City Council Virtual Meeting Wednesday
GoFundMe for Face Shields
-#43 Wears Masks-
Dear Neighbors,

City Council will take place via videoconferencing on Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. Residents can tune in, as always, to the meeting through the City Clerk’s website at .

The meeting on April 15 will be primarily to adopt rules addressing meetings by videoconference. There will be another meeting soon to consider regular business . Future committee meetings will also be conducted by videoconference.

During the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations, the provisions of the Open Meetings Act requiring in-person attendance by members of a public body are suspended as well as the conditions limiting when remote participation is permitted.

 The decision to hold City Council by videoconference complies with social distancing limitations and the State’s Stay at Home Order. 
Public Comment Information for Virtual City Council Meeting
Register Now through Wednesday Morning 8:00 a.m.

You can comment remotely during the public comment portion of the meeting by:
  • filling out an online form right now at, or
  • calling 312-744-6800 and leaving a voice message with your name and telephone number by 8 a.m. Tuesday. 

Those selected via a lottery for public comment will be contacted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday with directions on how to participate.  You can also submit written statements and documents to aldermen via email at   between 8 and 9 a.m. Wednesday. 
Mental Health Webinar
Wednesday, April 15th
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Zoom Meeting
RSVP Required

Our State Representatives have put together a virtual mental health forum to discuss strategies for staying healthy and well during this unprecedented and challenging time. They will be joined by various experts in the field of mental health, child psychology and tele-heatlh.

To join this Zoom event, please RSVP using the Google Form linked   here. There is space on the RSVP form for you to submit questions for the mental health experts. Submissions can be acknowledged by first name, or can remain anonymous.

Governor Pritzker announced the launch of Call4Calm, a new hotline from the State of Illinois to connect residents to Mental Health and other resources.Text "TALK" or "HABLAR" to 552020 and a mental health professional will call you back. There are other keywords that can be texted to this number for access to other resources, including "UNEMPLOYMENT", "FOOD", or "SHELTER". This is a time of uncertainty, stress, and anxiety. Please do not keep your feelings bottled up, there is plenty of help available for neighbors who need it.  For more information on the State's COVID-19 response, click here.
Go Fund Me: Making
Face Shields for Medical Workers

Healthcare workers are in dire need of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and hospitals are desperate for supplies. Organizers, Shalina Sharma, Radha Parekh, and Rajeev Bahri's have already surpassed their original goal to produce 10,000 Face Shields in 10 days. Demand continues to grow, so they are raising money to make more to donate for hospital and non-hospital usage and rapidly meet PPE supply shortages. Please visit their Gofundme page to donate. You can also view their Vimeo site with videos of healthcare workers expressing their gratitude.
Donate Medical Supplies

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is coordinating multiple opportunities for individuals, organizations and businesses to  donate medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE)  and join the fight against the COVID-19. Go to the links below to:

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
Shop Local Lincoln Park
April 11 - 18

Small businesses make up an astonishing 99.6% of all businesses in Illinois. ILoveLocal is a week-long statewide initiative to encourage shopping locally. Visit the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce page for details on shopping, supporting our local businesses, and entertainment.
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
Experienced Workers Needed

The City of Chicago is looking for dedicated workers to join the community of front-line heroes addressing the housing and support needs of our City. Experienced Workers are encouraged to apply for temporary positions. Visit the ChicagoCook Workforce Partnership page for more details.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email  or call  813-261-2706 .
Employment Opportunities in Senior Housing

American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) is helping workers who have been displaced due to the fallout from COVID-19 find new employment opportunities in senior living. Visit Senior Living Works or Argentum to apply.
Volunteer: Chicago Medical
Reserve Corps

Chicago Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a network of both medical and non-medical professionals who volunteer their time to assist during public health emergencies such as the current COVID-19 outbreak. Many MRC volunteers are just like you - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, therapists, public health professionals, and other community members who believe in keeping Chicago safe. Register at  and be there when Chicago needs you most.
The Latest Facts - and How This is Growing

On April 1st (less than two weeks ago), I published the statistics on the COVD-19 spread. Let's compare those numbers to today's figures, above. Since April 1, the number of cases in Chicago, Illinois, and the United States have more than tripled. Worldwide, cases have more than doubled in less than two weeks. We have a lot more to do to get this virus under control.
#43 Wears Masks

Thank you for sending us photos wearing your masks! Send more and post with the hashtag #43wearsmasks.

Here's Lara Compton and her family - send us more family pics to show that you want moms, dads, grandparents and children to be safe!

And here are more great masks! Runners! Send us your photos running safely in a mask and join #43wearsmasks
Be safe and take care of each other,

Coronavirus Resources :

If you have any additional questions, please email:  or call 312-746-4835

The Doctor Is In: Ask Dr. Arwady. Live-stream by Chicago Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., daily at 11:00 am on  Twitter and  Facebook Live.

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