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Narcan/Naloxone Now Available at 46th Ward Office
September 29th, 2022

Dear Neighbor,

Chicago is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. In 2021, over 1,400 people in Chicago died of an opioid overdose, the highest number ever recorded. More people die in the city of opioid overdose each year than homicides and traffic crash fatalities combined. Every single community area in the city is impacted by opioid overdose and we must all work together to ensure that information about the opioid overdose crisis and treatments are widely available. 

Anyone in Chicago can access medications to treat opioid use disorder by calling 833-234-6343. You do not need to have insurance, income, or documentation to access this treatment.

Most opioid overdose fatalities in Chicago involve fentanyl, a very strong opioid that can be mixed in to heroin, cocaine, MDMA, and many other substances

You cannot overdose by touching or breathing near fentanyl. This is a common myth but it is important to understand that myths like this can prevent people from getting care and further stigmatize substance use. Find more information about de-stigmatizing efforts here.

Naloxone (Narcan) is a safe and legal medication that reverses an opioid overdose. Narcan comes in an easy-to-use nasal spray form and will not harm someone who is not overdosing. Making Naloxone easy to access and readily available is one of the best ways to prevent fatal overdose, as well as to de-stigmatize opioid use disorder in communities.

Naloxone (Narcan) is now available for free in Chicago Public Libraries, including the Bezazian and Uptown branches. I'm proud to report that the 46th Ward Office now also has free Naloxone (Narcan) and Fentanyl Test Kits available. We are the first Aldermanic Office to distribute Narcan and Fentanyl Test Kits and I look forward to coordinating with my City Council colleagues on making these free life-saving resources as readily available as possible.

As you can see in the picture below, anyone can access these resources by walking into our office any time Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm. The kits are available without requesting them from staff and they are free for all residents. 

Let's all work together to de-stigmatize substance use and to ensure that everyone has access to these critical life-saving materials to address the opioid overdose crisis. 

 Best,





FLU/COVID VACCINE EVENT
With flu season upon us and a new bivalent COVID booster available it is the perfect time to start preparing for getting both vaccines. We hope you'll join us THIS Saturday, October 1st from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Mary of the Lake, 4220 N Sheridan Road, for a Chicago Department of Public Health COVID and Flu vaccination event. While walk-ins are accepted advanced registration is encouraged. You can register for the vaccine event here.

The updated COVID vaccine is designed to specifically target the omicron subvariants and it will be available at the event along with COVID and flu vaccines. Further information about the vaccines including on deciding which booster dose is right for you can be found here.

If you are unable to attend you can find more vaccination opportunities here or by scanning the QR code below. Let's keep working on ensuring the 46th Ward is protected against COVID and the flu! Thanks for doing your part to keep yourselves and your neighbors safe. 

MEET WITH ALD. JAMES CAPPLEMAN
SPEAK WITH ALDERMAN CAPPLEMAN EVERY TUESDAY 
Virtual office hours are every Tuesday from 3:00PM - 5:00PM via Zoom or phone. Sign up by the end of day Monday at 5:00 PM by emailing the office at Ward46@cityofchicago.org. If this time period does not work for you, contact the Ward Office to schedule another time.

SCHEDULE A ZOOM MEETING WITH YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP
Ald. Cappleman or a staff member is also available to meet with your local neighborhood or business organization to provide updates about what's happening locally or city-wide. East Lake View Neighbors, Triangle Neighbors, Buena Park Neighbors, Sheridan Park Neighbors Association, Beacon Block Club, and Uptown United all do this on a regular basis. Schedule a time by either email at Ward46@cityofchicago.org or call 773-878-4646.
DONATIONS FOR NEW ARRIVALS FROM TEXAS

Hundreds of migrants have been arriving from the State of Texas to the City of Chicago. As a welcoming city, we know Chicagoans are ready to show their generosity and are looking for ways to support the new arrivals. If you wish to volunteer, please complete the volunteer registration form found here.

We also know that Chicagoans have already begun collecting donations for these individuals. The 46th Ward Office is now serving as a drop off site for donations. You can view the list of requested donation items and other offices serving as drop-off locations here. Note food is not being accepted.

If you have items that can be donated please stop by the 46th Ward Office, 4544 N Broadway, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to drop off donations.

For any questions about donations please email: DONATIONS@cityofchicago.org.

PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
UPDATED COVID-19 VACCINE BIVALENT BOOSTERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
More information about the new vaccine and roll-out can be found here. For those who need help finding a nearby vaccination site, Vaccines.gov is a free online service that you can use to search for pharmacies and providers that offer vaccination. Residents can also call the City’s COVID-19 call center at 312-746-4835.

46TH WARD COVID/FLU VACCINE EVENT ON OCTOBER 1ST
Saturday, October 1st from 11:00 Am to 3:00 PM at St. Mary of the Lake, 4220 N Sheridan Rd. Find more information to make your appointment here.

NEW INFORMATION ON MVP
Click here to see the latest updates from the CDPH on MPV. 
For further questions and concerns, contact the CDPH by calling 312-746-4835 or learn more here. Click here to see their most recent webinar about the virus.

UPCOMING EVENTS
BRENNEMAN'S FALL SHOW UP SPRUCE UP 
Saturday, October 1st from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 4251 N Clarendon Ave.

UPTOWN LIBRARY
Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 AM, 929 W Buena.

2022 CHICAGO MARATHON
Sunday, October 9th. Find more information here.
Course Map

Street Closures

JOB LISTINGS & COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Find up-to-date job listings here, and find more information about employment & volunteer resources here. 

COMMISSION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING
Today, Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 PM. Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd. Learn more here.


CAREER FAIR

Friday, September 30th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the UIC Forum, 1213 S Halsted. Register for the event here.

SUPPORT FRIENDS OF UPLIFT
Find more information here.


CTA JOB FAIR
Saturday, October 1st, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, 567 W. Lake.


LIHEAP ASSISTANCE
Visit South-East Asia Center, 5120 N Broadway or visit the website here.

PEOPLES GAS UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Call 800-571-2332 or find more information here.

PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE 46TH WARD
Public libraries now serve as an incredible resource to get answers to almost any question you might have. There are also a lot of great activities for people of all ages as well.

  • Bezazian Library | 1226 W. Ainslie Street | 312-744-0019 |  More information on their hours of operation can be found on their website here.  
  • Uptown Library | 929 W Buena Ave | 312- 744-8400 | More information on their hours of operation can be found on their website here.
SENIOR CENTERS
Senior residents of the 46th Ward who are looking to beat the heat are encouraged to visit any of the Department of Family and Support Services Senior Center locations which operate Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. 
  • Northeast (Levy) Senior Center | 2019 W. Lawrence Avenue | 312-744-0784
  • Edgewater Satellite Senior Center | 5917 N. Broadway | 312-742-5323

DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

AFFORDABLE RENTAL UNITS IN NEW DEVELOPMENTS
If you have questions on any of these projects or other work taking place in the 46th Ward please reach out to our office at ward46@cityofchicago.org or 773-878-4646. When asking about developments or construction work, it is helpful to have the address of where the proposal or work is taking place.

4701 N. CLARK
Developer Platinum Homes is requesting a zoning change from B3-2 to B2-3 in order to construct a five-story residential building. The proposal would have 38 dwelling units (29 two-bedroom, 2 bath units and 9 two-bedroom, 1 bath units with parking for 21 vehicles and 62 bicycles. More feedback from the Clark Street Block Club is needed and Ald. Cappleman will defer to the City's Dept. of Housing to determine how the ARO will be utilized for this development. This development proposal is along Clark Street, which is currently undergoing a retail corridor study led by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, which is why this department's input is also crucial. Click here for more information.

4642 N. MAGNOLIA
After a close vote, Magnolia-Malden Neighbors voted in favor of approving an upzone to allow for the construction of a 6-unit residential building at this site. Along with their approval, they submitted a list of questions to Finan Development Corporation. The developer is still finishing up responses to the local block club, and it will be posted on the 46th Ward website. Once Ald. Cappleman reviews the developer's responses, he will relay his decision about upzoning this property.

4555 N. DOVER 
The developer recently told Ald. Cappleman that he's very close to submitting a proposal for this site. Should a change in zoning be required, Ald. Cappleman will host a meeting with Dover Street Neighbors and the developer to discuss this proposal before a final decision is made.

WE WILL CHICAGO
Review and learn more about Chicago's first citywide planning initiative since 1966 here.  Provide feedback through the survey here.


CTA & RED PURPLE LINE MODERNIZATION (RPM) UPDATES
If you have questions, comments, or concerns about the RPM project please contact RPM@transitchicago.com or call 331-303-2499. 

RPM CONSTRUCTION NOTICES
Work continuing Wednesday, August 31st through Friday, October 28th. Click here to visit the RPM website for construction updates.


SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE

MENU WORK SCHEDULE

PUBLIC SAFETY 
LOCAL DISTRICT ELECTIONS
If you are interested in local policing and want to run for District Council you can find more information here.

CTA SAFETY UPDATES
Chicago Police provides law enforcement services on CTA through the department’s Public Transportation section as well as private security guards and a camera system in every bus, train car and station. Earlier this year, we announced that we were increasing deployment of Chicago police officers and more than doubling the number of security guards on our transit system. You can read more here about ongoing CTA safety efforts.

CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS
In response to an increase in catalytic converter thefts, the CPD has released community information to spread awareness. You can click here to contact your local Police District.

HOME & BUSINESS PROTECTION PROGRAM
If you live in or operate a business in Chicago you can now apply to receive reimbursement for your security cameras and other security devices.  Since the offer is "first-come, first serve," we encourage people who want to buy cameras to do so now. Learn more here.

PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS & INFORMATION 
Click here for more 46th Ward public safety tips, including how to make a 911 call.

UPDATES ON THE LATEST COMMUNITY ALERTS
If you have any questions about past crimes, please contact the 19th District CAPS Office at 312-744-0064 or the 20th District CAPS Office at 312-742-8770. Click here for more up-to-date information on the latest community alerts.

THE CITY'S PLAN TO ADDRESS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
The Chicago Police Department's website provides detailed information about current crime statistics as well as an outline of their plan to address violence. Click here to view that information.

19th DISTRICT (south of Lawrence)
E: CAPS019District@chicagopolice.org
P: 312-744-0064

See the Beat Meeting listing below for the Zoom meeting I.D. number and passcode.

20th DISTRICT (north of Lawrence)
E: CAPS020District@chicagopolice.org
P: 312-744-8714
Click here to join a 20th District CAPS meeting.
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