48th Ward Weekly Update – January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022
Dear Neighbors,

This week, I met with Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown and CPD leadership regarding the recent increase in crime in our community. CPD will be increasing patrols and support to address carjackings, as well as increasing patrols along our business corridors including Bryn Mawr and Argyle. CPD will also be increasing their safety efforts around our CTA Red line stations.

Yesterday, CPD announced the arrest of a juvenile involved in the robbery and shooting that occurred last week on Glenwood. To view the news release, visit this site. My office will be following this case through the court process and supporting the victims. 

As we are now in the Chicago winter, I would ask you not to leave your keys in your car with the car running. Several cars have been stolen with the keys in the car and the ignition on. This is a preventable crime.

The Bryn Mawr business corridor has had a challenging few years impacted by COVID-19 and CTA construction. Mia Francesca recently closed their restaurant, following Nookies who closed early in the pandemic. Starbucks closed temporarily, but will reopen in February. We have also had a few new businesses join the Bryn Mawr corridor, including School of Rock. We are fortunate to have many outstanding businesses on Bryn Mawr, led by community-minded business leaders.

I ask you to stop by and support these and other Bryn Mawr businesses.pHlour Bakery & Cafe, 1138 W Bryn MawrMama K’s Cafe, 1036 W Bryn MawrEdgewater Mexican Cafe, 1066 W Bryn MawrBlowfish Sushi and Ramen, 1131 W Bryn MawrLittle Vietnam, 1132 W Bryn MawrTaquería Uptown, 1144 W Bryn MawrBen’s Noodles and Rice, 1139 W Bryn MawrThe Little India, 1109 W Bryn Mawrbb.q Chicken Edgewater Beach, 1103 W Bryn MawrAfrican Safari Imports, 1140 W Bryn MawrEdgewater Playhouse, 1048 W Bryn MawrWall to Wall Framing, 5554 N WinthropSalon Echo, 1134 W Bryn MawrSchool of Rock Andersonville, 5600 N RidgeEdgewater Fitness Center, 1106 W Bryn MawrArtur’s Barber Shop, 1135 W Bryn MawrRedtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr
On Monday, I will be opening a new satellite office at 1040 West Bryn Mawr that will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our focus with this office will be improving safety on and around Bryn Mawr, as well as supporting existing Bryn Mawr businesses and recruiting new businesses for the street. We will be working closely with the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, business owners, property owners and neighborhood residents. We will be utilizing several programs administered by the City to fund new business development.

Bryn Mawr is the center of our Edgewater community and a strong, revitalized Bryn Mawr business corridor has a positive impact on our whole community. I am confident that when the new Bryn Mawr CTA station opens, it will have a transformative effect on the business corridor. But the important revitalization work building towards that day needs to start now.

We need your help in these efforts. In addition to supporting Bryn Mawr businesses, I ask for your suggestions and ideas on the Bryn Mawr you would like to see and new businesses you would like on the Bryn Mawr corridor. Please email us your ideas or stop by our new office. We will be hosting a community meeting about the Bryn Mawr revitalization efforts in the weeks ahead.

This week the Uptown Chamber of Commerce announced their Uptown Strong campaign that shares a series of interviews with local entrepreneurs and representatives from local nonprofits. While many of us look for various ways to support our business community, please enjoy the outstanding culture and food of Uptown with this food guide. Click here to take a look at one of their first interviews of pandemic resilience showcasing Care for Real!

Our office is putting together a list of potential infrastructure improvement projects for the 2022 Aldermanic Menu program. If you have suggestions for projects to be considered, please email them by Friday, January 28th to emily@48thward.org.

If you need a N95 mask, please stop by my office at 5533 N Broadway until 5pm today or Tuesday through Friday next week. We are giving out 2 per person while supplies last.

Have a safe weekend. Stay warm and mask up.


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th WardCOVID-19 Information and Resources 

If you require assistance in verifying your COVID-19 vaccination, please click this link for helpful resources and answers to commonly asked questions, courtesy of the Illinois Department of Public Health.Covid-19 Vaccination and Booster Clinic 
January 28, 2022
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Broadway Armory,
5917 Broadway

Following up from the January 7 event, Senator Mike Simmons is spearheading another vaccine clinic focused on administering childrens’ second doses, although first doses and boosters will be available. This will be the last clinic of this kind, so don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Vaccines and boosters are limited, so please make an appointment here.Lunar New Year Celebration on Argyle
February 5, 2022
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join Uptown United and 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman on Argyle Street as Uptown continues its annual tradition (dating back over 40 years!) of celebrating the Lunar New Year! To welcome the Year of the Tiger, local organizations are planning several pop-ups with family-friendly activities, as well as the Lunar New Year Parade at 1:00 pm sharp at Argyle & Winthrop. Featuring 30 local community groups, cultural institutions, dancers, and performers, you will not want to miss it as we welcome the Lunar New Year on Argyle. Please click here for more information. 

Parade and Celebration Information below, including any street closures:

There will be parking restrictions on the following streets on Saturday, February 5th, from 8:00am – 2:00pm

No Parking
West Argyle Street, from Broadway to Sheridan – both sides of the street
North Sheridan Road, from Argyle to Ainslie – west side of the street only
West Ainslie Street, from Sheridan to Broadway – both sides of the street
North Broadway, from Ainslie to Winona – east side of the street

Parade Route
The parade kicks off at 1:00pm sharp from Winthrop & Argyle and proceeds east.
Sheridan south to Ainslie
Ainslie west to Broadway
Broadway north to Argyle
Disband at Argyle and marchers walk back to Winthrop for a short cultural program

Emergency Heating Repair Program 

The Chicago Department of Housing will accept applications through April 1st for the Emergency Heating Repair Program, providing grants to low-moderate income, owner-occupied residential building of one to four units to repair or replace service of a heating system. Eligible residential buildings will be asserted one time for one-service (furnace or boiler) only and for the life of the property. Funding is limited and available on a first-come first-service basis. Click here for more informationFree Smoke Detectors

As winter approaches, please make sure to check all of your smoke detectors and install new batteries to those that need it. Currently, our office has smoke detectors available for neighbors who do not have one in their home. Please email us at harry@48thward.org to claim a smoke detector.Free COVID PCR Testing EventCTA Red Purple Modernization Project UpdatesOther Construction Activity and Community Impacts1/3-1/29: Daily Alley Closures – Alley behind 4700 – 4748 N. Winthrop Ave1/10-2/5: Intermittent Alley Closures – Alley behind 5700 – 5758 N. Winthrop AveSee below for resources on getting connected to receive construction alerts, view archived footage of community meetings, and other information about this once-in-a-lifetime project for our community:Sign up for RPM construction alertsFollow CTA RPM on TwitterFacebook, and InstagramBookmark this link to an interactive map that shows street/alley closures & CTA service impactsVisit transitchicago.com/rpm for comprehensive information about the projectCheck out the Open for Business microsite to see how you can support impacted businessesPeople’s Gas Construction Update1/25-July: Single lane closures – Ridge, from Broadway to Victoria 9am-4pmCPD Policy Feedback Requested

The Chicago Police Department invites you to review the draft policies and make comments and recommendations on it. To read the policies and provide your feedback, click here. Public comments will be open until January 28th, 2022.CPD has launched anonymous input forms that asks various questions around human rights and prohibitions of profiling. These questions will allow you to provide feedback on specific components of the policies. Responses to this form are entirely anonymous.Human Rights PolicyProhibition of Profiling PolicyBowl with a Cop
February 22, 5pm-7:30pm
Diversey Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey Pkwy.Holiday Tree Recycling

A New Resource for Affordable Housing Owners

Voice of the People has been designated by the City of Chicago as a Technical Assistance Community Center (TACOM) to serve property owners, managers and sponsors of affordable and mixed income housing in Uptown. 

The non-profit organization, located at 4611 N Sheridan Road, is starting up an owners’ network dedicated to helping raise revenue, decrease expenses (including property taxes), and access resources as well as credit. Additionally, the network intends to collectively address property management, compliance and safety challenges – all vital to maintaining the viability of affordable housing over time.

Read more online, register your interest or call us us at 773.769.2442 to schedule a short informational interview.Resource for Immigrants

The Chinese Mutual Aid Association is beginning its winter term of classes geared towards adults seeking English education and skills for the citizenship naturalization interview. See the flyer below for more information and to sign up for classes.
Unity Chicago’s New Space

Unity Chicago is now sharing the space at Emanuel Congregation (5959 N Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660). Services will be held Sundays at 11:15 AM. To contact Unity Chicago, call 773.973.0007 or visit their website here.At Home Vaccination Program

Natural Gas Prices Expected to Spike this Winter

For details or to learn about available heating assistance and budget billing, please view the document linked here.ComEd Financial Assistance – PIPP and LIHEAP 

PIPP funds through the state of Illinois are now available on a first-come-first-serve basis while available to eligible customers. Apply now through March 31, 2022. Apply Today.

Federally-funded LIHEAP provides eligible customers energy bill assistance. Applications will be accepted now through March 31, 2022 on a first-come-first-serve basis while funds are available. Apply Today.Utility Bill Assistance by CEDA

The ongoing pandemic has made the need for financial assistance even more prevalent and with CEDA’s numerous offered services, the financial burden on so many can be lessened. Here is a recent webinar covering the Utility Assistance Programs offered at CEDA in addition to the flyer included below.
Lawyers Committee for Better Housing Rental Assistance Information

Eviction Assistance Resources from the Chinese Mutual Aid Association

We Will Chicago
Click here for more information

We Will Chicago pillar research teams are seeking the public’s input on a series of questions drafted over the past several weeks. These questions are being developed for every pillar to help the We Will Chicago teams frame the issues, direct their research, and provide the basis for objectives and recommendations. This will provide the objectives and recommendations for the citywide plan.Rewired Pizza Cafe and Bar Promotions 
1102 W Thorndale

Pajama brunch, kids night, and date night specials. Rewired offers everything to keep you full and entertained nearly every night. Check out their website for a look at everything there is to offer.The EDW Senior Satellite Center is open for seniors to pick up their to-go dining of box lunches
Monday – Friday
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

If anyone has questions, they should contact the director, Debra Northey at dnorthey@catholiccharities.net.
(312) 742-5187 Office
(312) 742-5323 LobbyIn-Home Appointments for Covid Booster Vaccines Available 

The Protect Chicago at Home program is reaching out to homebound Chicagoans and seniors who received their in-home vaccines earliest to schedule their booster shot appointment. To make an appointment for a visit, call 312-746-4835 or register at Protect Chicago at Home.
For more information, visit the Chicago Booster Shot Program’s website here.Programs from SASI Chicago Methodist Senior Services 

A webinar is being hosted for seniors and their families that may be of interest. Visit CMSS’s website to learn about more resources available to the community.

Music, Memory and Older Adults
Presented by: ITA and Elderwerks
January 26, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

How the brain processes music, the impact of music on memory and in accessing one’s memories and the role trauma plays in memory.Hospice 101: Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice 
January 27, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

This virtual workshop from Edgewater Village Chicago will describe in detail what hospice is, the difference between it and palliative care, who is eligible, who pays for it, and what services are included. Presented in partnership with Edgewater Branch Library. Register here.The No Book Club 
Monday, January 31
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Are you a history buff? Or are biographies, mysteries, or science fiction what you enjoy reading? Tell us about it. In partnership with Edgewater Village Chicago, Edgewater Reads, Friends of the Edgewater Library, and the Edgewater Branch Library, you’re invited to participate in our lively group to share the latest book you’ve read — any genre. Just don’t give away the ending! This informal, virtual meeting is a fun way to meet people and get ideas for books you may want to read. Register here.20th District Blood DriveArgyle Lunar New Year Celebration Seeking Volunteers 

Volunteers are needed to help Argyle’s celebration of this year’s Lunar New Year. Roles include:
1) Parade Marshals (12:00pm – 2:30pm)  – serve as safety monitors along the parade route to keep the general pubic from straying into the street.
2)  Greeters (12:00pm – 4:00pm)  – a few different groups will be offering interactive art activities in the 3rd Space (4956 N. Sheridan) and greeters are needed to welcome guests and remind them to wear a mask once inside the space.  
3)  Mounted Unit/Clean-up crew (12:00pm – 2:30pm) – the Chicago Police Department are expected to bring their Mounted Unit to walk at the start of the parade and volunteers are needed to march behind this unit and assist with any horse-related clean-up (i.e. poop patrol).  You will receive a complimentary Uptown t-shirt for this glamours volunteer role. 

If interested in volunteering for the Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration, please fill out the application linked here. Have a Heart … and Give Valentines 

Now through Feb 8, the Edgewater Village is sponsoring a program to write store-bought valentine cards or create handmade ones for older adults in senior residences and nursing homes in Edgewater, Andersonville, Rogers Park, and Uptown. A limited supply of cards and crafting materials may be reserved and picked up at the Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Read details and instructions to reserve craft kits. Do you have envelopes for handmade cards? Please drop off any size (except business envelopes) to the Edgewater Branch.The Emanuel Congregation Stitching Ladies 

Women of all ages and religions volunteer their time and knitting and crocheting skills to craft handmade gifts for those in need or ill. The Stitching Ladies meet Tuesdays at Emanual Congregation (5959 N Sheridan Rd) from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, except for the first Tuesday of each month where meetings are held over Zoom. All are welcome to join when able. Also, donations of fabric and yarn are always appreciated. To request or suggest items or for more information, contact Sandy Pakin, the Stitching Ladies coordinator, at rsvp5959@gmail.comRecycle Your Non-Working Holiday Lights

Now through January 31, non-working holiday lights can be dropped off at any of the participating locations below to be properly recycled.  Stop by our office to recycle your holiday lights!

Volunteer or Donate Food to Care for Real 

With a surge in need for food assistance, Care for Real is calling for the community to provide aid in any way possible. You can get involved by signing up to volunteer, hosting a collection drive for high-need items, or by making a financial contribution. To learn more, click here or email info@careforreal.org.Donate Your Used Cooking Oil

After use, vegetable, canola, peanut, or whatever other cooking oils you may use are poured down the sink or into the trash can. Instead of disposing of it, you can recycle your used cooking oil to be made into biofuel, via Loyola University’s recycling program. To learn more, click here.Volunteer to be an English Tutor

The Chinese Mutual Aid Association is looking for volunteers to give individualized tutoring sessions to students learning English as a second language. If interested, please contact CMAA’s Literacy Associate at tutoring@chinesemutualaid.org.Job Opportunities at Misericordia

Misericordia is home to over 600 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We have a 31 acre campus where we provide ‘round the clock care and support to our residents. We strive to find compassionate and hardworking individuals to join our team.  We offer competitive pay rates and great employee benefits. You can find out more information about our organization by clicking this link: https://www.misericordia.com/

Available positions include:The Direct Support Professional position. Experience in this field is not a requirement for this position and we provide paid training for employees hired.C.N.As and we provide paid training for Certified Nursing Assistants who have passed their state boards.LPN/RN/BSN positions and would be delighted to welcome your new graduates that have an interest in working in our field.  More information can be found at: https://www.misericordia.com/employment/career-opportunities/ 

We are also currently hiring for a number of auxiliary positions. These are positions within departments that have specialized functions to operate in support of our overall mission. Examples of these positions include, but are not limited to, opportunities within our Kitchen, Bakery, Laundry, and Housekeeping departments. For more information, click here.CPS Now Hiring Crossing Guards!

CPS Hiring in the Food/Nutritional Department

CPS is hiring associate manager, cook, porter, and lunchroom attendant positions.
Please apply here

A Food Handlers Card is required to work in a cafeteria. To obtain this certification, visit any of the following links:https://www.servsafe.com/ServSafe-Food-Handlerhttps://www.statefoodsafety.com/food-handler/illinois/state-of-illinoishttps://www.premierfoodsafety.comCTA Second Chance Program 

The Second Chance Program is an opportunity for those facing challenges in reentering the workforce. Along with a career opportunity, Chicago residents may be provided with valuable job skills, training, education, and mentoring. Click here to learn more and how to apply.Exelon/ComEd Internships Available for College Students 

College students pursuing either engineering or non-engineering career paths are encouraged to apply for an internship offering life skills and industry experience. Those interested, click here for more details or to apply.Per Scholas Free Tech Career Training

Per Scholas provides rigorous tech skills training, professional development, IT industry certifications, and job placement with reputable tech employers all at NO COST to learners. Free courses begin in November. See link below for more information.

IT Support Course
End User Desktop Support Course
General InformationApply for Future Founders Program Opportunities 

Future Founders is offering two virtual programs for youths in Chicago. It is free to apply, and the benefits are numerous. More information on each program is listed below.

Be Your Own Boss 
This three-week virtual internship, running February 14 through March 3, offers a crash course in entrepreneurship for youths interested in business. Work with fellow high school students from across the city and build a business of your very own! Interns are paid up to $250 based on their attendance and participation in the program and have the opportunity to double their stipend through our Pitch Day competition. 
Applications are due by Monday, January 31st. Apply here.

Startup Spring Break 
Run in partnership with Google, the Startup Spring Break virtual camp joins middle school girls across Chicago. Through this program on April 11-15, girls will learn about entrepreneurship, meet female founders making an impact, and collaborate to create business ideas. 
Applications are due by Monday, March 7th. Visit here to apply.

Any questions may be directed towards Future Founders’ Senior Program Manager, Jane Castro, by either phone or email: (913) 645-7393 or jane@futurefounders.comFamilies Together Coop Nursery School Enrollment Open
Virtual Open Houses For Chicago Friends School

Open houses will be held for the 2022-2023 school year at Chicago Friends School in the coming weeks and months. There are multiple dates to fit your schedule, so we hope to see many faces at these virtual meet and greets. Details are listed below.

Virtual Open Houses:  
January 22, February 26
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Admissions Coffee:
March 14, 16
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Click here for more information 
or call (773) 442-2371Vaccine Options for Children

The Chicago Department of Public Health recommends getting vaccinated through your normal healthcare provider or pediatrician. However, here are more options in our local community:

5625 N. Ridge

5440 N. Clark

Swedish Hospital 
2751 W Winona, Anderson Pavilion Auditorium
7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Walk-ins accepted, or
Register for appt  online or call 773-907-7700

Senn HS: School Health Center
5900 N Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Mon-Fri
 Appointments required. Pfizer (12+)
Open to Heartland Patients Only
Call 773-751-1860 to make an appointmentAfter-School Industrial Arts Classes 

The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center (CIADC) is offering free courses in industrial arts to students grades 6-12. Winter classes begin the week of January 3. For more information on the youth program, please click here.
 Youth GED Program 

The Safer Foundation’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) offers free GED training and testing for youth aged 16-24. For more information, call 312-575-3285.Lunar New Year Celebration

Vietnamese Association of IL
January 22, 12pm – 3pm
For information about raffle tickets, click here.Tutoring at the Loyola Literacy Center
Monday-Thursday evenings, 7:20pm-9pm when school is in session

We offer assistance in English with conversation and listening skills, writing, reading, and with the GED, citizenship exam, TOEFL, or IELTS.

We are now accepting applications from adult learners who would like to join us.  If you know of any adult who may be interested in doing so, please ask them to send an email to literacy@luc.edu, mentioning your organization and giving us the following information: 

1) Your Name, Address, and Phone Number  
2) Your E-mail address  
3) Your Goals – what you want to learn 
4) If you have been tutored at the Literacy Center before and when 
5) When you are free and can be tutored this Fall: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings.This Week at the Swedish American Museum 

Visit the newest art exhibit, take a Swedish language class, or preorder baked goods from the bakery. There’s something for everyone at the Swedish American Museum. Please click here for more information on upcoming activities.Just Help! How to Build a Better World with Sonia Sotomayor 
February 2, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Chicago Public Library welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to celebrate the release of her new children’s book, Just Help! To attend this very special event, please register here.Enrollment for Classes at Chicago Filmmakers 

Chicago Filmmakers’ winter classes will soon begin. Classes range in skill level and offer a variety of dates for these short, crash-course-style classes. To view a list of courses or to enroll, visit their site here. For younger creatives, a variety of summer classes will run anywhere from June to August. Click here for a head start on registration.Chicago History Book Discussion Group 
February 19, 2022
10:00 AM
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
Betty A. Barclay Community Room
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Come join fellow lovers of history and reading as we discuss Black Boy by Richard Wright at the Edgewater Library in partnership with the Chicago Public Library. The once-controversial autobiography has become a celebrated and brutally honest description of life in the Jim Crow South. Wright endured struggles to survive and exist, eventually coming to Chicago and creating a new life for himself as a writer. For the discussion, copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.
This program will be held in-person but socially distanced, and with limited participants. Please go to the library’s event calendar (bit.ly/ehsbook3) to register, or call the library’s reference desk to secure your spot.Midwest Grows Green Hosts the Hounds & Grounds Fundraiser 
February 20, 2022
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Canine Therapy Corps

You and your tail-waggin’ friend are invited to Hounds & Grounds, an indoor fundraiser at Canine Therapy Corps featuring an introductory dog agility course experience led by Hawk City K9, plus expert insights on natural lawn care methods for reducing pesticide exposure risks to your dog. This paw-some event is powered by generous support from Athletic Brewing Company. All proceeds support the non-profit organizations Midwest Grows Green and The Pet Fund. Review the details and register today!Jewish Learning Institute Spirituality Course 
Every Sunday, February 6 – March 13, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

The Jewish Learning Institute is offering a course on spirituality and meditation hosted at the Chabad of Uptown. Instruction will take place through both traditional lecturing and meditation exercises to create an experiential process that is easy to absorb and retain. Please join Rabbi Levi Notik for Meditation from Sinai and gain relatable and usable tools to live an even more purposeful life. To learn more and sign up for the course, please click here.Helping Cats Near You 

4th Sunday of every month
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Zoom Link Here
Password: feralcats

With temperatures dropping, stray and feral cats need more assistance than ever. Cats in Action has begun hosting monthly community workshops over Zoom to educate the community on how best to help stray cats. If interested, please join us every 4th Sunday of the month via the Zoom link above.Black Button Eyes Productions Presents World Premiere of 

Book & Lyrics by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bouthiette
Adapted from the Play by J.M. Barrie
Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford
Music Direction by Nick Sula
Choreography by Derek Van Barham
January 7 – February 12, 2022
The Edge Theater

 Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to conclude its 2021-22 season this winter with the world premiere musical Mary Rose. The musical spins the tale of a haunted young woman named Mary Rose, and the mysterious supernatural connection between her, a manor house in Sussex and a misty island in the Scottish Highlands. Performances will run Thursday, January 13 – Saturday, February 12, 2022 with curtain times Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are now available for $30. Purchase your tickets here. 
 Enter the Reeling: 40th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

The 40th LGBTQ+ film festival, produced by the Chicago Filmmakers, will take place from September 22 – October 2, 2022. If interested in submitting your cinematic work to the festival, click here. The submission dates are listed below with those who enter by the early bird deadline receiving a discount on their submission. 

Earlybird Deadline: March 31, 2022
Regular Deadline: May 5, 2022
Late Deadline: June 9, 2022

We look forward to receiving a wide variety of talented and material!COVID-19 ResourcesChicago Department of Public Health COVID-19 page (Comprehensive information, one-stop shop)
48th Ward COVID19 Resource Guide
Small Business Resources, for Business Owners, Employees, & Consumers – Chicago BACP
Small Business Resources – Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Guidance: What to do when COVID-19 Has Been in Your Establishment
Guidance for Older Adults & Others with High Risk
Cook County Health Guide to Walking & Biking 
Cook County Health Transit Guide
Chicago Public Schools Permanent Vaccine Sites
CPS Mobile Vaccination Events
CPS School-Based Health Centers48th Ward Alderman Harry OstermanWard Office                                                          City Hall Office
5533 N. Broadway,                                                121 N. LaSalle Room 300,
Chicago, IL 60640                                                  Chicago, IL 60602
773-784-5277                                                         312-744-6860
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment