On Saturday, May 14 I am co-hosting the Mortgage Relief Project with other local elected officials.
This seminar will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Park High School auditorium located at 2001 N. Orchard Street and is in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Mortgage Relief Project is a statewide initiative of Governor Quinn to help homeowners avoid foreclosures and keep their homes, and I am thrilled that this event will be held right here in the 12th district.
We have been working hard in Springfield to pass new laws and implement new state programs that help people keep their homes. The Homeowner Protection Act grants a grace period of up to 90 days on mortgage foreclosures if the homeowner seeks housing counseling. This workshop is an opportunity for homeowners to better understand all of their mortgage options while possibly even lowering their mortgage payments.
At this free workshop, homeowners can receive advice on mortgage refinancing, foreclosure prevention, legal rights, credit counseling and avoiding scam artists. Homeowners will also be able to obtain private one-on-one counseling with HUD-certified counselors on a first-come, first-served basis. Homeowners should bring their latest mortgage documents (bills, statements, notices, etc.), two most recent pay stubs, and a state ID or driver's license.
To register for the event, for more information on the Mortgage Relief Project, or for a list of documents needed to complete a full application for loan modification contact the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at 1-800-532-8785 or visit www.idfpr.com.
Please do not hesitate to contact my office at (773) 296-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org if we can ever be of assistance to you.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!
Very truly yours,
Lake View Citizens' Council, Neighborhood Bike Ride
Sunday, May 8, 10:00 a.m.
Meet at Seminary and Waveland
Bike Lake View is a monthly hour-long social ride geared toward all of our neighbors, whether you haven't touched your bike in years or you commute daily by bike. Get to know your neighbors while exploring our bicycle-friendly neighborhood. Helmets are required and all riders must complete a Release of Liability/Waiver form prior to participation. The ride ends at Schubas for social time around 11:15 a.m.
North Dearborn Association, Annual Meeting
Monday, May 9, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse, 1028 N. Rush St.
The North Dearborn Association's annual meeting features Master of Ceremonies Bill Daley (Chicago Tribune Food & Wine critic), the election of 2011-12 officers and directors, and pianist Chris White. Cocktail reception begins at 6:00 p.m. with the business meeting commencing at 7:00 p.m. Admission is complimentary for NDA members and $25 for non-members. For more information, call (312) 632-1241.
Gold Coast Neighbors, Swing Into Spring
Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Racquet Club of Chicago, 1365 N. Dearborn St.
Gold Coast Neighbors' spring fundraiser features live music, cocktails and appetizers, live auction Island of Roatan and more. Tickets are $80 for members and $100 for non-members. For more information visit www.goldcoastneighbors.org or call (312) 332-6122.
Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Annual Awards Luncheon
Thursday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Salvatore's Ristorante, 525 W. Arlington Pl.
Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce in honoring four of the many businesses that make Lincoln Park the neighborhood it is today. Tickets purchased online before May 9 are $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Tickets at the door will be $50 for members and $60 for non-members. For more information, visit the website or contact LPCC at (773)880-5200 or email@example.com.
Lake View Citizens' Council, Annual Meeting and Election
Tuesday, May 17, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lake View High School, 4015 N. Ashland
The Lake View Citizen's Council will be electing a president and five directors. Voting will take place between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with the meeting between 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; only members in good standing who have paid their dues by April 30, 2011 are eligible to vote. The meeting will also feature a panel discussion on improving the academic and physical structure of Lake View High School.
Chicago KiDS Day
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mayfest, Ashland and Barry
Kids across Chicago can get free health screenings, safety information, and more as part of the Chicago KiDS Day sponsored by the Neighborhood Parents Network, Lake View YMCA, and Dr. Sarah Weber of Total Balance Chiropractic. Funds raised will benefit the Neighborhood Parents Network and Lake View YMCA.
Weisman Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Saturday, May 21, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Weisman Park, 900 W. Oakdale
Join the Weisman Park Advisory Council on Belmont for the unveiling and ribbon cutting of Weisman Park. The event will also feature crafts, face painting, games, prizes and other activities for kids followed by a dance performance by Studio BE at 11:30 and a fitness session by the Lincoln Park Athletic Club at 12:15. For more information, click here.