The City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS), and other City departments and sister agencies will provide resources for residents to find relief from extreme heat emergencies this summer. Cooling areas operate from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays–Fridays. You are required to wear a mask while cooling down. 
Along with libraries and park fieldhouses, these spots are open:
Englewood Center – 1140 W. 79th Street 
Garfield Center – 10 S. Kedzie Ave. 
King Center – 4314 S. Cottage Grove 
North Area Center – 845 W. Wilson Ave. 
South Chicago Center – 8650 S. Commercial Ave. 
Trina Davila Center – 4312 W. North Ave. 
Residents are also encouraged to check on relatives, neighbors and friends during the next few days. If you are unable to make contact, you can request a wellbeing check by downloading the CHI311 app, visiting, or calling 3-1-1 or our office.

The construction work zones on the Armitage and Lincoln projects are blocking some parking areas, but the businesses are still open. Don't forget to patronize these great local shops and restaurants during the work projects. Below are more details on the progress of the work.

Our office will be co-hosting a property tax appeals workshop in a couple of weeks and we will provide the meeting date, time and meeting access info once we verify the date with the board of appeals. In the meantime, West Town is open for re-assessments as of July 21 and the closing date is August 23. Visit the County Assessor site for more info.

Also in the newsletter is an update on city council and mosquito abatement work underway throughout the city.

Have a safe weekend,
Alderman Scott Waguespack