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Monday, June 10, 2024
Another Successful Children’s Safety Expo!

Mayor Arlene Jezierny and I wrapped up our annual 2024 Children’s Safety Expo this weekend! Thank you to all the wonderful vendors and community members for attending. We had a…


Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Springfield

Yesterday, we paid tribute to the Illinois firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Springfield. May their bravery and…


Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to my wonderful staff for visiting each one of our 26 schools in the district today to deliver cookies for Teacher Appreciation Week! We appreciate all the incredible…


Thursday, May 2, 2024
Illinois Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony

Today we stood alongside law enforcement officers from across the state to remember the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their communities. At the Illinois Peace Officer…


Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Prayers to Family of Chicago Police Officer Luis Huesca

My prayers are with the Chicago Police Department and the loved ones of Officer Luis Huesca. Our deepest condolences to his family and all who knew him. Off-duty Chicago Police…


Friday, April 19, 2024
Professional Licensing Update

State agency dysfunction continues to hurt Illinois residents. Professionals seeking medical licenses in Illinois are STILL facing delays because IDFPR is failing to modernize the licensing process. https://www.wcbu.org/local-news/2024-04-18/illinois-medical-license-system-still-plagued-with-delays


Tuesday, April 16, 2024
National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

April 14-20, 2024! National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week honors public safety telecommunicators for their commitment and dedication. Public safety telecommunicators work around the clock to ensure the safety of our…


Thursday, April 11, 2024
When are the 2024 cicadas coming?

Two periodical cicada broods, which haven’t emerged simultaneously in more than 220 years, will rise from the ground as early as this month. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/when-are-the-2024-cicadas-coming-and-how-long-will-the-emergence-last-in-illinois/3406807


Tuesday, April 9, 2024
National Library Workers Day!

Happy National Library Workers Day to all the incredible library staff who work to keep our libraries running. From assisting with research to recommending books, library staff are a valuable…


Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Chicago Public Schools Announces 2024-25 Preschool Application Launch 

CPS encourages families, caregivers, and community organizations to attend upcoming application webinars CHICAGO—The School Year 2024-25 application opens Tuesday, April 9 for Chicago Public School’s (CPS) free full-day preschool program…