Thanksgiving is a time for appreciation and reflection. This year, it's especially important to be thankful for the positive things in our lives, even if we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this holiday season, please be mindful when making your Thanksgiving plans. Large gatherings are still high COVID-19 transmission activities. We are only going to be able to beat this if we all work together, and that means trying to stop COVID before it can spread any further. To keep up on the latest COVID guidance, you can visit

For many Chicago residents, one major source of holiday stress is cooking for the family. To guarantee a delicious Thanksgiving, take a page from one of Chicago's preeminent restaurant groups, Lettuce Entertain You, who has a wonderful Thanksgiving cooking guide. Even experienced chefs can learn from the pros for a new and unique Thanksgiving meal.

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