United Center Vaccine Site
All 1B Eligibles and Those with Disabilities Can Make Appointments Beginning Sunday at 4 p.m.
Homebound Seniors Can Get Vaccinated
Dear Neighbor,

30,000 people have already signed up for vaccines at the United Center mass vaccination and many more appointments are easily available.

Seniors: Sign Up Right Now

If you are over 65, please sign up right now. Seniors 65+ will have a special early registration period through Sunday, March 7 at 4:00 pm. Go to Zocdoc.com/vaccine to register for an appointment or call 312-746-4835. This hotline is open Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm.

If you are helping someone else, it's quite easy to set up an account on ZocDoc to help someone get an appointment.

Others in Phase 1B

Registration for Illinoisans who meet the state’s Phase 1b+ eligibility criteria will open Sunday, March 7 at 4:00 pm.

Group 1B are Frontline Essential Workers, such as:
  • First responders: Fire, law enforcement, 911 worker, security personnel, school officer
  • Education workers: K-12 teacher, school administrator, student support staff, student aide, day care worker and center-based child care provider, home visiting provider, early intervention therapists, Head Start/Early Head Start provider, Preschool for All provider
  • Food and agriculture workers: Processing plants, veterinary health, livestock services, animal care
  • Manufacturing workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale, or other manufactures
  • Corrections workers and incarcerated individuals: Correctional officer and staff, jail officer and staff, juvenile facility staff, a worker providing in-person support or services, incarcerated individuals
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Public transit workers: Flight crew, bus driver, train conductor, taxi driver, para-transit driver, in-person support, ride sharing service driver
  • Grocery store workers: Bagger, cashier, stocker, pickup, customer service
  • Shelter and adult day care staff: Homeless shelter, women's shelter, adult day/drop-in program, sheltered workshop

Appointments are also available for any adult person with a disability or certain health issues. These are:
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Smoking
  • Heart Conditions
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cancer
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Persons with permanent disabilities under Illinois law, including
  • Physical Disability
  • Developmental Disability
  • Visual Disability
  • Hearing Disability
  • Mental Disability
There is NO ONSITE REGISTRATION. You must have an appointment. Go to Zocdoc.com/vaccine to register for an appointment or call 312-746-4835.

How to get to the United Center:

Entrance to the vaccine site is in Lot E of the United Center, off of Madison St. Parking is available in Lot A with a free shuttle to the vaccination site. The United Center is also easily reached by public transportation.
Are You or Do You Know a Homebound Person?
Sign Up to Get Vaccinated at Home

People who are homebound for various reasons can sign up online to get vaccinated against coronavirus at their home. Their caregivers will also be vaccinated under the program.

To be eligible, a person must not be able to leave their home because it “requires considerable and taxing effort” and must fit one of these categories:

  • Be a senior OR a person with a disability that requires in-home assistance, and
  • Be a person who has to use adaptive equipment (like a ventilator, wheelchair, etc.) and/or accessible transportation to leave home.

The program is only meant for “truly homebound” older people, Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department of Public Health, has said.

This is a truly humane and generous program which will rely in part on Chicago Firefighter emergency medical personnel to administer vaccines. Please take advantage of this limited program if you or a loved one really needs it now that vaccines are becoming so readily available.
Upcoming CAPS Meetings

The 19th District CAPS meeting schedule has been released. CAPS meetings remain virtual. Click here to view the entire schedule.

The next CAPS meeting for Beat 1932 is Monday, March 8th via Zoom, Zoom Meeting ID: 847 8850 1324
Passcode: 503502

The 18th District CAPS meeting schedule for our ward is here.
Upcoming Meetings are:

Tuesday, March 9 - Beats 1811-1814 (Lincoln Park South of Fullerton) via Zoom.

March 18 - Beat 1824 (Gold Coast) via Zoom.

To sign up for these 18th District CAPS meeting, please email CAPS.018District@chicagopolice.org

To find your beat, click here.
New Business Spotlight
705 W. Belden

Squeez Juice Bar is a health-conscious eatery, and the menu is crafted with organic and colorful ingredients. Whether you're stopping in after a workout or for brunch, they have a tasty juice to help you recharge. 
2616 N. Clark

Their new Lincoln Park location offers the same authentic and delicious Puerto Rican food as Jibaritos in Pilsen. Jibaritos are sandwiches made with plantains instead of bread. Order them with anything from vegetables to octopus! Yummy.
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Order From Our Local Restaurants
Support Local Businesses
Enjoy a Treat this Weekend from Vanille Pastisierre
2108 N. Clark St.
Today until 8 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

This weekend, Vanille Pastisierre is featuring the work of nine local, female artists from Handmade Market in their café!

With any purchase from Handmade Market at Vanille, through 3/8, save 10% on your Vanille purchase in store.

Please come in and support some amazing women!
It's beginning to feel like spring,

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