CALUMET HEIGHTS — Chicagoans can get city services without making a trip Downtown at three neighborhood events this month.
Mobile City Hall offers residents a chance to buy city stickers and parking permits, sign up for CityKey IDs and chat with local and elected officials in person closer to home.
CityKey — which serve as a government-issued ID, a Chicago Public Library card, a Ventra card and a prescription drug discount card — will be printed on a walk-up basis.
The events, organized by the City Clerk’s Office and local leaders, will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in three neighborhoods this month:
- Thursday: Jesse Owens Park, 8800 S. Clyde Ave.
- Tuesday: Mount Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.
- Aug. 26: Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Dates and locations for Mobile City Hall events in September and October are forthcoming. Updates will be available through the City Clerk’s Office website.
“What we’re trying to do is bring government to the people,” said Alyssa Goodstein, a spokesperson for the City Clerk’s Office. “We know that we’re servicing communities that often don’t have the time to take off of work or come to City Hall during normal business hours. That’s really challenging for a lot of people, especially when you have a job where you don’t get paid leave or it’s really limited.”
Though there are online platforms for many of the services offered through the Mobile City Halls, “not everyone has the same access to internet across the city,” Goodstein said.
City officials who might attend include local aldermen, ComEd and representatives from the Park District and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.
Nearly two dozen Mobile City Halls have been held since the program started in 2019.
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