If you are traveling during the holidays, remember to leave your heat set no lower than 55 degrees to prevent freezing/burst pipes.


It is typical for an increase in package delivery this time of year. It is strongly recommended that you have parcels either delivered to your place of work, require a signature for delivery, or have them shipped to a secure nearby location, such as a UPS Access Point, FedEx locker, or Amazon Hub Locker.

Pick up suggestions:

An accumulation of packages in a building lobby is not only visually unappealing, it is also an invitation to thieves. If you do have something delivered to the building, we recommend having them delivered at a date and time that you will be home so that you can pick it up right away. The longer they sit in the building entrance, the better chance they have of being stolen.


Remember to be courteous bringing in and removing Christmas trees. Please only transport trees in a tree bag to avoid scuffing walls, dripping sap or leaving needles in the common areas.

For disposal, please consider recycling your Christmas tree.  Not only will you give back to the environment, but you will also reduce our landfill deposits.  Chicago’s 2019 Christmas Tree Recycling Program runs from January 5th through the 19th.  Program details and recycling locations may be found here:


The holiday season can be especially rough on the plumbing system in the building. Increased or improper use of kitchen drains and garbage disposals can lead to unnecessarily clogged common drain lines and back-ups. Please be sure to limit the materials put through garbage disposals.  No grease or starchy/expanding foods (like potatoes, rice or pasta) should ever be put down drains or in disposals.  All of these items quickly contribute to buildups in the drain lines.

Please remember that ONLY toilet paper can be flushed down the toilet.  Do not flush Kleenex, feminine products or baby wipes ever.  Even if they say they are flushable, they are not — they clog our system and cause plumbing backup.


Please remember to changes furnace filters every 60 days.  Clogged filters inhibit the operation of the  heating system and cause costly repairs.   Also, test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and add new batteries if needed.


If you’re planning to host a holiday party, please remember to extend special courtesy and consideration to nearby neighbors.  Simply notifying neighbors before hosting a major event can improve relations and reduce complaints.  Also, please remember that you are responsible for the actions of your guests while they visit the building. Debris may not be thrown from balconies or decks, nor may these items be left in a courtyard or other common areas.

If your building has resident parking, please be sure that neither you nor your guests park in another resident’s space. Nothing ruins a festive evening more quickly than finding your guest’s — or your own — vehicle towed!


All trash must be placed inside the dumpsters in the alley area. Excessive garbage in and around the dumpsters is not only unsightly but will attract unwanted pests.  In addition, please break down all cardboard boxes before disposal.


A reminder visit the resident portal at to submit work orders and make rent payments.

In the event of an emergency, please call our main number 773.728.9900 and follow the prompts to the emergency line.

From all of us at Winnemac Properties, have a safe, healthy, and happy Holiday Season!