News from the Reference Desk Category: Chicago

Vaccination Information

The topic of Covid-19 vaccinations is a challenging one. It is not yet known when vaccinations will be available for most residents of the Mount Prospect area.  Here is what we know so far:

  1. 1. The Cook County Department of Public is in charge of everything to do with vaccines in our area–how it is distributed, where and to whom.

2.  Further information as it becomes available can be found on the department’s website. Other ways to contact the department with questions or concerns are via Twitter #COVID19; by calling the new @CookCoHealth hotline at 708-836-4755 or by emailing the department at CCDPH.COVID19@cookcountyhhs.org.

Cook County Community Recovery Loan Fund Now Accepting Applications

Cook County has launched an initiative to provide economic relief to small businesses and independent contractors in response to COVID-19. Beginning today, the Community Recovery Loan Fund is accepting applications. The $10 million fund offers one-time, zero-interest loans up to $20,000 for small businesses and up to $10,000 for independent contractors. The fund is only available in Suburban Cook County. Application deadline is June 17, 2020
Who can apply?
Small Businesses  are eligible if they are: 
  • Employing 25 or fewer employees
  • Earning less than $3 million in annual revenue
  • Located in suburban Cook County, and
  • Revenues have decreased more than 25% as a result of COVID-19
Independent Contractors  are eligible if you are:
  • Making at least half of your yearly income in 1099 contract work 
  • Earning less than $100,000 annually 
  • Residing in suburban Cook County 

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – April 2019

New Books
Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New Poetry Collections

the octopus museum book cover Registers of Illuminated Villages book cover The Crown Ain't Worth Much book cover

The Octopus Museum by Brenda Shaughnessy

Registers of Illuminated Villages by Rarfea Faizullah

The Crown Ain’t Worth Much by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Biography & Memoir

Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keefe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury book cover Sounds Like Titanic book cover First: Sandra Day O'Connor book cover

Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury by Carolyn Burke

Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas

Politics

Doing Justice: A prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of law book cover Putin's World: Russia against the west and with the rest book cover The Truths We Hold book cover

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara

Putin’s World: Russia Against the Rest and with the Rest by Angela Stent

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

Entertainment

The Unicorn Guide to Life: Magical methods for looking good and feeling great book cover Seeking Chicago: The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City book cover Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers book cover

The Unicorn Guide to Life: Magical Methods for Looking Good and Feeling Great by Edith Hall

Seeking Chicago: The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City – One Building at a Time by Tom Miller

Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers by Margot Shaw

Mount Prospect in the News

Events in Mount Prospect over the past 100 years have been documented by a few local newspapers; occasionally the Chicago Tribune would make brief mentions of the village, and the Daily Herald has been a source of Mount Prospect news since 1901.

Two other newspapers were focused just on Mount Prospect. Both papers document life in Mount Prospect during challenging times in history:


From 1932-1942 the Mount Prospect Review covered local events during the Great Depression and early World War II years.
The Prospect Day header
From April 1966 to June 1970 The Prospect Day covered events during a time of great growth and change in Mount Prospect. Digital copies of these newspapers are searchable on the MPPL website.

The Mount Prospect Review and the historical Daily Herald can be searched through the web resource Newspaper Archive. This source is only available in the Library. The Prospect Day was recently digitized and is available on the MPPL website on this page. The Historical Chicago Tribune, Newspaper Archive and Prospect Day can also be accessed by going to the newspapers section of the Web Resources page of the MPPL website.

If you have questions about how to use these resources, please ask for assistance at the Research Services Desk, call the desk at 847-253-5675 or chat online with a librarian.

Re-entry Help

Do you know someone who is reentering the community after having served time in prison?
Below are some resources that may be helpful.

Illinois Re-Entry Resources 
A website for people returning home from prison, created by the Education Justice Project and Chi Hack Night.

Prison Fellowship 
Trains and inspires churches and communities—inside and outside of prison—to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration.

Ear Hustle
A Podcast that brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it.

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