City News 09 22 2017
Festival of the Sister Cities 2017

Festival of Sister Cities 2017

The 6th annual Festival of Sister Cities took place earlier this month. Residents and visitors were able to enjoy a variety of live music, family rides at the carnival, and participation from local business and non-profit organizations. This year marked the first ever Chili Cook-off Competition between local public safety providers, which turned out to be great success. The Chicago Heights Police Department was voted winner, receiving the first-ever 1st Place Trophy!  All proceeds went to charity, and over $1,500.00 was raised, with each department that participated sending a contribution to their charity of choice. 
  • Chicago Heights Police Department--Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Chicago Heights Fire Department--Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Lynwood Police Department--National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Park Forest Police Department--LaRabida Children's Hospital
This was a wonderful community event, and we are already looking forward to beginning the planning for next year! Please visit the Festival of the Sister Cities page on the City's website to view slideshows of the event!
Message from Mayor David A. Gonzalez

Message from Mayor David A. Gonzalez

Mayor Gonzalez wants residents to be aware of upcoming workshops presented by the Cook County Assessor's Office regarding tri-annual property tax assessments. Workshops will be held to provide information regarding the tri-annual property tax assessments, how the appeals process works, and filing an appeal.  

The workshops will be held at the 
Bloom Township Center
425 S. Halsted Street
Chicago Heights.  

Please make a note of the following dates and times for the appeal workshops:
September 26th, 2017
October 4th, 2017
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Mayor Gonzalez and his Jones Center Rock

Mayor Gonzalez is Rockin’ in Support of the Jones Center!

Jones Center Celebrates a Century of Community Service

The Jones Center is celebrating their 100th year anniversary, and in commemoration of this significant achievement in service, have started their own Jones Center Rocks program! Please take a moment to read the information by clicking on the link here/Spanish.

As the letter suggests, when you find the commemorative rock, YOU get to choose its next destination...much like the families who have been served throughout the past 100 years. Some stayed, some left and some returned.
For more information, visit the Jones Center's website by clicking her

Storm water study

Westside Stormwater Study Funded

The City of Chicago Heights received confirmation of funding through Cook County and FEMA for more than $2.75M to fund the cost of the westside stormwater study. The Phase 1 plan for the westside is part of a comprehensive citywide stormwater study to mitigate flooding. The City will receive funding in the amount of $570,000 for design and engineering for all phases of the stormwater plan, and approximately $2.275M for construction in Phase 1, which includes sanitary and storm sewer lining as well as manhole and catch basin repairs and upgrades. 

Visit Construction Updates for information on ongoing and upcoming projects. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Please click on the following links for more information and events.

Becky's Warriors

Becky's Warriors 5k Run & Walk

This Saturday, Becky's Warriors, a nonprofit group formed by MCHS Alumni, will be hosting a 5k Run & Walk. The nonprofit was formed in honor of a Marian Catholic graduate and her battle with cancer, and today the charity hopes to inspire hope and courage while helping to ease some of the financial burden that comes along with the fight. The 5k will kick off at 8:00 AM at Marian Catholic on Ashland Avenue and will continue on a course through neighborhoods in the vicinity of MCHS. 

Be sure to support Saturday's walkers and runners and observe all lane closures and detours. For more information on Becky's Warrior, visit their website here. 

Community Alert


Please be aware that door-to-door solicitations can only be authorized by permit through the City of Chicago Heights Clerk's Office. Currently, there are no businesses who have been authorized by the Clerk's Office to solicit door-to-door. Please call Resident Services at 708-756-3106 to report door-to-door solicitation, 
There are businesses who may solicit for home improvement or repairs due to storm damage either door-to-door or through the mail who are not legitimate business enterprises.  If you are contracting for home improvements or repairs, it should be with a licensed and bonded contractor or business.  You may contact the Code Enforcement Department at 708-756-5328 if you have any questions regarding a solicitation from a business or contractor. 

The City of Chicago Heights Remembered 9/11
The City of Chicago Heights Remembered 9/11

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