Volume 6, Issue #15 | September 16, 2022

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Deadlines and Information

LIHEAP reopened September 1st and helps eligible households with low income pay for home energy services (heating, gas, propane and electricity). LIHEAP application period runs until May 31, 2023, or until funding is exhausted. Agency partner North Shore Senior Center is an intake site for LIHEAP and may be reached at 847-784-6000. Contact CEDA 800-571-2332 for information about additional intake sites in the area. 


U.S. Passport processing times have now changed. Routine Processing: 7-10 weeks. Expedited Processing: 4-6 weeks. For more information, see the Passport page on the Township website


2022 State of Illinois Tax Rebates Under the Illinois Family Relief Plan passed by the Illinois House and Senate, one-time individual income and property tax rebates will be issued to taxpayers who meet certain income requirements. Rebates will begin being issued the week of September 12. For more information, visit our resource page at tax.illinois.gov/rebates.



Help Illinois Families Energy Bill Assistance Program  All families who meet the criteria and provide required documentation are eligible to receive bill assistance for natural gas, propane, and electricity. Link to helpillinoisfamilies.com or call 1-833-711-0374 for assistance in 30 languages.

Cook County Department of Public Health has COVID vaccines at North Suburban Arlington Heights. For more details, link here. Information on Monkeypox risk, prevention, and vaccination, link here.


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.


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.


Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) Services are available for housing and debt problems at no cost to Cook County residents and property owners regardless of income, language, or immigration status. Hotline is 855-956-5763 and lines are open Monday-Friday 9AM - 4PM. https://www.cookcountylegalaid.org/


Health Insurance Coverage for Immigrants aged 42+ ineligible for federal Medicaid (earning less than 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, e.g. $1,563 per month for one person) have three ways to apply: online at abe.illinois.gov; via identified health centers here; or with an enrollment assister here.

Right now, the state holds over 3.5 billion in unclaimed assets. 1 in 4 people who search the website, find unclaimed money through the iCash Program.


The BrightStart Program Holds Morningstar gold medal since 2017 (Top Ranking) and has some of the lowest costs of any 529 Plan.

                   

Good News! An Illinois Treasurer's Office representative will be at the Fall Fest Community Wellness Fair on October 22nd helping to search unclaimed money, provide information on Bright Start, and more. 

CALENDAR


SEPTEMBER


17 Drive-Thru Shred Event 1:30-4:30PM at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Sponsored by State Senators Morrison and Fine and State Representatives Carroll, Morgan and Gong-Gershowicz.


18 Glencoe Youth Services Food Drive 10AM - 4PM, Grand Foods, Winnetka. See priority needs on our website.


20 Virtual Meet CRC: A Virtual Tour of Services with Career Resource Services 11AM - 12PM Register here


21 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.


21 Men's Hiking For Health & Happiness 11AM - Noon.

Cancer Wellness Center’s Men’s Health Education and Support Series is offering a nature hike and meditation. Reserved for men with a cancer diagnosis and male caregivers of someone with cancer. Brushwood Center in Ryerson Woods Forest Preserve, 21950 North Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL. Register here


27 Virtual Meet CRC: A Virtual Tour of Services with Career Resource Services 11AM - 12PM Register here


28 Lunch and Learn Webinar Reinventing Yourself for Re-entry: How to Restart Your Career 12PM-1PM Register here (see flyer) Amy Ratnow and Ruth Joseph of ALR Connections on next steps to restarting your career.


28 Let's Talk About Drugs: What Parents & Teens Need To Know 6:30 - 8:30PM in the Community Room at Glenview Public Library. A teen and parent workshop about substance use prevention and how youth can use art as a healthy means for self-expression and for coping with life’s challenges.Learn more and register here.


29 Free Flu* & COVID Shots 9AM-Noon at North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield. (Weber Room) Bring your vaccine card (if you plan to get the COVID vaccine). Wear loose sleeves or an undershirt. No appointment needed. Available on a first come, first served basis

*Flu shot only available through Medicare Part B insurance; bring your insurance card. Call 847.242.6247 for more information.



30 Free Flu* & COVID Shots 1PM - 4PM at North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield. (Jacobi Room) Bring your vaccine card (if you plan to get the COVID vaccine). Wear loose sleeves or an undershirt. No appointment needed. Available on a first come, first served basis

*Flu shot only available through Medicare Part B insurance; bring your insurance card. Call 847.242.6247 for more information.




OCTOBER



1&2 Let's Play! Fort Building 10AM - 3PM Grab your families and build a fort at Lloyd Park, Winnetka. Sponsored by agency-partner Alliance for Early Childhood Education. More info. and register here.


"Race To Our Place" 5k Community Walk 10:30AM to build community awareness and connections with teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities building meaningful lives in Township. Meet @GillsonPark at the Beach, Wilmette. Join Supervisor Schnitzer Eisenberg for the 5k walk, followed by socializing and a food truck, with all activities organized by Our Place of New Trier ending by 1PM. The event is open to all.

12 Township Board of Trustees Meeting 7:30PM at New Trier Township, 2nd Floor (Alan Goldberg Community & Conference Room). 739 Elm Street, Winnetka. Agenda will be available one week prior to the meeting on the website.


13 Grief Group Series Begins 7-8:30PM through Dec 8. Grief Groups provide a safe and supportive environment for adults who have experienced the death of a spouse, friend, parent, partner, or other loved one. Both groups cover the same information. The programs are facilitated by experienced counselors and available to participants at no cost. Everyone is welcome. To register, please contact Joellen Hosler, PhD, M.Div, LCPC at 847-446-6955, ext. 419 or Email Joellen Hosler. Space is limited.


15 Middle School 2nd Annual Pride Fall Fest 3-5PM 

LGBTQ+ youth grades 5-8 are invited to join for games, carving pumpkins, fall snacks & beverages, and a hay bale maze! Interested youth may RSVP here


22  Fall Fest Community Wellness Fair - 1st Annual 10AM - 1PM at North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield. Over 20 wellness tables with health screenings, wellness resources, volunteerism. Fun for all ages, including "Pick-A-Pumpkin" for first 100 visitors and touch-a-truck with the Northfield Fire & Rescue. Flu & COVID shots. (flyer below)



* Note: For the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinics, 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) Click here to reserve an appointment slot. Spaces are limited.


Interested In Exploring Therapy?

*Schedule a FREE private 45-minute session at the Counseling Center of the North Shore by telephone 847-446-8060 or online here 

Register, or learn more about the "Let's Talk About Drugs"/Art Event here

Volunteer Opportunities

*For more information, visit www.totallink2.org or contact Teri at trosenberg@totallink2.org or 224-412-4718.

Join GYS as we help restock The New Trier Township Food Pantry at Grand Foods, Winnetka. This  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH  volunteers are needed to help collect donations from 10-12,12-2 OR 2-4.


Email Michelle to sign-up. Unable to help? PLEASE STOP BY AND SHOP!


U.S. Passport Processing Update!



Passport processing times have changed.


Routine Processing: 7-10 weeks. Expedited Processing: 4-6 weeks.


For more information, see the Township Passport Services page on the website or email Lorrecia Pearson.

 988 Mental Health Line: Just Three Digits 

 

Mental health crisis hotline 988 is free, and available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Access 988 via landline, cellphone, or voice-over internet. 

Calls are available in Spanish, and interpretation services are available for over 150

Youth Spotlight:

Teen B.E.S.T. Program (Building Essential Skills Together) Tuesdays 4-6PM at The Warming House, Wilmette. Cooking, Financial and more. (flyer below) Register on the website!


High School Guys Group

This group offers an opportunity for male-identified high school students to socialize in a safe space and develop interpersonal skills and peer relationships. The group will be in-person at Youth Services plus a couple of virtual sessions from 6:30PM to 8:00PM on Thursdays from September 22nd through December 8th.Contact Tim Enarson for more information at tim.enarson@ysgn.org.


Elementary Adventures Social Skills Group

Elementary Adventures is designed to support the social-emotional needs of children in 3rd to 5th grade. The primary goal is to help children as they learn to inhibit their impulses, increase their attention span, build connections with others and develop coping strategies to navigate challenging situations. The program takes place in-person at Youth Services on Tuesdays from 6:00PM to 7:00PM from October 11th through December 6th.

Please contact Nelida Figueroa at Youth Services for more information at nelida.figueroa@ysgn.org

Free! Technology Assistance Lab on Fridays for Seniors

From 10AM - Noon bring your smartphone, laptop, tablet and iCloud questions to North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road (Katarski Room) Register here For more information, call 847-784-6000. 


Questions about the Pantry? Contact Brian Leverenz, Food Pantry coordinator with your time availability and for more details: 847-446-8203 or bleverenz@newtriertownship.org.

*To register for the fall Grief Group, please contact Denise Kitanovski, JD, MA, LCPC at 847-446-6955, ext. 422 or via email

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 October 11th. Residents are invited to attend the meetings at the 2nd Floor Alan Goldberg Community and Conference Room.

 

Our Meeting Schedule is available here.

  • New Trier Township Officials

Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg, Supervisor

GSEisenberg@newtriertownship.com


Nicole Capretta, Clerk

ncapretta@newtriertownship.com


Jan Churchwell, Assessor

jchurchwell@newtriertownship.com


Katherine Casale MacNally, Trustee

kcmacnally@newtriertownship.com


Stefan Mozer, Trustee

smozer@newtriertownship.com


Elliott Robbins, Trustee

erobbins@newtriertownship.com


Danielle Ruben, Trustee

druben@newtriertownship.com




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