[City of Chicago] Open enrollment for the Emergency Heating Repair Program runs from Nov.1 thru April 1. The program is currently closed and will reopen on Nov. 1, 2016.

Eligible properties must be located in Chicago, habitable, owner-occupied, and not at risk of foreclosure.  All applicants must be income eligible and can only receive a one-time service for roof and porch repair/replacement.  Exception to the one-time assistance policy may be granted to homeowners who face heating emergencies.

For more info, cityofchicago.org.

Garfield Park Conservatory’s Second Wednesday Lecture

On Nov. 9, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., will host its Second Wednesday Lecture. Wildlife researcher Liza Lehrer will “highlight findings from this groundbreaking research, and present information on how the public can get involved through Chicago Wildlife Watch, an online platform for citizen scientists,” according to the Conservatory’s website.