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Progress Center and the community mourn a heartbreaking loss

Progress Center mourns Larry Biondi Progress Center is devastated by the loss of Larry Biondi.  Larry died on the afternoon of June 28.  The organization’s longest serving employee, Larry worked at Progress Center for 28 years. As the Advocacy Manager, Larry led the Progress Center Community Organizers, and he organized and implemented strategies to improve…

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New Cook County Renter Rights and Protections Take Effect June 1

New Cook County Renter Rights & Protections Take Effect June 1 Ordinance extends protections to more than 200,000 renters CHICAGO – On June 1, 2021, all provisions of the Cook County Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RTLO) will go into effect. The ordinance extends housing protections to renters and landlords in more than 245,000 suburban households.…

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KN95 Supplies Available at Progress Center

KN95 Masks Available Progress Center has large supplies of K95 Masks. These supplies are available to community organizations in Suburban Cook County and the surrounding areas.  Masks are available at no cost.  Organizations and groups in need of masks will be asked to pick up the supplies at the Progress Center office in Forest Park,…

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Local Covid – 19 Vaccination Clinics — May 22 – May 24, 2021

There will be a series of local Covid-19 Vaccinations Clinic over the next several days.  These clinics will be in the west and the south suburbs.  Below are information and flyers. If you have questions, please contact Progress Center at 708-209-1500. Saturday, May 22, 2021, Chicago Heights, Illinois. COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. Pfizer Vaccine. Saturday, May…

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In-Home Vaccination Appointments now available in Suburban Cook County

In Home Vaccination The Cook County Department of Public Health is now scheduling appointments for in-home vaccines. This service is available to seniors and people with disabilities who are unable to travel to a vaccination site. To schedule an appointment, call the number 833-308-1988 (hours are Hotline hours are M-F 7am-10pm and Sat 8am-10pm)  or visit…

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Covid – 19 Appointments for people with disabilities

Covid – 19 Appointments for people with disabilities Progress Center is helping people schedule Covid-19 Vaccination appointments.  We are part of a Community-Based Organization Network working with the Cook County Department of Public Health.  As a part of that network, Progress Center can help people with disabilities in Suburban Cook County sign up for vaccinations.…

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Spring Legislative Training — April 6 through May 18, 2021

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to a seven-week, online Legislative Training. This training is open to everyone.    This free training covers: Self-advocacy The legislative process How a bill becomes a law Different methods of communicating with your legislators   Who:  This online training is free and open to anyone who is interested…

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Emergency Rental Assistance Available from Cook County

Between now (March 22) and April 2 (Update: The Deadline has been extended to April 9), Cook County is accepting applications for emergency rental assistance.  If you have been impacted financially by covid-19, you are eligible to apply for assistance. Here is a link with more information: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/covid-19-recovery-rental-assistance-program?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Here is a checklist of things needed…

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UIC recruiting focus group participants

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) recruiting focus group participants 2021-UIC WE WALK 4 HEALTH FOCUS GROUP RECRUITMENT FLYER-Spanish 2021-UIC WE WALK 4 HEALTH FOCUS GROUP RECRUITMENT FLYER We Walk 4 Health: A Health Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities The goal of this research is to use technology…

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