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Dear Neighbor,     
     
Due to the Columbus Day Holiday, there will be NO garbage service on Monday, October 12, 2020. Garbage service will take place Tuesday October 13th through Friday October 16th next week. Please have your carts accessible on Tuesday and leave them out until they are serviced. Please note that our ward office will be closed on Monday October 12, 2020 in observance of Columbus Day. We will reopen on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 9:00 am.
We hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday weekend.
 

 
 
 
 
 Recommended Halloween Guidelines 
 
  1. Masks aren't just for trick-or-treaters this year! Everyone-including candy givers-should wear a face covering (multi-layered, covering the mouth and nose, without gaps around the face).
  2. Leave a light on or hang a Halloweek sign in your window to let others know your house is giving out candy safely.
  3. Handing out candy? Please socially distance and have hand sanitizer, too.
  4. Trick or treating? Stay on the move! Less congregating means more houses and more candy.
  5. Ensure there's all treats and no tricks. Please don't reach into candy bowls while trick or treating, and eat candy only at home after washing your hands.
  6. No Haunted Houses. They are truly spooky and dangerous this year.
  7. Keep your candy crew small. Trick-or-treating groups should be 6 people or less.
  8. No house parties large or small this year.
 
Below are some printable signs for you to notify  
41st Ward Goblins and Ghouls if you are partaking in Halloween Trick-Or-Treating this year.
 
 
 
 
  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
The flu vaccine has saved millions of lives. It is safe, effective, and available at no cost citywide at many doctor's offices, pharmacies, community health centers, and flu clinics.  
 
CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D."What will happen this fall and winter is uncertain, but it is likely that there will be both COVID-19 and seasonal flu activity. Getting the seasonal flu vaccination before the end of October is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, your community and the global community from the flu."
 
 
Please visit www.chicago.gov/flu for more information and to locate any of the city-wide community flu clinics to get your flu shot at no cost. 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
*Please note TV's and Computer Monitors will NOT be accepted at this event.
 
 
 
  
 
   

 
 
 
 
Starting on October 14, 2020
Our 41st Ward Early Voting Site is:
 
 
Hours: 
Monday-Friday - 8:30 am-7 pm
  Saturday-Sunday - 9 am-5 pm
  Election Day, Nov. 3 - 6 am-7 pm
 
 
 
 

NOTICE: If you received a state letter and already applied to Vote By Mail, you may confirm your Vote By Mail application status here. 
 

 

 
 
 
 
COVID-19 Update
 
Recently, areas of the City of Chicago have seen a spike in the number of positive Covid-19 cases. This includes zip codes in the 41st ward. We'd like to remind everyone to please respect and adhere to the safety guidelines set forth by our state and city health experts. For the most up to date information on Covid-19 including positivity rates in your zip code, please visit https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html  
 
 
 
 
 
 
                               
                                       
 
                             
 
 
Currently, crews are in the 41st ward upgrading our entire lighting system. This includes an upgrade from the outdated high pressure sodium fixtures to better quality, more reliable LED light fixtures. Please note, street lights will be on during the day while the upgrade process is ongoing. Fixtures installed will be the same throughout the city to maintain uniform brightness.    
For more information on the program visit https://chicagosmartlighting-chicago.opendata.arcgis.com/  
 
 
 
 

Free Cloth Face Masks 
 
We are now offering free reusable cloth face masks. Masks can be picked up Monday through Friday 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at our ward office located at 7442 N. Harlem Avenue. Please enter the parking lot in front of our ward office. A representative from our office will be outside to provide your mask. Masks will be provided while supplies last. 
 
  
 
 
Garage / Yard Sales    
 
We have just received confirmation from the Department of Streets and Sanitation that we can start offering Garage / Yard Sale Permits. In an abundance of caution, we ask that you please email us your permit application (found *Here* ) and proof of address to ward41@cityofchicago.org. We will then email your permit once it is processed. You are also welcome to fax your information to (773) 631-2479. Below are the guidelines provided by Chicago Department of Public Health and the Department of Streets and Sanitation for Garage / Yard Sales.  
 
     
 
 
Business Resources
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Together Now Fund applications are open!
The fund provides grants as an additional source of funding for businesses whom have faced a multitude of challenges over the prior months.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expanded Outdoor Seating Permits
 
This new permit has been created specifically for temporary outdoor dining on the public way or private property.
Existing, fully-licensed restaurants and food establishments may apply to temporarily use streets and private property to extend dining space, where proper social distancing and adherence to public health guidelines are observed.
For more information including how to  apply click *HERE*  
 
 
   

 
 
City of Chicago launches a PPE Market Place
 
The City of Chicago's Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market, powered by Rheaply, provides small businesses, community-based organizations, and not-for-profits a streamlined way to secure affordable supplies from verified sources.
 
www.chicagoppemarket.com 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection's FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS! 
 
To register visit www.chicago.gov/businessworkshops
 
 
   
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES*  
 
Our local businesses desperately need our help! Many businesses have made adjustments to accommodate you during this crisis including free delivery and curbside pickup. For more information please contact:  
 
Edison Park Chamber of Commerce  
(773) 631-0063 | melissa@edisonpark.org
 
Edgebrook / Sauganash Chamber of Commerce
(773) 545-9300 | info@escc60646.com
 
Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce
(773) 763-3606 | ATriptow@norwoodpark.org
 
Everyday Edgebrook
info@everydayedgebrook.com
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Anthony Napolitano 
41st Ward Alderman  
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41st Ward Service Office
7442 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
TEL: (773) 631-2241
FAX: (773) 631-2479
EMAIL: ward41@cityofchicago.org
WEBSITE: www.chicago41.com

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