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49th Ward Update
January 29, 2021
LEE EN ESPAÑOL

Hello neighbors,

It's been a great week - our city began Phase 1B vaccinations and passed legislation enacting immigration reforms in Chicago and calling on the Biden administration to do more at the federal level. I'm going to keep my comments brief this week because I want you to really dig into the newsletter content.

COVID Vaccine
Please know that our city does expect to receive an increase in vaccines next week, but the production and supply is still low. It's going to be frustrating and stressful for many of us in the coming weeks, but know that you will be able to get vaccinated. We'll keep sharing as much information as possible from our website and social accounts and I've been working with our Department of Public Health to make sure that our senior citizens and essential workers get connected so you all can get vaccinated as soon as possible. Please visit and bookmark chicago.gov/covidvaxx to check there for the most up to date information on the vaccine distribution and access.

Also, there are increasing reports of the covid variants spreading in our community. Whether you've received a vaccine or not, we all need to continue to take precautions. Wash your hands, practice physical distancing, don't congregate with people outside of your immediate household or pod, limit unnecessary travel and errands, and of course - WEAR A MASK!

Dr. Fauci and other health experts have suggested people begin wearing more effective masks or doubling up on masks in order to increase protection against the UK variant which is more infectious than the main virus we've been fighting. Read a more about why this more people are adopting this practice in the Washington Post article: Time to Double or Upgrade Masks

Stay safe, and take care,

Maria Hadden
Alderwoman, 49th Ward

Celebrations & Appreciations
You didn't think we were going to allow a pandemic to make us stop celebrating and appreciating our community did you? Of course not! We need this more than ever, so please, send us the people, orgs and actions that you want the ward to know about next week! Email us at office@49thward.org
49th Ward Youth Advisory Committee Food Drive Underway
Pictured: Grayson Alexander, Coordinator of Constituent Services and Youth Engagement in the 49th Ward
The 49th Ward Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) has received over 35 pounds in donations for their food drive. The food they receive is going to the United Church of Rogers Park to help them provide neighbors with hot meals each week. Thank you for the outpouring of generosity from our neighbors and participating grocery stores!

Information on how you can contribute is included in the Community Aid section of this newsletter. The food drive will continue through February 28.
City Council Updates
Welcoming City Ordinance Passes City Council
Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune
On Wednesday, City Council passed the Welcoming City Ordinance 42-8. The changes to the ordinance closes important loopholes, making Chicago truly a sanctuary city for immigrants.

Until yesterday, the Welcoming City Ordinance had exceptions that allowed the Chicago Police Department to share information with ICE. The amendments passed during City Council eliminated the exceptions, ensuring that law enforcement does not cooperate with ICE. The amendments to the ordinance also provide additional support and protection for victims of crime. These measures strengthen the relationship that our undocumented neighbors have with police, making it safer for them to cooperate without the fear of deportation. 

I'm proud to have co-sponsored this ordinance. Rogers Park is a diverse community with a rich makeup of immigrant and refugee neighbors. All our neighbors deserve to feel safe in their city.
Immigration and Refugee Resolution Passes City Council
On Wednesday, a resolution introduced by Alderman Mike Rodriguez and I passed City Council. The resolution calls on the Biden Administration to immediately enact immigration reform and reverse the harmful immigration policies from the Trump Administration.

Chicago's immigration population enriches the lives of all Chicagoans and contributes to a robust economy. Our immigrant neighbors deserve a system that upholds our values of family, economic opportunity, and fairness.

Thank you to Alderman Rodriguez and ICIRR for your partnership in introducing this important resolution and making our city remain welcoming to our immigrant neighbors. You can view a full copy of the resolution on the city's Legistar website
Order Introduced to Re-Establish
the Department on Environment
On Wednesday, I introduced an order to City Council that calls for the Chief Sustainability Officer and the Budget Director to prepare a report on the costs needed to re-establish a Department of Environment for the city. 

The climate change crisis presents an existential threat absent intervention. The costs of responding to climate change crises will become exorbitant by the end of the century if we do not take proactive mitigation measures, putting a strain on local and state economies. 

Re-establishing the Department of Environment presents Chicago with an opportunity to aggressively address climate change in our city and inform decision making from an environmental and equitable approach. A full copy of the order is available on the city's Legistar website. The order has been referred to the Committee on Budget and Government Operations.
Ward Updates
Community Meeting February 11 on
Proposed Zoning Change for 1415 W. Morse
The owner of 1415 W. Morse is requesting to a zoning change from B3-2 to B3-3. They are also requesting a rear setback variation, which would reduce the rear yard setback from 30 feet to 10 feet. 

The parcel at 1415 W. Morse has an existing four-story building with a total of 14 residential units and three commercial storefronts facing Morse Avenue. The zoning change would allow the owner to construct on the rear of the building a five-story addition that would comprise of 16 residential 1-bedroom/1-bathroom units.

The zoning change would trigger the Affordable Requirements Ordinance, which means that two units would be set aside as affordable for people making 60% of the Area Median Income. 
The existing four-story building is undergoing a complete renovation. The addition on the rear of the building would be a continuation of the improvements to the property. 

The plans include ground floor parking for 11 vehicles, a roof deck lined with plantings, and the installation of an elevator. The existing building does not have an elevator and only has seven parking spaces. The site is adjacent to the Morse Red Line station, making it a transit-oriented development. 

The rear addition would not be visible from Morse street. The increased height from the addition on the rear building will be offset by the front, thereby decreasing the massing on Morse Avenue. 
The owner will join our office on Thursday, February 11, from 6-7 pm for a community meeting to discuss a proposed zoning change to the site.

Register to attend the community meeting at bit.ly/1415morse. Spanish translation will be available. 
Participatory Budgeting Town Hall on February 13
The 49th Ward office and the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Committee will host a special Town Hall on Saturday, February 13, at 11 am. This virtual meeting will replace the traditional PB expos that typically happen before the vote. PB committees will share the items that will be on this year's ballot before opening begins. The PB committee will also share information on how and when to vote.

As we continue to combat COVID-19, this year's process will once again look different than in previous years.  To attend to learn more, register for the Town Hall in advance at bit.lypb49townhall. Spanish translation will be available. 
Theatre Above the Law Opens New Show - Constellations
We have been waiting to bring this amazing and moving play to YOU for almost 3 years. It was to be the closing production of our 4th season last May. Covid had other plans. The cast and production crew stayed vigilant and dedicated to have it come to fruition. We began rehearsing online and then creating a production bubble of 2 cast members, stage manager and director and rehearsed the past 5 weeks with masks on. Our cast both just tested negative to begin tech without the 2 of them masked and we are filming the performance this weekend with a masked audience of 6 from our bubble and another with no audience.

This production is a long time coming and well worth the wait. We feel it deserves a live audience. That is not possible right now. Hopefully someday we can all experience it together. It the meantime, YOU have 10 opportunities to watch from home. 

Streaming tickets are available here. Thank YOU for supporting Theatre for YOU!
Lifeline Theatre's Fillet of Solo Is Back
Celebrating the breadth of Chicago’s enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline virtually brings 15 storytelling collectives and 17 solo performers together from all over the world in a three-week (February 8-28), online gallery of powerful personal stories.
This year’s Fest will take place entirely online! Upon ticket/pass purchase, a confirmation will be sent with information on how to access the Fillet of Solo website that features the gallery of this year’s stories.

There are two types of tickets:
– Single Tickets are Name Your Price (suggested donation of $20) and give you access to the Fest website for the full run (Feb. 8-28).
– Festival Passes are only $45 and give you full access PLUS live virtual extras including panel discussions and storytelling workshops with Festival artists.

Tickets/passes can be purchased on our website www.lifelinetheatre.com or through our Box Office at 773-761-4477.
Super Savors from Rogers Park
Want to support local businesses? Looking for some new restaurants to try? This event is for you! Meet local restaurant owners and hear about what they've got on the menu.
Organized by community member Tom McDermott and the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. 

When: Friday, Jan 29 - 5:30pm
Where: Virtual Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 850 3047 3054
Passcode: 937360
Dial-in: 1-312-626-6799
Tee Mart Looking to Help Support Local Businesses through the Here For Good Campaign
Tee Mart, 1445 W. Morse, is participating in the nationwide Here For Good fundraising campaign. This campaign was created by a screen printing company in St. Louis, MO, with the goal of helping local businesses stay 'Here For Good.'

The program features a web store that showcases t-shirts representing any local business (or non-profit) that need help during this time to stay afloat. Loyal customers and supporters can then purchase a t-shirt (or two or three) to help the business to make it through these tough times. The business will receive $10 for each t-shirt purchased to support them.

Tee Mart is in the process of reaching out to local businesses and non-profits in the neighborhood. However, if you do know of any organizations or businesses that would benefit from the Here For Good partnership, please have them reach out to Tee Mart at blsapparel@outlook.com.
COVID-19 Updates
As we continue to combat COVID-19 across the city, state, and country, we are bringing back our section with the most up-to-date information on the ongoing public health crisis and any changes that are being implemented to address it. Information on aid and relief programs will continue to be housed in the "Need to Know Info" section of this newsletter. 
Three Ways Chicago Residents can Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine:
The City of Chicago began inoculating people in phase 1b of the vaccine rollout this week. Individuals in this group include essential frontline workers and residents aged 65 and older. 

There are three ways Chicago residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine:
1. Your health care provider
Your first contact should be your health care provider, including your primary care provider, health clinic, or hospital where you have gotten medical care in the past. Over 350 health care providers have signed up with CDPH to distribute vaccine. Providers are also reaching out directly to schedule appointments with their existing patients, prioritizing those who are older with more underlying conditions. Health care providers can still sign-up to be vaccine providers.
2. Your pharmacy
The City of Chicago has provided vaccines to pharmacies across Chicago. These pharmacies each have their own registration link which can be found below.
The City of Chicago does not endorse any of the listed organizations. This list is provided only as a convenience. See the full disclaimer here.
3. Your employer
Specific employers in prioritized essential workers groups will be able to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to their employees in 1b. CDPH is working directly with employers as vaccines become available. For example, first responders are already being vaccinated and others will begin soon. If you receive your vaccine through your employer, you will not need to take any other action. 
For those that have insurance but do not have a primary care provider, please check with your insurance company for a list of providers accepting new patients. One option is to enroll with one of Chicago’s many Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) if you do not have insurance. 

For especially vulnerable populations (e.g., those facing housing insecurity or undocumented immigrants), the city will partner with city colleges to set up PODs (points of distribution) to vaccinate residents. At this time, PODs are continuing to vaccinate health care workers included in phase 1a, and no appointments are available yet to those included in phase 1b. 

While the city has transitioned to phase 1b of the vaccination rollout, supply remains limited. Last week, CDPH informed aldermanic offices that they're currently receiving 34,000 doses of the vaccine a week, which amounts to roughly 5% of people in group 1b. This means that appointments are filling up fast. On Tuesday, President Biden announced that his administration is working to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the vaccine. Their goal is to have enough vaccine supply for the entire adult U.S. population by the end of the summer. 

You can track the vaccine data for the city of Chicago on CDPH's website by clicking here
Heartland Health Vaccine Survey
Heartland Health Center, located at 1300 W. Devon in Rogers Park, is a designated Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). As we continue with the vaccine rollout for phase 1b, they will be giving the vaccine to established patients who meet CDC and IDPH guidance. 

At this time, Heartland Health has limited vaccines. They are currently contacting their highest risk patients in 1b to ensure that they're receiving their dose. As they receive more vaccines, they'll continue to reach out to the remaining eligible 1b patients. This meant that they're not currently accepting calls for vaccine appointments until they have a steadier supply of vaccines.

However, they are looking to support residents while they await more supplies. If you are interested in receiving the vaccine from Heartland Health Centers, please take a moment to complete their online survey. As soon as more doses become available, they will contact individuals who have completed this survey. 
COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-Out Update
In December, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use.  

Vaccination Roll-Out
This week, the city began to inoculate Chicago residents who fall in phase 1B of the city's vaccination rollout. Individuals in group 1B include frontline essential workers and seniors aged 65 and older. 
During the 49th Ward town hall on the COVID-19 vaccine on January 18 (available to view here), Dr. Luna from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) indicated that there approximately 600,000 Chicagoans who fall in phase 1B of the city's vaccination plan. 

After the city is complete with inoculating people in group 1B, it will transition to phase 1C of the vaccine rollout plan; which includes other essential workers and people aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions that put them at an elevated risk should they contract COVID-19. On Tuesday, Dr. Arwady indicated that phase 1C of the vaccination rollout is expected to begin by late March.

Individuals in phase 2 of the vaccination plan will be the final group of Chicagoans to receive a vaccine. This group includes people aged 16 and older who are not included in phase 1 of the vaccination rollout. CDPH anticipates phase 2 will begin to receive their vaccinations starting May 31. 
During the town hall we hosted on January 18, Dr. Luna said most individuals will receive their vaccine from their primary care physician. The city is also enlisting retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers to assist with administering the vaccine. For especially vulnerable populations (e.g., those facing housing insecurity, undocumented immigrants, and those without a primary care physician), the city is partnering with city colleges to set up PODs (points of distribution) to vaccinate residents. 

At this time, there is not a public registration for the COVID vaccine. As more details become available on vaccine clinics throughout the city, CDPH will update its COVID vaccine website page. CDPH officials also recommend that residents sign up for the Chi COVID Coach, where information on how to get vaccinated will be texted to your phone once it becomes available. 

Dispelling Misinformation

There has been some misinformation circulating online about the COVID-19 vaccine. Leading up to the pandemic, there have been decades of research on coronaviruses broadly. In January 2020, the genetic sequence for COVID-19 was released, which allowed researchers worldwide to begin working on a vaccine immediately. 

Before a vaccine is introduced to the broad public, it goes through a rigorous trial process, including being tested in laboratories and on animals. These tests help scientists identify which candidate performs the best before introducing it to clinical trials on humans. 

Once a vaccination candidate is introduced to human trials, it goes through three phases. During these phases, scientists identify any short-term side effects and risks and any relationship that exists between the dosage size a participant receives and the immune response. Scientists then compare participants in the human trials receiving a vaccine to those who are receiving a placebo. 

At all stages, from the laboratory to the final third stage of human clinical trials, scientists are rigorously evaluating and documenting results. These results are then reviewed by Institutional Review Boards to ensure their scientific validity, the integrity of the trials, and to protect participants. The process is thorough to protect the greater public health from any adverse outcomes. 

What This Means for Right Now

The development and approval of the vaccination is an incredible milestone in our battle against this global pandemic. However, we are still several months away from achieving herd immunity. It is imperative that we continue social distance and wear a mask any time we leave our houses. Right now, those are the best tools we all have in our toolbox to combat this deadly virus. 
Vaccination Strategy for CPS Staff

On January 22, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and CDPH announced details of the plan to vaccinate thousands of eligible staff and educators under phase 1b of the city’s vaccination plan. Approximately 1,500 CPS healthcare workers are eligible already ​as part of phase 1a, and, beginning January 25, additional school-based staff will also be eligible to receive the vaccine as it becomes available. 

As part of the vaccination plan, CDPH will distribute vaccines to CPS beginning mid-February, with the amount contingent upon federal vaccine allocations. To ensure equity of access, the district will be setting up multiple vaccination sites across the city that will be open only to CPS employees, with hours of operation that are accommodating to the work schedules of employees to minimize learning and work disruptions. CPS will also actively coordinate and communicate vaccine availability to CPS employees through other partner organizations serving broader Phase 1B-eligible Chicagoans groups. Employees can also independently seek vaccination from their healthcare provider.

CPS has developed a prioritization system based on the level of exposure to others and their ability to maintain mitigation measures reliably, and the amount of time the specific role has been serving in-person during the closure. Within individual categories, employees who fall into the following groups may be further prioritized if they are age 65 or over or have a high-risk medical condition per CDC. Having an ADA or caretaker accommodation to work from home will not impact the prioritization status of employees. 

Learn more about CPS’s vaccination strategy at bit.ly/cpsVaccinationStrategy.

CDPH Issues Warning of COVID Vaccine Scammers
The City of Chicago and Chicago Public Health Department (CDPH) are warning residents about COVID19 vaccine scams. If you or someone you know gets calls, texts, or emails offering early access to a COVID-19 vaccine, it is NOT legitimate, it is a scam, and you should not respond.

Safe and legitimate vaccines are being distributed through the Chicago Public Health Department (CDPH) using a phased approach, starting with priority access populations like health care workers of all types and long-term care facilities residents and staff. In the coming weeks, CDPH will also start offering vaccination for essential workers and those over 65, with an eye toward equity among hardest-hit populations.

Scammers may pretend they are from the World Health Organization, or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), or even Governor Pritzker’s or Mayor’s Lightfoot’s office. They may offer to ship a COVID-19 vaccination directly to your home, or provide early access to city sites for a price, or be selling special cold storage units to keep your vaccine safe. Nobody needs to pay for a COVID vaccine – they are free and will eventually be available to all.

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins, here are signs of potential scams:
  • Patients are asked to pay out of pocket to get a vaccine. You will not have to pay for the vaccine itself, although you may be charged a small fee for administration of the vaccine—any offer to “sell” a vaccine is a scam
  • Patients are asked to pay to put their name on a vaccine waiting list or to get early access.
  • Unsolicited emails, text messages, advertisements, or telephone calls offering to sell COVD-19 vaccines.
  • Marketers offering to sell or ship doses of the vaccine for payment.
Before responding to communications from a doctor, pharmacy, health department, or other health care practitioner, verify the source of that communication. Protect Yourself. Do not give out your personal information to unknown sources.

Remember, never give out your social security number, do not pay for a vaccine or buy and send gift cards, do not reply to calls or texts suggesting to you “sign up” for a Chicago vaccination list. The vaccine will not be available to the general public for several months, and it will always be free of charge.

Consumers and healthcare providers can report any fraudulent COVID-19 products to:
Chicago Transitions to Tier 1 Mitigations
Effective immediately, Chicago has moved to the Tier 1 Mitigations Measures set by the State of Illinois. Updated regulations have been posted at www.chicago.gov/reopening. Please see below for an overview of these new mitigations:
  • Restaurants and bars can reopen indoors at lesser of 25% or 25 people per space. Food must be available at all times in order to offer indoor service. Table size limited to no more than four people per indoor table and six people per outdoor table.
  • Events are limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors. Indoor events can serve food or drinks, but indoor service guidelines must be followed.
  • Health and fitness centers can operate at 40% indoor capacity, with no more than 50 people within one area. Group classes of 15 or fewer can resume under the 40% capacity restriction.
  • Indoor recreation capacity increased to the lesser of 40% or 50 people.
  • Movie theaters and performance venues can operate indoors at 40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space.
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies can operate at 50% capacity, all other stores at 40% capacity.
  • Museums can operate indoors at 40% capacity. Guided tours are limited to 50 people, and groups must be limited to 10 people.
  • Personal services can operate at 40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space. Face coverings can be removed only for services that require their removal.
  • Places of worship can operate at 40% capacity, with no more than 50 people in any one space. Special events are capped at no more than 25 people.
BACP will continue to enforce these new regulations, particularly the rules for limited indoor service at bars and restaurants. Please continue to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing, avoid gatherings and follow the regulations closely.
Sign-Up for Chi COVID Coach
Our office has received several inquiries about how to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, the city does not have registration open. However, we recommend that folks sign up for the Chi COVID Coach, developed in 2020 by CDPH. As registration becomes available for a vaccine, Chi COVID Coach will notify you over text message with updates on the vaccine and how to receive one. 

The registration will walk you through four steps to sign up, including identifying any underlying health conditions that might put you at an elevated risk or if your occupation falls within an essential services category. To register, visit covidcoach.chicago.gov.
Sign Up for CDPH's E-Newsletter
The Chicago Department of Public Health is dedicated to ensuring that all Chicagoans get trusted information about its local COVID-19 response. Sign up online for their email list and be among the first to receive press releases, current guidance, and other important information. 
How the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Works
The approved COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not contain any live virus of COVID-19. Instead, scientists used the genetic sequence of the virus to create a blueprint of the COVID-19 virus. The virus will trigger the body to produce the spike protein in the COVID-19 virus, which will signal our immune systems to produce the proper antibodies and T cells to combat the RNA blueprint. This means that should an individual contract the COVID-19 virus after being inoculated, the body's immune system will already have stored the information necessary to combat the virus. 

When people receive a vaccination, they might feel some side effects as their immune systems respond to the spike protein. The most common side effects include swelling and some pain at the injection site as well as fever, chills, headaches, and fatigue. These side effects are temporary and indicate that the immune system is imprinting its response to combat COVID-19. 
State Eviction Moratorium Extended to February 6
Governor Pritzker announced that the State's eviction moratorium will be extended to January 11, 2021 as the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact our state and our country. 

On November 14, protections for Illinois tenants were changed under the latest eviction moratorium extension. Landlords can now file evictions unless tenants give them a written declaration that they should be protected by the COVID Eviction Moratorium. The Lawyers Committee for Better Housing. Tenants can use IDHA's declaration template to provide their landlord with written notice that they've been financially impacted due to COVID-19. That declaration is available online

The Department of Housing has put together a Know Your Rights website for tenants who are facing illegal lockouts during the eviction moratorium. The Lawyers Committee for Better Housing has also put together information for tenants facing an illegal lockout and may be able to provide legal assistance to income-eligible tenants. Learn more on their website here
Updates to the Emergency Travel Order

The Chicago Department of Public Health announced updates to the Chicago Emergency Travel Order. Effective Friday, January 15, 2021, states will only be categorized as yellow or orange. Previously, the city had three category levels for the Emergency Travel Order.

The updates to the order are meant to simplify the message by putting states into one of two categories. Regardless of which category a state falls into, CDPH is still advising that people avoid any kind of travel as we see COVID-10 cases surging across most of the U.S. Additionally, the new COVID variant that is more transmissible has now been detected in at least 8 states, including Indiana and Wisconsin. 

Anyone traveling from a state on the Orange list is directed to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chicago or quarantine for a 10-day period (or the duration of their time in Chicago, whichever is shorter).  They must practice strict social distancing, mask-wearing, and avoid any in-person gathering. Anyone traveling from a state on the Yellow list is not required to quarantine or provide a pre-arrival test. However, they should practice strict mask-wearing and social distancing.

The lists are updated every two weeks based on state and Chicago case averages. There are no travel restrictions within Illinois. However, non-essential travel to the areas of high incidence is discouraged. If essential travel is needed, follow the prevention techniques such as using a face covering, frequent hand washing/sanitization, and maintaining social distancing.

Please visit chi.gov/eto for additional information.
Latest Information on COVID-19 from the
Chicago Department of Public Health

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Chicago, visit the Chicago Department of Health's (CDPH) website at chicago.gov/coronavirus. For the latest information on COVID-19 in Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) website

Community Aid
Loyola Park Support Fund
Loyola Park is one of the gems of the Chicago parks system. Loyola Park Advisory Council (LPAC) is a non-profit that promotes activities in the park and invites all our neighbors to participate in events like the Daddy Daughter Dance, Black History Celebration, Kids Reading Library, and the Artists of the Wall Festival.  Along with its beautiful lakefront beach, the park has tennis courts, basketball and baseball facilities, and a full roster of field house based team sports. LPAC raises money for scholarships to these events, plus Movies in the Park and many other reasons to visit year-round.

This past year has been tough on the organization. The Artists of the Wall event, which is their main fundraising event, had to be canceled. Compounded with the financial challenges local sponsors are experiencing, the regular donations to the Park Advisory Council have decreased. 

Despite these challenges, the Loyola Park Advisory Council remains committed to continuing its mission and will plan creative ways to reach out and involve the Rogers Park community in 2021.

Consider making a contribution to help the Loyola Park Advisory Council continue providing rich programming to the Rogers Park Community. 
ChangeX Community Challenge
ChangeX Chicago Community Challenge will make $100,000 total available to 15 different ideas. The money is made available to help support new community projects across the city. Each applicant who successfully completes a 30-day challenge and an impact challenge will receive funding amounts ranging from $500-$5,000 to help get their selected project off the ground. 

There is a range of ideas - from community fridges to creating a Girls Who Code Club - that you can explore on Change X's website to help you get started on a project in the 49th Ward. For more information on eligibility requirements and how to get started, visit Change X's website
49th Ward Youth Advisory Council Food Drive
The 49th Ward Youth Advisory Committee has launched a food drive. All donations will benefit the United Church of Rogers Park's weekly free hot meal to help feed our hungry neighbors. Drop off non-perishable items through February 28 at Rogers Park Fruit Market or Devon Market. 
Help Our Elderly and Disabled Neighbors
with Snow Removal this Winter
City ordinance requires residents and businesses to keep clear their sidewalks of snow in a timely manner after a storm. The 49th Ward has residents who might need a little extra assistance this winter in clearing their sidewalks. Our office is looking for volunteers with their own shovels to help lend a hand to our elderly and disabled neighbors by shoveling the sidewalks in front of their building. After a snowstorm, our office will email you with a list of locations that need an extra hand in snow removal. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out this short Google Form

Are you a neighbor that is in need of extra assistance with snow removal? Please fill out this short Google Form. Our office won't share any contact information gathered in this form; we will only include your address on the list that we send volunteers after a snow storm. 
Commissioner Gainer's Annual Women's Toiletry Drive
Commissioner Bridget Gainer is hosting her annual women's toiletry drive. Please consider donating travel-sized products of shampoo and conditioner, soap, shower gel, deodorant, and body location to a drop off location to help women that are currently incarcerated. For more information, call Commissioner Gainer's office at 312-603-4210 or email district10@cookcountyil.gov. 
Become a Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor
January is National Mentoring Month! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago is a one-to-one mentoring program that matches students with a screened mentor based on location, interests, and hobbies. Matches meet 2-4 times a month for a minimum of one year. Students in this program are more likely to graduate high school, avoid risky behaviors, and improve relationships with their peers. This is currently a 100% virtual opportunity. For more information, please feel free to contact Miesha at 312-207-4249 or ransom@bbbschgo.org.  You may also visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters website at bbbschgo.org/enroll to learn more.
Community Engagement Opportunities
Apply to Join the Care for Real Board of Directors

Care for Real has provided food, clothing, and other support to the community for nearly 50 years with the help of many caring volunteers.

As the organization is growing and expanding its service to meet the increasing levels of food insecurity, it is a very exciting time to be involved. The primary role of the Board of Directors is to provide governance and fundraising for the organization. They are looking to fill openings on the Board and encourage those passionate about serving our communities to consider joining.

Those who represent the diversity of the communities they serve (Edgewater and Rogers Park) and those who may have lived-experience with food insecurity are especially invited to apply. If you are passionate about addressing food insecurity in our communities and serving as a Care for Real volunteer Board member or committee member, they would like to hear from you. Please contact Nina Newhouser at Nina@CareforReal.org for more information or to apply. 

Grow Your Own Food with the Peterson Garden Project
Learn how to grow your own food! Do you know there is an organic edible community garden at Howard and Ashland? Join your fellow gardeners and neighbors in the community to learn how to grow food, share what you learn, and enjoy some much-anticipated sunshine with Peterson Garden Project. Membership is $85 for the gardening season of April 24th to November 7th and includes education, events, some supplies, water access, and a 4'x8' plot. Visit www.petersongarden.org today to register or for more info!

Contact registration@petersongarden.org with questions or for scholarships. 
Northside AARP Community Group Meeting February 2
The Northside AARP Community Group will host their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 2. Don Bell will join the meeting to present "How We Got to Today" and lead a conversation on the events of January 6, 2021, and other issues we face today. 

To register to attend the monthly meeting, email northsideaarpcommunitygroup@gmail.com
Edgewater Village Seeking Help for 
Valentine Card Giving Program Through February 5
Edgewater Village is partnering with the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library to collect Valentine’s Day cards -- store-bought as well as handcrafted cards -- to give to our neighbors in assisting living, long-term care communities and rehabilitation facilities.

This is a great intergenerational activity! If you need supplies, a small selection of crafting materials may be picked up from the Edgewater Branch Library to be used in making homemade Valentine's Day cards. Check the library's website for the hours it is open. 

Email Librarian Katy Linehan (klinehan@chipublib.org) with the number of cards you can provide, and she'll send further details. Cards should be dropped off at the Circulation Desk of the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, by Friday, Feb. 5. If you can't stop by during open hours, cards can be left in the outside book drop as long as they are bundled and inside a bag. Clearly label the bag: Attn:  Edgewater Village Chicago.
Government Corner
With the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of information and resources available to people at all levels of government. To make sure you're receiving all the information to help you through this time, please consider signing up for the following newsletters or keeping your eye on the following pages. See something that should be added to this section? Email it to the office at office@49thward.org. 

City of Chicago Resources:
City of Chicago Coronavirus Resource Center Website
City of Chicago Coronavirus Updates Distribution Sign-Up
CPS COVID-19 Resources & Updates
Chicago Park District COVID-19 Response Page
BACP COVID-19 Resource Page

Cook County:
Cook County COVID-19 Response Website
Contact Commissioner Suffredin's Office
Commissioner Gainer Newsletter Sign-Up

State of Illinois:
State of Illinois COVID-19 Response Website
Sen. Steans Newsletter Sign-Up
Rep. Cassidy Newsletter

Federal Government:
Sign-up for Congresswoman Schakowsky's newsletter
Federal Government COVID-19 Response Website
Need to Know Info
Each week we've been updating this section with the rapid information coming down from all levels of government. This has resulted in a long email with the information running for several weeks. To shorten the length of the newsletter and provide the freshest content, we have archived all the COVID-19 newsletters on the 49th Ward website. You can also refer to the Rogers Park Community Response Team's website, where resources and information are abundantly available for our neighbors. 
File Your Taxes with Tax Prep Chicago
The City of Chicago will offer free, confidential tax help through mid-April in partnership with Ladder Up. Trained volunteer tax preparers can assist you in completing and electronically filing Federal and Illinois tax returns for Tax Year 2020 and, in some cases, for prior years. They'll also be able to help determine if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and other tax credits!

The tax filing deadline is Thursday, April 15! For more information, visit www.taxprepchicago.org or call (312) 588-6900 to schedule an appointment and see if you qualify.
Senior Sewer Rebate Program Update
The Office of the City Clerk no longer functions as the intake office for receipt of eligible first-time applicants and renewals for the Senior Sewer Rebate program. Instead, the Department of Finance's Utility Billing and Customer Service Division processes the applications.

The yearly renewal form requires the claimant to provide a copy of their government-issued identification and a recent property tax bill for verification purposes. To simplify the application process, the Senior Rebate for multi-unit buildings and the Senior Exemption for single-family homes use the same application form and require the same documentation. The property type determines for which program the senior is eligible. Renewal letters have been mailed to those who received the rebate in 2020. 

Current information and application forms can be accessed online at chicago.gov/utilitybill. When you're on the website, make sure to click utility charge exemptions and rebates. Those with questions about the program can email utilitybill@cityofchicago.org or call 312-744-4426.

Seniors can return their application and documentation in an email to utilitybill@cityofchicago.org or by mail to the following address:

Chicago Department of Finance
Utility Billing & Customer Service
P.O. Box 6330
Chicago, IL 60680-6330
DCASE Introduces Artist Response Program
Applications are open for the new Artist Response Program. The program will provide $750,000 to support art that responds to recent health, economic and humanitarian crises. The program includes $500,000 to fund up to 10 ambitious public art projects and an additional $250,000 for three to five regranting partners to distribute to artists for smaller local projects.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 5, at 5 pm CST. To learn more and apply, visit DCASE's website.
2021 CityArts Program
Applications are now open for the 2021 CityArts Program, offering grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations of all sizes. This year’s program includes opportunities to apply for general operating grants and project grants focused on rebuilding and recovery across all artistic disciplines. Project grants will support initiatives that have the potential to impact the Chicago arts sector at large. 

The application deadline is March 3, 2021, at 5:00 pm CST. To learn more and apply, visit DCASE's website.
LIHEAP For All: Financial Assistance for All,
Regardless of Legal Status

Low-income families in the state of Illinois can still apply for financial assistance to help pay for gas or electric bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) until June 30, 2021. However, the sooner you apply, the better.

CUB recommends that to avoid misinformation, the most reliable way to get details about LIHEAP benefits is to always use the State of Illinois’s website.

LIHEAP remains available up to 200% of the federal poverty level, and undocumented applicants are welcome. Currently, the LIHEAP system accepts an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in place of a Social Security number (SSN). Even if you don’t have an ITIN, you can still apply. 

To apply for LIHEAP, fill out the pre-qualification application. Once you fill out your application, your local LIHEAP office will contact you. 

For more information and to learn about other financial assistance programs, visit the state’s Help for Illinois Families website.

If you have any questions, please call the Citizen's Utility Board's consumer hotline at 1-800-669-5556. If you need help in Spanish, you can call 1-833-711-0374. 

State Partners with Banks to Provide
Free Check Cashing for Stimulus Checks
The Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (IDFPR) announced this week that they have worked with banks to provide services for unbanked Illinoisans seeking to cash their stimulus checks without incurring check-cashing fees. During the first round of stimulus checks, the banks provided this service and worked again with IDFPR to secure the same agreement for the second round of stimulus checks. 

The FDIC estimates that over 22% of Illinois households are under or unbanked. Many of these Illinois households will once again be receiving paper stimulus checks and have few check cashing options that won't incur fees. To avoid these fees, IDFPR partnered with several banking institutions that will provide non-customers services to cash their stimulus checks for free. The banks in this partnership include the Bank of America, First Midwest, Fifth Third, Huntington, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, and U.S. Bank. This partnership means that Illinois residents will be able to apply their full stimulus amount toward food, housing, and other necessities during this difficult time.

To ensure proper social distancing and confirm that they have the proper identification to cash their federal stimulus check, individuals interested in these options should contact the banks listed above or email IDFPR at ILBanks@illinois.gov to set up an appointment. 
Senior Citizens can Apply for Property Tax Deferral

Senior citizens having a hard time paying their property taxes can take advantage of a loan program administered by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office.

Seniors whose annual household income is $55,000 or less can apply now for the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program, which issues loans to cover property tax payments.

The loans, which are issued by the State of Illinois, do not have to be repaid until the property is sold or the homeowner dies. The state charges a simple interest rate of 6 percent per year. The maximum loan is $5,000 per year. To qualify, homeowners must be at least 65 years old by June 1 of the year in which the application is made.

To apply:

  • Download the application from cookcountytreasurer.com
  • Submit the completed application and copies of the required documents to the Treasurer’s Office
  • The deadline is March 1, 2021. Applications after that date cannot be accepted
  • Homeowners must reapply every year
  • The First Installment for Tax Year 2020 is due March 2, 2021, but late charges are waived through May 3, 2021
Two Month Waiver Available for Property Tax Late Fees
In November, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to waive late fees for two months on both property tax installments due in 2021, giving cash-strapped property owners more time to juggle their finances.
 
The Board unanimously waived for two months the 1.5 percent per month late fee on all Tax Year 2020 property taxes, according to a news release. Specifically:
  • The First Installment of 2020 taxes is due March 2, 2021, with application of late charges moved back to May 3, 2021.
  • The Second Installment of 2020 taxes is due August 2, 2021, with application of late charges moved back to October 1, 2021.
For more information, visit the Cook County Treasurer's website.
Submit Comment on City's Demolition Regulations by Feb. 18
Following the demolition of the smokestack in Little Village owned by Hilco Development Partners, the City Council passed measures further regulating demolitions by implosion. These new proposed rules are available for public comment until 11:59 p.m. on February 18, 2021. To review the proposed rules and provide a written comment, please visit the City’s website. You can submit a written comment using the tool found at the bottom of the webpage.

In addition to written comments, a virtual public hearing on the proposed rules will be held on ThursdayJanuary 28, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. To participate in the hearing, please register at https://rb.gy/rwp9aq.  If you wish to offer public comments at the hearing, please check the appropriate box on the registration page. Speakers will have up to 2 minutes to share their comments.  

Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be available at the hearing. If you require other accommodations, please contact communityengagement@cityofchicago.org or call (312)720-5523.
Need Help?
Call or email the Rogers Park Community Response Team!

The Rogers Park Community Response Team is an action-oriented group created in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. RPCRT was created by 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden in coordination with local service providers and community organizations. Partners include IL State Representative Kelly Cassidy, Protect RP, Northside Community Resources, Loyola Community Nursing Center, and hundreds of deeply committed community volunteers.

We are working together to support each other. We will do so, to the best of our combined ability care for all of our RP family, with fierce love and compassion. We want every Rogers Park resident to know that you are cared for and not alone.

Contact us at rpcrt49@gmail.com or call our Support Hotline at 773-831-7668. Volunteers are available to answer your questions and direct you to resources now.


Please also take a moment to look at the Rogers Park Community Response Team's robust website, rpcrt.org. This website acts as a centralized location where a variety of resources can live to help residents in the wake of COVID-19. 

Business Updates
SBA Loans & Small Business Relief Town Halls
Commissioner Bridget Gainer will join the Small Business Administration District Director Robert Steiner to host a series of town halls for small businesses. Learn about SBA loans and other business relief opportunities. For more information, email Commissioner Gainer's office at district10@cookcountyil.gov
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

For eligibility requirements, more information, and to apply, visit the SBA's website.

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners, including agricultural businesses and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The EIDL program is designed to provide economic relief to businesses currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

For eligibility requirements, more information, and to apply, visit the SBA's website.
Payment Protection Program Application Now Open
The Small Business Administration (SBA) opened another round of Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans this week. The latest PPP loans were included in the second federal relief package passed in late December 2020.

On Monday, businesses that did not receive a loan during the first round of the PPP became eligible to apply for a First Draw PPP Loan at participating Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). On Wednesday, certain businesses that have already received a PPP loan through the first round became eligible to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan through a participating CDFI. After these first two tiers, PPP will open for applications through all participating lenders, including traditional banks.

As a reminder, businesses apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans through a bank, credit union, CDFI, or other lenders. Initially, businesses will only be able to use CDFIs to receive loans in order to promote access to capital. For a list of Illinois CDFIs, click here. Please note that some CDFIs may not be participating in the program- please contact your preferred lender to determine if they are participating. The program will then open up to all participating lenders, including traditional banks, at a later date.

To learn more about the PPP, please visit these links:
Rogers Park Business Alliance COVID-19 Resources

The site maintains updated information on how we can support our small business community as well as resources for businesses in how they can adapt during this unique and challenging time. From their site:

Rogers Park Business Alliance is proud of the caring, work ethic, dedication and resiliency of our community. We firmly believe that, together, we will meet the challenge that we are all faced with today and going forward.  

Out of an abundance of love and concern for the health of our community we are closing our offices. Based on recommended precautionary measures and public health guidelines, team RPBA will be working remotely until given the all clear. We are available via phone and email. We appreciate your patience at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (773) 508-5885 or info@rpba.org.

You can view our growing list of Rogers Park businesses that are open and/or receiving donations. You can also checkout the Chicagoland Dining at a Distance list.

#SchoolsShineIn49
Apply for After School Matters' Spring 2021 Programs
After School Matters will offer thousands of remote program opportunities this spring, where teens can learn skills in sports game management, coding, video game design, culinary arts, painting, dancing, and so much more! 

Youth work with expert instructors and other teens on fun projects and earn money at the same time. Programs will kick-off on March 8.

For more information and to apply, visit After Schools Matters' website.
Become a Tutor with Connecting Chicago
Connecting Chicago was founded in March 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 crisis in order to offer free tutoring services to students across the city. They currently have 550 students and tutors enrolled and recently registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Joining their team offers a great experience from which students can earn service hours. Students interested in volunteering to tutor should sign up for their third-quarter cycle by January 30th.

You can find more information on their website, where you can sign-up to be a tutor or to receive tutoring services.
CPS Pick-Up Meals Continue through Winter
With the return of pre-K students to in-person learning, CPS will continue to offer free meals to the community. Any child under the age of 18 can receive a 3-day meal kit at over 450 CPS locations across the city. You do not have to be a CPS student to receive a meal. Families simply inform the cafeteria staff how many children are in their household and they will receive meals for each child.

The grab & go meal service is Monday through Friday from 8 am to 1 pm. To find a location, visit CPS's website or call (773) 553-KIDS.
Employment Opportunities
Find a Career with S&C Electric Company
S&C Electric in Rogers Park is hiring several key positions to join their team. S&C Electric is a 100% employee-owned team seeking several team members in the Rogers Park community to keep the lights on across the globe.

To learn more and apply, visit ww.sandc.com/careers.
Work for Move-Tastic
Move-Tastic is hiring local movers and drivers. Join their team, explore the city, and make great money while you work out. 

They are now hiring local drivers and movers with a starting wage of $15-$18 per hour plus cash tips. 

Move-Tastic is located at 3100 N. Tripp (near Belmont and Pulaski). To apply, visit their website
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Seeking Director of Communications
The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) is seeking an experienced Director of Communications who has a deep understanding of the role communications plays in building power to effect systems change. The ideal candidate will be able to apply political analysis, deep knowledge of the media landscape, and an understanding of how to craft messages that resonate with target audiences. In addition, the candidate will understand how to collaborate with grassroots leaders – CCH’s term for the people with the lived experience they organize – to leverage their knowledge, build their power, and use their skills.

The Director of Communication is a strategic thinker advancing CCH’s mission. This professional reports to the Executive Director and is a member of CCH’s management team. The position advances CCH by leading the development of and executing a strategic communications plan that aligns with and supports CCH’s strategic goals and will work to advance racial equity.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the development and execution of CCH’s communications strategy, working in close collaboration with the Associate Director of Marketing and Digital Media, CCH’s Management Team, and other key staff and leaders.
  • Strategic Advocacy Communications - Serve as the chief communications strategist for public-facing campaigns that leverage CCH’s policy, community organizing, and communications capacity.
  • Manage media relations, including cultivating media contacts, responding to media inquiries, preparing press releases and media advisories as needed, and working with staff to determine the appropriate spokesperson, as needed.
  • Oversee and contributes to the development of all internal and external messaging for CCH, including talking points, publications, and fundraising content as appropriate.
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities to secure media coverage that advances CCH’s mission.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge and understanding of the political and media landscape.
  • Monitor media coverage and track CCH’s earned media coverage.
  • Mentor and Supervise the Associate Director of Marketing and Digital Media, who is responsible for maintaining and growing CCH’s digital presence, design work, and maintaining and strengthening CCH’s brand identity.
  • Works in collaboration with all CCH departments—CCH believes strongly in interdepartmental collaboration and expects all staff to work in close partnership with the other departments at the organization.
Qualifications/Skills:
  • Demonstrates in-depth experience with leading strategic communications to advance and achieve advocacy and organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate strategy.
  • Ability to make decisions based on strategy.
  • Ability to translate strategy into plans of action.
  • Demonstrates strong written communications abilities.
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively in a team environment and work to advance racial equity.
  • Proactive, problem-solving orientation.
  • Effectively uses technology to communicate/collaborate with colleagues and manage work.
  • Experience working with community organizing campaigns preferred.
Salary range: $94,000-98,000 based on experience, highly competitive benefits package.

Please send your resume and cover letter to doug@chicagohomeless.org by February 15.
Howard Area Community Center Seeking a
Family Support Worker/Family Engagement Liaison
Howard Area Community Center is seeking a Family Support Worker/Family Engagement Liaision. 

Title: Family Support Worker/Family Engagement Liaison
Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time
Salary: available upon request
Last Date to Apply: Until Filled!
 
Brief Description:
This position will develop and maintain relationships with families and provide case management to ensure that they receive comprehensive services through their participation in our Head Start/ Early Head Start Program.  Responsibilities also include developing and implementing a comprehensive program of parent involvement.
 
Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's degree in social work or related field preferred, experience in social service field, and bi-lingual (Spanish/English) recommended.
  
How to apply:
Send your resume and transcripts to Maria Elena Roman, M.A. (mroman@howardarea.org) or   view our website for other job opportunities https://howardarea.org/

 
Spinning Wheels in Uptown is Hiring
Spinning Wheel Brands is currently looking for temporary assistance at our Uptown Chicago warehouse with "pick and pack" creation of customized food kits of our snack items for Amazon and getting them palletized for shipping. 
 
Daily tasks include:
  • Setting up the workspace with inventory, boxes, and labels
  • Create new items with multiple items from existing inventory
  • Double-check each package to confirm it complies with Amazon requirements
  • Close and label packages
  • Palletize items for shipment via truck
  • Some reorganizing of warehouse and simple cleaning may be needed 
Must be able to:
  • Stand for a few hours at a time
  • Lift 50 lbs for brief periods
  • Be highly detail-oriented
  • Follow directions exactly
  • Be very observant of current tasks to avoid mistakes 
COVID-19 Precautions:
  • Everyone on the team must wear their masks throughout the day
  • Working area will be kept separate to ensure at least 6 feet social distancing
  • Everyone will need to be very aware of health - watch their own temperature, sense of taste and smell, headache, etc.
 The current project build is over the next two weeks for two days a week at about 7-8 hours a day. The exact days are still being planned. There is potential for future jobs.
 
Please contact Tony Boring at tony@spinningwheelbrands.com with your resume and contact information.
Raise Your Hand is Hiring a Parent Organizer
Raise Your Hand (RYH) is hiring a Parent Organizer.

As a growing organization of 2 FTE and 3 PTE, Raise Your Hand is looking for an experienced partner to design the future of organizing at Raise Your Hand. This position requires someone who will be tactical and strategic, experienced at organizing leaders, and effective at training the next generation of parent leaders. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience intentionally developing members, leading campaigns and has a desire to eventually lead and manage other staff. Reports directly to the Executive Director.

The full job description and more information are available on Raise Your Hand's website. The application closes on January 31, 2021.
Trilogy Behavioral Health Hiring a Licensed Practical Nurse
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare is seeking a Chief Medical Officer.

The Licensed Practical Nurse provides direct patient care and coordination of care services to assigned clients as delegated by a Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse to work alongside our outreach teams.  Their primary responsibilities will be medication monitoring, training, and reconciliation for outreach clients to assist the team with ensuring medication is packed correctly and to reduce medication errors.  The Licensed Practical Nurse will provide client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed services to clients with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse/addiction disorders utilizing a harm reduction approach.  

For more information on qualifications and how to apply, visit Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare's website.
Doctors Test Centers (DTC) Job Opportunities

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has long been an economic engine for the City and region at large. They recently announced that they will begin offering the most comprehensive COVID-19 testing of any airport in the country at O’Hare and Midway International Airports.

The program will require a workforce to fill the more than 100 available positions.  Doctors Test Centers (DTC) has been selected as the vendor to assist the CDA with the endeavor. They have a variety of employment opportunities open and are seeking applicants. For more information, visit DTC's website here

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