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Treasurer Conyears-Ervin is committed to providing Chicagoans with financial assistance resources, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her Money Mondays with Melissa series highlights resources available through local, state and federal governments, as well as through local non-profits.  

 

Below is an archive of Money Mondays with Melissa, including contact information for all of our panelists.  

 

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Monday, July 27: Small Business Resources: Managing Through Uncertain Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests:

Rosa Escareno

Commissioner, Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Business Affairs and Consumer Protection: https://www.chicago.gov/bacp

Contact: (312)-744-6060

Brad McConnell

CEO, Accion

Accion: https://www.accion.org

Contact page: https://www.accion.org/about/our-board-of-directors

Shelby Parchman

Managing Partner, InUrban Strategies

InUrban Strategies: https://inurbanstrategies.com

Contact: info@inurbanstrategies.com

 

Monday, June 29: Investment Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests:

 

 

Ashley Evans

Chief Impact Officer, Office of the Chicago City Treasurer

Contact: ashley.evans@cityofchicago.org

 

Craig Slack

Chief Investment Officer, Office of the Chicago City Treasurer

Contact: craig.slack@cityofchicago.org

 

Kweku Obed

Managing Director, Marquette Associates

Marquette Associates: https://www.marquetteassociates.com

Contact: (312)-527-5500

Contact page: https://www.marquetteassociates.com/contact-us/

 

Lorna Scott

Chief Investment Officer, Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund

Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund: https://www.fabf.org

Contact: (312)-726-5832

info@fabf.org

 

Steve Yoon

Investment Officer, Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund

Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund: https://www.meabf.org

Contact: (312)-236-4700

Monday, June 22: Part 3 - Road to Recovery: The Next Steps in the Fight for Financial and Racial Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests:

Danny Davis

U.S. Congressman IL-7

https://davis.house.gov

Contact: https://davis.house.gov/contact-me/

Jan Schakowsky

U.S. Congresswoman IL-9

https://schakowsky.house.gov

Contact: (773)-506-7100

Email form: https://schakowsky.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=/contact/email-me

 

Monday, June 15: Part 2 - Road to Recovery: The Next Steps in the Fight for Financial and Racial Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests: 

Karen Freeman Wilson

President and CEO, Chicago Urban League

Chicago Urban League: https://chiul.org

Contact: https://chiul.org/contact/

Avis LaVelle

Executive Director, Business Leadership Council

Business Leadership Council: https://www.blcchicago.com

Contact: https://www.blcchicago.com/contact

(312)-628-7844

info@BLCchicago.com

John Gallo

CEO and Executive Director, Legal Aid Chicago

Legal Aid Chicago: https://www.legalaidchicago.org

Contact: (312)-341-1070

 

Monday, June 8: Part 1 - Road to Recovery: The Next Steps in the Fight for Financial and Racial Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests: 

Kam Buckner

Illinois State Representative

26th District

Information: https://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=2765

Contact: buckner@illinois26.com

Jaime di Paulo

CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: https://ihccbusiness.net

Contact: info@ihccbusiness.net

Information about Jaime di Paulo: https://ihccbusiness.net/team_mf/jaime-di-paulo/ 

Janet Ruiz

Director of Strategic Communications, Insurance Information Institute

Insurance Information Institute: https://www.iii.org

Information about Janet Ruiz: https://www.iii.org/about-us/the-team/janet-ruiz

 

Monday, June 1: Financial Health: Protect It Now for Your Future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests:

Paul Raymundo

CEO of the Resurrection Project

The Resurrection Project: https://resurrectionproject.org

(312)-666-1323

Kwame Raoul

Illinois Attorney General

https://kwameraoul.com

Contact: https://kwameraoul.com/contact-us/

 

Monday, May 18: Staying Safe - Protecting Your Home and Your Wallet  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests:

 

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth 

Website:   duckworth.senate.gov 

Phone Number: 312-886-3506 

Help with a Federal Agency:   https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/help/help-with-a-federal-agency 

Contact:   https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/connect/comment 

COVID-19 Resources:  https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/covid-19 

 

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx 

Website:   https://www.cookcountystatesattorney.org/ 

Phone Number: 312-603-1880 

Email:   statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov 

Fraud Complaint Form:   https://www.cookcountystatesattorney.org/resources/consumer-fraud/consumer-fraud-complaint-forms 

Consumer Fraud Resources During COVID-19 

Consumer Fraud Resources During COVID-19 - SPANISH 

Resources on Domestic Violence during COVID-19 

 

Illinois Housing Authority - Kristin Faust, Executive Director 

Website:   https://www.ihda.org/ 

Multifamily Developer Questions:   multifamilyfin@ihda.org 

Homeownership/Single Family Questions:   mortgage@ihda.org 

Phone Number: 312-836-5200 

Monday, May 11: Federal Resources: Where to Find & How to Use Them 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests:  

U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2) 

Website:  https://robinkelly.house.gov/resources/covid19-response 

Phone Number: 773-321-2001 

U.S. Small Business Administration:  https://www.sba.gov/ 

Census:  www.2020census.gov 

Take Census 2020 by phone: 

  • English: 844.330.2020 

  • Spanish: 844.468.2020 

 

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza 

Website:  https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/ 

Illinois COVID information:  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/ 

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo 

Small Business Assistance:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance 

Phone Number: 312-814-2451 

General Inquiries:  https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/about/contact/send-us-a-message/ 

 

Operation HOPE - John Hope Bryant, Founder 

Website:  https://operationhope.org/ 

HOPE Inside Disaster Program:  https://www.hopeinsidecovid19.org/recovery 

Email:  Jason.Schraub@operationhope.org 

Phone: 888-388-HOPE (4673)

 

Monday, May 4: Money Mondays for Resources and Financial Tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests:

 

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle 

Website:  www.cookcountyil.gov/recovery 

Email:  info@cookcountyil.gov 

Phone: (312) 603-6400 

Social Vulnerability index:  https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/svi/ 

 

Medical Examiner's Dashboard:  https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/medexamcovid19/ 

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership:  chicookworks.org  

 

Working Credit - Amanda Carney, Co-Founder and President 

Website:  workingcredit.org 

Email:  info@workingcredit.org 

Phone: (773) 904-9816; Mon-Fri., 9am - 9pm  

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