Chicago Announcements march 2, 2022

Chicagoans who are interested in applying to be an election judge or an election coordinator for the June 28 Primary Election can now apply online, officials announced Tuesday. Judges who are new or returning and complete the online training and show up on Election Day will be paid at least $230, according to a news release from the Chicago Board of Elections. Election coordinators who finish training, pass the required tests, pick up election materials and serve on Election Day will be paid $450, according to the news release.

Jennifer Johnson Washington has joined the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as First Deputy Commissioner, she announced on LinkedIn.  

Five states and territories were removed from the Chicago Department of Public Health COVID-19 Travel Advisory on Tuesday, the department announced. Another 13 states could be removed from the advisory list next week as their average daily new cases have dipped below 15 per 100,000 people. The states and territories removed from the travel advisory list were District of Columbia, Nebraska, Ohio, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The average U.S. rate on Tuesday was 18.8 per 100,000 residents, the Illinois average was 14.7 and Chicago’s daily case rate is 7.6.   

The Reader and Injustice Watch will host a virtual panel discussion at 6 p.m. Tuesday titled “Navigating Cook County’s Domestic Violence Court.” Hosted by Injustice Watch senior reporter Maya Dukmasova, the panel will includer Reader reporter Kelly Garcia, Mallory Littlejohn of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), Amanda Pyron of The Network and survivor Alisa Holman. Online registration is required. 

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