Governor Pritzker Announces New Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions Starting Friday, November 20

Source:  Alderman Reilly Reports 11/17/2020

Earlier today, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations that will take effect in every region across the state in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Tier 3 mitigations build on the Resurgence Mitigation Plan released in July to suppress the spread of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overrun. These mitigations aim to limit gatherings and encourages residents to stay home as much as possible and follow proper safety measures when out in public.

As a reminder to residents, Chicago is under a Stay-at-Home Advisory to combat the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Please note, this advisory is recommended guidance from the City of Chicago and not an enforceable order.

While this latest round of mitigations does not include a stay at home order, if the mitigations are not adhered to and cases continue to rise in the weeks ahead, another order may be required. For all regions, additional mitigation measures take effect Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:01am. The new mitigation requirements to combat the surge of COVID-19 across Illinois are as follows.

For more information:  CLICK HERE

To see latest City of Chicago COVID Dashboard, CLICK HERE


CDPH COVID-19 Testing in Chicago

Find a Testing Site Here!

The City’s community-based testing sites remain open to all people living in Chicago, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Please note that, in recent weeks, Chicago has set new daily records for the number of people tested for the virus that causes COVID-19. Like many providers across the city, we are currently seeing an increase in patient volumes at all City of Chicago community-based testing sites, which were created to supplement testing performed in clinical settings.

CDPH strongly encourages people to register in advance. If there aren’t any available time slots, CDPH encourage people to use our interactive testing map and locate another testing site nearby.

To register online, residents must have an email address. If an individual does not have email, they may call the Department of Public Health’s testing support line at (312) 746-4835 to register and schedule an appointment over the phone.

Part II – You’re Invited to Participate 018th District CPD Community Conversation – Nov 19th

Join in and participate in Part II of this session to create the 018th District’s
2021 District Strategic Planning Community Conversation

When: Thursday, November 19th, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting – Registration Required – REGISTER HERE

If you are unable to join virtual, please call: 1-312-626-6799,
Meeting ID 910 7035 8449, Passcode 63755

For more information or if you have special accommodations please contact the 018th District Office of Community Policiing at 312-747-1708 or CAPS.018DISTRICT@CHICAGOPOLICE.ORG

Veterans Day Supply Drive by 018th CPD Community Policing – Donate by 11/10

To print a copy, CLICK HERE

Vote Now for your Favorite Halloween Costume!








Thank you to all of the kids and families who submitted entries to RNRA’s Virtual Halloween Costume Contest.

Three finalists have been selected from each category of competition. Now it’s time for you to vote for your favorite costume in each category.

Votes must be received by midnight, Wednesday November 11, 2020. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Community Meeting for North Union Development

The Department of Planning and Development will host a virtual community webinar to review the plans for JDL Development’s North Union site on the Near North Side.

The meeting will take place on Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

Registration for the Zoom webinar is open now, and the presentation will be posted on the City’s website in advance of the meeting.

JDL proposes to purchase and redevelop 8.1 acres of land from the Moody Bible Institute, which would continue to own and operate an educational institution and media ministry on its remaining 9.4 acres.

Generally bounded by the CTA Brown Line tracks and Oak, Chestnut and Wells streets, the North Union site is proposed to include a variety of low-, mid- and high-rise buildings that consist of approximately 2,680 residential units, 30,000 square feet of commercial space and approximately 1.3 acres of public open space.

Thorough details about JDL’s proposal will be provided during the meeting. Members of the public are welcome to email questions for the meeting ahead of time to the following by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

For more information, visit the City’s website. Questions and comments can always be directed to

City of Chicago Agencies Announce Preparedness and Safety Plans Ahead of Election Day

Several City public safety agencies announced their 10-day preparedness and safety plan for the upcoming Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and for all of next week. Over the past month, the City’s departments and agencies have been working in conjunction with the Chicago Board of Elections to deploy resources and supports at every polling station and neighborhood to ensure residents can safely participate in this year’s election and exercise their First Amendment rights.

As part of the 10-day safety plan, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) beginning on Friday 10/30.   This is a citywide effort to monitor any activity and crowds and coordinate resource requests and responses with City departments, agencies, the Chicago Board of Elections as well as county, state and federal partners.

Over the past several weeks, OEMC has held multiple preparedness workshops with the City’s public safety and infrastructure departments, businesses, agencies and partners. These workshops provided an overview of the City’s efforts and conducted various hazard scenarios, including severe weather, COVID-19 outbreaks and possible protests stemming from not knowing who the winner of the presidential election in the days following Election Day.

To supplement on-the-ground public safety resources, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) increased its patrol beyond its regular deployments starting Friday 10/30.  As part of this effort to further ensure the City can rapidly respond to all situations, CPD has cancelled days off Department-wide for Halloween and Election Day, and for select citywide teams during the week of the election.  

While the Department is focused on crimefighting prevention efforts, officers will continue to ensure residents expressing their First Amendment rights are protected and given the public safety supports they need to stay safe. Additionally, the City will deploy more than 60 infrastructure assets that will be strategically positioned by OEMC to support and protect neighborhood commercial corridors and critical businesses in the event of potential public safety incidents. 

To ensure residents can safely vote in-person this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been working closely with the Chicago Board of Elections to ensure all polling locations have a COVID-19 prevention plan. These public health plans provide every polling location with cleaning and disinfection protocols, traffic flow guidelines to ensure social distancing and required face-coverings for all employees.

With expected rallies and large gathering demonstrations surrounding the election, the City has communicated heavily with Chicago’s business community to ensure they have the resources and guidance needed to be prepared for such activity. The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection encourages businesses to take the following steps:

• Sign-Up for ChiBiz Alerts: Text “CHIBIZ” to 6-7-2-8-3
• Join Chicago’s Public and Private Partnership Initiative (CP3): Visit
• Stay Alert! Call 9-1-1 if you witness suspicious activity

OEMC is also launching a Business Operation Center (BOC), a physical facility created for the private sector partners to exchange real-time information and provide situational awareness during public safety or public health issues. A first-of-its-kind effort, the BOC is designed to expand the communication and operational components by utilizing businesses and key subject-matter experts with the ability to contact security onsite and distribute accurate information.

OEMC is also reminding residents that they can also receive emergency alerts for updates on street closures and public transportation by subscribing to Chicago’s text or email alert system at or follow OEMC on Facebook and Twitter.

Source:  Alderman Reilly Reports 10/30/2020

30th Annual Christmas Toy Drive by 018th District Chicago Community Policing Department

To print a copy, please CLICK HERE.

The holidays are fast upon us.   The Chicago Police Department 018th District presents the 30th Annual Christmas Toy Drive.

Please donate new unwrapped toys to give children a better Christmas Season! Donations are accepted through Saturday, December 12th.  Drop off your donations at the 018th District Station at 1160 N. Larrabee.

School Supply Drive by Chicago Police Department 018th District

To print a copy of this flyer CLICK HERE.

Let’s help make a difference in our Community.  The drive will benefit the youth of the 018th District

Drop off supplies at the 18th District Station at 1160 N. Larrabee Street by December 31, 2020.


Chicago Halloweek 2020 – Celebrating Halloween Safely

Halloweek is a week-long series of virtual and socially-distant outdoor Halloween activities that will take place between Monday, October 26 and Saturday, October 31. The City has also released guidelines for safely celebrating Halloween this year, including guidance for socially-distant trick-or-treating.

Halloweek will culminate with the Arts in the Dark Upside-Down Halloween Parade on October 31 – a reverse parade in which the entertainment is stationery and attendees drive by and watch the visual artists and performers from the safety of their vehicles. Admission is free, but reservations are required.

For a full list of Halloweek activities and guidelines, visit