48th Ward Weekly Update- July 2, 2021

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browserJuly 2, 2021 
Dear Neighbor,

Yesterday around 11:50am officers from the 24th district responded to a call of a suspicious person at a building on the 6000 block of N. Kenmore. When police arrived on the scene, officers discovered that two individuals had sustained injuries due to a battery. One of the individuals was pronounced dead on the scene and the other was taken to the hospital and is recovering. The Chicago Police Department’s initial findings in the investigation of this incident show that the victims and offenders knew each other and that the incident was believed to be narcotics related. The 24th Police District will keep a special attention on this area of our community. I will share more information next week. Please be safe this Fourth of July weekend and it is critical that if you see any criminal activity, you call 911. 

Today, City Council will hold a special meeting on Public Safety in relation to the ongoing violence affecting our city. Chicago Police Department Superintendent David O. Brown is being called to respond to my colleagues and I about his plan to address the safety and increased violence around the city. I will be in attendance on behalf of our community and as Vice Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. I strongly support the Council holding this meeting, which will be livestreamed on the City Clerk’s website.

Thank you to the many neighbors who have participated in the process to review the requested zoning variances and special uses at 1101-15 W. Berwyn in recent months. This building formerly housed Steep Theatre and Rewired Café, and has been an anchor on Berwyn Ave., just steps from the Berwyn Red Line station. There have been four opportunities for community engagement in person and digitally, and about 100 neighbors were able to participate.

I have received feedback from more than two dozen neighbors regarding the developer’s requests and following the feedback, I will be supporting the requested zoning variances and special uses. This new development includes 77 rental units, 36 car parking and 62 bike parking spaces, and two 900 sq. ft. retail spaces on the ground floor. The plans include five affordable family-sized rental units through the Chicago Low Incoming Housing Trust Fund. For years our community has expressed the need for family-sized affordable units, and these units will benefit neighborhood families, some of whom may attend nearby Goudy School.

Neighbors have brought up concerns about the reduction in parking as part of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance. Parking will always be at a premium in Chicago and certainly in our neighborhood, and I am sensitive to that. However, I am also a proponent of TOD. This building is located a stone’s throw from the Berwyn Red Line station, which will attract car-free renters.

Residents expressed support for recruiting two high-quality and locally owned businesses to the new storefronts on Berwyn. I have always been proud of our community’s steadfast support of locally owned businesses. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce has submitted a letter of support for the reduced retail frontage and the development team has committed to working with the Chamber and my office to find high quality tenants for the two 900 sq. ft. storefronts included in this plan. Additionally, my office will work to relaunch dynamic activations on this block like the Food Truck Mondays events we held in 2019.

Issues have been raised regarding the density and design of the building. The design team made considerable changes to the design after community engagements and ultimately landed on something that honors the current look with white glazed tile. I understand some neighbors still have concerns about the final designs. The current footprint of the building matches what the developer is planning to build, and the requested setbacks match this. Allowing for these requests allow this building to stay at five stories, rather than building taller as is allowed by the current zoning.

The plans for this development have evolved in recent months as the team at MCZ Development has responded to community concerns. It is my belief, and supported by many of the neighbors who have weighed in, that their final proposal will have a better impact on the community that what they would be able to build “by right” without the need for variances and special uses.

My office will convene a Community Visioning meeting with neighbors in the Berwyn area later in July to begin a conversation about other potential upcoming developments. These conversations will focus on what the neighbors would like to see in this part of the community and to be proactive as development proposals are brought to my office. Future development proposals may involve the Christian Science Reading Room at Berwyn and Kenmore and Epworth Church.

On Monday my office hosted a Community Review meeting regarding TimeLine Theatre’s request for a zoning change and PPA license at 5033-35 N. Broadway. TimeLine purchased these two parcels in 2018 and plan to build their new headquarters, including a state of the art live performance theatre, museum exhibit space, rehearsal and office space, and a cafe and bar. Click here to view the recording from Monday’s meeting (passcode is #ZbV8CK?). I will be accepting feedback on these requests to inform my position through Tuesday, July 6, 5:00 pm. Please email ally@48thward.org with your feedback, including your address or block. 

Last week, I introduced the Lending Equity Ordinance (click here to view ordinance), requiring more transparent reporting of lending data from Banks who want to do business with the city. In the summer of 2020, WBEZ published an investigative report looking at mortgage lending by race in the City of Chicago. The report showed vast disparities in lending – for every $1 banks loaned in Chicago’s white neighborhoods, they invested just 12 cents in the city’s Black neighborhoods and 13 cents in Latinx areas – showing that racial homeownership gaps in Chicago are worse today than they were in 1960. Click here to view the WBEZ report.
This ordinance will ensure that those who want to do business with the City are also doing right by every neighborhood. As Chairman of the Housing Committee, I will stay focused on efforts to reverse these systems and will do so in continued partnership with advocates, city, state and federal elected colleagues. The measure was worked on in partnership with the Housing Policy Task Force, a group of more than twenty affordable housing advocates, developers, and practitioners from across Chicagoland working to expand access to the wealth-building opportunities of homeownership. Key partners on the initiative were Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS), the Woodstock Institute, LISC Chicago, the Metropolitan Planning Council, and the Chicago Community Trust.

This week I spent some time on the west side touring the 24th Ward and 22nd Ward communities of North Lawndale, Little Village, and Douglass Park with Alderman Michael Scott, Jr. and Alderman Michael Rodriguez to look at economic development projects and affordable housing opportunities. It is my priority as a Northside Alderman and Chairman of the Housing & Real Estate Committee to help and support the important work of my colleagues on the south and west sides of Chicago.

Please be safe when celebrating this weekend, using caution at the lakefront and keeping in mind that fireworks are dangerous and illegal. The Saddle & Cycle Club plan to hold their fireworks show this Sunday, July 4, at dusk, which are visible from our community. 

The new pHlour diner is open in the former Nookies location at Bryn Mawr and Broadway! The well-loved pHlour Bakery & Cafe has expanded. Their new location at 1100 W. Bryn Mawr is open seven days a week from 7am – 4pm for breakfast, lunch, and coffee! To view their menu, please click here.

Have a peaceful weekend, and stay cool.


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

Fourth of July Events 
Please click here to view a list of events occurring in the Chicagoland area for the Fourth of July!Each Monday, my office sends a newsletter with construction updates to constituents. This newsletter covers construction events more in-depth, but some key updates will be posted here.N Sheridan Rd Resurfacing ProjectFrom W Bryn Mawr Ave north to W Sheridan Rd, W Sheridan Rd west to N Winthrop AveWeek of 7/5/21 No work on 7/5/21 due to the holidayPrep work for new parking cut-outs and parkway padsSaw cutting for concrete workRemoval of existing concrete sidewalk, curb & gutters (will begin on the East side of Sheridan).This schedule is subject to change based on the weather. Our office will try to make this process as smooth as possible by giving you updates on upcoming phases of the project, but please note that there may be emergency situations that we cannot predict ahead of time, and your patience is appreciated. If you have any questions, please email harry@48thward.orgGarbage and Recycling Pick Up Schedule Changes 

Please note these important changes to the refuse and recycling schedule due to the Independence Day holiday.

There will be no refuse collection on Monday July 5th. All city-collected refuse will be serviced Tuesday through Friday. Residents should ensure all black refuse carts are accessible throughout the week of collection, not solely on their regular day of collection.

Additionally, residents should be advised of potential changes to Blue Cart Recycling collection based on their service provider.

(1) The Department of Streets and Sanitation (Zones 2 and 4) will collect recycling Tuesday through Friday. Residents should ensure all Blue Recycling Carts are accessible throughout the week of collection.

(2) Privately provided Blue Recycling Cart Service will be collected Tuesday through Saturday. There will be No Recycling Cart Service collection on Monday, July 5th. Residents with private service should continue to put out Blue Recycling Carts throughout the week, according to their typical schedule.

o LRS (Service Areas 1,3,5 and 6) will collect Recycling services as scheduled Tuesday through Saturday with Friday collections being moved to Saturday
Fireworks Reminder 
As pretty as fireworks are, they are illegal to set off in Illinois without a proper permit. Please save the unwarranted stress to your neighbors and their pets by respecting this law. We encourage residents to enjoy the safe fireworks displays across the city. Please click here for a list of events occurring over the holiday weekend.
Biking Reminders 
With the weather starting to warm up, we want to take this time to remind everyone that anyone 12 or older must walk their bikes on the sidewalk. We encourage residents to plan their bike rides in advance, using online map services, to see where bike lanes are located in the city. Chicago’s SAFE (Streets Are For Everybody) Program is a fantastic resource to learn more about biking in the city. Happy riding!

Reminder: Watering Trees 
It is getting hot out! As much as we need water to be healthy, so do our trees. Please remember to water your trees and other outdoor plants this summer as the weather begins to warm up and we experience drier days.Clean your Sewer Drains! 
Please make sure your sewer drain covers are clean after this week’s weather. This ensures proper drainage during storms to prevent water from sitting in the street.Please Pick Up After Your Dog! 
We all, pets and humans alike, deserve to walk on clean sidewalks and enjoy clean parks. Please remember to bring bags with you on your walks to pick up after your dog. Thank you!

People’s Gas Construction Update

Service transfers and restoration continues on the 6300 block of Highland and 6300 block of Magnolia. Lakewood and Wayne scheduled to begin in two weeks.

Parking restrictions will be in place. We appreciate your patience on this project. Upcoming Community Meetings
XFun Community Review Meeting
Thursday, July 8
6:00 pm
Via Zoom – Click here to register

5354-5356 N Sheridan Rd Information meeting
Revised Plans to show the community
Tuesday, July 6th
6:00 pm
Via Zoom 
Click here for more information.For a complete list of upcoming community meetings, visit 48thward.org/48meetings.48th Ward Community Visioning Meetings 

This summer 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman will host a series of hyper-local Community Visioning Meetings. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, our office is beginning to receive inquiries and proposals regarding new developments. Our Community Visioning Meetings will be opportunities to connect with neighbors to collaborate on a shared vision for the future of our community.

Along with proposals currently coming to the 48th Ward office, our community is seeing the largest investment in public infrastructure in a lifetime with the Red Purple Modernization Project. With the completion of this project — including new stations, embankments, and tracks between Bryn Mawr and Lawrence — we expect to see additional private investments with the renovation and redevelopment of properties along the Red Line.

We encourage neighbors in the following areas to join us at our meetings this summer. We will hold multiple engagements for each region: Berwyn, Argyle, Bryn Mawr.
Argyle Community Visioning Kick-Off Meeting
Neighbors east of Broadway, Foster to Ainslie
Saturday, July 17, 10am-noon
Outdoor location TBD
 Bryn Mawr Community Visioning Kick-Off Meeting
Neighbors east of Broadway, Hollywood to Balmoral
Saturday, August 21, 10am-noon
Outdoor location TBD

Interim CPD Foot Pursuit Policy 
Last week, the Chicago Police Department announced the interim foot pursuit policy which is open to public comment until July 15. The community process will provide residents and stakeholders an opportunity to review the interim foot pursuit policy and provide feedback, which will inform the revisions to the policy in early September 2021. The Chicago Police Department also has launched a public input form and is setting up deliberative dialogues for community groups interested in discussing the foot pursuit policy with members of CPD.Public Comment on Policy
CPD invites you to review the interim policy and make comments and recommendations on it. To read the policy and provide your feedback, click here. Public comments will be open until July 15, 2021.Public Input Form
CPD has launched an anonymous input form that asks various questions around foot pursuits. These questions will allow you to provide feedback on specific components of the foot pursuit policy. Responses to this form are entirely anonymous.
Click here to complete the input formDeliberative Dialogues
CPD is inviting community groups and organizations interested in providing feedback on the foot pursuit policy to meet with members of CPD. This deliberative dialogue is aimed at allowing participants to discuss multiple views and perspectives on the topic. While the discussions may not produce consensus, they will produce collective insight and feedback around ways to improve CPD’s foot pursuit policy. CPD has partnered with the Center for Conflict Resolution to provide neutral facilitation and note taking for the meetings.
Click here to sign up for a deliberative dialogueIf you have additional questions, please contact Community@chicagopolice.org

Chicago Works Community Challenge Applications are Open!
Mayor Lightfoot calls on residents and community experts to give the city their biggest and best infrastructure ideas. 

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that applications are now open for the Chicago Works Community Challenge, an unprecedented $10 million competition to find the best public works projects in each of Chicago’s seven planning regions. 
“The Chicago Works Community Challenge provides an opportunity for all of our residents to tell us what infrastructure projects they want to see in their neighborhoods,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “While seven projects will ultimately be selected, every idea we receive through this initiative will be forwarded to City agencies for future consideration as a part of our overarching five-year capital plan. I encourage residents from all walks of life to participate in this challenge, which makes neighborhood investment a collaborative effort.” 
Projects eligible for funding through the Community Challenge include new investments in public parks, schools, libraries, City-run community centers and City-owned vacant lots. 

Applications are open to all City of Chicago residents and are due by Monday, Aug. 30. Community groups and nonprofits based in Chicago are also invited to submit proposals to the challenge. 

Please click here for more information.

Calling all Edgewater Residents: Vote on the Public Art Proposals for 5410 N Broadway

The Edgewater Public Art Program is designed to bring interest to the public realm in the neighborhood, with a large-scale art piece on the south-facing wall of the 5410 N. Broadway building that can beautify the street and engage visitors and residents. It is primarily visible from the children’s Bromann (Charles) Park. Please click here to vote.  Chicago Public Library Online Immigration Seminars
The Chicago Public Library currently has 7 free online sessions hosted by USCIS and JCFS for anyone to participate in covering Green Card, Naturalization and DACA. There are programs scheduled for English and Spanish. Participants can register by clicking hereDisability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois 
The Disability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois (DITI) works to increase understanding of the various issues facing immigrants with disabilities in Illinois. 

DITI has created a survey for immigrants with disabilities who live in Illinois, which can be filled out until July 26th (the 31st anniversary of the ADA). While there is information available about immigrant groups and disability groups, it’s very hard to find data about immigrants who are also people with disabilities. The information collected will ONLY be utilized by DITI to determine the needs of immigrants with disabilities and their support persons. The survey is available in five languages, as follows:

English     Spanish     Polish     Arabic    Mandarin Chinese
What is Zoning? Webinar
Wednesday, July 14
6:00 pm

Zoning shapes what gets built in our city. But what is zoning? How does it work? What impact does it have? When can the community engage with zoning in their neighborhood? Join a panel of zoning experts and practitioners to learn more about this important—but complicated—topic that has a big impact. Register for this webinar here.Communities Partying 4 Peace
Saturday, July 3
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please click here for more informationBlock Parties in the 48th Ward
Block Parties across the City will begin on July 5th this year.  We’ll be posting 48th Ward block parties in our Friday newsletters throughout the summer.  

July 5 – 1500 block of Glenlake 
July 10 – 1500 block of Norwood 
July 10 – 1500 block of Highland
July 10 – Thorndale east of Sheridan Road will be closed for a chamber concert – open to the public 

Block Parties are permitted by the City and issued to organizers for closure of one block, first approved by the Alderman, then officially permitted by CDOT (Chicago Department of Transportation). Typically, a block will be closed to traffic and parking from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

If you want to host a block party, complete the two forms at these links and return them to jerry@48thward.org:
Permit Request  
COVID Agreement
Before sending your forms, please be sure your neighbors are on board to join your party.The Property Tax System Information
The Cook County Treasurer’s Office’s brochure, “The Property Tax System,” contains useful information for property owners. The brochure is offered in English and 26 other languages. Please click here to find out more information. Farmers Markets in our Community 

Andersonville Farmers Market 
Catalpa, between Ashland and Clark
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, through Oct. 20
Click here for details

Uptown Farmers Market 
Wilson & Broadway
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm, through November
Click here for detailsAndersonville Dog Days of Summer
July 14 – 18

The Andersonville Dog Days of Summer is just around the corner.  We are celebrating all four-legged friends July 14-18 as well as highlighting all the wonderful businesses that support them. Look for more information coming soon. We are looking for Andersonville Pet Ambassadors! If you want to showcase your pet during the event, please click here.Programs and Resources for Older Adults

Edgewater Village
You’re invited to participate virtually in a wide variety of informational, social, and cultural programs offered by Edgewater Village Chicago. Upcoming programs include movie chats, discussions about current events, and Greek dancing every Saturday afternoon using the Zoom platform. Meet new people and stay active and engaged with your community. Check out these and many other programs, and sign up for the biweekly newsletter to learn about more activities.

Edgewater Village Chicago is a volunteer, non-profit organization. It offers programs, social activities and resources geared toward older adults to enable them to age well in community. There are no membership dues; its programs are free and open to everyone.ComEd Financial Assistance ProgramsCHAMP
ComEd offers help to military families who are past due on their energy bills. The CHAMP programprovides grants to activated or honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserves and veterans. Learn more here.Small Business Assistance
Eligible businesses can take advantage of the Small Business Assistance program that offers a grant, once every 12 months, up to $1,000 towards a past-due balance. Enrolled businesses may also place a remaining balance on a payment plan of up to 6 months. Click here for more information.Residential Special Hardship
Customers who demonstrate a financial hardship may be eligible for ComEd’s Residential Special Hardship program, which provides a grant of up to $500 to help pay past-due energy bills. Learn more here.Nonprofit Special Hardship
Financial assistance is available for eligible nonprofit organizations through ComEd’s Nonprofit Special Hardship program. Grants up to $2000 are offered to help pay past-due energy bills. Learn about program eligibility here.List of Businesses Hiring in the 48th Ward 
My office has put together a spreadsheet of local businesses hiring in our Ward. This list will be updated periodically. Please click here to view the spreadsheet. If you have any job opportunities you would like included on this list, please email maggie48thward@gmail.com.Bus and Rail Positions
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is currently seeking ambitious individuals looking to launch a career in public transportation. The nation’s second largest transit agency has a variety of available positions across the agency, including machinists, mechanics, warehouse workers, rail system flaggers and track workers, as well as more than 400 part-time bus operator positions. Please click here for more information.City Colleges of Chicago: District Director of Adult Education Operations
Please see the posted position for District Director of Adult Education Operations.  They have a dynamic team at City Colleges and look forward to welcoming another new team member. Census Bureau Opportunities
Please click here to view opportunities available through the US Census Bureau.Many Businesses in Andersonville are Hiring!
Please click here to view the various businesses that are hiring in Andersonville. Additionally, take a walk down Clark Street to see which businesses are hiring!Submit your film for The Spirit of Chicago!
Chicago Filmmakers is looking for films to be featured in The Spirit of Chicago, a monthly virtual screening series celebrating the diverse talent of Chicago’s film community. Films of all genres are accepted and are welcome to submit for FREE! Submit by August 2 to be considered for fall programming. Click here for more information

Beyond these opportunities, the Chicago Filmmakers has great resources for any aspiring filmmakers. Please click here for more informationBe a Host Family for an International Student! 
Bring international awareness into your home this year. AFS Intercultural Programs is looking for host families for high school exchange students coming from more than 90 countries in August and September. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about yourself, your family, and your community by hosting a student from another culture. More information is available at 1-800-AFS-INFO or here.

AFS is a non-profit organization that has been facilitating high school exchange programs for over 70 years with the mission of creating a more just and peaceful world. They have 17 high school students coming to the Greater Chicago area this fall for the 2021-2022 school year and are actively looking for host families for them. Click here to view a flyer for the organization.Volunteer Opportunities at Territory Design Team
Territory Design Team needs your help! Please click here to view the various opportunities the organization has. In-Person Teen Filmmaking Camp at Chicago Filmmakers
July 5 – July 16
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Due to popular demand, a second session of our In-Person Teen Filmmaking Camp (ages 14-17) has been added to the summer schedule. Plus, there’s still one spot left for the In-Person Youth Filmmaking Camp (Ages 9-13). Hands-on and collaborative, campers will learn a wide range of skills to write, produce, edit and direct their own short films. Sign up today! Please click here for more informationArt Summer Camp at the Swedish American Museum 
July 12 – July 16
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join our ‘travels’ as we learn about some of the countries that Chicagoans have immigrated from. We will be creating works of art each day. There will also be special activities as we study Sweden, Mexico, Ireland, Ghana and China. We will spend time each day working on creating a paper mache’ Dala Horse in honor of Sweden.

Drama Summer Camp at the Swedish American Museum 
July 19 – July 23
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Drama camp is for children who are 5 and 6 years old. This would include kids who will be going into kindergarten in the fall and kids who have just completed kindergarten. The class is limited to 10 students. The camp is a fun introduction to theatre games and stories.Train Youth Entrepreneurs with Helix this Summer 
Helix is partnering with After School Matters and the Chicago Housing Authority to provide the Helix Entrepreneurs program to 80 Chicago high school students this summer! 

They’re now looking for experienced and passionate educators and youth development professionals who are tech-savvy (the program is mostly remote!), and ready to talk about neighborhood change through an entrepreneurial lens. We provide all of the lesson plans, support, student activities, etc! Pay is set at $26 per hour for 180 hours between July 6th and August 13th! 

Please click here to view the job description.Swedish American Museum Programming
Freshly baked goods, a summer café with Swedish coffee, cooking classes, and more! Click here to read all about what the Swedish American Museum has going on this month.Edgewater Glen Garden Walk 
Sunday, July 11
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Starting at  1420 W. Glenlake (6100N)

$5 suggested donation with children free to tour these urban, small-space gardens located in a compact, easily-walkable area. For more info click here
 Free Lakefront Workout Classes with Orange Shoe
Orange Shoe Personal Fitness is hosting free lakefront workouts Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:30 am, and Most Sundays at 9:30 am through July 4. You can join Orange Shoe trainer Kris on the lakefront where Bryn Mawr meets the lake, for a variety of bodyweight, strength, sprints, and plyometric workouts. To register for an upcoming class click here.Applications for the Edgewater Arts Festival are Still Open! 
Edgewater Arts Festival still has some booths available for artists and sponsors. The Fest will be Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29, 2021 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Artists can apply in the Zapp software link here. There is no application fee, and the $275.00 booth fee includes the City of Chicago $25 vendor fee. Contact Kevin Flynn with any artist or sponsorship questions at eaimcallforartists@gmail.comOutdoor Movies at Buttercup Park
Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
Movies start at dusk

7/10 Be Kind Rewind
7/31 Crooklyn
8/21 TBD – animated kids film

All films take place at Buttercup Playlot Park in Uptown.  More info at vics-pix.comNight Out in the Parks! 
The Chicago Parks District is hosting numerous events during the summertime all over the city. Please click here to view a list of events happening near you!The Andersonville Vintage Market
1500 W Block of Catalpa
July 25 and August 22
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come treasure hunt for vintage finds that can update a new space or add to your favorite space with vintage furniture, accessories, home goods, clothing, and music from special collections of our top Vintage-forward stores. Join us for bric a brac, what nots, clothing, and more!
Find out more information by clicking here.Edgewater Historical Society Walking Tours
Enjoy views of the historic buildings of Edgewater in our own unique outdoor museum. Edgewater has three historic districts, designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and many blocks filled with historic homes. Tours will be led by knowledgeable guides.

There is a limit of 15 in each tour. Our tour guides, who will have microphones, will lead you through the tour, and share with you our researched brochure. Everyone must wear a face mask and keep social distancing. The fee for each tour is $15, which supports the Edgewater Historical Society Museum. For registration follow this link: bit.ly/ehswalk6 

Note: There are ten tours available. Sign up before they sell out. The available tours are: Bryn Mawr Historic District: 
DATE: July 7, 2021; TIME: 6:30 p.m.Andersonville Historic District:
DATE: July 17, 2021; TIME: 9:30 a.m.COVID-19 Vaccine Updates 
Chicago is now in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Click here for more information on phases.

Visit 48thward.org/coronavirus for information on where to get a vaccine appointment in our community.If you or a loved one are having trouble accessing an appointment online for a COVID-19 vaccine, my office is working with volunteers who can assist in this process. Please call our 48th Ward COVID Line at 224-698-7507 or email 48thwardcovid@gmail.com and leave the name, phone number, and address of the person in need of assistance. We will have a volunteer follow up to see how they can assist. Please note, emailing/calling does not guarantee a vaccine appointment, but we will do all we can to help make this process easier for you or your loved one. 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 Guide48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman*We are operating remotely*

Ward Office                                                          City Hall Office
5533 N. Broadway,                                                121 N. LaSalle Room 300,
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Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment
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