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Cicadas Are Coming - Be Prepared

5/2/2024 (Permalink)

Cicadas 2 cicadas enjoying their time above ground.

The Brood X Cicadas will be making an appearance this year for the first time in 17 years. Cicadas are the loudest insect in the United States, so be ready for the loud noise.

There are ways to get prepared for the arrival of our loud friends:

*Make sure the screens on your doors and windows are secure and have no holes especially if you plan to leave them open during the warm weather.

*Cicadas fly but with no direction so they may easily fly into your path.  Be prepared with an umbrella or hat.  If you have long hair, consider wearing it back.

*Cicadas are less active in the early morning and evenings.  So consider doing yard work at these times.

*Watch your pets as they like to eat cicadas which can cause digestive problems.

*Change your car's windshield wipers as they may be needed when cicadas fly into your windshield.

*Protect young trees with mesh netting.

The cicada season should last no longer than 4 to 6 weeks.  Remember that Cicadas do not bite or sting, they are harmless.  Cicadas spend 99% of their lives underground, so do not let the 1% that they are above ground "bug" you too much.

Standing Devices and Idle Appliance Use Up to 39 Gallons of Water a Day

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

2 cell phone and chargers Unplug phone cords after your phone is charged.

It takes water to make electricity. When we waste energy it equals wasted water too. Nearly 25% of all residential power consumed stems from our idle appliances and devices. We can save water and energy by unplugging standing phone chargers and game consoles. Remember to shut down your computer at the end of the day and flip off that power strip. We may need a break from our devices, but our devices won't take a break from drawing energy.


Important Dates for the 2020 Presidential Primary

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

flag red white and blue Make sure to get out and vote on March 17, 2020

How to Vote

Vote by Mail 

All registered voters in Chicago are eligible to Vote by Mail.  Once a mail ballot has been returned to the Board, it cannot be retrieved or withdrawn. 

  • December 18  |Applications for Vote By Mail ballots open
  • March 12  |Last day to apply for Vote By Mail ballot
  • March 17 |  Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day

Vote Early

If you are unable to vote on Election Day or just want to skip the lines, vote early.  Early voting ballots are final. You can also register to vote at every early voting site.

  • February 19  |Early Voting & Registration opens at Loop Supersite
  • March 2  |Early Voting & Registration opens in all 50 wards
  • March 16  |Last day of Early Voting

Vote on Election Day — Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The location of your polling place may have changed. Polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line by 7 p.m., you are entitled to vote.

No ID is required to vote in your home precinct on Election Day unless you are voting for the first time and have registered by mail without verification.