♦ City of Chicago is in Phase 1c of Vaccine Rollout
♦ Chicago Offers Home-Bound Seniors In-Home Vaccination
♦ City of Chicago FAQs Regarding Its Vaccination Plan
♦ Unemployment Benefits in Illinois Include COVID-19 Changes
♦ 48th Ward COVID-19 Community Response and Updates
from Alderman Harry Osterman
♦ City of Chicago COVID-19 Response, Resources and Updates
♦ State of Illinois COVID-19 Response, Resources and Updates
♦ Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago
COVID-19 Resources for Property Professionals
For more information on the coronavirus, follow the links below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Meet New 7th District State Senator Mike Simmons
My name is Mike Simmons, and I am honored to serve you as your new state senator for the 7th Illinois Senate District following Senator Heather Steans’ resignation. I’m writing to tell you a little about myself and my own lifelong connections to the 7th District. Continued…
Chicago Offers Senior Citizens Sewer Charge Exemption
The Senior Citizen Sewer Exemption entitles seniors aged 65 or over, residing in their own residence with separate metered water service or a separate city water assessment for that residential unit, to an exemption from payment of the sewer service charge for their residence. Renewal forms for seniors who qualified for the exemption last year were mailed in January. Click here for a full description of the program, the the criteria to meet and the application form. Forms must be submitted by August 1, 2021.
Bryn Mawr Station Escalators Removed Feb. 1
The escalator to the Bryn Mawr Red Line station platform was closed after the morning rush period on Monday, February 1, ahead of rebuilding the station along with three other Red Line stations and century-old track structure as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project. Click here for the details and alternatives for CTA passengers.
Treasurer Offers Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas announced that senior citizens may apply for a real estate tax deferral program. The tax-relief program works like a loan. It allows qualified seniors to defer a maximum of $5,000 per tax year (this includes 1st and 2nd installments) on their primary home. The loan from the State of Illinois is paid when the property is sold, or upon the death of the participant. Click here to find out how to apply.
First Installment Property Tax Bills Posted Online
Treasurer Maria Pappas offers an early look at next year’s property tax bills. “By posting the bills to my website now, property owners can start thinking about how to pay their bill for 2021, which is going to be a hard year for many, many people,” she said. Visit the Cook County Treasurer’s Office to view your bill. On the website, you can also pay your bill with no additional fees using your bank account. The deadline for payment of first installment tax bills has been extended to May 3, and the office accepts partial payments.
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.
The 102nd Illinois General Assembly has been convened, but with limitations due to COVID-19. Check back here for news and information regarding bills that affect condominium owners.