City of Chicago Heights Newsletter July 21, 2017

Independence Day Celebration!!

Residents and visitors made up the huge crowd that filled Bloom field on July 3rd to watch the annual fireworks display light up the night sky.  In the new Family Fun Zone, families were treated to vendors selling everything from traditional picnic foods like hamburgers and hot dogs to funnel cakes and tacos. While enjoying the food, children and families stopped to purchase glow wands and other Fourth of July trinkets while listening to the live music styling of the tribute rock band Mr. Myers.
“This is a great community event and it was wonderful to see all the families on the field for the fireworks display,” said Mayor Gonzalez. 


Economic Development Overview

Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation

CHEDC Hosts Business Round Tables Events

The City of Chicago Heights and the CHEDC host quarterly round table events throughout the year. The meetings center on engaging local businesses and making them aware of the economic opportunities available to them. Next month, the Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation will host another round table discussion with local commercial and industrial business owners and operators to discuss updates and other topics of importance. They will also hold a question and answer session to provide insight so participants can walk away with a deeper knowledge and understanding of updates, city ordinances, policies, and new incentives.

For more information, visit the Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation website here


Downtown Rezoning Update

In partnership with the Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation, the City  has secured a grant that will assist in the rezoning of the downtown area. The new zoning plan will be much more user friendly and will allow residents, current and prospective business owners and developers a more clear picture of the zoning requirements.

To view the City's current zoning map, click here.

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Resident Services

The City of Chicago Heights Resident Services Department is the central intake center for resident questions, concerns, and requests for city services. Residents may call or visit Resident Services to voice a concern or make an inquiry. Resident Services forwards the necessary information to the appropriate department for follow-up. Since the launch of the new city website last year, Resident Services has been able to open another more dynamic communication platform for residents. From the home page of the website, residents can access the “Request for Services” link. The resident will be directed to an internal page that will allow the request to be reported electronically. Click here to try out this feature. 


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Aunt martha's

Aunt Martha's Reopens After Renovation

Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness has completed a full interior renovation at their location on 16th Street.  Last month, the newly renovated facility was dedicated in memory of Peggy Eisenstein whose involvement with Aunt Martha’s began as a foster parent in 1975 and continued until her passing in 2016. 
The renovation project, for which Aunt Martha’s received more than $900,000 of capital funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), represents a re-imagining of the entire clinic environment. The entire facility, over 7,600 square feet, has been completely redesigned and expands the availability of services in the Chicago Heights area.
To read more about the Aunt Martha's Youth and Family Services, visit their website here.

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