The 19th Ward, in partnership with St. Cajetan Elementary School, will host a blood drive in honor of Molly Fetzer and Finley Bracken on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Cajetan Memorial Hall, 2447 W. 112th St. To schedule an appointment for the blood drive, call (800) 7TO-GIVE or visit For more information, call the 19th Ward office at (773) 238-8766.

The Chicago Residential Shared Cost Sidewalk Program will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at 6 a.m. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The program fills quickly. For more information or an application, call 311 or visit the website at

The 19th Ward will hold a document shred event on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Crosswinds Church, 10835 S. Pulaski Rd. Only loose documents will be shredded. The event is free of charge and for 19th Ward residents.

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax appeal seminar on Monday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Worth Township Office, 11601 S. Pulaski Rd., in Alsip, and Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Oak Lawn Village Hall, 9446 S. Raymond Ave., for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2019 property tax assessments. Worth Township is open for appeal through Tuesday, Dec. 17. The hour-long property tax appeal seminar will educate taxpayers on how to file a successful tax appeal and provide information on property tax exemptions. The seminar will include a presentation by Patlak explaining the appeal procedure at the Board of Review. Taxpayers will have an opportunity to work with staff from the Board of Review to address questions and concerns. For more information, visit the website at