Estimado amigo,

Espero que esté disfrutando tanto como yo la transición al otoño. Mientras las temperaturas cambian y la temporada de influenza y gripe llega, es importante mantenerse saludable cuando participamos en actividades divertidas de la temporada como “dulce o travesura” o ver las casas hechizadas. Para no enfermarse, es importante tener las vacunas actualizadas contra el COVID-19, así como las dosis de refuerzo, y aplicarse la vacuna contra la influenza.

A continuación, aquí hay algunos consejos de seguridad que comparten los CDC:

  • Si está enfermo o tiene síntomas, ¡quédese en casa! Evite las fiestas de Halloween o hacer dulce o travesura si no se siente bien.
  • Hágase una prueba si tiene síntomas de COVID-19.
  • Tenga precaución en eventos con multitudes o en interiores y revise el Contagio Comunitario de COVID-19 en su condado.
  • Si es anfitrión de una celebración, recurra a espacios abiertos en el exterior si es posible y revise las posibilidades de mejorar la ventilación en su casa. Esto puede contribuir a reducir las partículas del virus y evitar contagios de COVID-19.
  • Mantenga sus manos limpias. Si hace dulce o travesura, traiga gel antibacterial. Si va a regalar dulces, lávese las manos frecuentemente.

Siga leyendo para más información sobre las próximas festividades en el Distrito, y sobre cómo nuestro vecindario de Avondale fue nombrado “uno de los vecindarios más excitantes y dinámicos del mundo”.  

Como siempre, siéntase en libertad de comunicarse a mi oficina distrital si necesita ayuda marcando el 773-278-2020, enviando un mensaje de texto al 773-207-7838, o mande una nota a través de www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.

Sinceramente,

Senadora Estatal Cristina Pacione-Zayas | Distrito 20

Avondale es designado como el décimo sexto vecindario más excitante y dinámico del mundo

Estoy honrada de representar uno de los Vecindarios más Excitantes y Dinámicos del Mundo. Time Out designó Avondel como el vecindario #16 entre los vecindarios más excitantes y dinámicos del mundo, aunque ya sabíamos que es una comunidad muy vibrante de inmigrantes polacos y sus descendientes que han contribuido con la rica historia de Chicago por décadas. Me enorgullece trabajar al lado de los líderes de la comunidad polaca de la Cámara de Comercio Polaca, el trabajo con el Museo de la Herencia Polaca en el que celebramos la firma de la legislación HB 5581 que codifica el Corredor de la Herencia Polaca en la Avenida Milwaukee, y la asociación con la Sociedad Americana Polaca hace unas semanas para ofrecer asistencia técnica para recibir alivio en los impuestos a la propiedad. Espero seguir trabajando con los líderes comunitarios y celebrar la herencia cultural del distrito que represento.

Cómo ayudar a nuestros hermanos inmigrantes

¿Quiere apoyar a refugiados que buscan obtener asilo en Chicago? El Instituto del Progreso Latino ha elaborado una lista de cosas que pueden ayudar a las familias recién llegadas y a las personas con necesidades especiales. Para ayudar, dé clic aquí.

Oportunidades laborales en el Distrito 20 y sus alrededores

Revise mi página de internet con una lista de las oportunidades de trabajo en Chicago y el Distrito 20. Ahí podrá encontrar enlaces a empleos con el Estado de Illinois, las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago, organizaciones locales y más.

Próximos Eventos

¿Qué he estado haciendo?

He tenido actividades en el Distrito 20 y en el estado cuando hablé ante el panel sobre Educación Latina en Chicago, participé en la conferencia de Illnois Main Street en el Museo de Historia del Condado McLean en su discusión plenaria sobre Puerto Rico y la legislación que aprobamos en 2021, que estableció los Distritos Culturales Designados en el Estado, y fuimos los anfitriones de nuestro programa de mesas redondas sobre políticas públicas y planeación de juntas.

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English Health Fair Flyer CHICAGO – As the weather gets colder, Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas is hosting a Fall Family Health Fair to help keep folks in her community from getting sick, and will be offering free flu shots, COVID shots and boosters, blood pressure checks, physicals, and more.

“When we move into cold and flu season, a lot of folks are more prone to illness, which can keep them out of work and school, result in expensive medical bills or just simply make them feel crummy,” said Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago). “We are offering resources like flu and COVID shots to help prevent people in our community from getting sick and avoid these stressors.  I hope families will utilize this opportunity, and join me in prioritizing their health this fall.” 

The Fall Family Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N. Avers Ave. in Chicago.

The Fall Family Health Fair is being co-sponsored by State Representative Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) and the Kosciuszko Park Advisory Council. In addition to the free health services, the fair is offering a variety of fall-themed family activities. Attendees will be able to participate in free face-painting, take free family portraits, and go home with free children’s books. There will also be free hot chocolate for guests to enjoy and keep warm.

"This event will be a great opportunity to get flu shots, COVID boosters, and to have a great time," said Rep. Guzzardi. "We're excited to offer all these services and activities free of charge to our neighbors, and we encourage everyone to come by and celebrate the season with us."

For more information, please reach out to Senator Pacione-Zayas’ district office at (773) 278-2020.

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CPZ Aquino EarlyChildhoodEducationFair EN 111222CHICAGO – State Senator Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas and State Senator Omar Aquino are excited to host the first-ever Early Childhood Education Resource Fair on Nov. 12th highlighting available resources in their communities to improve knowledge and enrollment in early childhood education programs.  

“From my role as an education advocate to being a parent, I know firsthand how important resources are to supporting young people in our community to learn more about themselves and the world around them, and to develop necessary skills for the rest of their lives,” said Senator Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago). “Early experiences matter, and this resource fair will help direct members of the community to the resources that are available to them – setting their kids up for academic and personal success.”

The Early Childhood Resource Fair will be held on Nov. 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McCormick YMCA, 1834 N Lawndale Ave., in Chicago.

The Early Childhood Resource Fair aims to educate families about high quality care and education resources available in their neighborhoods that will be accessible throughout the school year. Attendees will be able to visit stations providing information about developmental screenings, health resources, and early childhood resources. During the fair, there will be community giveaway for families as they complete the event passport. There will also be informational bags including age-appropriate tools for education up for grabs. The senators are looking forward to making these resources easily accessible for residents in the districts they represent.

“The development of a child’s emotional, cognitive and physical needs is the foundation for their lifelong wellbeing,” said Senator Aquino (D-Chicago). “I’m delighted to join forces with Senator Pacione-Zayas to offer a one-stop-shop opportunity where parents can get the information and resources to ensure their kids are prepared for learning. I encourage all residents of our districts to attend and take advantage of this opportunity.”

To register, click here: https://bit.ly/20-EARLY.

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Dear neighbor,

As the seasons change, many folks may face new challenges with staying warm, or may start looking for more ways to get involved in the policymaking decisions that impact their community. I am happy to share resources with you all that provide some financial assistance – including a guaranteed income pilot through Cook County—as well as information on how you can connect with my office to make your voice heard on important issues, such as violence prevention, environmental concerns, and education.

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


Policy Roundtable Kickoff

The people closest to the problems are the ones who often have the best solutions. Unfortunately, those who end up living with policy decisions set by government rarely have a seat at the table. My Senate office is committed to creating spaces for the people of the 20th legislative district to be at the table--and have been able to do so with our Policy Roundtable program.

Our Policy Roundtables--a group of constituents who meet to define policy priorities and even co-author legislation—began meeting again this month via Zoom. If you have ideas for future government policies regarding violence prevention, the environment, housing, education, health, or small business and the workforce, I encourage you to attend. For more information, click here.

Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot

The Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot will provide $500 monthly cash payments to 3,250 Cook County residents for 24 months.

You are eligible to apply if:

* You are aged 18 or older;

* A resident of Cook County;

* Your household income is at or below 250% of the federal poverty level or less; and

* Neither you nor anyone else in your household are receiving funds from another guaranteed income pilot. This includes the City of Chicago’s Resilient Communities pilot.

You are eligible to apply regardless of immigration status, housing status, or employment status.

The deadline to apply is October 21st! For more information, visit http://www.engagecookcounty.com/promise for more information.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

As the weather gets cooler it is important that families have the help they need. #LIHEAP is offering energy bill assistance to families that may qualify from September 1-May 31, 2023. Find out if you are eligible and apply today by visiting helpillinoisfamilies.com

Job Opportunities in and around the 20th District

Check out my webpage featuring a list of job opportunities in Chicago and the 20th District. There, you can find links to jobs with the State of Illinois, Chicago Public Schools, local organizations and more.

Upcoming Events

  • Khepri Café’s Halloween Bash – October 29 at 11 AM
  • Fall Health Fair – November 5th from 9 AM - 12 PM, Kosciuszko (Thadeuz) Park
  • Early Childhood Resource Fair – November 12 from 11 AM - 2 PM, McCormick YMCA

What I’ve Been Up To

Check out what I’ve been up to in the district recently – including honoring the contributions of Gertrud Kolmar at the rededication of a local park, securing reproductive justice by raising funds for with the Chicago Abortion Fund and writing postcards to send to neighboring states, activating the The Puerto Rican Agenda’s campaign, 3Rs for Puerto Rico: Rescue, Relief, Rebuild to address immediate impact of Hurricane Fiona and long term issues with Puerto Rico’s colonial status, hosting a Town Hall with Sen. Aquino on the SAFE-T Act, and welcoming neighbors into my District Office at our open house!

Click here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorPacioneZayas/posts/488139743326669

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Springfield Office:
M120 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8191
 
District Office:
3140 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 278-2020