Dear Neighbor,

It’s been an exciting, productive few weeks in the 20th District! From the celebration of the signing of House Bill 5581 creating the Polish Heritage Corridor to commemorating Juneteenth, it was great to reflect on the cultures and diversity that make our communities so rich.

As the weather gets hotter, read on for more information on resources, opportunities for kids and teens in the city and more. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccines have now been approved for children as young as six months of age. Come out to Rincon Family Services at 3710 N. Kedzie Ave. on Friday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon for an opportunity to get vaccinated, or visit our featured resources page for more information on getting vaccinated in Chicago.

As always, feel free reach out to my office for assistance by calling 773-278-2020, sending a text message to 773-207-7838, or sending us a note at www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.

Sincerely,

State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas | 20th District

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Dear friend,

School is out and warmer weather is upon us. As we enter into summer, I want to make sure you have the resources you need to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Additionally, June is Pride Month—a time for us to lift up the joy, brilliance and contributions of our LGBTQIA siblings and honor them by continuing to fight for inclusion and equity for all.

Make sure to read on for job opportunities, summer program ideas for children and teens and more.

As always, feel free reach out to my office for assistance by calling 773-278-2020, sending a text message to 773-207-7838, or sending us a note at www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.

Sincerely,

State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas | 20th District

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Estimado amigo/a,

¡La escuela terminó y el clima cálido ha llegado! Mientras entramos al verano, quiero asegurarme  que usted y su familia cuenten con los recursos que necesiten para mantenerse seguros y saludables. Adicionalmente, junio es el Mes del Orgullo (“Pride”)—un tiempo para que destaquemos la alegría, brillantez y contribuciones de nuestros hermanos LGBTQIA y honrarlos manteniendo viva la lucha por la inclusión y equidad para todos.

Asegúrese de leer a continuación sobre  oportunidades de trabajo y sobre  programas de verano para niños y jóvenes.

Como siempre, siéntase en libertad de comunicarse con mi oficina para obtener asistencia llamando al 773-278-2020, enviando un mensaje de texto al 773-207-7838, o mandando una nota a través de www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.

Sinceramente,

Senadora Estatal Cristina Pacione-Zayas |Distrito 20

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Resources

We Will Chicago Framework Plan 

The City of Chicago has released the first draft of their first citywide plan since 1966. Review and give your thoughts on the draft We Will Chicago Framework Plan at http://wewillchicago.com/draft

Free bikes to be distibuted by CDOT 

CDOT will be distributing 5,000 FREE bikes and safety equipment over the next few years! With a focus on climate mitigation and environmental justice, the Bike Chicago program is now accepting application until Aug. 4—learn more and apply at https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/bike-chicago/home.html  

Summer camps and programs for students of all ages

CPS summer programs

CPS-run summer programs help students receive extra academic, social and emotional support, connect them with their school communities, and encourage them to explore new skills so they are ready and confident when the 2022–23 school year begins. You can browse programs at cps.edu/summerprograms. For the most up-to-date information about the summer programs available to your child, we encourage you to reach out to your child’s school directly.  

Additional programs through Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, and My CHI. My Future.

In addition to CPS-run programs, Chicago also offers amazing weekend and summer programs — and job opportunities — through the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library and the city’s My CHI. My Future site. Please visit these partners to find programs that are right for your family.

 Summer sports

CPS’ Office of Sports Administration (OSA) is excited to announce our programming for the 2022 CPS Summer Sports Skills Camps for students entering grades 5–12! Summer sports skills camps are an opportunity for current elementary and high school students to develop their skills in their favorite sport or learn about new sports FREE OF CHARGE. The District will be running summer sports skills camps from July 6–28, 2022 at over 15 sites across the city, including schools, athletic centers, and parks. Camps will run Monday–Thursday each week unless noted otherwise. Please review the summer camp offerings and registration portal  to sign your student up for summer programming.

Where to find COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in Chicago

COVID-19 booster shots (Pfizer) are available for anyone age 5 and older. Chicago offers various options for when and where to receive a first or second dose or a booster shot. Visit  on the City of Chicago website.  

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Stratton Office Building
Section F, Room H
Springfield, IL 62706

 

District Office:
3140 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 278-2020