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Grants Coordinator Job Posting

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The City of Blue Island is seeking applicants for the position of Grants Coordinator. Candidate submissions must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 31, 2014.

Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration the Grants Coordinator is expected to perform high-level professional work related to grant writing and coordinating grant management activities on a citywide basis. Grant writing and grant management responsibilities include: determining grant funding needs for the City of Blue Island; researching and identifying grant funding opportunities from federal, state and private sources; reviewing grant requirements in determining eligibility; providing technical assistance and training to departments in grant writing, preparation and management; providing technical expertise in determining grant compliance requirements; and maintaining centralized reports of citywide grant activity for programs evaluation and auditing.

View or download the Grants Coordinator posting here.

Please send all submissions to Matt Anastasia at

Payroll and Human Resources Job Postings

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The City of Blue Island is seeking applicants for the position of Part-Time Payroll Contractor and Part-Time Human Resource Consultant. Candidate submissions must be received by 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

View or download the Payroll Contractor posting here.

View or download the Human Resource Consultant posting here.

Please send all submissions to Matt Anastasia at

Small Business Saturday 2013

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

small_business_saturdayNovember 30th is Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Join the movement, spread the word!

The following Blue Island businesses are participating in Small Business Saturday

Aztek Ink 13357 Olde Western
Get 35% more on every gift certificate
Beggar’s Pizza 12660 Western Ave.
Carr home-garden-holiday 2357 York St.
Spend $20, get a FREE fashion scarf
Curves 12940 Western Ave.
Half off service fee ($50 savings)
D’Masti Catering 11915 Western Ave.
$5 Gourmet Wraps; take-home dinners Rigatoni ($24), Italian Beef ($32), Meat Loaf ($39)
Double Play Saloon 13011 Western Ave.
Flowers by Cathe 13022 Western Ave.
$5 off purchase of $20 or more plus FREE flower
Franklin Framing 13019 Western Ave.
Hair Executives 13037 Western Ave.
20% off accessories, 10% off gift certificates
Iversen’s Bakery 12948 Western Ave.
In store specials all day
Lost Treasures Resale 12761 Western Ave.
60% off all day
Maple Tree Inn 13301 Olde Western
Buy $100 gift certificate, get $10
Mario’s Tacos 13325 Olde Western
Molino Bakery 13030 Western Ave.
In store specials all day
Restaurante Tenochtitlan 12948 Western Ave.
Rock Island Public House 13328 Olde Western
$1 off craft beer bottles
Three Sisters Resale 13042 Western Ave.
Individual dealer discounts
Tuscan Grill 13000 Western Ave.
$4 pizza slice and pop
Zav’s Treasure Chest 12541 Western Ave.
$5 off every $25 spent

Like these businesses on facebook, follow them on twitter, review on yelp! and let everyone know that Blue Island eats, drinks and buys LOCAL!

Food Day, Healthy Food Drive – Thru 10/24

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Blue Island’s Model Communities Coalition hosts 1st Annual, Food Day Healthy Food Drive

From Oct 10-24, we’ll be collecting healthy, non-perishable food items for local food banks.

Food Day, Healthy Food Drive 2011

Food Day, Healthy Food Drive Now-October 24, 2011

Food Day is about expanding access to and promoting SAFE & HEALTHY foods, while reducing diet-related disease. So, Please read labels and avoid items with high fructose corn syrup, heavy sugar, and high sodium levels.

  • • Canned Fish & Meats (Low Sodium, Low Preservatives)
  • • Canned Fruits & Vegetables (Low Sugar & Low sodium)
  • • Peanut Butter and other nut butters (Low Sugar)
  • • Canned & Boxed Meals (Low Sodium, Low Preservatives)
  • • Canned or Dried Beans
  • • Whole Grain Pasta & Rice
  • • Whole Grain Cereal, Crackers (low sugar)

Food Drop Off Spots

  • • City Hall
  • • St. Benedicts Church
  • • CEDA Head Start
  • • Blue Island Public Library
  • • Cafe Tenochtitlan
  • • Carr Gardens
  • • Tommy Brown Sports Association
  • • MetroSouth Medical Center
  • • Eisenhower High School
  • • Beggar’s Pizza (Western Ave Location)

Download the flyer [.pdf]

Renovation, Repair, and Painting Course

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Homeowners: are you working with certified contractors? Tradesmen: want to be certified, but couldn’t afford the costly training?

Federal Law requires those working on homes built before 1978 to be certified for lead-safe practices. As a service to the local trades, the City of Blue Island in partnership with OAI, Inc.will be hosting a Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Certification course. A special class has been organized in Blue Island:

Saturday, July 23
City Hall East Annex
2434 Vermont Street
Blue Island, IL 60406

Contractors are required by Federal law to be RRP Certified when working on any building that may contain lead.  Given the age of Blue Island’s housing stock, this is 90% of our homes!  Unfortunately, the cost of this certification is often out of reach for local craftsmen.  Through a grant, OAI will be able to provide it at a substantial discount, only $65.

Registration will be handled by Wendy Chan (Deep Earth Education Projects/OAI, Inc.).  Download the registration form here and return to Wendy Chan - you’ll be sent a confirmation email with an invoice and a link to pay via credit card.  Credit card payments will be made to Deep Earth Education Projects via the online invoicing system. If the class is already full, we will give you a call regarding an alternate date.