Get Behind the Vest Events

Quilt Raffle

Look at this amazing quilt made by our very own 19th Ward resident, Jean Ricker! Jean has generously donated this quilt to the Get Behind the Vest Pancake Breakfast! Her kindness and talent are reflected in this work of art. This handmade quilt is approximately 6′ x 9′ and is constructed of CPD t-shirts sewn together. Raffle tickets can be purchased online for $5 for one ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. In addition, raffle tickets will be available at the event on February 19th at Saint John Fisher School, 8:00am-12:00pm.

Kean Gas

WGN Radio Vest-a-Thon

WGN Radio’s Sweet Home Chicago with David Hochberg will partner again with Alderman Matthew O’Shea for a “Vest-a-Thon” Fundraiser, which will air on Saturday, February 18th. The 2022 Vest-A-Thon raised over $200,000 for the purchase of bulletproof vests.

To participate, tune into WGN Radio 720AM on Saturday, February 18th from 10 am to 1 pm. Donations will also be accepted by visiting, or by calling 872-262-8378 (VEST). To volunteer, donate sports tickets, or other items to be given away throughout the Vest-a-Thon, please e-mail [email protected].

Pancake Breakfast