLM Abundant Life Center | 2622 W. Jackson | Chicago, IL 60612 

For more information please click the link below:

2017 Construction Calendar

Chicago City Treasurer's Office Presents
Black History Month Essay Contest

Each year the City Treasurer’s Office sponsors a Black History Month Essay Competition. The winner of this competition will receive a $2,500 non-renewable scholarship to support the cost of attending the first year of college. This scholarship recognizes a senior in high school who has displayed outstanding academic achievement or community involvement and writes a thoughtful and impactful essay (600-1,200 words) on a topic related to Black History Month. Participating students must also provide a description of their college plans.

Website: City Treasurer’s Black History Month Essay Competition

Scholarship Qualifications:

  • CPS senior (class of 2017)
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education or educational institution in the fall of 2017
  • Strong community service/civic engagement suggested (students should be able to prove service learning hours)

Additional Requirements:

– List of scholarships applied for

– Official transcript

– Please describe your college plans for fall of 2017. Include the institution you plan to attend, your intended major, how you plan to pay for school-related costs (i.e., tuition, room, board, textbooks, airfare, etc.).

-What is your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Number? It is located on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)

– If you have not completed your FAFSA, when do you plan to complete it? If you do not plan to complete the FAFSA, please provide an explanation.

Renewable: No

Open to DREAMers: Yes

Award: $2,500

Deadline: 02/23/2017

For more information please click the link below:

2017 Construction Calendar

Construction Job Training

CONSTRUCT is an 8 week training program that addresses basic skills in math and English, as well as, fundamental construction skills, general work readiness, and financial management in the context of preparing for careers in the construction or utility sectors.

For more information please click the link below:

Construction Training

Alderman, Around The Ward
Chicago Park District
The 8th Ward is home to 6 Park District Fieldhouses. Each Park houses its own creativity, and its own programs. Below you will find links to each individual Park and its programs.

The Chicago Park District has various events occurring throughout the City of Chicago. Often times, these events are free to the public.

For more information on these events, please click the link below:

Job Information
Upcoming Open House

Chicago Career Fair

Friday, February 10 
2:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.


Levy Restaurant Job Fair


Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
(Stadium Club Entrance between Gate 2 and Gate 3)

POSITIONS: Servers, Bartenders, Food Runners, Cashiers, Dessert Cart Attendants, Hostess and Dishwashers, Line Cooks and Prep Cooks

Must be 18 years or older


Please Visit Alderman Michelle A. Harris' Community Calendar Frequently for upcoming Job Fairs....


Job Lists

Senior Seminar Series

Below is a link to a ”Free” Senior Enrichment Seminars being presented by the Cook County Elder Justice Center, at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois on the dates indicated below:           


February 23, 2017 

12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.


"A Senior’s Guide to Property Tax Savings ”

  • Eligibility for various property tax exemptions and assessment freezes
  • Senior citizen tax deferral program, certificates of error, tax sale procedures and more.


Richard J. Daley Center

50 West Washington Street

Courtroom 2005

Chicago, Illinois 60602


The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center

(312) 603-9233

8th Ward Website

The 8th Ward website is designed to help local residents, businesses and community groups find quick answers to questions about city services and programs. On this site you'll find links to the most requested city services and other useful resources located within the 8th Ward. Please visit Aldermah Harris' website at