Note from Alderman

Updated: Feb 26

The Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program Application Deadline is on March 1. Applications are available at the Cook County Treasurer’s Office and at cookcountytreasurer.com through the March 1 application deadline, and we have full details listed below.


The Public Safety Section of the Chicago Office of Inspector General has issued two reports this month related to police issues-Police Search Warrants report and Police Response to Protests in 2020 report. Details and links to the full reports are listed below.


While USPS delivery issue problems are compounded by the heavy snowfall, I encourage you to reach out to your Congressman if there are specific problems you are having with delivery. Aldermen do not have jurisdiction and oversight authority but we will work with our Congressmen to get action. As stated before, we are working with our local Congressmen to get action in Washington on the problem. Aldermen have also requested the postal inspector testify or respond to citywide delivery issues and have pushed local post offices to respond to dozens of requests from general areas we have identified as problematic.

Bars, restaurants, and event venues have new guidelines. They are now allowed to increase indoor service to the lesser of 40% capacity or 50 people per room or floor. This increase is due to the significant progress that Chicago continues to make in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and is based on the framework for reopening that Chicago announced. The full Reopening Matrix can be found here for your review.


Find local COVID vaccine appointments - The City of Chicago and Zocdoc, today announced a partnership where Zocdoc will serve as the City’s main platform for eligible Chicago residents to find and book COVID-19 vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccine doses are currently in limited supply. If we do not have availability in your area, you can sign up to be notified when new appointments are open.


Schools are back in session in a few days and we are asking all residents to remove vehicles from in front of schools so the snowplows can try to get one last clearing of space. Leaving cars behind is making it difficult to get snow cleared for the safety of families at drop off.


Alderman Scott Waguespack