♦ Chicago’s Indoor Mask Mandate Reinstated Aug. 20
♦ Chicago Offers Home-Bound Seniors In-Home Vaccination
♦ City of Chicago FAQs Regarding Its Vaccination Plan
♦ City of Chicago COVID-19 Response, Resources and Updates
♦ State of Illinois COVID-19 Response, Resources and Updates
For more information on the coronavirus, follow the links below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Sheridan Road Resurfacing Project Advances
Resurfacing of Sheridan Road from Bryn Mawr to W. Sheridan and N. Winthrop began on July 6. On Friday, Sept. 10, the final layer of asphalt was applied from Bryn Mawr to W. Sheridan and N. Winthrop. Crews will complete pavement markings and installation of new bus pads in the next couple of weeks. As usual, the schedule is subject to change due to weather.
At the beginning of this project, 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman stated, “Our office will try to make this process as smooth as possible by giving you updates on upcoming phases of the project, but please note that there may be emergency situations that we cannot predict ahead of time, and your patience is appreciated. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].”
To sign up for Alderman Osterman’s weekly newsletter and receive updates on the resurfacing project, go to www.48thward.org.
Modernization of Lawrence-Bryn Mawr Stations Continues
On Sunday, May 16, the Lawrence and Berwyn CTA stations closed and temporary stations at Argyle and Bryn Mawr opened. Click here to see a news story about the project. Sidewalk closures under the CTA tracks will alternate between the north and south sides of the street. The Bryn Mawr station entrance on W. Bryn Mawr will remain accessible at all times. Residents who need to access alleys south of Bryn Mawr will have to go to Catalpa Avenue, and those who live north of Bryn Mawr Avenue will have to go to Hollywood Avenue. Detour signs will be placed throughout the ward mainly on Ridge Avenue, Sheridan Road, and Dusable Lake Shore Drive.
Section of Ardmore Ave. Closed 24/7 for Seven Months
Dates: Monday, May 24 to Friday, December 31, 2021
Location: W. Ardmore Avenue between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue (click for interactive project map)
Work Hours: 7am to 7pm, weekdays and Saturdays
Work Activity: Track Structure Demolition & Staging
♦ W. Ardmore Avenue between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue will be closed continuously 24/7 to vehicular and bicyclist traffic.
♦ One sidewalk will remain open at all times with flagger assistance when necessary.
♦ The alley west of the CTA tracks will be local traffic only to access parking lots via W. Ardmore Avenue from N. Broadway.
Expect noise during working hours, including general construction noise, noise from crane lifts, embankment demolition, drilled shaft installation, gantry set-up, and other construction activities. You may also hear beeping backup alarms on vehicles and flagging horns.
CDOT, Park District Issue Lakefront Flooding Report
In late January of 2020, assessment teams from Chicago’s Department of Buildings, Office of Emergency Management and Department of Transportation attempted to access and assess approximately 80 buildings to identify those most vulnerable to flooding. The majority of these buildings were private properties located in the 7th, 48th and 49th Wards. The goal was to provide information to enhance the City’s ability to respond effectively to future storms. You can access and download the report here.
At the April 20 Annual Meeting, ASCO’s General Counsel, Michael Kim, discussed a few bills that came up for a vote in the state legislature. Read his discussion of the bills here. These links will take you to the bills on the Illinois General Assembly’s website: HB0058, HB0644, HB0731, and SB0636. HB0058, HB0644 and SB0636 all passed. HB0644 became effective in July, and HB0058 and SB0636 will become law on January 1, 2022.