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 Chicago Services

City of Chicago Services/
Servicios en la Ciudad de Chicago

Kate Mulvaney, Regional Director/Directora Regional
721 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone/Telefóno: (312) 655-7441

 Southwest Services

City of Chicago Southwest Services/
Servicios en el Suroeste de la Ciudad de Chicago

Marilú González, Regional Director/Directora Regional
5533 S. Sawyer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone/Telefóno: (773) 349-8835

Summary of Services for the Regional Office of the City of Chicago Southwest

News & Events

Free Tax Preparation Offered For Qualifying Participants
Friday, March 16, 2018 by Communications
Do you need help with your tax preparation this year? Catholic Charities is partnering with Tax Assistance Program (TAP) to offer free tax preparation for qualifying individuals at our Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Food Center sites. More sites are available through TAP throughout Chicago and its suburbs. A full list of locations is below.

Tax preparation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis for households earning up to $55,000 and individuals earning up to $30,000 annually. Sites will stop taking new clients at least one hour before closing or possibly earlier during busier sessions. We recommend that you arrive early.

Sites will be open through April 17 (the tax filing deadline) unless otherwise noted.

If you are filing a joint return with your spouse, both spouses must be present to finalize the return. This service is for full-year Illinois residents. We cannot prepare non-Illinois returns.

What You Need To Bring
Original Social Security card / ITIN letter for everyone on your return.
- A valid form of photo identification.
- All 2017 tax documents (W-2s, 1099s, etc.)
- Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit.
- Proof of health insurance coverage (Form 1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C, Medicare card) or Certification of Exemption.
- Last year's tax return, if available.

Other Items Needed, if applicable:
- Form SSA-1099 if you receive Social Security benefits. 
- Copy of property tax bill paid in 2017.
- If you have college expenses: Form 1098-T, student account transcripts, and other records related to amounts paid for college.
- If you drive for Uber or Lyft: Form 1099-K and/or Form 1099-MISC, records of miles driven (which is available on your online profile). 
- If you are self-employed: Income and expense records.

Chicago locations:


Harold Washington Library
400 S. State, 7th Floor
Monday - Thursday, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Chicago Public Library - Richard M. Daley (W. Humboldt)
733 N Kedzie
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Catholic Charities Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Center - Armitage
3110 W. Armitage
Tuesday, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Closed 4/17

Catholic Charities Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Center - Diversey
4620 W. Diversey
Monday & Wednesday, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(Closed on weekdays in March)
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Also open Tuesday, 4/17, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Wilbur Wright College
4300 N. Narragansett
Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Closed 3/30, 3/31


Catholic Charities Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Center - Western
5332 S. Western
Thursday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
(Closed on weekdays in March)
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Kennedy-King College
747 W. 63rd (Building V)
Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Closed 3/31

Olive-Harvey College
10001 S. Woodlawn
Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Closed 3/30, 3/31


Chicago Public Library - Austin
5615 W. Race
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Benito Juarez Community Academy
1510 W. Cermak
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Closed in March

Catholic Charities Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Center - Kedzie
2400 S. Kedzie
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Outside Chicago:

Suburban sites are open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. now through April 14.


DeVry University

1221 N. Swift


Cowherd Middle School

441 N. Farnsworth


Unity Junior High School

2100 S. Laramie


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - Casa Esperanza

1116 N. 22nd 
Closed 3/31


Plainfield Township Community Center

15014 S. Des Plaines

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