First, let me start by wishing everyone a great Mother's Day. If your family does gifts, a special meal or something that needs planning, act fast, as Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 9th!

There is great news on the reopening front (which you can read in detail below in the Phase 4 Reopening Guidelines article)! Slowly but surely, residents are getting vaccinated and Chicago is on its way back to a new post-pandemic normal.

But make no mistake, following proper masking and social distancing guidelines are still critically important moving forward. Just because we are opening up doesn't mean we can immediately go back to the old ways of doing things. So now that it's getting nice out and more and more businesses and entertainment options are available, please, please continue to wear a mask, practice safe social distancing, and get the vaccine when its available to you.

We can all do our part to push through! And together we can all benefit as we have seen with the new Phase 4 guidance that loosens restrictions even more.

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