Public Safety Update:
Help Identify Suspects
Dear Neighbors,

As you know, the City unveiled a new public safety strategy. Part of that strategy is the vigorous prosecution of offenders. The Chicago Police Department is seeking your help to identify theft and looting suspects.

The photographs at right are of suspects accused of looting the Apple Store, the UPS store located at the 1900 block of North Clybourn, or Liquor Expo store on Halsted Street on August 10, 2020.

All incidents occurred between 4 and 5 AM on August 10, 2020.

If you have any information about these incidents
please call the Area 3 Looting Task Force at 312-744-8263
The Chicago Police are also asking our help in identifying suspects in downtown looting in June and August from videos or photographs. If you believe you recognize any of these suspects, please also email the information to

Anonymous tips can be submitted here. The system allows you to stay anonymous but also receive updates on the case.

As police make arrests, cases are being posted here.
Commonwealth Edison Claim Form

If you incurred a loss or damage as a result of last week's storm related power outages, you can use this form to file a claim with Commonwealth Edison.

E-Scooter Pilot Program -
Provide the City with Your Feedback

Many of you have asked about the E-Scooter Pilot Program.

The city has granted permission to three shared e-scooter companies to operate in the 2020 e-scooter pilot: Bird, Lime and Spin. The 2020 pilot will run four months from mid-August to mid-December. Each company will deploy up to 3,333 scooters throughout the Chicago for a total of 10,000 scooters citywide.

The city drafted updated rules and minimum requirements based on the results of last year’s pilot and feedback from residents and community organizations.
As mentioned previously, the companies will be allowed to operate citywide (see map), with the exception of the Lakefront Trail, the Central Business District and the Bloomingdale Trail (The 606).

E-scooters are limited to 15 mph, cannot be ridden on sidewalks and may only be operated from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. New to the second pilot is a requirement that all e-scooters must be equipped with locks that require riders to lock the device to a fixed object to end their trip. This new requirement aims to reduce dangerous sidewalk clutter and maintain clear pathways for all Chicagoans who depend on unobstructed sidewalks, especially residents with disabilities. If you find a scooter parked inappropriately or chained to your private property, please call 311.

E-scooters must be parked upright and with a minimum of six feet of clearance between the scooter and all public way obstructions. Examples of approved e-scooter parking locations include bike racks and corrals, retired Chicago parking meters and street signs (but not bus stop signs). E-scooters must be positioned so as not to block the roadway or sidewalks. E-scooters cannot be parked within 10 feet of street corners or intersections, along a building façade or blocking fire hydrants, bus stops, rail station entrances, loading zones or building access points.

More information about the pilot can be found at the links below.

The city is inviting feedback on the E-Scooter program here.

Cook County Department of Public Health Seeks Contact Tracers

Work as a Contact Tracer and help control the spread of Covid-19.Visit here to read the job description and apply for one of these positions. To view open positions, click on "external applicants." To search by keyword, use the term "contact tracer." To search by job category, select "public health."

Please do not call Cook County Health or CCDPH offices or staff due to the large volume of expected applicants.
Outdoor Dining Options This Weekend

Feast on Lincoln
Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Extended Through Sept. 6!

Catch a coffee and bagel Sunday morning, a pita for lunch and evenings in a socially-distanced and safe setting at these restaurants:

Patio on Schubert
Friday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Neighborhood favorites Sapori Trattoria, Tandoor Charhouse, and Mayan Palace have a spot reserved for you on Schubert this weekend.
What's Open for Business?

With a slow and steady return to business, we wanted to highlight businesses that are up and running. Please send us an email at 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!

New now: Several restaurants on the Lakefront are now open, including:

Lakefront (in Theater on the Lake)
Whispers (on Oak Street Beach)

Enjoy the summer weather - and wear a mask.

43rd Ward Virtual Office Hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM 
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