West Ridge will be hosting one of three 2017 Resident Service Fairs sponsored by the City of Chicago. The event is scheduled for January 26, 2017, at West Ridge Elementary School, 6700 North Whipple, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It is the only Fair scheduled for the Far North Side.
The 2016-17 Fairs include four workshops:
- Introduction to the Home Buying Process and Home Buyer Assistance Program
- Jump Starting Your Job Search
- Community Policing
- Mentoring Opportunities
These Fairs are a great way for the City to showcase how it uses taxpayer dollars. I attended one of last Spring’s Resident Fairs and found lots of information available about City programs for residents of all ages and incomes. City employees were available to discuss concerns and answer questions, and their follow-up was excellent
As you can see from the flyer (link above), the schedule includes a December 3, 2016, Fair at Orr High School, 730 North Pulaski Road, as well as two Fairs scheduled for the South Side. One other event has already been held.