Chicago Announcements July 08, 2022

The Chicago Office of Budget and Management will host three “public engagement forums” this month inviting city residents to “share their priorities regarding City services” ahead of this year’s budget season, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office announced on Thursday. The forums will be held at 6 p.m. on July 21 at Kennedy-King College in Englewood, at 10 a.m. July 23 at Malcolm X College on the Near West Side and at 10 a.m. on July 23 at Truman College in Uptown. Online registration is required.  

Cook County commissioners have unanimously reappointed Rick Kwasneski to serve a fifth four-year term as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Pace Suburban Bus agency.  

The Chicago Community Safety Coordination Center and other agencies announced the launch of the city’s second annual “Summer Kickback Series” with events in South and West Side parks on Saturday nights throughout the summer. The series launched in 2021 “in an effort to ensure youth across Chicago have access to engaging activities and necessary resources within their communities,” according to a city news release. Events will take place in Grand Crossing Park on July 23, Franklin Park on July 30, Ogden Park on Aug. 6, Humboldt Park on Aug. 16, West Pullman Park on Aug. 20, Abbot Park on Aug. 27, Garfield Park on Sept. 3, Foster Park on Sept. 10 and Cornell Square Park on Sept. 10. 

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