Happy holidays! I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but when celebrating the season with your loved ones, please, please, please be sure to be safe and follow the current public health guidelines. Family transmission of COVID-19 is a reality, and we all must be vigilant to protect our community.

One other quick reminder. While I talk about it more in depth later in the "Important Announcements" section of the newsletter, December 1st brings winter overnight parking bans. Follow all posted signage when parking on the street, and be very careful when parking on the street overnight.

Finally, when shopping this holiday season, I encourage you to shop local. The pandemic has had a devastating effect on local businesses, and if you are going to buy something, please support the wonderful local businesses that make up the fabric of our neighborhoods. Even if their doors are not open, many businesses have websites that can take orders and arrange pickup or delivery. That includes ordering food from local restaurants!

The 3rd Ward Public Service Office staff and I are available to assist you by phone 773-373-9273 or via email at Thank you for reading this newsletter. Please share it with a neighbor or friend.


Pat Dowell
Alderman, 3rd Ward