On Saturday, August 14, 2021, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, and wreaked havoc on the southern region of the country, leaving thousands of dead, maimed, stuck under the rubble, and in desperate need of shelter and bare necessities. It has been two weeks since this cataclysm occurred. Yet, the search-and-rescue mission is still underway. Statistics compiled by the United Nations System in Haiti and the Haitian Office de la Protection du Citoyen have established that 800 thousand people are affected—among them, 2.2K dead, 12.2K injured, 650K needing emergency assistance, 130K of damaged and destroyed homes.

The DuSable Heritage Association (DHA) advises anyone who would like to support Haiti to use Partners In Health "pih.org" and University of Miami Project/Medishare "projectmedishare.org" Both are established organizations that have a long track record on relief work in Haiti.

In addition, some Haitian Organizations in the area have formed the Chicago Coalition for Haiti Relief - 2021 (*) with the dual purpose of providing a rapid response to the stricken populations’ immediate needs and envisioning a permanent vehicle that addresses structural needs and supports a long-term agenda. To that end, a Go-Fund-Me platform was established to receive financial contributions. The Coalition’s coordinating organization will distribute ALL proceeds to organizations that have demonstrably done great work on the ground in Haiti, such as Gaskov Clergé Foundation, Project Ste-Anne, and others.

DuSable Heritage Association urges you to contribute to this fundraising effort by donating to the platform of your choice. If you would rather use DHA’s channels, you are welcome to do so online at www.dusableheritage.com/donate.

Agency: Department of Transportation
Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2021
Salary: $4,365 - $5,220 Monthly
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 20
Plan/BU: NR916



Technical Applications PM1080 (rev 8/21/21) must be received by the Bureau of Personnel Management, Room 113, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62764 (Fax# 217/557-3134) or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date listed above. The previous application form revised 3/8/21 will be accepted until October 2, 2021. Please visit
https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to download the Technical Application PM1080.

Unofficial college transcripts must be included with application. Official college transcripts must be submitted upon date of employment. Applicants possessing an Engineer Intern License must also
include a copy with application. Applicants not submitting these documents by the posting deadline will not be considered for employment.

Please indicate IPR#45361 on the Technical Application PM1080.

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The 18th Annual Grandparents/Kinship Caregiver Raising Children Awards Reception is coming soon. This event will be held September 12, 2021 at 3 p.m. at the JLM Abundant Life Community Center located at 2622 W. Jackson Blvd in Chicago. There is a nomination form included in the flier for residents, family, friends and others to nominate and recognize those grandparents and kinship who are keeping families together.

Nomination forms are due August 20, 2021, by mail to: Sankofa Safe Child Initiative, 4041 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL. 60624; Via Fax to 773-542-9790; or Via Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GRG Nomination Form 2021 Page 1


Download the form here.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Illinois are reminding all Illinois residents that financial assistance is available to individuals who have incurred COVID-19 related funeral expenses. The assistance is being provided by FEMA for expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

According to the CDC, there are more than 21,000 families in Illinois that are eligible for federal funeral reimbursement funding. To date, more than $10.4 million has been approved for the more than 1,500 approved applicants in Illinois.

Residents can apply for FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program by calling 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The application process takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and multilingual services are available.


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