Stay at Home Advisory: Have a "Zooming" Thanksgiving
Order Your Parking Permits Online for 2021 Hospitality Grant Webinars
Dear Neighbors,

A new stay-at-home advisory is now in effect for Chicago as we continue to see a spike in the number of new cases.
The advisory will last for at least 30 days to try to "stop the virus in its tracks," according to Mayor Lightfoot.
Mayor Lightfoot said that one in 18 Chicagoans have active COVID-19 infections as of Nov. 13.
The stay-at-home advisory encourages us all to stay home as much as possible for 30 days, only leave to go to work or school, or for essential needs like groceries. Everyone should be as vigilant as possible and wear facemasks and follow social distancing protocols.

Have a Zoom Thanksgiving

We are all being asked to avoid non-essential out of state travel. if travel is necessary, you are asked to quarantine or have proof of a negative test before traveling, and not have gatherings in our homes with anybody outside our own household, this includes Thanksgiving.

It will be difficult for forego Thanksgiving tradition, especially for people who live alone - and grandparents. Zoom is lifting time restrictions on Thanksgiving Day to enable family gatherings. The internet is filled with ideas about having a Zoom Thanksgiving, including cooking and online games. Here is one article.

And why not take break from cooking and order in from one of our local restaurants? Many of the restaurants below are having holiday specials, perfect for a small gathering.
 Businesses and the Stay at Home Advisory

The mayor is strongly encouraging everyone to take needed steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Businesses can remain open if abiding by the new 10-person event size limit.
For rules on outdoor dining, click here. Find the latest information on all business regulations here. 
Time to Order New Parking Passes

Your current residential guest parking passes will expire on Dec. 31. To make sure you don't get a ticket, stay safe, and avoid unnecessary contact, please purchase parking passes and city stickers online right now.

If you order today, you will receive them in plenty of time.

Buying City Stickers and Parking Passes on-line is convenient and you can order 24 hours a day at ezbuy.chicityclerk.com.

You can learn how to order online by using our Guest Parking Passes 101 guide or
watch our video below for step-by-step details on how to purchase your passes or stickers online.
Buying Passes at City Hall

You can buy passes in person at any of the Chicago City Clerk offices including City Hall and its Northside Office at 5340 W. Gale Street, which are open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please plan for increased wait times due to social distancing protocols. Increased safety measures have been put in place to mitigate the exposure of COVID-19. Make sure you have the list of required documents before you go in-person.
Chicago History Museum History Trail Town Hall
Thursday, November 19
5:30 p.m.
Zoom Call 
(Register Here)

Please join the History Museum for a special Town Hall meeting to learn more about the progress and current plans for the Museum's park beautification and history trail project in Lincoln Park. Give your input and get involved!
18th District Community Conversation II

The Chicago Police Department is once again seeking your input to draft District's strategic plans surrounding crime enforcement and community engagement.

Join CPD on Thursday, November 19 from 6 to 8 PM for the second virtual meeting. A draft plan will be shared, and additional input will be sought for the final plan.
Please visit here to register.
Business Hospitality Grant Webinars
Mortgage, Rental and Utility Assistance

Mortgage and Rental

The city is working with Neighborhood Housing Services to assist residents suffering additional financial burdens from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here, or call the grant hotline at (800) 831-7949.

Utility Relief and Re-connection

We have learned there has been an increase in residents being disconnected from their gas and/or electric service.

Any resident facing disconnection from electricity or gas service who is experiencing financial hardship or meet eligibility requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, can call ComEd at 800-334-7661 or Peoples Gas at 866-556-6001 to prevent disconnection or have your utilities reconnected. 

The Citizens Utility Board at 1-800-669-5556 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday is available to help residents navigate the process. Additional details on the benefits provided through the protections can be found here.  

Covid Eviction Moratorium

Since March 2020, the Governor has put a moratorium on most eviction case filings in Illinois. However, as of November 14, 2020 the protections for tenants have changed. Landlords can now file evictions, unless tenants give them a written declaration that whey should be protected by the COVID eviction moratorium. This applies until at least December 14, 2020.

To learn more about what is required, click here.
North Pond Restoration Donation Match

The Lincoln Park Conservancy has announced that donations to the North Pond restoration project will be matched through year’s end by a generous anonymous donor.

This means during their annual appeal you can double your impact to make this important Park project a reality. The Conservancy is more than 60% to their fundraising goal for the North Pond restoration, but still need your help. Donate today. 
Poinsettias for a Purpose Sale
Starts Friday, Nov. 20

The Lincoln Park Conservatory will not host its annual winter show this year - but you can bring the show home with you. All the poinsettias raised by the Conservatory staff need to find a new home for the holidays.

The “Deck Your Halls: Poinsettias for a Purpose” will include nearly 700 gold, orange, and pink poinsettias grown by the Conservatory staff for the Winter Show. The money raised will help the Conservancy’s docent and greeter program and educational programs.

The sale will take place from Friday, November 20th and until Sunday, November 29th, or when all plants are sold. You must register at their sale site or follow social media (FB: @chicagolincolnpark IG:@lpconservancy) for more details.
Support Our Local Stores and Restaurants
Christmas Shopping Season is Underway
Please Shop Local

With the holiday season upon us, we want to encourage you to buy one of our local businesses. Almost all have their own online presence, so it's just as easy to buy local as national. Please send us an email at yourvoice@ward43.org and let us know you're open for business!
Support our Neighborhood Restaurants

Please patronize our neighborhood businesses as much as possible and try to order directly from the restaurant. Thanks to all you who are writing to us to include your favorite restaurants. Keep it coming!

Don't delay - buy your parking passes now and stay safe,






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