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Sewer Main Installation on Washtenaw and Rockwell

Please be aware that the Water Department will begin installing new sewer mains on Washtenaw between Berwyn and Foster and on Rockwell between…

Water Main Break on Berwyn Avenue   

This past Friday the City encountered a water leak on the 2000 and 2100 block of Berwyn that turned into a major water…

Community Hiring Event – Construction Jobs for Upcoming Jamieson School Annex Project

Applications for employment opportunities for the construction of the Minnie Mars Jamieson Elementary School Annex Project will be accepted at Budlong Woods Branch…

Bit Space Grand Opening in Lincoln Square

ABOUT BIT SPACE Bit Space, based in Lincoln Square, is an independently owned site that focuses on hands-on STEM activities for teens and…

Trumbull RFP Now Posted

Trumbull RFP Now Posted

Update: July 7, 2015 RFP (Request for Proposal) for Trumbull __________________________________________________ Update: June 29, 2015 Dear Neighbors, The Board of Education has informed…

Intrinsic School No Longer Considering Rosehill Cemetery Site

Dear Neighbors, As many of you know, Intrinsic Schools was considering a location in the southern portion of Rosehill Cemetery for a school serving…

Zoning Change 5636 to 5652 N. Ashland

At the June 17th City Council Meeting, Alderman O’Connor introduced an ordinance to down-zone the properties on Ashland Avenue with addresses ranging from…

New Water Main Project on Ardmore from Talman to Western

The Department of Water Management will soon be installing a new water main on Ardmore Ave. from Talman Ave. to Western Ave. The…

O’Connor Speaks at City Club of Chicago

O’Connor Speaks at City Club of Chicago

On the 9th of June 2015 Alderman Patrick O’Connor spoke to the City Club of Chicago about the city’s pension problems and the…

Intrinsic School Proposal

Dear Neighbor, Intrinsic School filed an application on June 10th to begin the process of a planned development for a site off of Western…

2015 Living Treasures of Edgewater Award

The Edgewater Historical Society has selected four individuals for its 2015 Living Treasures of Edgewater Award.  This award honors those individuals who have made significant…

Filming Notification – No Parking

Big Table Media will be filming scenes for an upcoming episode in our ward on Sunday 6/7/15 thru Tuesday 6/9/15. Filming will take…

Intrinsic and Noble Charter Schools

Dear Neighbor, There has been some discussion surrounding the Intrinsic School proposal being discussed in our community for a site at the Southwest…

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I. B. E. W. Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors’ Association sponsor apprenticeship programs in Cook County, Illinois through the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (EJATT).  EJATT has…

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