West Old Town Neighbors

Neighborhood Association for Residents in West Old Town

Say Thanks with a sign — April 17, 2020
Covid-19 Resources — March 23, 2020

Covid-19 Resources

Hi Neighbors, I’ve been seeing so many wonderful acts of kindness and support in our community. There is so much information to share so I wanted to provide a resource we can all use and contribute to as we all work together to stay healthy through this crisis. Feel free to comment and add ideas and resources.


Latest info on Covid-19 and symptom checker-
https://www.cdc.gov
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html

Emergency assistance-
https://findhelp.org

Mental health resources-
https://mhanational.org/covid19

Free child care for first responders / volunteers needed too-
https://family.sittercity.com/chicagoresponds/

Small business disaster loans- https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Support your community: volunteer, donate, order food from restaurants, buy gift certificates. Here are some links:

Blood donors needed-
https://www.redcross.org
https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx


Relief funds for workers around the city-

https://chicagoservicerelief.com

Link to spreadsheet of specific hospitality businesses raising funds for employees- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G7-9XGDqilIPtVYpHvZYy37lSWRMu1PKOnvvOfMB_Ys


https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/17/your-favorite-chicago-businesses-are-in-trouble-heres-how-you-can-help-workers-directly/?mc_cid=c6c1a170fb&mc_eid=803472067a

https://www.chicagocovid19responsefund.org
https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org
https://www.formyblock.org
https://marillacstvincent.org/covid19relieffund.html



Local charities needing support-
Donate meals,supplies, etc.

https://lpcsonline.org/get-involved/
https://www.deborahsplace.org/donate/in-kind-donations/


Global relief funds-
https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/covid19


Restaurant delivery options, in addition to Grubhub.com and Ubereats.com -
https://www.diningatadistance.com/chicago
https://www.exploretock.com/togo


Social interaction apps (free from App Store and Google play) -
Consider scheduling daily time to connect with others and keep spirits bright.

NextDoor
WhatsApp
FaceTime
Google Duo
Skype
Zoom
Facebook live
Instagram

Exercise and Meditation (free)

YouTube channels have something for everyone, examples-
PlanetFitness https://www.youtube.com/user/planetfitnessnh
Yoga with Adriene https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene
Popsugar Fitness https://www.youtube.com/user/popsugartvfit
(one of my recommendations is the 30 min hip hop tabata https://youtu.be/kwkXyHjgoDM )
Pamela Reif https://www.youtube.com/user/PamelaRf1
(One of my favorites is 20 min full body workout: https://youtu.be/UBMk30rjy0o )

Meditation and relaxation sites, apps, channels-
Calm https://www.calm.com https://www.youtube.com/user/calmdotcom
HeadSpace https://www.headspace.com https://www.youtube.com/user/Getsomeheadspace
Say Thank You (Gratefulness) https://youtu.be/7uzynHWxn5Q

Other exercise websites (free)-
Peloton 90 day free trial for app workouts: https://www.onepeloton.com/app
https://www.corepoweryogaondemand.com


Brain stimulation and activities for all ages (free)

TedTalks have something for everyone, https://www.ted.com
Podcasts have something for everyone and can be found on many platforms,news sites, and streaming services such as NPR and Spotify

E-books from the library; Chicago Public Library enables online signup here: https://chicago.polarislibrary.com/polaris/patronaccount/selfregister.aspx

Khan academy: https://www.khanacademy.org
Chicago Ideas: https://www.chicagoideas.com/watch

The Smithsonian- https://www.si.edu/OpenAccess

For parents, kids and families-

Follow Brookfield or Denver Zoo on Facebook live
Join Joy of Mom Discussion group on Facebook
Free audible books for kids: https://stories.audible.com
Ted Education: https://ed.ted.com
https://www.khanacademy.org
https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/10-great-free-websites-for-elementary-school
https://www.popsugar.com/family/free-online-educational-resources-for-kids-47311368
https://adayinourshoes.com/free-educational-websites-for-kids/


Cooking at home
https://food52.com/blog
https://www.kingarthurflour.com
https://pinchofyum.com
http://www.aliadalal.com/recipes
https://tasty.co/topic/easy-dinner


CPS will give out free meals every day for any child in need during the closures — whether the child goes to a public school or not.
The meals will be available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday at pickup spots outside every school. You do not need to go to your child’s school; you can go to any CPS school to pick up the food. The kits will include up to three days’ worth of breakfast and lunch for every child in a household.
Important zoning meeting on Jan. 28 at 6 pm — January 20, 2020

Important zoning meeting on Jan. 28 at 6 pm

Meeting Details:

Community Meeting on Zoning for 1513-23 N Wieland Street

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6pm

Where: Catherine Cook School Studio Space (1350 N Wells Street)

 

NOTICE:

Community Meeting on Zoning for 1513-23 N Wieland Street

A Community Meeting on Zoning hosted by Alderman Walter Burnett and the developers of 1513-23 N Wieland will be held on January 28th at 6:00 pm at Catherine Cook School’s Studio Space at 1350 N Wells Street (Wells Street and Schiller Street) regarding the four single family homes in the 1500 block of Wieland approved as part of Sub Area B, PMD 1335. The purpose of the meeting is to present plans to modify the approved development at 1513-23 N Wieland from 4 single-family homes to a single building containing 12 hotel suites. Consistent with the previously approved plans, there will be no curb cuts on Wieland and vehicular as well as guest access will only be from Wells Street. This change will require an amendment to the underlying planned development (PD 1335, Sub Area B). No amendments to the hotel portion of the planned development are being sought.

The new park is open and needs a name! — September 29, 2019
Public Safety Workshop – 18th District  — June 13, 2019
Public Safety Meeting 6/26 — June 9, 2019
June 11 WOTN meeting, 6-7 pm — June 5, 2019
West Old Town Neighbors April meeting – Tuesday, April 9, 6-7 pm — March 31, 2019
Calling all Neighbors- It’s clean and green time: 4/27 —
West Old Town Neighbors Feb. meeting — March 20, 2019