48th Ward Weekly Update – October 1, 2021

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browserOctober 1, 2021 
Dear Neighbor,

Congratulations to the team at the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce on a great event last weekend, Andersonville Homecoming. 
Seeing neighbors together on Clark St enjoying food, entertainment, and local artists was a welcome sight after two summers in a row without Midsommarfest. Thank you to the Chamber staff and board members, volunteers, and local businesses who helped to make this a festive and safe event.

Last night I joined the team from Uptown United and the Uptown Chamber of Commerce, along with representatives from Choose Chicago and Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi, to cut the ribbon and officially celebrate the Argyle Alfresco program. Argyle marks the first of four “Alfresco” projects, a program designed in partnership with CDOT and Choose Chicago to add vibrancy and expanded dining and active use of sidewalks and streets in neighborhoods across the City. Uptown United and the Chamber received a grant that will allow for three years of Alfresco programming on Argyle, which complements the Shared Street design that was created to allow for more dynamic activations on the street. Click here to read more about the program and last night’s celebration.

Every day this week I have joined my colleagues at City Hall for Budget Hearings with each of the City Departments, and we’ll continue next week. Among the hearings we participated in this week were the Department of Family & Support Services, Department of Public Health, Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), and today we’re hearing from Office of Emergency Management and Communications and Department of Water Management. On Monday the Chicago Police Department is scheduled for their Budget Hearing and will address the ongoing violence in our city. I am committed to ensuring that our 2022 City Budget includes responsible allocation of funds to critical social supports like mental health, supportive housing, and affordable housing. Additionally, it is critical that our City Departments are able to carry out their missions on behalf of Chicago residents. Please feel free to share with me any questions you’d like to ask of the City Departments and your feedback on the proposed budget. I encourage you to listen in to the Budget Hearings on the City Clerk’s website. Click here to view the schedule for hearings.

The eviction moratorium entered by Governor Pritzker is scheduled to end this Sunday, October 3. With the moratorium coming to a close, there is help – both legal and financial – to keep residents in their homes:Don’t self-evict. A notice of eviction from your landlord does not mean you need to leave your home right away. Only the Sheriff can legally remove you from your home.Get legal help. Free legal assistance is available to Chicago renters. Go to Rentervention.com, which is provided by the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, a DOH delegate agency.Get financial help. DOH maintains a current list of places residents can apply for emergency rental assistance at Chicago.gov/RentHelp.Next week, the Chicago Department of Housing will launch a court-based rental assistance program, an offshoot of the city’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This program will serve as a safety net of last resort for tenants and landlords in eviction court who have either applied for assistance but not yet received help, in which case their applications will be expedited; or who have not yet applied, in which case applications will be created for them if they are eligible. Receiving this direct rental assistance should have a significant impact on deterring evictions. Click here for an Eviction Resource Flyer.

Please join me in congratulating the Senn Bulldogs Varsity Football team on their win against Foreman yesterday for their Homecoming game. Congratulations also to the Girls Volleyball JV and Varsity teams on their wins over Lakeview this week, Cross Country runners on making PRs in their meet this week, and to the Girls Flag Football team on shutting out Rickover last weekend! Tonight students will round out their week of Homecoming festivities with a dance in the school gym. Click here to follow Senn Athletics on Twitter and show your support to our student athletes.

This week our community lost a leader and dear friend and neighbor with the passing of Julie Wlach. Julie was an active leader of the East Andersonville Residents Council for many decades. She was a fierce and passionate advocate for the community, her neighbors, and the environment. Julie cared deeply about her neighbors and was committed to the ongoing improvement of our community. In recent years my team and I worked closely with Julie on issues like downzoning in East Andersonville and protecting trees during the Andersonville Water Main Project. Julie’s impact extended well beyond the boundaries of the 48th Ward. Julie was a dear friend and will be sorely missed, but her legacy will live on in our community. We will plant a tree in her honor in the future.

There’s plenty of fun to be had in the neighborhood this weekend:Pet Blessing at Church of the Atonement
Saturday, October 2, 11am
Church of the Atonement garden, 5749 N. Kenmore
Click here for more informationPet Health Fair – Free Vaccines and Microchips
Saturday, October 2, 11am-3pm
24th Police District, 6464 N. Clark
Click here for more informationAndersonville Wine Walk
Sunday, October 3, 3-6pm
Multiple locations in Andersonville
Click here for more information and tickets

Like many of you, I’m a lifelong Chicago Bears fan.
 I’m hopeful that they will continue to call Soldier Field home. Enjoy your weekend, shop local, and wear a mask!


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th WardInfo on Flu and COVID Vaccines

48th Ward Flu and COVID Vaccine Clinic – all ages
Tuesday, October 12, 10am-2pm
St. Ita’s Church (Jubilee Hall), 5500 N. Broadway
Click here to register in advance (recommended)

Please wear a face mask and bring an insurance card if you have one. Uninsured neighbors will receive their flu shot/COVID vaccine at no cost.

For more information, call the 48th Ward Office at 773-784-5277

St. Gertrude’s Church Vaccine Education and Vaccination Events
(click image for the flyer in additional languages)

Dining Out for Swift at Flaco’s Tacos – October 8

Flaco’s Tacos is donating 20% of all proceeds to Friends of Swift on Friday, October 8. Grab lunch, dinner, or an after-work margarita to support George B. Swift Specialty School (5900 N Winthrop)! For more information on Friends of Swift, click here.Andersonville Wine Walk Tickets are On Sale!

Join us to Walk, Sip, and Shop on Sunday, October 3 | 3-6PMIt’s that time of year! Andersonville’s favorite spring strolling event returns (in the fall) with two amazing Andersonville Wine Walk routes. We are happy to give our past crawl ticket buyers early access before the general on-sale this coming Monday.With wine curated by In Fine Spirits, each route (Cork & Bottle) will feature local businesses transformed into tasting destinations. Each wine walker will receive a specially printed wine glass that acts as a ticket to your chosen route. Attendees will also receive a route card featuring each wine, so it is easy to remember your favorites! Plus, be on the lookout for food along each route this year.

Interested in a free ticket? Email laustin@andersonville.org for Andersonville Homecoming Volunteer information.CHECK-IN: US Bank ( outside between the bank and The Clark) 5340 N Clark

Wine Walk patrons may check in early at 1PM on Sunday, October 3.
The event begins at 3PM. Tickets are $35 in advance and are $40 the week of the event if available.
Ticket sales directly benefit the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce’s continued programmingEach 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. ResurfacingW Bryn Mawr north to W Sheridan Rd, W Sheridan Rd west to N Winthrop AveBus pads will be installed in the coming weeks. We will let you know more when we have firm dates.Berger Park Shoreline Stabilization ProjectAs you may be aware, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Department of Transportation are working on an emergency stabilization and shore protection project at Berger Park. Beginning on September 20, 2021 thru November 12, 2021 the work at this location will require intermittent curb lane restrictions along northbound Sheridan Road for deliveries of materials from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekdays. While the project is underway, portions of Berger Park will be closed. The work consists of placement of armor stone along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Berger Park to arrest further erosion and damage caused by several storms from 2020, and reconstruction of the gravel trail behind the revetment. These emergency measures will construct a rubble mound revetment and fill the eroded areas of parkland immediately behind the revetment.Please feel free to call CDOT Resident Construction Engineer Mr. Imtiaz Khan at (630) 344-3518 or email imtiaz.khan@aecom.com if you have any questions on the day-to-day operations. Andersonville Water Main ReplacementAll service transfers per record drawings have been completed on the 1400 Blocks on Farragut and on Berwyn. If all goes as planned, service transfers per record drawings will be completed on the 1400 block of Summerdale by the end of the week. The final connection and abandonments have been completed on the 1400 block Farragut and sidewalk and curb removals started on Tuesday, 9/28. The new curb was poured yesterday, 9/29,  and sidewalks restoration will begin today, 10/1. The final connection has been put on hold per DWM investigation for the 1400 Block of Berwyn until further notice. The main test & Chlorination on the 1400 W Balmoral is also on hold. Restoration will continue on Farragut until complete.W Foster Ave Resurfacing ProjectN Clark St to N Marine DrToday and next week contractors will be working on raising and adjusting utilities. On Monday, October 4, MAT Construction will begin patching, which will take a day or two. If all goes well, paving will begin the week of October 11.2021 Menu Projects – Residential Street Repaving Streets will be resurfaced on or around the dates listed below:1400 block of Glenlake – Between Glenwood and Greenview – 10/1900 block of Thorndale – Between the lake and Sheridan – 10/11200 block of Bryn Mawr – Between Broadway and Wayne – 10/45500 block of Wayne – Between Bryn Mawr and Catalpa – 10/4The schedules for the projects above are 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.org.CTA Red Purple Modernization Project Construction UpdatesStreet Closure on Bryn Mawr – NEXT WEEKEND

Next weekend Bryn Mawr Ave. will be closed between Broadway and Winthrop to allow crews to begin demolition on the viaduct. This will be an ongoing closure beginning Friday, October 8th, 8pm, through Monday, October 11th, 5am. This closure will impact the north side sidewalk as it will remain closed at all times. Pedestrians will be able to access the northbound Bryn Mawr Red Line station entrance on the south side of Bryn Mawr Ave. Click here to read the construction activity notice

Sheridan Road & Catalpa Avenue Traffic Lane Closures – NEXT TUESDAY

There will be overnight traffic lane closures and partial shifts on N Sheridan Avenue between W Hollywood Ave and W Catalpa Ave on Tuesday, October 5 between midnight at 6 am. These closures and shifts are needed to allow contractor to bring in drill rig equipment for track reconstruction. Click here for more detailsExtended Alley Closure on 5500 block of Winthrop – NEXT WEEKThe drilled shaft installation work will move south to the alley behind 5500 to 5558 N Winthrop Ave. This is an extended alley closure where the alley will be closed at all times from Monday, October 4th to Friday, November 12th. The work in the alley takes place only from 7 am to 7 pm. Since vehicles will be unable to enter & exit garages, the contractor is going to provide alternative parking for impacted residents. Click here to read the construction activity notice

Other Construction Activity and Community Impacts9/29: RCN Overnight Cutover – Alley behind 5800 – 5900 N. Winthrop Ave5/24-12/31: Extended Street Closure –W. Ardmore Ave between CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Ave8/30-10/8: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5500 – 5558 N. Winthrop Ave9/9-9/30: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5700 – 5758 N. Winthrop Ave9/13-11/19: Daily Alley Closures – Alley behind 5300 – 5458 N. Winthrop Ave9/17-10/29: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5600 – 5658 N. Winthrop Ave9/20-10/15: Sidewalk Closures – W. Argyle Street under the CTA tracks9/21-10/12: Closures – W. Hollywood Avenue between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue9/27-10/1: Closures – W. Ainslie Street between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue9/27-10/30: Daily Alley Closures – The alley behind 5100 – 5258 N. Winthrop Avenue9/27-12/3: Daily Alley Closures – The alley behind 4900 – 5062 N. Winthrop AvenueSee 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 impactsCheck out recordings from last week’s Station-by-Station meetingsVisit transitchicago.com/rpm for comprehensive information about the projectCheck out the Open for Business microsite to see how you can support impacted businessesCityKey Card Printing Event – UptownShred Event!

Heartland Alliance’s Online English Language Classes

Heartland Alliance is offering free English as a Second Language classes online through Zoom (assistance can be provided to those unfamiliar with Zoom). Interested students will need a stable internet connection and a cellphone, computer, or tablet (computer or tablet works best). If interested, call or text the number listed in the flyer below.

Fall Term Classes at the Chinese Mutual Aid Association

The Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) will be commencing its fall term which will run from October 11th to December 18th. A wide range of ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, healthcare literacy classes, and citizenship classes will be offered this term.

Any interested individuals may contact the Senior Coordinator of Adult Literacy at christinaj@chinesemutualaid.org or (312) 380-0647.

Community Conversations
October 14, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Since 2018, the Chicago Police Department has hosted a two-part Community Conversation series per District in order to formulate the District’s Strategic Plan for the following year. The first part will be October 14th, and the follow-up conversation will take place in November. We encourage all residents to take part in these conversations, so the resulting plan is well-rounded and well-informed by community members. The meeting will take place on Zoom.

Edgewater Environmental Coalition Seeking Leaders

The Edgewater Environmental Coalition (EEC) is forming its board and advisory committee and is looking for community members to serve on the councils. The board is made up of co-chairs and a secretary and treasurer. The advisory committee serves to provide support and additional leadership to the board. To learn more or fill out an interest form, click here.Farmers Markets in our Community 

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

Uptown Farmers Market 
Wilson & Broadway
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm, through November
Click here for detailsBlock Parties in the Community

1500 Block of Norwood
Saturday, October 1

5300 Block of Lakewood
Saturday, October 1Edgewater Village Events

Chicago Bears Recap
Tuesday, October 5, 6:30-8 p.m. 
Tune in for a lively discussion with Rich Norman and other Bears’ fans to analyze the upcoming Oct. 3 game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions. This is a free program from Edgewater Village Chicago using the Zoom platform. Register. Other program dates: Oct. 12, 19, and 26, and Nov. 2.  The EDW Senior Satellite Center is now open for in-person, socially distanced, dining of enhanced box lunches, Monday – Friday, for two seatings:
The first is from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The second seating is from noon to 1:00 pm Maximum of 16 at each seating. No other programs have resumed at this point. 

If anyone has questions, they should contact the director, Debra Northey at dnorthey@catholiccharities.net.
(312) 742-5187 Office
(312) 742-5323 LobbyWelcome Kits for Afghan Refugees
In partnership with 7th District State Senator Mike Simmons, our office is collecting household essentials to be put into welcome kits for newly arriving Afghan refugees. We’ll be collecting through Monday, October 4. Click here to view a complete list of items needed.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.

CTA Fall Hiring Event – 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.Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is Hiring

COPA is activity seeking qualified individuals for the position of Administrative Assistant II. Please feel free to share information about this posting among your network.
https://www.chicagocopa.org/careers/administrative-services-officer/Chicago Police Department Entrance Exam
CPS is hiring!
Chicago Public Schools is hiring for a variety of roles, including crossing guards at schools in the community, and in the nutrition/food departments.

Click here to view the Careers page, and use the search function to search keywords.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 InformationYouth 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.Free Performing Arts Children’s Class 
Edgewater Playhouse
October 2, 2021
11:15 – 12:15

Children aged 4-7 are invited to attend a free class this weekend with American Eagle Productions. Games, improvisation, music, movement, and more await this weekend’s participants! Click here to register.

For more information on upcoming fall programs and classes, visit the American Eagle Website here.Jackalope Theatre Neighborhood Narratives

Jackalope Theatre Company, in association with Chicago Parks District Night Out in The Parks, opens the 2021/2022 season with Neighborhood Narratives, a free all-ages festival of short plays touring to parks in the Edgewater, East Side, and Humboldt Park neighborhoods. The festival features news plays by Carolyn Hu Bradbury, Ireon Roach, and Lily Be, each one inspired by local stories submitted by community members from the touring neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Narratives
A short play festival in the parks.
October 2nd, 2021, 4pm, Calumet Park Beach, 4001 E 98th St, Chicago IL 60617
October 9th, 2021, 4pm, Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N Humboldt Dr, Chicago, IL 60622
All performances are FREE

Jackalope Theatre partners with Night Out in the Parks to present a festival of music and short plays inspired by community submitted stories. Amplifying Chicago Parks’ Cultural Asset Mapping ProjectJackalope pairs local storytellers from the Edgewater, East Side, and Humboldt Park neighborhoods with playwrights, directors, and actors to share hyper-local short plays with hyper-local audiences. Presented with live music on a pop-up stage, Neighborhood Narratives is a celebration of the parks and people that surround Chicago.
Neighborhood Narratives features plays with direction by Stephanie Shum, Monet Felton*, and Xavier Retana. The creative team includes Ryan Emens* (Scenic Design), Aaron Stephenson (Sound Design), Silent Marvin (Music), Pearl “Cookie” Reid (Festival Host). The production Stage Manager is Anna Brockway.
In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Patrons who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and join us for an event when symptoms subside. For more details, visit jackalopetheatre.org
* Denotes Jackalope Theatre Company Member
Jackalope Theatre expands American identity by engaging with our communities to produce works that celebrate diverse perspectives. Season 14 is made possible by the continued generosity of Season Sponsors Michael and Mona Heath.
Like on Facebook at facebook.com/jackalopetheatrecompany
Follow on Instagram at instagram.com/jackalopetc
Subscribe to YouTube at youtube.com/JackalopeTheatreThis Week at the Swedish American Museum

Pick up fresh Swedish baked goods from the Summer Cafe this weekend, join an informal Swedish conversation session, or come learn and practice traditional roots music! There’s something for everyone at the Swedish American Museum. Please click here for more information on this week’s activities.Pet EventsReeling 39 International Film Festival
Dates: September 27 – October 7, 2021

The Reeling Film Festival celebrates its 39th year with hybrid presentations of its international LGBTQ+ films. While in-person screenings have concluded, online screenings via zoom are available through October 7. Click here to learn more and register for a screening.RAISIN – An Exhibition Inspired by A Raisin in the Sun

6018North is pleased to announce RAISIN, an exhibition exploring themes from the classic play A Raisin in the Sun (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry. Featuring artworks created by Chicago and international artists, the exhibition offers local and global perspectives on ‘home.’ RAISIN opened September 17 as a proud partner of the Chicago Architecture Biennial as they present their fourth edition The Available City.  Click here for more information.
 FEATURED ARTISTSKioto Aoki (Chicago) / Coletivo Anastácia Berlin (Berlin) / Jared Brown (Chicago) Marina Viola Cavadini (Milan) / Amy Sanchez Arteaga + Misael Diaz (Cog•nate Collective) (So. California)  Jory Drew (Chicago) / Işıl Eğrikavuk (Berlin) / Max Guy (Chicago) / Kyle Bellucci Johanson (Chicago) Kierah “Kiki” King (Chicago) / Diya Khurana (Mumbai) / Kat Liu (Chicago) / AJ McClenon (Chicago) Ilja Clemens Melzer (Berlin) / Joelle Mercedes (Chicago) / Chip Moody (Chicago) / Joseph Mora (Chicago) Nahum, Ale de la Puente, Juan José Díaz Infante, and Tania Candiani (Mexico City and Berlin) zakkiyyah najeebah dumas-o’neal (Chicago) / Alessia Petrolito (Turin) Delilah Salgado (Chicago) / Aaron Samuels (Los Angeles) / Rohan Ayinde Smith (London) Brett Swinney (Chicago) / Maryam Taghavi (Chicago) / Gloria Talamantes (Chicago) / Tran Tran (Chicago) / Unyimeabasi Udoh (Chicago) / Nayeli Vega (Berlin) / Amanda Williams (Chicago)Jakob Wirth (Berlin) / Tintin Wulia (Australia) / Zhiyuan Yang (New York) / Nushin Yazdani (Berlin)Curator: Asha Iman Veal
Curatorial Assistants: Shannon Lin and Esraa
Graduate Curatorial Assistant: Ruby Dudasik
Exhibition Associate: Alexis Brocchi
6018North Team: Tricia Van Eck and Nathan Abhalter Smith
RAISIN opened at 6018North, a three-story house on a residential block in a formerly all-white, now integrated, neighborhood in Chicago. RAISIN explores themes from A Raisin in the Sun—from first-time homeownership, gender dynamics within communities of color, to generational dreams, and more. Public programming includes conversations with visual artists, theater scholars, fair-housing advocates, global migration advocates, as well as live performances.Helix Cafe/GirlForward Block Party & Vaccine Event

 Fall Advisory Council Events at West Ridge Nature Park   
Location: 5801 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Celebrating the sixth anniversary of the opening of West Ridge Nature Park, the park has the following programs to offer for those who wish to celebrate and enjoy the park:

Work and Play Day
October 16, 2021
10:00 am

Explore the natural seeds, streams, and fishy creatures at the Work and Play Day in the park. The morning will kick off with seed crafts and nature weaving. There will be a noon lunch break (bring or buy your own) followed by activities and an obstacle course beginning at 1:00 pm

Audio Walk Launch
October 23, 2021
1:00 pm

Christa Donner, artist and member of the park’s advisory council, will present her multi-sensory audio walk, Dear Human. This immersive experience merges narration with the existing soundscape. Bring your smartphone and headphones to take part in this activity.

For more information on events at the park, click here.Virtual Book Event: 
From Sarah to Sydney: The Woman Behind All-of-a-Kind Family
A Conversation with Alexandra Dunietz
Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Registration Online:  https://selfhelphome.org/event/virtual-book-event-from-sarah-to-sydney/ or call 773-271-0300

The Selfhelp Home is hosting a virtual book event in partnership with Chicago Public Library, Skokie Public Library, and The Village Chicago. The only biography of Sydney Taylor, this novel explores her profound impact on children’s literature and Jewish national identity. To read more about the “From Sarah to Sydney: The Woman Behind All-of-a-Kind Family,” click here.Raven Theatre Presents – THE LAST PAIR OF EARLIES
By Joshua Allen
Directed by Wardell Julius Clark
Raven Theatre welcomes back audiences and live-performances with a world premiere from the mind of “Empire” writer and Executive Producer of HBO’s “In Treatment,” Joshua Allen. This play centers around a couple who find solace in the southside of Chicago after fleeing conflict in the south. As time goes by they try to build a better future, but can they escape the sorrow of putting personal dreams aside and the pain of growing apart?
Tickets at: https://www.raventheatre.com/stage/the-last-pair-of-earlies/
$5 Off w/ Code: EDGEWATER5
*only for full price, non-preview ticketArgyle Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 
Winthrop Ave, South of Argyle Street
October 2, 2021
3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Marking the second most important holiday behind Lunar New Year from many different Asian cultures, this festival will highlight many cultural elements to add value and meaning to the Asia on Argyle District in Uptown. Along with musical and cultural performances, kids’ crafts and artisanal vendors will be available for attendees to enjoy. For more details click here.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 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