Briefly: Deadline For Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption, March 2; Live Jazz; Food Patriots Film Screening; Upcoming Maywood Library Events; More

Homestead_Exemption.jpgWednesday, February 17, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR 

[By State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly]  State Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, is reminding eligible veterans that the deadline to apply for the veterans homestead exemption is March 2, encouraging them to take advantage of the new law increasing the amount received based on service-related disability.

“Increasing property tax relief for those who put their lives on the line to protect our country is the least we can do to show our appreciation,” Lilly said. “The law is a good step forward, but we cannot stop here in our resolve to give relief to our veterans. I want to make sure that our veterans can access and understand the application process to obtain this relief.”

Lilly supported the measure which expands eligibility for the disabled veterans homestead exemption to veterans who have United States Department of Veterans Affairs-certified service connected disabilities of at least 30 percent. Veterans are encouraged to apply for this exemption and can do so by contacting the Cook County Assessors Office’s website,www.cookcountyassessor.com, and download the proper exemption forms to mail in, or call the office at 312-443-7550. The deadline for applications is March 2 and they should be sent to the Cook County Assessor’s Office. The application must be renewed annually, as required by state law.

“During this difficult time in our state, this is another way we can help our veterans, but our work must continue to give them the proper resources needed to live independently,” Lilly said. “Efforts such as these are good examples of how we can work together to help out those in need, and it is my hope we can use that same spirit to fund the remaining human services that others rely on too.”

For additional information or if there are any questions, residents can contact Lilly’s full-time constituent service office at 773-473-7300 or email at StateRepCamilleYLilly@gmail.com.

For more facts about the Disabled Veterans Homeowners Exemption, click here.

Hat Tip to reader and supporter JoAnn Murphy for finding the information within the hyperlink. hat-tip

Live Jazz In Maywood, Feb. 27

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Maywood Public Library Upcoming Events

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Mo Beat Blues

On Saturday, February 20th, at 11:30 am, Mo Beat Blues will perform in room 201 of the Maywood Public Library District.  Along with music, Mo Beat Blues will also discuss the history of Blues, an African American form of music.

How Will I Achieve My Goals: Book Signing and Presentation

Regina R. Carver, a Certified Life Coach, will be visiting the Maywood Public LibraryDistrict on Saturday, February 27th, at 12:00 noon, to discuss the ideas in her book,How Will I Achieve My Goals: Six Simple Steps to Proven Success. Books will be available for purchase. This event will take place on the third floor of the Carnegie Building in room 201.

Loyola Health Screenings

Loyola medical students will visit the Maywood Public Library District to perform health screenings for the community between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. This will include blood pressure checks, nutrition counseling, advice on how to quit or cut down on smoking, and chronic diseases. These events are free to the public, and will take place on Wednesdays, February 24, March 16, and March 30.

Other events in March:

Book Signing: Unchanging Whys

T.L. Craig will be signing copies of her books, Unchanging Whys, at the MaywoodPublic Library District on Monday, March 7th, from 3:30-5:00 pm. Unchanging Whysis a suspense thriller that tells the story of China Barston, who is one of six children that is being raised by a single mother in New Berry, Illinois. When China meets Darren Rogers, also known as Crawl, she experiences feelings of love, and ignores teachings of her mother that were intended to protect her. Unchanging Whysshares the compelling story of an African-American girl’s coming-of-age journey, as she learns that loving the wrong man can sometimes come with life-changing repercussions. Craig grew up in Maywood, and attended Proviso East High School.

Tax-Free Investing

Herman Brunson of Balance Investments will visit the Maywood Public LibraryDistrict on Saturday, March 12, at 11:30 am to discuss tax free investment strategies.  This will be an interactive presentation, which will instruct participants on the advantages of tax savings and tax free investment opportunities.  Patrons are asked to RSVP at the Library’s Information Services Desk, or call the Library at 708-343-1847. Walk-ins will be allowed.

Loyola Health Screenings

Loyola medical students will visit the Maywood Public Library District to perform health screenings for the community between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. This will include blood pressure checks, nutrition counseling, advice on how to quit or cut down on smoking, and chronic diseases. These events are free to the public, and will take place on Wednesdays, February 24, March 16, and March 30.

District 89 Washington Dual Language Academy Recruiting

Washington Dual Language Academy will be in the Rotunda of the Maywood PublicLibrary District on Monday, March 14, from 3:30-5:30 pm. They will be providing information about their school, and offering handouts with more details.

e-Book Assistance

There will be a hands on workshop on how to use your tablet, e-reader, or laptop with Axis 360 at the Maywood Public Library District on Monday, March 21, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Electronic Classroom.  Axis 360 allows library patrons to download e-books to their devices.  You may learn more about the Library’s e-books at MaywoodPublic Library District’s webpage for e-Read Illinois at http://www.maywood.org/library/eBooks_Axis360.html.

Quilting Display

On Saturday, March 26th, from 11:30-1:30 pm, there will be a display of the numerous quilts that have been made by the Quilting Class in rooms 201 and 202.

Quilting: Step-By-Step Instruction

If you are interested in learning how to construct quilts, please leave your information for Mildred A. Green at the Library by calling 708-343-1847, and ask for Information Services. The Quilting class meets at the Maywood Public Library District on everyTuesday from 12:00 noon until 2:30 pm in rooms 201 and 202.

Instructions in Sewing
People who are interested in learning some of the basic skills involved in constructing clothing will want to take this free class in rooms 201 and 202 of the Maywood PublicLibrary District on Thursdays from 12:00 noon until 2:30 pm.  Space is limited. In order to begin taking classes, please leave your information for Mildred A. Green at 708-343-1847.

Are you Ready?

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Food Patriots Film Screening at Proviso East, March 31

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