Chicago Public Schools Go on Online
Important Small Business Town Hall Tomorrow
Take the Census
More Street Sweeping Information
Dear Neighbors,

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced they are implementing remote online learning for students during the COVID-19 crisis. In accordance with the The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), students will begin the curriculum beginning Monday, April 13.

Parents should expect to receive information directly from schools. A “Remote Learning for Parents” guide and enrichment activities are available now at .

Students will be offered both digital and non-digital learning options, as well as dedicated “office hours,” where students and families can receive support from teachers via Google Meet, phone, or email. While students are expected to complete assignments and schools are able to grade work, grades will be counted only if they improve a student’s grade and will not negatively impact any student’s academic standing. Students who do not engage in academic work can be issued an incomplete and will be expected to make up incomplete assignments following the remote learning period.

CPS plans to deploy more than 100,000 electronic devices to its highest-need students. The district is working with Comcast and AT&T to provide internet service to low-income families.
Small Business Administration Town Hall
With Commissioner Bridget Gainer
Thursday, April 2
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Find out more about the federal programs available for COVID-19 relief for businesses. Thanks to Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer for arranging this SBA Town Hall with Robert Steiner, the District Director for the Illinois District, U.S. Small Business Administration. RSVP at

To Join the meeting, call:

+1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 513 964 405

Please submit your questions by email to Noureen Hashim at
Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund
Apply Now!

The City has established the $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund (the Resiliency Fund), which will provide small businesses and non-profits with emergency cash flow during this health crisis. Funds will be provided to eligible businesses as low-interest loans. Apply now as resources are limited.
Property Tax Exemptions
Due April 10
Cook County Assessor Property Tax Exemption Information Session
Facebook Live Event
Friday, April 3
10:30 a.m.

Cook County Assessor Kaegi is hosting an information session regarding property tax exemptions. All exemption applications are due April 10. You can apply online for exemptions by visiting the Cook County Assessor's website. Visit Assessor Kaegi's Facebook page to tune in for the event on Friday.
Juvenile Charged in Multiple Armed Robberies

On March 30th, 2020, a 16 year old juvenile male was taken into custody in the 900 Block of North Cambridge after being positively identified by the 39-year-old male victim as the person who displayed a handgun and robbed him of his personal property.

Through investigation and positive identification, he was identified as the individual who robbed two 7-Eleven stores while armed with a handgun, including one on March 24th at Armitage and Dayton. Thanks to the Chicago Police for making this arrest.
April Street
Sweeping Schedule
April 2 - April 8
You Will Not be Ticketed or Towed

We are working with the Commissioner of Streets and Sanitation to get the streets in the 43rd Ward cleaned, but no sign postings will be done due to concerns about social distancing and people's health .

If you are healthy and able to move your car safely, please do so. If you know your car is covering a sewer opening or has leaves underneath it, please try to clear them and push them close to the corner. However, if you feel as though you are at risk or you are feeling at all sick, please do not go outside. Ticketing or towing will not occur for parking in violation of street sweeping.

You can view all of April's schedule here.
Upcoming Streets to be Swept
Things to Do for Yourself and Others
Take the U.S. Census

While we are home practicing social distancing, take some time to fill out the U.S. Census. The census is very important for future representation in Congress and for receiving federal aid. In fact, it is said that every reply to the census is worth $1400 in aid to Chicago! For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Participation in the census is both a right and responsibility. Do your part and make yourself count. Please note: Your information will not be shared with anyone.
Support Arts for Illinois

The performing arts are part of the lifeblood of our City and this Ward. Arts for Illinois is a new collaboration among the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, philanthropists and everyday citizens to support the arts during this crisis. Watch art and cultural programming online and donate to the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund to support creative professional.
Sign Up for Smart 911

Sign up for Smart 911 and give 911 advance information about any medical or other information needed to help if you have an emergency. First responders have been able to save many lives using this technology. Mayor Lightfoot is encouraging everyone to create a safety profile EMS and 911 operators can use to help you in case of an emergency.
Volunteer for Nursing and Medical Duties

The coronavirus continues to increase in Chicago. The Chicago Medical Corps needs nursing and medical providers and other non-medical volunteers to help protect Chicago during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The City and State are looking for any and all health care workers, including nursing and medical students and retirees. Find more information and sign up at
Stay home, Save lives,

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