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Public Comment Submitted to the National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability hosted a Quarterly Meeting on December 8, 2022.  Kira Meskin, a Progress Center Community Reintegration Advocate, along with two others, submitted public comment to NCD for it’s quarterly meeting. The comments were accepted and submitted to the National Council on Disability.  The comments were titled:  “Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on…

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The Ending of the Public Health Emergency — May 11, 2023

This week, President Biden announced that the National Public Health Emergency connected to the Covid-19 Pandemic would end in the spring. The date for the end of the emergency is set as May 11, 2023.  Governor JB Pritzker of Illinois made a similar announcement. The end of the Public Health Emergency will impact millions of…

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The Larry Biondi Fellowship for Radical Thought & Action

Please consider a Year-End Donation to the Larry Biondi Fellowship for Radical Thought & Action Progress Center, in partnership with Chicago ADAPT, proudly announces the Larry Biondi Fellowship’s inaugural fundraising drive. We are setting an ambitious goal of $20,000 to underwrite the stipends and expenses of three Fellowship recipients in the 2023-24 class. The Larry…

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FINANCIAL WELLNESS: A PRESENTATION ON BANKING AND PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY

Progress Center presents Part Four of a Financial Wellness Course– Protecting your Identity and Banking Join Progress Center’s Esther Sanders (Protecting Your Identity), and Fernando Rivera, Vice President & Retail Banking Manager for Forest Park Bank (Money and Banking), on Tuesday, September 20 for a presentation about identity protection and banking. This presentation is part…

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The Larry Biondi Legislative Training — Starts October 4, 2022

THE LARRY BIONDI LEGISLATIVE TRAINING Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to an online Legislative Training starting in October of 2022 Learn how to make a difference in the Legislative process Learn how to share your opinions and make your vote count Get first-hand knowledge of government policies straight from your local and state…

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A PRESENTATION ON IL ABLE ACCOUNTS

Progress Center presents A Presentation on IL Able Accounts Join Progress Center and Stephanie Kanter, Deputy Director of IL ABLE at the State of Illinois Treasurer’s Office, on Tuesday, September 13 for a presentation about IL ABLE Accounts.  This presentation is part of a five-week Financial Wellness Course. This specific presentation is open to all…

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The 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act — Statement in English and Spanish

July 26, 2022 Disability Community Celebrates the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act On July 26, 1990, in a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, President George HW Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, comprehensive Civil Rights Legislation protecting the disabled against discrimination in employment, government services, public…

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2022 Annual Meeting — Follow Up

Progress Center hosted the organization’s Annual Meeting on June 25, 2022.  The yearly meeting brings together community members for organization, board, and community updates.  The meeting has been remote since 2020.  Thank you to all to attended and participated in the meeting, and thank you to all Progress Center community members who support the work…

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2022 Disability Pride Parade — Saturday, July 23 — 11 a.m.

The 2022 Disability Pride Parade is back in 2022. For the past two years, there has been no physical parade because of the pandemic. The theme for this year’s parade is “Disability Pride is Back and Stronger Than Ever.”  The parade is Saturday, July 23.  The parade begins at 11 a.m.  Here is a link…

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2022– June 28 Primary Election in Illinois — Resources

In the 2022 Election Cycle in Illinois, the Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 28.  By June 13, all Early Voting Sites in Cook County will be open. All citizens of Illinois have the right to vote.  This page includes links to resources that include your rights as a voter, resources for voters with disabilities,…

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