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Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a headcount of every person living in the country as part of the U.S. Census.
The number of people counted in the Census determines how more than $800 billion in transportation, education, healthcare, housing, and other resources is distributed to states and local communities. Funding for SNAP. Illinois representatives. School lunches. Plans for highways. Census results will affect you and our community every day!
This is why it is critical that everyone is counted in the 2020 census. This includes children, green card holders, and hard-to-reach populations. The Census is also a great short-term job opportunity.
I am pleased to co-sponsor the 2020 Census Forum so that 44th ward and other Northside residents can learn more about the 2020 census and how to apply for Census jobs.
The forum will take place on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Truman College McKeon Lobby, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. Enjoy refreshments from local restaurants while you learn about the importance of the 2020 Census and how you can help to ensure that everyone is counted.
Alderman Tunney has set a meeting to review the updated proposal for 3460 N. Broadway – the former Treasure Island site. Please join us on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:30pm at Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Drive, in Bettie Port Hall. Please feel free to share with your neighbors – we have a larger space to better accommodate the crowd.
We will post the updated plans shortly after the meeting and will continue to take feedback via email as well. The next possible hearing before the Chicago Plan Commission would be on January 23rd but that agenda has not yet been released. The matter will be heard by the City Council Zoning Committee and full City Council only once it receives Plan Commission approval.
Thank you all for your patience and input during this process. Wishing you all a joyous holiday season and a healthy 2020.