Program Representative by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) - Responsibilities of this position include providing services related to unemployment insurance benefits, such as determining unemployment insurance claims eligibility, and providing employment services. This position provides a great opportunity for someone who has a strong knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to employment and Unemployment Insurance (UI) eligibility and is dedicated to ensuring UI benefit accuracy.

Insurance Company Field Staff Examiner - As a financial examination team member, the employee examines and verifies life, accident, and health insurance company assets and/or liabilities (i.e. stocks, bonds, real estate and claim liabilities) according to established procedures and examiner-in-charge guidance.

Insurance Company Finance Examiner Trainee with IL Dept of Insurance - Under immediate supervision, for a period of up to twelve months, the trainee receives training and is assigned varioustasks of increasing difficulty to develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills requisite for examining thefinancial and operational records of life, accident and health insurance companies, property and casualtyinsurance companies and other types of insurance entities; receives instruction to determine compliance with theIllinois Insurance Code, rules and regulations, and statutory accounting practices and procedures; communicateswith company personnel and other examiners regarding examination procedures and findings.

Assistant Inspector General - The Office of Executive Inspector General seeks an employee to draft final summary reports for investigative cases conducted by the Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG) under the auspices of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, and to conduct or assist with research relating to legal, investigative, disciplinary, and other relevant issues.

Investigator at Office of Executive Inspector General - The investigator is responsible for conducting investigations in compliance with applicable laws, rules, and policies.

Training Development and Outreach Coordinator - This position is responsible for developing the web-based State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (Ethics Act) trainings for multiple State agencies, universities, and regional transit boards, and ensuring that those entities appropriately administer the Ethics trainings to all required individuals.

Technical Manager IV - Diversity and External Affairs Manager at IDOT - This position serves as a liaison between the Office of Business and Workforce Diversity (OBWD), Office of Finance and Administration (OFA), and external stakeholders including, but not limited to, state and local legislators, municipal leaders, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and prime contractors, Chamber of Commerce staff, economic development organizational staff, planning association personnel, and community based organizational staff

Administrative/Accounting Assistant - The administrative/accounting assistant will provide support to the accounting function in addition to preparing correspondence, providing facilities management support and general office assistance.

Lottery Sales Representative - Territory 106 - The Illinois Lottery is seeking to hire a Lottery Sales Representative with the Sales Division. The individual in this position will work independently in a specified route, providing in-person customer service, guidance and direction to Lottery retailers to ensure they receive the full benefits of selling Lottery tickets.

Marketing and Communications Manager - The marketing and communications manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the IHCC’s marketing and communications plan.

Director’s Office / Special Assistant, Child Support Services - The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is seeking to hire a high energy individual who will serve as our Special Assistant to the Director, on Child Support Services program issues.

Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Marketing & Outreach - The Kedzie Center seeks a full-time bilingual (Spanish) administrative assistant with marketing and social media skills to support its mission of providing high-quality mental health care to residents on Chicago’s northwest side.

Project First Rate's Apprenticeship Program - Apprenticeship programs are a unique type of education, combining on-the-job training with traditional classroom instruction.If you are interested in a career in trades, click here for more information.

Local 150 Apprenticeship Program - The Apprenticeship Office for Local 150 Operating Engineers is opening applications for the trades of Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Repair Technician, Geothermal Well Driller Operator, and Construction and Building Inspector.

Cook County Criminal Justice Specialist Trainee - Grant Specialist - Receives on the job training in reviewing and analyzing proposals and budgets to determine qualifications and compliance with program and budget requirements

Cook County Criminal Justice Specialist Trainee - Grant Specialist - Receives training in reviewing and analyzing proposals and budgets to determine qualifications and compliance with program and budget requirements

Education Project Manager, Education and Human Services, Office of the Mayor - Provides support to the Education and Human Services Team in the Mayor’s Office on early childhood development (prenatal to five) and Kindergarten through post-secondary strategies.

Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity - Financial assistance for folks wanting to go back to school who are currently working  or previously worked  in child care, preschool, Head Start, or family child care in Illinois

Latino Policy Forum - Policy Analyst positions 

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation - Webstie development opportunity 

Economic Security for Illinois – Director of Policy and Advocacy

Chicago Public Schools – Various positions

State of Illinois – Various positions throughout different state agencies

Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus – Various positions

Metropolitan Family Services – Various positions

City of Chicago - Billingual therapists, clinical therapists and more and other positions 

Category: Resources

Mental health and wellness

  • Resources for navigating trauma – Resources for children, teens and adults following community tragedies.
  • Hope for the Day – Organization focusing on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education
  • NAMI Chicago - educates to fight stigma and discrimination, fiercely advocates for the Chicago community, and shares hope, connection and expertise with people on their mental health journey

Family health

  • Rincon Family Services -Comprehensive treatments and prevention services for families struggling with addiction, court mandated services and after school care.
  • Metropolitan Family Services - services designed to strengthen families to their fullest potential. Programs and services include economic stability, education, emotional wellness and self-legal empowerment for domestic violence cases, family and elder law as well as housing and consumer issues.
  • Erie Family Health Center - COVID Tests and Vaccines, Adult, Senior and Children’s Health, Dental, prenatal, Reproductive health, and HIV/AIDs Care.
  • Illinois Unidos - Information on COVID-19 resources including health and vaccinations, housing, food and more. All information is available in English and Spanish.
  • State of Illinois Coronavirus Response - Information on COVID vaccines, testing, and data from the State of Illinois. 
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Want to double check whose district you reside in? Look up your elected officials on the State Board of Elections website.

Intersted in learning more about the 20th District? Check out this fact sheet on housing statistics in our community. 

Food resources

  • Irving Park Community Food Pantry - open every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon and on the second Tuesday night of every month from 6 to 7 p.m..
  • DHS - Emergency Food Program - The Emergency Food Program is a USDA food commodities program administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services with distribution through regional food banks.
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository - Citywide food pantry resources per zip code as well as assistance with SNAP ( Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)  and medical benefits Other resources: Job training, children, older adult and veteran programs

Housing resources

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  • Metropolitan Family Services – Programs focusing on academic achievement and social and emotional development among children, youth and families to foster success in life. Helping parents, especially younger parents, prepare for the challenges of parenting ensures that children are cared for, nurtured and experience a future of promise and opportunity.

  • Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development - The Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) leads the state's initiatives to create an integrated system of quality, early learning and development programs to help give all Illinois children a strong educational foundation before they begin kindergarten.

  • Birth to Five Illinois – A statewide and regional infrastructure that works to amplify input from communities in the development of policies and funding priorities and the mobilize communities to build and sustain equitable access to inclusive, high-quality early childhood services for all children and families in the state of Illinois.

  • Illinois Action for Children – Connects families with child care and other programs while also advocating for a stronger early childhood care system throughout the state.

  • Erikson Institute Center for Children and Families - Providing support services for families and children using evidence-based behavioral and emotional treatments.

  • DHS Division of Early Childhood - Administers community-based prevention and intervention programs to strengthen capacity of children, adolescents, women and men to make healthy decisions, utilize support systems, access opportunities, and achieve self-sufficiency.

  • Onward Neighborhood House - Adult education and affordable child care rank among the community’s greatest needs. Onward House is a comprehensive Adult Education providers in Belmont Cragin and one of the major providers of high-quality Early Childhood Education.

  • Christopher House – Utilizes a unique model that combines a continuum of personalized education and immersive family support, which extend well beyond the classroom, including Parent School and After School.

  • Chicago Early Learning – A partnership of Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago, and Chicago Department of Family and Support Services for enrolling infants and toddlers in preschool, Early Head Start and other programs.

Category: Resources


Domestic violence resources and contacts

  • Michelle Pernini, MSW, LCSW

    Senior Domestic Violence Director Mujeres Latinas en Acción

    773-890-7671| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


  • Neli Vazquez Rowland

    President & Co-Founder A Safe Haven Foundation

    2750 West Roosevelt Road

    Chicago, IL 60608 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Loren Gutierrez | she/her/hers

    Managing Attorney | Safety & Family Practice Group Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services

    101 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1700 | Chicago, IL 60606

    p: 312-771-8846 (direct) | f: 312-986-4016 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Olivia Farrell, MPP | she/her/hers

    Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Research The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence

    1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1630

    Chicago, IL 60601

    p: 312.527.0730 ext. 238 | f: 312.527.0733 e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Office Info

District Office:
8500 Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 912-6255

Springfield Office:
Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring St.
Section C, Room N
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1607