Stay Warm this Winter in 3 Ways
(December 27, 2017)--With the onset of extreme temperatures, the City of Chicago has 3 ways to make sure its residents are warm.
1. Landlords will be fined when the temperature inside a rental residence isn't kept at 68 degrees from 8:30am to 10:30pm, and at least 66 degrees from 10:30 PM to 8:30 AM. If you are a renter and your landlord is not providing adequate heat or no heat at all, please contact 311 to file a complaint. The Department of Buildings will inspect your unit and we will take action against delinquent owners.
Landlords face fines of up to $500 per day, per violation, for each day they do not supply adequate heat. The reason for lack of heat does not matter -- landlords must follow the law, and apartments must be heated.
2. The City of Chicago welcomes its residents to linger for hours at "Warming Centers". Libraries, Park District buildings, senior centers, and other community venues are designated as Warming Centers when the weather is below 32 degrees. These are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. and conducts well-being checks on at-risk residents.
The Garfield Center at 10 S. Kedzie is a Warming Center available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to connect individuals and families in need to shelter. Transportation is provided for the elderly and the disabled who cannot get to a warming center on their own. Call the City’s 311 help line for more information or a ride to a Warming Centers.
3. City of Chicago workers make home visits to check on the elderly and others who may suffer from extreme temperatures. Anyone needing assistance, or concerned about a neighbor, relative or friend can call 311 to request a well-being check.
23rd Annual 3 Kings Parade Dedicated to Hurricane Victims on Saturday, Jan. 6th
(January 4, 2018) - The Annual Three Kings Parade has been celebrated in Humboldt Park for over 23 years, sponsored by Alderman Maldonado, the Chicago Park District, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Division Street Business Association, West Town Bikes, and Latin American Motorcycle Association. Three Kings ride a horse and carriage down Division Street with trolleys, buses, motorcycles, and a classic fire truck, culminating in a toy giveaway to thousands of children.
This year the Parade is dedicated to the children of Puerto Rico, victims of Hurricane Maria, with a special raffle of Puerto Rican renowned artist Reynaldo Rodriguez's acrylic on canvas titled "Los Tres Reyes Magos" and a Phat Classic Cruiser Lady's Frame & Fork from West Town Bikes. Tickets are only $5 and you need not attend to win!
23rd Annual 3 Kings Parade Schedule
Free Family Event; Toys for Children ages 0-12 years old
Saturday, January 6th
12:30pm – 1:00pm Register & Hot Chocolate at Teresa Roldan Apartments (1154 N. Campbell Ave.)
1:15pm Three Kings Parade / Kick off (corner of Division & Campbell)
1:30pm Dedication of Three Kings Sculptures by artist Reynaldo Rodriguez (Division & Mozart)
1:50pm Toy Giveaway, Music/Parranda, Humboldt Park Field House (1440 N. Sacramento/Humboldt Blvd)