Register Today for Vacination Clinic
Dickens Greenway Update Virtual Meeting
Help Lincoln Park High School
Dear Neighbors,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just announced that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is approved for children from 12-15 years old. This follows the approval by the FDA on Monday.

Please bring your children to the first vaccine clinic for 12-18 year-olds this weekend at Francis Parker School. The first event will be held this SATURDAY, May 15 and SUNDAY, May 16 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Francis W. Parker School, 2233 N. Clark Street. The schedule of future events will be posted as we schedule them.

The appointment portal is now open. Go to, register and select 1st dose, Pfizer and "Francis Parker" as the location for your appointment. Please register in your child's name and register for each child.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once appointment slots for the initial dates are filled, a wait list will be opened. Please read all the details below to register for an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: This registration system works best with Chrome or Explorer. It is not compatible with Safari.
Please read over the following event details carefully:
  • This event is only for Chicago residents aged 12 to 18 years of age.
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 18.
  • If the parent or guardian has not been vaccinated, it will be offered to them.
  • For the first event, participants will receive the first dose of the two-dose Pfizer Vaccine, and must be able to return on Saturday June 5 or Sunday June 6 for the second dose.
  • For all dates, appointments for the second dose will be scheduled three weeks after the first dose on the same time and day of the week of the initial appointment.
  •  Masks are mandatory. Temperature checks will be done prior to entry.
  •  If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Plan for your appointment to take one (1) hour from start to finish.
After registering for your first dose on May 15 or 16, you will receive a confirmation email with further information about what to expect on the day of the event.
The 43rd Ward, Francis W. Parker School and Instavaxx will be partnering throughout the summer to vaccinate Chicago children aged 12 -18 years. This partnership will help any eligible Chicago child better enjoy the summer, and make school a safer, healthier, and happier space for all. 

Please sign up for this newsletter at to be informed of the future dates.

If you have any questions, please contact my office at (773) 348-9500 or

Additionally, all City-operated vaccination sites offering Pfizer vaccine will be open to those 12 to 15 effective Thursday May 13th.

City-operated vaccine site appointments for Thursday can be booked now through the City’s call center at 312.746.4835 or here. All vaccine sites will accept walk-ins for 12- to 15-year-olds effective Thursday. A parent or guardian must accompany any minor under age 18, and unvaccinated parents and guardians will be encouraged to receive a vaccine as well.

No appointment will be necessary, although pre-registration is encouraged.
Visit here to find city-operated vaccination sites with Pfizer will be open to youth age 12 and older.
18th District CAPS Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Beat 1812 5:00 p.m.
Beat 1814 6:00 p.m.

Please join the 18th District CAPS for a virtual CAPS meeting tomorrow.
Please click the link below to join the webinar: The link below will work for both 1812 and 1814's beat meeting:

Not sure in what Beat you live? Click here.
Dickens Greenway Update Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, May 18
6 p.m.
Join our office and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) for an update on the Dickens Greenway.
CDOT will provide an overview of the project and take questions from the community,
My office will conduct the discussion, take notes, and record your comments.
Please use an email associated with a Zoom account to register here.
After you register, you will receive an email with the link to access the meeting within an hour of the start time. If you have not received a Zoom link by then, please email for assistance.
Become a We Will Chicago Volunteer or Community Partner

Chicago's three-year, city-wide planning initiative, We Will, is seeking individuals and organizations to help develop the major themes, issues, and policy guidelines that will be included in the citywide plan.

The planning team is being led by staff from the Department of Planning and Development, the Office of the Mayor, and other City departments, public agencies, and stakeholders.
To learn more and apply, visit here or email
Community News
Spring Cleaning Means Spring Recycling

Dispose of your household chemicals responsibly and recycle your old computers by dropping them off at the City’s permanent Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility at 1150 N. North Branch Street (two blocks east of the Kennedy Expressway at Division Street).

Hours are limited:

  • Tuesdays 7 am - 12 pm
  • Thursdays 2 pm - 7 pm
  • The first Saturday of every month 8 am - 3 pm

Please Help Lincoln Park High School
With Needed Supplies
Wish List Drive
Now through May 31

Lincoln Park High is a very special school, with a much broader array of programs than most high schools. From its International Baccalaureate programs to musical theatre, from growing sports teams to fantastic orchestras, the arts, sports and fine academics are all there.

But in the public system, it's hard to fund all the needed supplies for such a wide scope. That's why Friends of Lincoln Park High School have worked with the faculty and staff to develop a Wish List of items needed by the school to take it to the next level.

Even if you don't have children at the school, the quality of this school is important to our community, our city - and our property values.

Here is the wish list. Please give generously.
Move for Kids
May 15-16

Lincoln Common is hosting Move for Kids for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago--A Weekend of Activities for All. Saturday May 15 and Sunday May 16

Join us for a weekend of activities on the plaza. Participate in one of the many family-friendly and adult-focused events including workouts, performances and more. Reservations are required, learn more here.
Park Clean Up Days
Begin May 22

Many of you turned out for Earth Day events here and throughout the city. The Chicago Parks Foundation continues the effort by providing volunteer groups with supplies and support to safely, independently host clean-ups at any of Chicago's 600+ parks.
Participating parks kick off the season with a special one-day community volunteer event hosted by Park Advisory Councils on Saturday, May 22nd, then from June through October anyone can host a clean-up or volunteer for one.

To learn more and register, visit here.
18th District Mental Health Awareness Seminar
May 21 9 a.m.
May 26 4 p.m.
Zoom Meeting 821-0322-0328

The 18th District Community Policing and Hope for the Day are hosting Mental Health Awareness virtual seminars on May 21 and May 26. Learn tools to identify and intervene to address the high risk mental issues that many of our friends and neighbors struggle with.

Call 312-742-5778 for more information,
Free Crisis Counseling Services
The Illinois Department of Human Services has partnered with local behavioral health clinics to offer free crisis counseling and other mental health services for Illinois residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
All crisis counseling sessions are confidential and include a free screening and referral for individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. In addition, crisis counseling sessions can offer reassurance, practical assistance, emotional support and teach behavioral techniques for coping with stress.
Learn more about these critical mental health services here.
Our Local Restaurants
Spotlight on New Businesses
Mesa Urbana
1935 N Lincoln Park West

Mesa Urbana is a stylish, contemporary venue presenting modern takes on Mexican cuisine & craft cocktails. Chef Ruben Beltran, an industry veteran who previously worked under celebrity chef Rick Bayless, is at the helm turning out creative takes on guacamole, salmon - even burgers. Check it out here. Open for in-person and deliveries.
Patio on Schubert Continues this Weekend

As a part of celebration of the reopening of so many of our community's favorite dining spots, Schubert Avenue will be closed from Halsted street heading east to the alley.

Please join the celebration and visit some of our great restaurants.

This portion of Schubert will be closed from 9 a.m. Friday until 11 p.m. Sunday.
Support Local Businesses
Virtual Tour of Arlington-Deming Historic District

Take a tour of one of Lincoln Park's most important historic districts--Arlington-Deming--.
with Ward Miller, Executive Director of Preservation Chicago.

Learn how the district developed following the 1871 Great Chicago Fire: from modest frame homes to enormous mansions built by noted architects for prominent Chicago families.

Ward speaks with restoration expert, Susan Hurst with Bloom Properties for an exclusive tour of the newly restored Sarah Belle Wilson House, 522 W. Deming Place. The video also features historian and Preservation Chicago board member, Diane Rodriguez; and Ed Vera.
Take the virtual tour here.
Looking forward to vaccinating more kids!

43rd Ward Virtual Office Hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM 
 2523 N Halsted | 773-348-9500