Masks, hand sanitizer to be distributed Saturday

Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) will be handing out masks and hand sanitizer 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at two locations, George Rogers Elementary School, 1045 S. Monitor Ave., and Sayre Elementary Language Academy, 1850 N. Newland Ave. State Reps. La Shawn Ford and Camille Lilly also will be at Saturdays’ events.

Chicago Bears community tailgate Thursday in Austin

Austin residents are invited to attend a Chicago Bears game tailgate tonight starting at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Chicago Police Department’s 15th District, 5701 W. Madison Ave. The event is sponsored by Encompass AV, 33 Realty/Cubed Construction and Walking With a Warrior.

Free flu shots available throughout Chicago

Find the nearest flu clinic near you. West Side locations include La Follette Park (Oct. 19), Riis Park (Oct. 27) and Columbus Park (Nov. 2). Getting vaccinated this fall is especially important to prevent a convergence of flu and COVID-19, experts say. The Centers for Disease and Prevention recommends everyone – with a few exceptions – who is 6 months of age or older get the annual flu vaccine.