Posted: 1/11/2017 Applying is simple and quick. The first step is to apply to sit for the entrance exam. Just click here to start your application. You can access the website on a mobile phone or on free computers at any one of your neighborhood libraries.
Once you apply you'll be sent details for the exam, which be held April 1st & April 2nd in 2017, as well as plenty of materials to help you prepare for the test. But don't be concerned the pass rate for the exam is over 80%.
Applications will be accepted through January 31st 2017.
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Posted: 12/17/2016 Start the New Year off right by recycling your Christmas tree! I will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The City's Christmas tree recycling program is an easy and environmentally-friendly alternative for residents to dispose of their trees. Recycling Christmas trees allows the City to divert thousands of Christmas trees away from landfills for reuse in our community. Please sign up using the online form below.
This service is only available to residents of the 44th Ward that have registered for the service.
Posted: 11/30/2016 The Department of Streets and Sanitation reminds motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban goes into effect on Thursday, December 1, 2016, and runs through April 1, 2017. The parking ban will be enforced during the hours of 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., and impacts 107 miles of critical main streets throughout the city.
During a snow storm it is critical that crews are able to plow and salt Chicago's main streets. This helps us restore the city to normal as quickly as possible, and ensures that motorists can access streets so that they can go about their daily routines, said Commissioner Charles L. Williams. Residents can assist us in this effort by checking signs and following posted restrictions.
As an additional reminder to motorists, crews from Streets and Sanitation have been posting flyers on cars parked on restricted streets during the overnight hours.
Cars parked in violation of the overnight ban prevent critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. During a snowfall, a build-up of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes impedes traffic flow.
Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to Pounds 2 (10301 S. Doty Ave) or 6 (701 N. Sacramento).
For more information on the overnight parking ban and a map of streets impacted by the ban, visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.
Posted: 9/16/2016 The City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program provides eligible families and seniors some property tax relief through a City-funded rebate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago City Council are implementing this rebate program to help offset the property tax increase needed to fund the pensions of our first responders.
Beginning October 1, 2016, eligible Chicago homeowners can apply for a City of Chicago rebate at any of the 26 neighborhood locations, including City Hall. Homeowners must apply for the rebate in person. For residents of the 44th Ward, the closest rebate location is: 1011 W. Lawrence Ave (North Side Community Federal Credit Union).
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