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March 5, 2021
In this issue...
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations at the United Center
  • Energy Efficiency Webinar Recap
  • Rental Registrations due April 1
  • Business of the Week
  • Voter Registration Deadlines
  • #TakeItToYourTable
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COVID-19 Vaccinations at
the United Center
The mass vaccination site at the United Center will begin vaccinations on March 9, 2021. Registrations are now open for Illinois seniors (age 65+) who may schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment for this site. Registrations for remaining appointments will open for all individuals eligible in Phase 1b+ on March 7 at 4:00 PM.

To register online, visit

To register by phone, call (312) 746.4835, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday - Saturday; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday. 

The United Center facility will operate seven days a week for eight weeks as part of the federal government's vaccination program.

Know Before You Go:
  • On-site registration is not available.
  • The site will be open from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily.
  • Eligible individuals in Phase 1b+ will be able to make vaccination appointments at the United Center; however, bookings for Phase 1b+ will not open until March 7 at 4:00 PM.
  • Insurance is not required.
  • There is no cost for the vaccine.
  • At this time, this is a walk-up site. Drive-thru vaccination is not yet available but is expected to begin on March 23.
  • Detailed information about parking and access is available here.
  • FAQs are available here.

Vaccine Appointment Websites
Although demand for the COVID-19 vaccine continues to far exceed supply, state and county public health officials expect supply to increase. Illinoisans are encouraged to browse local pharmacies for appointments, as openings may become available quickly. Register with the Lake County Health Department at

The following websites may help you search for appointments:

Appointment Aggregators Searching Multiple Sites:


Mass Vaccination Sites:
  • United Center (Limited to 65+ until 4:00 PM March 7)
  • Des Plaines (Restricted to those who live or work in Cook County)
Energy Efficiency Webinar Recap
This week, the City, North Shore Gas, and the Power Bureau, LLC hosted a webinar on energy efficiency upgrade opportunities, incentives, and funding, as well as the City's new community solar program.

As part of the City's Sustainability Plan, the City has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 5% by 2023. Because natural gas usage is one of the primary contributors to Highland Park's greenhouse gas emissions, the City partnered with the North Shore Gas Energy Efficiency Program to highlight opportunities for individuals and business owners to make their homes and businesses more energy-efficient. North Shore Gas provided an overview of its free, personalized home energy assessment program and no- and low-cost energy-saving opportunities for business customers.

A presentation was also given on the City's community solar program. The program allows residents and small businesses to subscribe to solar power and receive electricity supply cost savings without the need to install solar panels on-site.

Visit to view the recording and download the slides.
Rental Registrations Due April 1
All residential rental property owners are required to register their units with the City by April 1 each year. This information assists the City in its delivery of emergency and code enforcement services.

Beginning this year, the registration requirement now applies to all rental properties, regardless of the length of the lease period. As a result, short-term rentals are now part of the rental registration program. A mass mailing will be sent to all property owners regarding this important change.

Renewal notices have been mailed to those who registered a property last year.

Please contact the Community Development Department at 847.432.0808 with any questions.
Business of the Week:
Yummy Bowl
Theresa Chang followed her passion for Chinese and Thai cuisine which led her to establish Yummy Bowl in 1997. The menu is inspired by Theresa’s special touch which dates back to her mother’s kitchen in Shanghai.

The spacious interior at Yummy Bowl has been divided into three large separate dining areas providing a comfortable environment. In addition, Yummy Bowl has installed an all-new air-purification system.
Yummy Bowl (1908 Sheridan Road) is open year-round except for Thanksgiving Day and provides delivery and curbside pick-up. A special gluten-free menu is available. Visit for lunch and dinner specials or call 847.266.8880 / 847.433.8440.
Voter Registration Deadlines
Planning to vote in the April 6, 2021 consolidated election for local officials? Deadlines for voter registration, change of name/address, and vote by mail ballot applications are approaching:
  • March 9: Voter registration through the Lake County Clerk's Office and community registration sites close.
  • March 21: Online voter registration through the Illinois State Board of Elections closes.
  • April 1: Vote by mail ballot applications must be received by the Lake County Clerk's Office by 5:00 PM. Learn more.

Grace period registration at the Lake County Clerk's Office will be available from March 12 - 19. Grace period registration will also be available at all early voting sites, March 22 - April 5. Voters who register or update their records during grace period registration will be required to vote at the time they register. Learn more.
National Noodle Month
March is National Noodle Month! #TakeItToYourTable all month long with noodle and pasta dishes from Highland Park restaurants. This week, we featured:

With convenient online ordering, curbside pickup, carryout, and delivery, ordering in dinner from your favorite Highland Park restaurants is easier than ever. Visit to browse an interactive map of Highland Park's restaurants.
COVID-19 Resources