48th Ward Weekly Update – November 4, 2020

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browserNovember 4, 2020
Dear Neighbor,

Thank you to everyone who participated in Election Day yesterday and in recent weeks. From election judges, to volunteers, to everyone who voted early and on Election Day. As final vote counts for the Presidential race come in across the country over the next few days, it is important we all remain patient and continue to look out for our neighbors. We saw record voter turnout in this election, and we should be proud of that.

Locally, I’d like to congratulate State Representative Kelly Cassidy, State Senator Heather Steans, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Senator Dick Durbin, and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on their victories yesterday. I look forward to continuing to work with them.

Each Wednesday my office will is highlighting local businesses in the Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown neighborhoods. Please use this as an opportunity to discover new experiences close to home. 
Tweet Let’s Eat/Big Chicks, 5020 N. Sheridan

Tweet, Let’s Eat and sister business Big Chicks have been Uptown institutions for nearly two decades. Tweet opened in 2003 and serves anything from classic to non-traditional dishes made from fresh and “organic-when-possible” ingredients that won’t break the bank. The menu will satisfy meat lovers, vegans, and everyone in between. Next time you’re craving take-out, try Tweet’s signature Vegan Southwest Tofu Scramble or the Hollywood Beach Protein Platter, which features tofu, grilled chicken, and a half-pound burger. Both businesses are offering curbside pickup and outdoor dining (weather permitting). Check out their website for details, and if you want to learn more about their history and their fearless leader Michelle Fire, click here to read a great profile from Bon Appetit magazine.Website | Facebook | InstagramAndersonville Antiques, 5245 N. Clark

Spend an afternoon browsing the two levels of Andersonville Antiques to find reclaimed, antique and vintage furniture, lighting, art, home accessories, vintage finds, and jewelry. Customers can score anything from affordable pieces to update their home decor style to backgammon boards and dishes. Andersonville Antiques also has a large selection of wall art as well as plaid accessories to celebrate fall and the upcoming holiday season. If you appreciate good customer service and enjoy browsing shelves for great finds, visit Andersonville Antiques between 11am and 6pm on any day of the week. Website | Facebook
Heirloom Books, 6239 N. Clark

Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Visit Heirloom Books in Edgewater to find your next novel! Heirloom Books is a cozy and eclectic used bookstore, carrying affordable books spanning across countless genres. College students can also find textbooks they might need at greatly reduced prices. Heirloom Books carries academic texts ranging from history, to psychology, and to anthropology. Not sure where to start? Visit their website to find book recommendations from Heirloom employees. “A used bookstore should cherish the growth of book-reading, one page at a time. Chicago bookstores are heirlooms to our city, thus our name.”Website | Facebook | Instagram

Have a great evening and stay safe. Don’t forget about Takeout Thursday tomorrow!


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th WardCopyright © 2020 Harry Osterman – 48th Ward Alderman, All rights reserved.