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Dear Chicago Local Member,

As the ‘Stay at Home’ order continues, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe, and healthy.

During this time of social distancing, it’s crucial that we remember that, although we may be separated, we are not alone. Stay connected virtually with your neighbors, friends, family and your fellow union members in Chicago and across the country. I also encourage you to visit the Kaufherr Resource Center’s webpage and social media for a calendar full of activities to keep you active and part of the community.

Please know that during this difficult time, SAG-AFTRA’s top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our members. We are aware of the challenges many members face as production has temporarily ceased. SAG-AFTRA is regularly updating its COVID-19 resource page on the website with the latest updates so please continue to check this site.

In addition, it is critical in the coming weeks that we work together and advocate for our fellow members and our local communities. To assist members of the Chicago Local, we have compiled critical resources available to members living in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin and have listed these below. This will be updated online as needed.

While this evolving situation seems to be moving quickly at times, please know your local staff are working remotely to ensure the union’s core functions, including residuals processing, continue.

Download the SAG-AFTRA member app to be the first to receive the latest news. Sign up for direct deposit so residuals are securely deposited in your bank account. Watch your emails for the latest updates and possible calls to action. Stay safe by following the advice of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the guidance of local government authorities. And please look out for one another.

In unity,

Charles Andrew Gardner
Chicago Local President

Illinois Resources
Unemployment
Food Bank
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
United Way
Chicago Federation of Labor
Illinois Corona Resource
Childcare needs
Illinois Governors response to COVID-19
COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Unemployment Insurance
Illinois Department of Labor FAQ
Actors Fund Chicago: intakechicago@actorsfund.org

Indiana Resources
Unemployment
Food Bank
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
United Way
Department of Workforce Development Update
Media Advisory
Unemployment Insurance FAQ
Governor's Order
Actors Fund Chicago: intakechicago@actorsfund.org

Iowa Resources
Unemployment
Food Bank
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
United Way
Unemployment Insurance Benefits FAQ
How to file for Unemployment Insurance
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Actors Fund Chicago: intakechicago@actorsfund.org

Wisconsin Resources
Unemployment
Food Bank
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
United Way
Department of Workforce Development
Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance
Actors Fund Chicago: intakechicago@actorsfund.org

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