New Free Mask Dispensers on CTA Buses
CTA recently announced a new pilot program to distribute free masks on city buses. The program will start on 200 buses that cover highly ridden routes, including the #77 Belmont line. Please continue to wear a mask and to be safe on public transit.
COVID Vaccination Update
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) will be following Center for Disease Control guidelines on who receives priority for the vaccine. The first phase will be vaccination of frontline healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Next the vaccine will be given to essential workers and those over 75. My office will continue to give out updates as we learn more from CDPH. You can find more details about the rollout of the vaccine by clicking here.
The 2020 four-month shared e-scooter pilot program concludes on December 12, 2020. The City of Chicago would appreciate your help to evaluate the program by taking this survey to help determine what role shared e-scooters should play in the City’s transportation landscape. As the pilot ends, City staff will evaluate the impact and success of the pilot and take into account these survey results, an analysis of trip data and stakeholder feedback. After completing the program evaluation, the City will work with residents and City Council to determine a long-term approach to innovative, shared micromobility.
The City will be conducting a thorough evaluation of the pilot with a report to be published in early 2021. Your response to this survey is much appreciated and will help shape the pilot evaluation and help inform future decisions on shared e-scooters in Chicago. Thank you!
Alderman Tunney will be collecting Holiday trees for recycling on Saturday, January 9th and Sunday, January 10th. Please leave your tree in the alley, NOT THE PARKWAY (unless you have curb-side recycling and trash pickup), by Friday, January 8th.
If you would like your tree recycled, please fill out and submit the form below.
Preparatory work for the next phase of the Red-Purple Bypass Project – building a temporary track structure – will begin this month.
In order to continue to provide Red, Purple, and Brown Line service throughout RPM Phase One construction (2019-2025), a temporary track structure will need to be build parallel to the Red, Purple, and Brown Line tracks between W. Belmont Avenue and north of W. School Street. Construction of this temporary track is expected to begin in December 2020. Trains will use this track for several years during construction.
2021 County Property Tax Bills Now Available
The first installment of next year’s property taxes, which cover 55 percent of the previous year’s tax totals, will be due March 2nd. The Cook County Board last week also decided to delay late charges till May 3rd.
You can download your tax bill or make a payment by visiting cookcountytreasurer.com and following these steps:
- Select the blue box labeled “Pay Online for Free.”
- Enter your address or 14-digit Property Index Number (PIN)/
- There is no fee if you pay from your bank account.