The Youth Ready Chicago program connects young people, ages 14 - 21, with internships, apprenticeships and jobs within Chicago’s public and private business sectors. Each opportunity offers youth hands-on experience and an opportunity to gain marketable skills, supporting a successful transition from school into the workforce.

Chicago businesses can also participate by pledging to hire a youth within the program, sponsoring training, donating to the program and volunteering. 

'For more information or to apply, please visit Youth Ready Chicago.

Category: Constituent Services

The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting an Information Fair on obtaining a commercial drivers license and submitting applications to Central Management Services.  For more information, please look at the flyer attached below.

Illinois Department of Transportation Information Fair Flyer

Category: Constituent Services


City Clerk del Valle and Ladder Up Offer Valuable Free Help in Completing Student Aid Applications

Students encouraged to complete FAFSA early to possibly receive thousands of dollars in financial aid

Chicago, IL (January 7, 2011) Every year millions of dollars in college financial aid goes unclaimed as students eligible for aid simply fail to complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

To help students navigate the complex financial aid process and receive the maximum amount of aid for which they are eligible, City Clerk Miguel del Valle and Ladder Up are partnering to provide a free FAFSA completion assistance on Tuesday evenings from Jan. 11 through April 12. The assistance program is in Room 107 of City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a free service provided by Clerk del Valle to anyone, regardless of income, and no appointment is necessary.

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Category: Constituent Services


Transcendence Global Media, NFP



An educational and cultural outreach program of the

2011 Peace On Earth Film Festival (POEFF) Selected films from the 2011 POEFF will be presented along with interactive discussion with the student audience on the themes of: peace, nonviolence, assumptions, tolerance, social justice and bullying.

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Category: Constituent Services

COVID19 Updates

Office Information

Springfield Office:
619 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5966
(217) 782-1631 FAX
District Office:
2929 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 102
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-1908
(312) 949-1958 FAX