“January 28, 2019
This week’s weather forecast is brutal. Please take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe.
Streets and Sanitation plows are focusing on our community’s main arterials today. They will work their way to side streets later this afternoon and evening until all streets in our community are clear. Any additional help from neighbors to clear parking lanes of snow is greatly appreciated, as the snow will freeze when temperatures drop this evening.
Property owners and business owners are responsible for clearing all snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their property in a timely manner. Please help your elderly and disabled neighbors to clear their walkways to ensure a safe path for all in our community.
Our neighbor Tom Skilling is predicting potential record breaking temperatures tomorrow and Wednesday, dipping down to double digits below zero.
If you do not need to go outside during this time, it is recommended that you stay inside.
Please check on elderly neighbors and other neighbors who may need assistance during this time and help them access any resources they need, like groceries and medication. If you or someone you know may need assistance, please call 311 to request a well-being check and send Emily Volini in our office an email as well, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Chicago is expanding Warming Center services during this time. If you or a neighbor are looking for a warm place to be, the DFSS Warming Center at 845 W. Wilson is open from 9am to 5pm, and the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, is also serving as a warming center during operating hours.
City of Chicago Department of Family Support Services (DFSS) will be checking on homeless individuals with a heated bus to serve as a mobile warming center. If you see an individual who you think might need this service, please call 311 or email Ginger Williams in our office at email@example.com.
Chicago Public Schools is still making a determination on the status of schools being open. We will send an email if schools are closed tomorrow or Wednesday.
To prevent pipes in your home from freezing, it is recommended that you keep a faucet in your basement dripping during the cold weather.
Please only bring your pets outside for as long as necessary.
We will continue to communicate with updates throughout this week’s extreme weather. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact my office at 773-784-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alderman, 48th Ward”