Phase Four Openings
Covid-19 Numbers Increasing - Wear a Mask
Property Tax Appeals Open
Dear Neighbors,

We are   on track to transition to phase four   of the “Protecting Chicago” framework beginning today.

Additional businesses and public amenities will open with limited capacities and appropriate safeguards.

Progress has been made in order to move to phase four, but all residents need to continue to abide by important guidance including: physically distancing and wearing a face covering; limiting non-business, social gatherings to 50 persons for indoor events and 100 for outdoors; staying at home if you are considered vulnerable, feel ill or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19; and getting tested if you have symptoms.
The following industries will open for the first time at the beginning of phase four in Chicago:
  • Indoor seating in bars and restaurants
  • Museums and zoos
  • Performance venues
  • Summer camps / youth activities

For latest Covid-19 updates from the city, visit here.
We Must Remain Vigilant

Please continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.  The Chicago Tribune said yesterday:

“Illinois health officials Thursday reported 894 new known cases of COVID-19 and 41 additional fatalities, bringing the total number of known cases to 139,434 and the death toll to 6,810. The state also announced a record number of test results with 31,686.

Nationwide, the Center for Disease Control said:

" 38,115 new infections were reported by state health departments on Wednesday surpassing the previous single-day record of 34,203 set on April 25." The increases are occurring in states which have been reopening.

Please contact my office if you need masks. Let’s look out for ourselves and one another and do our part to keep the number of new cases down as we reopen.

Read the Tribune article here.
Property Tax Appeals

The Lakeview Township (properties north of Fullerton) is open for assessment appeals. Join Commissioner Bridget Gainer and me for Virtual Cook County Property Tax Appeal office hours every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from July 6 through August 11, from 10 AM until noon. Please call 312-603-4210 with questions and to get help.

Apply for Together Now Funds Grant
Deadline June 29

Applications are being accepted now for Together Now fund grant allocations which will help small businesses and not-for-profits in Chicago that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to COVID-19, or have experienced damage from events of the weekend of May 29 and beyond.

The online application is open to any eligible establishment in Chicago and will remain open until Monday, June 29 , with grants distributed after the application deadline through a lottery system.

The fund is primarily comprised of multiple city-backed funding sources including money from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, Adopt-a-Landmark and CARES Act funding, as well as corporate and individual donations. 

Get the full details here.
What's Open for Business?

With a slow and steady return to business, we wanted to highlight businesses that are up and running. Please send us an email at  and let us know you're open for business!
Support our Neighborhood Restaurants

Please patronize our neighborhood businesses as much as possible and try to order directly from the restaurant. Thanks to all you who are writing to us to include your favorite restaurants. Keep it coming!

Please stay strong and wear a face mask,

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