Apply for a Peace Hub mini-grant 

If you’re a North Lawndale nonprofit, church, block club, youth center, school or the like, consider applying for Peace Hub North Lawndale’s 2018 Youth Led Mini-Grant, established to fund violence prevention activities designed and led by youth in North Lawndale. For more info, contact Brittany Spralls at (773) 981-0334 or 



Give your input about the county’s strategic plan 

On Thursday, May 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will host a community conversation about a 4-year strategic plan the county is developing. For more info or to RSVP, visit


Learn how to protect yourself on line  

On Thursday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Austin Branch Library, 5615 W. Race Ave., learn to protect yourself and your loved ones online and how to avoid scams. For more info, call (312) 746-5038.


Get ready for the Annual Tax Sale 

Starting Friday, May 4, 8:30 a.m., the Cook County Treasurer’s Office will conduct the 2016 Annual Tax Sale, which is held for taxes that weren’t paid when due on March 1 or August 1, 2017. According to the Treasurer’s Office, it’s called the 206 Annual Tax Sale because 2016 taxes were collected in 2017. For more info, visit