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Community Events

American Legion 
Clothing Drive
Date: April 29 - May 15
Location: 1954 W. 35th Street
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Donated items will be sent to nearby veteran hospitals. Call 773-254-4522 for more information.
Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)
The 7th District of Cook County encompasses Chicago Police Districts 8, 9, 10 and 12.

Help curb crime and violence in our community by becoming involved in your neighborhood CAPS. You can find beat meetings schedule and maps on their website.

Remember to report crimes and anything suspicious to 9-1-1 and provide them with a detailed description.



My office was happy to participate in the National Latino Education Institute Job and Resource Fair, demonstrating how to access and navigate the Cook County jobs website and providing information on valuable county programs. 

Thank you NLEI for providing this important service to the 7th District residents.  


One Summer Chicago, a City-County partnership offering jobs, internships and training programs to young people, is accepting applications for 17,000 jobs for the summer.


Visit my website for additional opportunities at



Dear Friends,


After nearly two and a half years of service to the 7th District, Viviana Martinez has been offered and accepted a new position in the Office of President Toni Preckwinkle, as Assistant Special Legal Counsel.


I want to express my gratitude to Viviana for her outstanding service to the residents of the 7th District during her tenure as my chief of staff. During this time we introduced significant legislation that was approved by the county board, balanced the county budget during a difficult time, brought transparency and accountability to county government, and established a full-time district service office responsive to citizens' needs.


My staff and I wish Viviana much success and happiness in her new endeavors.  

And, we welcome Adriana Moreno Nevárez as our new chief of staff.


Below you will find legislative and community updates. And, as always, if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact my office.  




Jesús "Chuy" García  



New Health Initiative
7th District Health Task Force Update  


The Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) has a new and exciting health care program as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that my office is promoting: CountyCare


To enroll in CountyCare, you must meet certain qualifications:

  • Live in Cook County
  • Be 19-64 years of age
  • Be a legal immigrant for at least 5 years or be a U.S. citizen
  • Meet income limits: $15,282 annual income for an individual or $20,628 for a couple
  • Have a Social Security Number or have applied for one
  • Not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare

The 7th District Health Task Force and CountyCare representatives gave a presentation on this new initiative to community-based organizations, which Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy graciously hosted. Enrollment for CountyCare has begun, so don't delay in applying. 


To enroll you must call 312-864-8200 


The 7th District Health Task Force is in the process of scheduling outreach events throughout the District. For more information please call my office at 773-376-2700. 


LegislativeUpdatesLegislative Updates

Real Estate, Business, and Economic 

Development Committee (REBED) 


REBED, a subcommittee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners' Finance Committee, is responsible for reviewing all lease agreements, licenses, and real estate acquisitions and dispositions, as well as reviewing issues involving economic development and public/private partnerships so as to promote the creation of jobs and investment in Cook County.


As Chair of the Real Estate, Business, and Economic Development Committee, I am proud to inform you that in April we approved six projects that will have a positive impact on our County:

  • 115-135 full-time jobs created
  • 21 full-time jobs retained
  • 57-73 construction jobs created
  • Approximately $2,300,000 in substantial rehab
  • $1,586,450 estimated taxes generated over the next 12 years




I recognized the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, a true cultural asset of the 7th District, with a resolution in honor of its 31st Anniversary at the April 8th Cook County Board Meeting.



Additionally, I introduced a resolution commemorating Fair Housing Month and I was honored, along with Commissioners Suffredin and Steele, by the Metropolitan Tenants Organization as a Fair Housing Champion.  

Thank you MTO for this recognition!

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Community Updates
Public Safety Efforts
On Monday, April 1st, I stood with Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Commissioners Butler and Steele, victims of gun violence, faith-based leaders, and gun safety advocates on the first day of Cook County's new firearms tax implementation. Effective immediately, a $25 tax will be charged on all firearm purchases made within Cook County. The revenue raised from this new tax will help fund the Cook County Health and Hospitals System which often treats those very victims of gun violence.

Anti-Violence Efforts Continue



 Many of us agree that it will take more than legislation to cure the epidemic of violence that is plaguing our communities.  During National Poetry Month, I organized an anti-violence tour to bring healing and support to some of Cook County's often forgotten population: the youth at Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and the women in the Sheriff's Justice Program at Cook County jail. 


Our anti-violence tour included an Anti-Violence Townhall Meeting at A Safe Haven and peace talks with students in Pilsen and Little Village, organized by UIC's Social Justice Initiative, and it culminated with internationally acclaimed poet Aja Monet delivering the invocation at the April 17th meeting of the Cook County Board of

Invocation by Aja Monet: Cook County Board of Commissioner's Meeting
Invocation by Aja Monet: Cook County Board   of Commissioners Meeting



Many thanks to reknown poets Aja Monet, Reggie Eldridge, Ayinde Cartmanand our very own Luis Tubens for their ongoing efforts to promote peace and social justice through the arts.






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Parents United for Healthy Schools Campaign

I attended the Parents United for Healthy Schools Campaign luncheon with U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin at Nathanael Greene Elementary School. We observed the best practices of parents, community organizations and Chicago schools on issues of health, wellness, prevention, and education. 

1st Pitch of the Season in the 7th District


Spring is here and it's 

time to play ball! 


A proud sponsor of the Omega 

Delta Youth Baseball and 

Softball League at Hoyne Park 

and the Brighton Kelly Baseball

League, I had the honor of 

throwing the first pitch at Kelly 

Park--right over home plate. 


Let's follow the First Lady's 

example and Let's Move! Winter has kept us cooped up too long and it's time to come out and 




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