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CHICAGO COVID -19 SAFETY TIPS RESOURCES

In highly abnormal and volatile situations, it’s extremely important to stay well informed. There is a lot of misinformation spreading about the latest coronavirus strain and COVID-19. It’s vital to get correct information from trusted sources. Here are global, national, and local resources.

If you hear any new information that sounds suspect, please check with one of the sources above. Be especially careful of information circulating on social media; the sources may be untrustworthy. Please count on state and local officials to serve the community to the best of their abilities.

COLORFUL BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL COVERS UPTOWN STREET

The large mural in the 4700 block of Clifton Avenue, between N. Broadway Ave. and Lawrence Ave., spells out the slogan in bright colors A group of 18 artists took to an Uptown Chicago street Saturday to paint a large, colorful mural to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
The large mural in the 4700 block of Clifton Avenue, between North Broadway Avenue and Lawrence Avenue, spells out the slogan in bright colors.
The lettering of the street mural was done by Heart and Bone, with each letter painted by a different artist, according to Uptown United Business District Manager Justin Weidl.

NORTHALSTED SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT ON BOYSTOWN NICKNAME

In 1997, Boystown was officially recognized by the City of Chicago as an LGBTQ neighborhood, a first of its kind proclamation. The rainbow pylons / Legacy Project memorial now have Chicago landmark recognition and the rainbow crosswalks include transgender flag recognition.

In recent years, Northalsted Business Alliance has used Boystown in marketing and branding to promote the North Halsted corridor in Lakeview. The neighborhood chamber of commerce represents more than 100 businesses and hosts Chicago Pride Fest, Northalsted Market Days and the Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade.

Northalsted Business Alliance President Ramesh Ariyanayakam encourages participation in the survey.

“As culture and language change and develop over time, we must listen to the community to support inclusivity, this survey is a step towards gaining valuable insight. Our process focuses on active listening and engagement,” he said.

The online survey, available at www.northalsted.com/survey, will be active for 60 days. 

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