Volume 6, Issue #9 | June 24, 2022

Before/Afterschool Scholarship Program

APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE here.

Deadline Friday, August 12th


Job Search Boot Camp For New Trier Residents In Four Sessions

Career Resource Center is offering its popular Career Bootcamp again in July.

Who is it for?

  • unemployed and looking for a job,
  • underemployed,
  • a career-changing professional,
  • returning to the workforce, or
  • a recent college graduate

Recent attendee of agency partner CRC's Boot Camp, Patti Black, shares her positive experience: “The first thing I did after the Boot Camp was create a viable resume with the right content and that was visually correct…Having a second set of eyes to go over my resume was helpful…it really is how you get in the door”. In addition, “I worked on my cover letter and my stories” (Situation/Action/Results) which boosted her interviewing confidence and allowed her to respond most effectively to job postings that interested her. The Boot Camp interview class also raised her interviewing confidence and enabled her “to know that to expect in meetings and how to be prepared”.
 
Immediately after the Boot Camp, and once Patti had her resume in shape, she used social media to find jobs posting in the geographic areas she sought and that sounded like good career options. What happened next was truly fantastic. She targeted 15 jobs, sent out resumes/cover letters, and got 10 immediate responses indicating interest. By the end of soon after she had received no less 20 responses to 25 targeted cover letters and 4 job offers!
 
Black believes much of the positive response to her inquiries was due to “compartmentalizing” her efforts. “Being able to focus on what I really wanted to do…I felt like I had control” over the process thanks to the lessons learned from the Boot Camp and her own focused efforts.
 
Patti now faces the enviable task of deciding which “best” offer to accept. She appreciates the knowledge she gained from the CRC Boot Camp – “it has a lot of value and purpose for someone with real time goals and even for someone like me who may not be your typical” job seeker.
 
- Interview and story by John Strauss, CRC Board Member - June 2022
Learn more about Career Boot Camp and register here!
Flyer below.
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ASSESSOR

No News is…

sometimes just an update.

Even though the year is nearly half over and we would normally be expecting the Second Tax Bills for 2021 to be coming out in a few days time, calendar year 2022 is proving to be just as off-kilter as 2020 and 2021 were. The Board of Review has not yet completed its appeal process, which isn’t surprising. The BOR can’t accept appeals from any township until the Assessor has finalized (“certified”) results for it. Usually that happens by early December each year; for 2021 it didn’t happen until in mid-April, 2022. And Second Tax Bills can’t be issued until the results from BOTH the Assessor’s Office and the Board of Review are complete, the Equalizer has been issued, and the County Clerk has computed ALL the tax rates (one for EVERY agency funded by property taxes).

The bottom line? Don’t expect the Second 2021 Tax Bills anytime soon. They may even be later than they were in 2021. So far we have no official word on that, but mid-year seems like time to let you know what’s happening (or not happening).

One thing you can be sure of: Next year, the FIRST Tax Bills for 2022 will come out as usual in late January, so you’ll be receiving two property tax bills much closer together in time than usual. Those of you who paid property taxes in Cook County in 2010 probably remember that the Second Tax Bill wasn’t due until December 1. We hope they won’t be that late this year, and the Board of Review is working flat out to prevent it, but for now there is no hard info to give you.

Contact the Assessor's Office via phone 847-446-8200 or email Assessor Jan Churchwell or Deputy Assessor Len Shifflett
Dates & Deadlines
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Day Care Financial Assistance Applications - Due July 15th!
Day Care Financial Assistance Applications for residents of New Trier Township are due July 15th. Applications are available here.
Property Tax Exemption 
The Cook County Assessor's Office 2021 Property Tax Exemption forms are available online. Contact New Trier Township Assessor Jan Churchwell or Leonard Shifflett for assistance. 847-446-8200; jchurchwell@newtriertownship.com and lshifflett@newtriertownship.com
 
Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will conduct a free review of your gas, electric, and telecom bills to find ways for you to save! Call their toll-free hotline 8AM - 4PM Monday-Friday at 1-800-669-5556 or read more here.
 
The Cook County Department of Health (CCDPH) offers in-home COVID-19 vaccination services to any individual 5 years and older in suburban Cook County (1st, 2nd, and 3rd doses and boosters). 
To register, complete the form found here. You may also call the hotline to have someone fill out the form for you: 833-308-1988.

Home Weatherization Repairs may be available for eligible single or multi-dweller homes based on the need and income level. Eligibility and more information is available online at CEDA.

Health Care Coverage for Immigrants 55-64. Eligible undocumented immigrants (or those with under five years citizenship and an annual household income at or below $18,754 for one person; $25,268 for two people) may apply online here or call the ABE Customer Call Center at 1-800-843-6154. 

CALENDAR
JUNE


28  (Virtual) Meet Career Resource Center: A Virtual Tour 12PM - 12:45PM. Free Event; Register here. 

28 General Primary Election. Non-partisan resource about the election may be found at Illinois Voter Guide.

28 B.E.S.T Program on Tuesdays at the Warming House Youth Center. Grades 6-12. 6-8PM. The program will cover "essential skills" (e.g. cooking, budgeting, time management) Reserve your spot here.

29 "Sad Isn't Bad: Supporting Children Coping With Loss" from The Cancer Wellness Center. Children ages 6-16. Wednesdays, June 8-29. 6:30-8:30PM. Certified Child Life Specialist, Elyssa Siegel, walks participants through 4 sessions designed to help kids cope with their grief after losing a family member to cancer. A safe-space to share feelings while having fun. Learn more about the program and register here.

JULY

1 Application Deadline for Career Resource Center Bootcamp. 6PM - 8:15PM July 11th - July 20th (Mon & Wed Evenings) Free. Register here.

11 FOOD DRIVE for the New Trier Township Pantry 10AM - 4PM at Jewel-411 Green Bay Road, Wilmette. Hosted by Sears School of Kenilworth.

11 Rainbow Alliance Support Group for LGBTQIA+. Grades 6-12. 6-8PM Mondays at the Warming House, Wilmette. Reserve your space online.

12 Township Board of Trustees Meeting 7:30PM at New Trier Township, Alan Goldberg Community & Conference Room. 739 Elm Street, Winnetka. The agenda will be available on our website one week prior to the meeting.

14 The Passions Project: Reframing Aging Through Passion 4-6PM
Art gallery + reception event at North Shore Senior Center. Photographer Heidi Wagner uses her camera to look closely at extraordinary people of all ages. in this portrait series that captures the essence of older adults doing what they love to do, from painting and theater to community service and sports. Heidi's portraits will be on display in the NSSC Art Gallery for you to view. Meet the artist. Light refreshments. Register here.
14 (Virtual) Cooking Demonstration of Breakfast Pizza / Domestic Violence Questions Answered In The Chat 10-11AM
Join Rebecca Weininger of NSLAC to make a fast, easy, and delicious breakfast pizza and a refreshing spritzer. Join the event on Ring Central here. Flyer below.

20 (Virtual) Free Legal Aid Clinic* for Domestic Violence, Immigration, and tenant-side Housing matters by appointment. 10AM - Noon. Provided by the North Suburban Legal Aid ClinicThird Wednesday of each month. Appointments are required and can be made here or by calling the Township at 847-446-8202, or the Clinic at 847-737-4042.

 * Be advised that for immigration and housing matters, clients using the services should fall at 250% of the federal poverty income guidelines (there are no income limits for domestic violence) Mark your March 16th is next month's Legal Aid Clinic. Click here to reserve an appointment slot. Spaces are limited.
Mosquito-Proof Your Summer!
Learn more about how to enjoy summer and keep mosquitos at bay ...and bites to a minimum! The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District is a valuable local resource that manages mosquito populations to reduce the risk of disease from mosquito-borne viruses and minimize the negative impact mosquitoes have on the quality of life in the District.

The website is filled with useful information, including fact and fiction on mosquito repellants from the CDC and EPA. To link to information on mosquito repellants, link here. To contact North Shore Mosquito Abatement or learn more about minimizing mosquito impact on you and your family or services available, click here.
Join the Cooking Demonstration and ask confidential questions in the chat on Ring Central here.
Register for Career Resource Center Boot Camp here! Deadline July 1st.
TEENS: Grades 6 - 12
4th of July in New Trier Township
WINNETKA - Parade Start 10 AM
  • Start: Corner of ELM ST + GLENDALE AVE
  • End: Village Green, 525 MAPLE ST
GLENCOE Parade Start at 1PM
  • Start: Intersection of SOUTH + HAWTHORN 
  • End: HAZEL AVE.
(Heads EAST on SOUTH, north on VERNON, east on PARK, south on VILLAGE COURT)

Passport Services Resume June 29th
Click on our website for more information or to schedule an appointment.
CONNECT WITH YOUR TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS
Residents of New Trier Township are welcomed and encouraged to contact
your representatives about the things that matter to you as we work alongside one another with the motto Caring in Action.

Township Board of Trustee meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka. The next meeting is July 12th. Residents are invited to attend the meetings at the 2nd Floor Alan Goldberg Community and Conference Room.
 
Our Meeting Schedule is available here. Agendas are posted a week in advance.
  • New Trier Township Officials
Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg, Supervisor

Nicole Capretta, Clerk

Jan Churchwell, Assessor

Katherine Casale MacNally, Trustee

Stefan Mozer, Trustee

Elliott Robbins, Trustee

Danielle Ruben, Trustee