June 25, 2021
Alderman Reilly Reports
COVID-19 Updates: In-Home Vaccinations Eligible for All Chicagoans Ages 12 and Older, Changes at City-Run Vaccination Sites, and State of Illinois $10 Million Vaccine Sweepstakes
The Chicago Department of Public Health announced that its in-home vaccination program, Protect Chicago At Home, is now open to all Chicago residents age 12 and up. To encourage Chicago residents to take advantage of the program, Chicago-based Grubhub will donate gift cards valued at $50 to every household that chooses in-home vaccination.

Appointments can be booked now and gift card distribution will begin June 28. The gift cards will be usable immediately at any restaurant available through the Grubhub app. In-home vaccination offers a choice between the Pfizer (12 and older) and Johnson & Johnson (18 and older) vaccines. Up to 10 people can be vaccinated per household. Gift cards are limited to one card per household. 
To date, Protect Chicago At Home has administered in-home vaccination to more than 3,500 Chicagoans. Initially launched to bring vaccines to homebound seniors and people with disabilities in March, the program expanded to all seniors in May. It is the only on-demand, in-home vaccination program now available to all residents age 12 and up in the U.S. 

Call (312) 746-4835 to make an appointment or register online at www.chicago.gov/athome.  

The Chicago Department of Public Health today announced the closure and planned decommissioning of a number of City-run vaccination sites, as it continues to focus on hyperlocal distribution to reach Chicagoans who still need their COVID-19 vaccine. More than 20 percent of the total COVID-19 doses administered in Chicago have been given at City-run vaccination sites – five Points of Dispensing (or PODs) at City Colleges of Chicago locations and at the United Center. 

The Chicago State University drive-thru closed on Saturday, June 19, but there is still a walk-in vaccination site at CSU, open for appointments or walk-ups. Thursday, June 24, was the final day of operations at the United Center vaccination site, run by the City of Chicago in partnership with County and State partners. 

As the United Center closes, a vaccination site at Malcom X College will reopen on June 28, administering the Pfizer vaccine, operating Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

As the City transitions away from fixed vaccination sites, it continues to offer vaccine at dozens of neighborhood-based pop-up and mobile vaccination events, including at churches, food pantries, farmers markets, parks and beaches, CTA “L” stops and more. Visit chicago.gov/vaxcalendar to find a vaccination event in a community near you. In addition, COVID vaccines will be offered at CDPH immunization clinics throughout the city when they re-open in July.  

Additional changes are planned for next month. Chicago State University’s walk-up will close on Saturday, July 3. The City’s partnership with CSU was a critical part of the City’s vaccine equity strategy: 62 percent of the more than 12,000 vaccines administered there went to Black residents and 15 percent went to LatinX residents. It also provided critical access to the COVID-19 vaccine on the far south side, as more than half of the doses administered went to people living in the surrounding zip codes.  

In addition, City vaccination sites at Kennedy King College, Richard J. Daley College, and Wilbur Wright College will offer first doses of the Pfizer vaccine only through Saturday, July 3 before officially closing on Saturday, July 24. 

More than 450,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered at the City-operated vaccine clinics since January. 

Finally as an Illinois resident, if you’ve been vaccinated or are about to get vaccinated, you’re automatically entered in for a chance at part of our $10 million vaccine sweepstakes. Let’s go all in for the win. 
Here's what you need to know: 

  • $10 million is up for grabs in the All In For The Win vaccine sweepstakes. 
  • All eligible Illinois residents will be automatically entered into two exciting programs: 
  • Vaccinated adults are entered into a $7 million cash prize pool. Three $1 million jackpots and 40 $100k cash prizes are up for grabs. 
  • Vaccinated youth are entered into a $3 million scholarship pool. Twenty $150k scholarship awards are being offered. 
  • Getting vaccinated before July 1st gets you entry into every draw and the most chances to win a prize, including the first million-dollar top prize on July 8th. We’ll continue to check our records before each drawing. 

The first drawing takes place on Thursday, July 8th and will continue through the end of August. For more information, please visit https://allin.illinois.gov/.  
Important Announcements and Updates
Movies in the Parks are Back this Summer!
(image courtesy of the Chicago Park District)  

The big screen in your backyard, Movies in the Parks returns this summer, bringing Hollywood movies and local films to local parks for the twentieth season. Join us in-person at the parks for classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood and retro childhood favorites, to the best family-friendly box office favorites from recent years. 

The Chicago Park District strives to bring the best possible entertainment and events to your parks, while adhering to and modeling all current, relevant COVID safety and mitigation strategies as recommended or required by local, state and federal guidelines. Below is a schedule of movies that will be shown in or near parks in the 42nd Ward throughout the summer.  

Millennium Park  
201 E. Randolph Street (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)  

  • Tuesday, August 24 at 6:00pm – The Wiz  
  • Tuesday, August 31 at 6:00pm – The Dark Knight  

Navy Pier  
600 E. Grand Avenue (Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park)  

  • Thursday, July 8 at 6:30pm – Boomerang  
  • Monday, July 12 at 6:30pm – 42  
  • Thursday, July 15 at 6:30pm – Pretty Woman  
  • Monday, July 19 at 6:30pm – Mighty Ducks  
  • Thursday, July 22 at 6:30pm – Trainwreck  
  • Monday, July 26 at 6:30pm – Caddyshack 
  • Thursday, July 29 at 6:30pm – The Big Sick  
  • Monday, August 2 at 6:30pm – Creed  
  • Thursday, August 5 at 6:30pm – Love and Basketball  
  • Monday, August 9 at 6:30pm – Cars 3  
  • Thursday, August 12 at 6:30pm – Stranger Than Fiction  
  • Monday, August 16 at 6:30pm – A League of Their Own  
  • Thursday, August 19 at 6:30pm – Bridesmaids  
  • Monday, August 23 at 6:30pm – Invictus  
  • Thursday, August 26 at 6:30pm – When Harry Met Sally  
  • Monday, August 30 at 6:30pm – Rocky IV  

Lake Shore Park  
808 N. Lake Shore Drive 

  • Saturday, July 31 at 8:15pm – Hidden Figures  
  • Saturday, August 14 at 8:15pm – Casablanca  
  • Wednesday, September 1 at 8:00pm – The Lion King 

Bartelme (Mary) Park  
115 S. Sangamon Street  

  • Thursday, July 8 at 8:30pm – 10 Things I Hate About You  
  • Saturday, August 28 at 8:00pm – Clueless  

All movies begin at dusk. If you're unsure when dusk is, visit any weather site to see the time of dusk each day. Call (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations. For more information and updates, please visit https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/movies
A Message from the Secretary of State's Office
Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the Driver Services facility located at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., in the Concourse Level, is open to the public. Face masks, social distancing and temperature checks are required. The entrance to the facility is located on Randolph and Clark streets. 

The Thompson Center facility has been closed to the public since March 2020 due to the pandemic. Hours for the facility are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As a reminder, Secretary White has extended all driver’s license and ID card expiration dates to Aug. 1, 2021, so customers do not need to rush into a Driver Services facility. In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023.

Secretary White has expanded online services and encourages the public to visit his office’s website at www.cyberdriveillinois.com. Many transactions can be conducted online including the purchase of license plate stickers, obtaining a duplicate driver’s license/ID card, and renewing a standard driver’s license or ID card for those who are eligible. 

Starting July 1, 2021, Illinois will no longer suspend a license for any ticket debt, fines, or fees. This change includes suspension and holds due to: parking tickets, vehicle compliance tickets, red-light camera tickets, automatic speed camera tickets, traffic tickets, and abandoned vehicle fees.

These changes are due to the SAFE-T Act which passed in January. The Act also reinstates driving privileges for those who have already had their driver’s license suspended/revoked for failing to pay red-light camera tickets, speed camera tickets, traffic tickets, and abandoned vehicle fees. Reinstatement is free, automatic, and will occur by July 1, 2021.
Your license might still have a suspension or a hold if there were multiple reasons for suspension/hold on your record. Call the Secretary of State's automated phone number to determine if your license is valid: 217-782-6212, select option 2, then option 1. Have your Social Security Number and Driver's License Number handy.

The law does not eliminate any outstanding ticket debt. You must still pay off your tickets, but your license will no longer be suspended due to the debt. Learn more about these reforms and how to get your license back here.
Volunteer Opportunities
Be a Mentor Coach with America Needs You (ANY)
Join America Needs You (ANY) in bridging the gap between college access and career readiness for low-income, first-generation college students in Chicagoland. Volunteers not only make a meaningful impact in a student’s life, but benefit from robust professional development and networking with hundreds of early-to-mid career professionals.

Share your expertise as a one-time Career Coach at our workshops, or become a Mentor Coach and develop a strong one-on-one mentoring relationship with a student, helping them achieve their academic and professional goals. Sign-up here! The deadline to apply is June 30. Please email leah.schneck@americaneedsyou.org with any questions.
Host an AFS Exchange Student
Bring international awareness into your home this year. AFS Intercultural Programs is looking for host families for high school exchange students coming from more than 90 countries in August and September. You'll be surprised at how much you learn about yourself, your family and community by hosting a student from another culture.

More information is available at 1-800-AFS-INFO or www.afsusa.org/host.
Police Alerts and Community Notices
Upcoming Events
City of Chicago Vaccination Event
Lollapalooza Pass Giveaway on Saturday, June 26
The City of Chicago is giving away 1,200 single-day Lollapalooza passes which have been donated by the organizers for vaccinated Chicagoans. Passes will be distributed to those who make a special appointment at select City vaccination sites, as well as those who are already vaccinated. The four-day music festival will be held July 29 to August 1 in Grant Park. 

On Saturday, June 26, four City of Chicago vaccination sites will be transformed into a Lollapalooza experience – each featuring DJs spinning music and custom Lollapalooza-branded giveaways. Each site will offer passes to a different day of the music festival (available for pick up on July 10):

  • Wilbur Wright College: Passes for Thursday, July 29
  • Richard J. Daley College: Passes for Friday, July 30
  • Kennedy King College: Passes for Saturday, July 31
  • Malcolm X College: Passes for Sunday, August 1

Appointments are required and are available here. Please note, only CONFIRMED appointments will be accepted on-site – registrants should ensure that their appointment has moved from pending to confirmed. Each site will administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Appointments are only available for Chicagoans age 18 and up.

Individuals who are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are also eligible for passes. A link to passes will be released Sunday, June 27 on CDPH’s social media channels and on its website.

All Lollapalooza passes will be available for pickup on Saturday, July 10, at a special Protect Chicago Music Series concert event at the House of Blues, featuring a Lollapalooza artist. Attendees must bring their CDC vaccination card as proof of vaccination and matching photo ID to pick up their passes.
Meet CACC's New Grads!
Sunday, June 27 from 1- 6pm
In celebration of graduation season, the Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is waiving adoption fees for dogs and cats (six months and older, and for adult bonded pairs)!

To get pre-approved for an appointment, fill out an application. Applications can be submitted via email to visitcacc@cityofchicago.org. In the email, please include the name and ID# of the animal you are interested in adopting in your email subject line.

A representative from CACC will contact you to review your application and schedule a time for you to visit and interact with the animals you are interested in.
Grant Park Music Festival Returns July 2!
The Grant Park Music Festival is thrilled to present another season of world-class music-making—free of charge—on Chicago's lakefront. In accordance with Phase 5 regulations to safely and fully reopen the city, all Grant Park Music Festival concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion will be restored to full seating capacity this summer. As such, no reservations are required, and seating on the Great Lawn and in the Seating Bowl is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
(photo courtesy of DCASE) 

The 2021 lineup includes Festival favorites, like the Grieg Piano Concerto, the New World Symphony, the William Tell Overture, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun plus plenty of family fun with Carnival of the Animals, Classic Broadway and the annual Independence Day Salute

Outside food or drink, including beer and wine, is welcome at the Pritzker Pavilion for all Festival concerts (excluding the Independence Day Salute, where it is available for purchase at Millennium Park concession tents). 

Seating in the bowl is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and drinks are welcome in the Seating Bowl. Coolers and picnic baskets should be stored under your seat during the concert and cannot block the aisles. 

A full calendar of events can be found here and for more information about the Grant Park Music Festival, please visit their website
Millennium Park Summer Workouts
July 3 - August 28
Millennium Park Summer Workouts will return in-person on the Great Lawn featuring Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba. Detailed schedule for Saturday mornings will be as follows:

  • Tai Chi 8:30-9:15am
  • Yoga 9:30-10:15am
  • Pilates 10:30-11:15am
  • Zumba 11:30-12:15pm

These workouts will be hosted every Saturday starting July 3 through August 28. Please click here to view the full schedule.
Taste of Chicago To-Go
July 7 - July 11
Taste of Chicago To-Go will return this summer with special events around the city, including pop-up cooking demonstrations, the return of the “Community Eats” community meals program, and other special events promoting Chicago’s amazing restaurant industry.

For the full schedule, please click here.
2021 Chicago City Markets

Chicago City Markets sell fresh seasonal produce, flowers, prepared foods, unique Chicago-made products and rare finds – at Chicago’s longest running farmers market on Daley Plaza, the historic Maxwell Street Market and a dozen more community markets in neighborhoods across Chicago.

These markets are typically open from May to October. Below is more information about participating markets in or near the 42nd Ward:
SOAR Farmers Market at MCA Plaza
220 E. Chicago Ave.
June 1 - October, 7am - 2pm

1817 N. Clark St.
May 5–October 27, 7am–1pm

Daley Plaza City Market
50 W. Washington St.
May 27–September 30, 7am–2pm

1936 S. Michigan Ave.
June 17–September 30, 4–8 pm
1817 N. Clark St.
May 1–October 30, 7am–1pm

Division Street City Market
100 W. Division St.
May 15–October 30, 7am–12pm

115 S. Sangamon St.
June 5–October 30, 8am–1pm
BACP Small Business E-Expo
Thursday, July 22
Save the Date for BACP’s first Remote Expo of 2021! This year’s expos will be better than ever, with the return of over 30 exhibitors offering 1:1 business guidance. The interactive expo will also feature a variety of webinars, panels and a keynote speaker that will help people in all stages of their entrepreneurial journey. Make sure to mark Thursday, July 22, 2021 in your calendar and visit this page for updates as the expo approaches. 

For questions please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call (312) 744-2086.
U.S. Navy Blue Angels in Chicago August 21-22
There will be new and reimagined air show events in August in place of this year's Chicago Air and Water Show. City of Chicago presents the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be a special solo demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels along the lakefront on August 21 & 22 from 12–1pm. (On August 20, practice runs from 10am–2pm.) The best viewing locations along the lakefront are between Oak Street and Fullerton Avenue.  

The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the teamwork and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through flight demonstrations and community outreach while inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country. Stay tuned to Reilly Reports for updates and details throughout the summer. 
42nd Ward CAPS Meetings
CAPS meetings offer city residents an opportunity to address crime and safety issues directly with the beat officers who patrol their neighborhood, as well as to provide ongoing feedback, which help the police to monitor crime issues.

Attention Residents: New in 2021, each beat will be hosting its own meeting, departing from the sector model. They will also be virtual (via Zoom) until further notice.

Please make sure to confirm the details for upcoming meetings with your Police District's CAPS office. 

1st District: 312-745-4290
12th District: 312-746-8396
18th District: 312-742-5870

To find your district and beat, please click here.
42nd Ward Street Closures and Construction Notices
Filming in the Ward This Week

Web of Deceit - Gold Coast
Thriller Films North will be filming scenes for the independent film Web of Deceit inside 71 East Bellevue on Sunday, June 27 to Wednesday, June 30. In order to film exterior shots of 71 East Bellevue, 60’ of parking will be restricted in front of the building on Sunday, June 27 at 5pm to Monday, June 28 at 1am. 
In order to park essential vehicles, parking will be restricted at 81-99 East Cedar Street during the following dates and times: 
  • Sunday, June 27 at 10am to Monday, June 28 at 3am
  • Monday, June 28 at 3pm to Tuesday, June 29 at 5am
  • Tuesday, June 29 at 2pm to Wednesday, June 30 at 3am
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Zeus Zamani (Location Manager) at (310) 779-9603 or Adam Horner (On-site Coordinator) at (310) 886-9265.

Ripple Effects - River North
On Sunday, June 27, from 6am-5pm, Ripple Effects will be filming scenes around River North. During the filming, the following will be closed intermittently:

  • Southbound Michigan Avenue, from Illinois to Wacker Drive (6am-9am)
  • Wabash, from Wacker Drive to 401 N Wabash (9am-5pm)

Ruff Draft Productions - Loop
Ruff Draft Productions will be filming scenes for an upcoming TV show inside 151 North Franklin Street on Wednesday, June 30 to Friday, July 2. In order to park essential vehicles, parking at the following locations will be restricted:
  • West Side of Columbus Drive from Monroe to Ida B. Wells (Wednesday, June 30 at 11pm to Thursday, July 1 at 11pm)
  • East Side of Franklin from Randolph to Lake (Wednesday, June 30 at 7am to Friday, July 2 at 2pm)
  • South Side of Lake Street from Wacker to Wells (Thursday, July 1 from 5am-8pm)
  • Both Sides of Franklin from Randolph to Washington (Thursday, July 1 from 5am-8pm)
  • South Side of Randolph from Franklin to Wells (Thursday, July 1 from 5am-8pm)
  • West Side of Franklin from Randolph to Couch Pl (Thursday, July 1 from 5am-8pm)
  • East Side of Canal Street from Randolph to Lake (Thursday, July 1 from 10am-2pm)
  • West Side of Wacker Dr from Randolph to Lake (Thursday, July 1 from 10am-2pm)
  • Both Sides of Lake Street from Canal to Wacker (Thursday, July 1 from 10am-2pm)
  • Both Curbsides of Lake Street from Canal to Wacker (Thursday, July 1 from 10am-2pm)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Adam Boor (Location Manager) at (312) 469-0061 or Jimi Collins (On-site Coordinator) at (630) 881-9296.

Temporary Street Closure: East Bellevue
On Tuesday, June 29, from 5:45pm to 6:45pm, East Bellevue Place, from North Rush Street to North State Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. 

354 North Union Construction

At the beginning of April, the Onni Group began construction of a 33 story residential building with 373 units. Work hours will be 8am-8pm, daily. 

Parking will be prohibited on North Union, from West Kinzie to the cul-de-sac west thereof throughout the project. All construction equipment and vehicles will be staged on the Onni Group’s property. 

The Onni Group will be pouring concrete caissons during the following dates:
  • Friday, June 25
  • Tuesday, June 29
  • Thursday, July 1

This project will take approximately two years to complete. 

Tower Crane Removal: 609 West Randolph
On Tuesday, July 6 to Thursday July 8, Skender Construction will be removing a tower crane at 609 West Randolph Street. During the removal, Randolph Street, between Jefferson Street and 615 West Randolph Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. 
Skender Construction will have barricades, detour signs and flaggers in-place throughout the lift. The tower crane will be removed between 8am-8pm.

ComEd Vault Roof Replacement
Starting in mid-July, ComEd will be replacing a sidewalk vault roof at 344 West Erie Street. Work hours will be 8am-3pm, 5-days a week. 
Throughout the work, the sidewalk and curb lane on the north side of West Erie, from North Orleans to the first alley west thereof will be closed. 
There will be barricades, detour signs, and flaggers on-site throughout the project. All work is expected to be completed by mid-August (weather dependent). 
Lakeshore East Resurfacing Repairs
The Chicago Department of Transportation will be resurfacing the following streets in July and August (weather dependent):
  • Westshore Drive, from South Water Street to Benton Place (7/14 - 8/5)
  • Benton Place, from Field Boulevard to Westshore Drive (7/14 - 8/5)
  • Randolph Street, from Field Boulevard to Harbor Drive (7/14 - 8/5)
Wacker Drive Repainting Project
In late-July, the Chicago Department of Transportation will begin repainting Lower/Middle Wacker Drive, from North Field Boulevard to Lake Shore Drive. Work hours will be 8am-8pm, 6-days a week. 
CDOT will be sandblasting/repainting 80' sections of Wacker Drive at a time. The sandblasting/repainting area will be contained and exhaust fans will be in-place to remove dust and fumes.
Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times, and access to parking garages will not be blocked. 
This project is expected to be completed mid-December 2021. 

IJKL Construction Update

At the beginning of May, Lendlease Construction began Phase 1 of building Cascade’s turn-around behind the barricades and fencing at 455 East Waterside Drive. Barricades and fencing will remain in-place throughout this phase of the project. There will be no impact to traffic lanes on East Waterside Drive.  
Demolition: 113 East Oak Street
At the end of June, Atlas will begin demolition of 113 East Oak Street. During the first week of the project, work hours will be 8am to 8pm. Work hours for the remainder of the demolition will be 8am to 5pm. Throughout the project, the following will be closed:
  • 50’ of the sidewalk in front of 113 East Oak Street (the sidewalk will reopen each night after work is completed)
  • 100’ of the curb lane in front of 113 East Oak Street (the sidewalk will reopen each night after work is completed
The demolition is expected to be completed by mid-July (weather dependent). 

Vaulted Sidewalk Fill-in: 600 W. Jackson
Starting at the beginning of July, the vaulted sidewalks adjacent to 600 W. Jackson will be filled and the sidewalks repaired. During the work, the following will be closed:

  • Sidewalk/curb lane on the west side of Jefferson, from Jackson to Adams
  • Sidewalk/curb lane on the north side of Jackson, from Jefferson to the first alley west thereof

There will be detour signs, barricades, and flaggers on-side throughout the project. All work is expected to be finished by the end of July. 

Vaulted Sidewalk Repair: 20 N. Wacker Drive
Starting at the end of June, repairs to the vaulted sidewalk at 20 North Wacker Drive will begin. Throughout the work, the sidewalk on the west side of Wacker, from Washington to a point 100' south thereof will be closed. Construction fencing will be used to enclose the sidewalk and detour signs will be in-place.
Pedestrians will be directed to the east side of North Wacker at West Washington and West Madison. 
The project is expected to be completed in late September 2021.

Vaulted Sidewalk Fill-in: 8 East Randolph

In early May, the vaulted sidewalk adjacent to 8 East Randolph Street began to be filled and the sidewalk repaired. During the work, the sidewalk on the east side of State Street, between Randolph Street and Benton Place will be closed to pedestrian traffic.  

The contractor will construct a protected pathway for pedestrians, using jersey barricades, in the curb lane on the east side of State Street, between Randolph Street and Benton Place. All work is expected to be completed by mid-September. 

RCN Infrastructure Relocation

In early March, RCN began to relocate conduits on St. Clair Street, from Erie Street to Illinois Street. Work hours will be 8am-5pm.

The project includes infrastructure trenching in the street and on the sidewalk. There will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures throughout the project. RCN will have barricades, traffic control, and detour signs in place during the project. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project. 

This project is expected to be completed mid-July 2021 (weather dependent). 

430 N. Michigan Lobby Renovation
Starting in mid-September, GNP Realty Partners will be renovating the lobby at 430 N. Michigan Avenue. Throughout the project, there will be a 40’ urban canopy on the sidewalk in front of the building. In order to place the canopy on the sidewalk, the planter bed and City Information Panel (CIP) at this location will be temporarily removed. Both the planter bed and CIP will be reinstalled upon completion of the project. 
The project is expected to be completed in mid-December. 

South Water Street Viaduct Replacement

In March 2021, the Chicago Department of Transportation began demolition of the South Water Street Viaduct, between Lower Beaubien Court and Stetson Street. Work hours are 8am-8pm, daily. 

As of May 10, vehicular and pedestrian access will be prohibited on the Upper and Lower levels of South Water Street, between Lower Beaubien Court and North Stetson Street. There will be barricades and detour signs in-place throughout the duration of the project. 

This project is expected to be completed in July 2022 (weather dependent). 

Renovations at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street

On February 15, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) began renovating the Grand Army of the Republic Rotunda and Hall at the Cultural Center, located at 78 East Washington Street. Throughout the project, DCASE will be using the Cultural Centers loading zone at 129 North Garland Court as storage for the project and to place their construction dumpster. 

On Monday, April 19, canopies will be installed at the following locations:
  • South side of Randolph, from Michigan to a point 50' west thereof
  • West side of Michigan, from Randolph to a point 75' south thereof

The project is expected to be completed February 2022. 

Construction: 609 West Randolph Street
Construction of a 15-story commercial building at 609 West Randolph Street began in mid-January. Throughout the duration of the project, the following will be closed:

  • Curb/Traffic lane and sidewalk on south side of West Randolph, from North Jefferson to 621 West Randolph

There will be a canopy with a concrete crash wall and plywood enclosure for pedestrian use in the closed traffic lane on West Randolph, from North Jefferson to 621 West Randolph.

There will be detour signs, barricades, and flaggers in place for the duration of the project. This project is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2022 (weather dependent).

Aon Plaza Renovations

Renovations on the Aon Plaza located at 200 East Randolph Street began in December 2020. Throughout the project, the sidewalk on Upper East Randolph Street in front of the plaza, and on Lower East Randolph Street, will be reduced to 6’. 
The project is expected to be completed by August 2021 (weather dependent). 

Construction: 61 West Erie Street

In November 2020, LG Construction began construction of a five-story, 28 unit apartment building at 61 West Erie Street. A small crane will be placed in the traffic lane in front of 61 W. Erie Street from Monday, March 15 to Tuesday, March 16. The crane will be removed while work is not occurring and the traffic lane will reopen.

Throughout the construction process, the following will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic:

  • 100' of sidewalk and curb lane in front of 61 W. Erie Street
  • The alley adjacent to the west side of 61 W. Erie Street

There will be detour signs, barricades, and flaggers in place for the duration of the project.

Façade Work: 160 North LaSalle Street

Bowa Construction began work in October 2020 to perform façade and cladding work at 160 North LaSalle Street. During the work, there will be scaffolding on the east, north, and south sides of the building. 

All work is expected to be completed in June 2021.

Overnight Parking Ban Downtown

Until further notice, overnight parking will be restricted on the following streets during the weekend:  

  • Both sides of Oak, between Michigan and Clark 
  • South side of Oak, between LaSalle and Wells 
  • Both sides of Chicago, between Michigan and Wells 
  • Both sides of Ohio, between Michigan and Wells 
  • Both sides of Hubbard, between Michigan and Wells 
  • North side of Illinois, between Dearborn and Clark 
  • Both sides of Illinois, between Wabash and Dearborn 
  • Both sides of Rush, between Grand and Ohio 
  • Both sides of Rush, between Erie and Oak 
  • Both sides of Wabash, between the Chicago River and Grand 
  • Both sides of State, between Kinzie and Oak 
  • Both sides of Erie, from Rush to Wells 
  • Both sides of Huron from Rush to Dearborn
  • Both sides of New Street, from Illinois to North Water
  • Both sides of Columbus Drive, from Monroe to Balbo 
  • North side of Wacker Drive, from Wabash to Michigan
  • North side of Wacker Drive, from Franklin to Columbus 
  • Both sides of Wacker Drive, from State to Wabash 
  • Both sides of Stetson, from Randolph to Wacker 
  • Both sides of Columbus Drive, from Randolph to Wacker 
  • Both sides of Beaubien Court, from Randolph to Lake 
  • Both sides of Randolph, from Harbor to Michigan 
  • Both sides of Ohio, from Michigan to Fairbanks

As always, please make sure to read all posted signage before parking your vehicle downtown. 

One Chicago Square-1 W Chicago Pedestrian and Traffic Impacts

Although fencing is already in place for the sidewalk closure, pedestrians still have access to the sidewalk, but should exercise caution when walking by the construction site. 
The Curb Lanes along Chicago, State, Superior, and Dearborn will remain a No Parking/Tow Zone throughout the project, to allow for demolition, and then the protected pedestrian walkway.

The sidewalk along the east side of Dearborn, from Superior to Chicago, has been closed to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be rerouted to the west side of Dearborn. 
Please stay tuned to Reilly Reports as additional construction updates and closures will be announced.