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New Water Main on Berwyn from Western to Leavitt

Please be advised the City of Chicago Department of Water Management will soon be installing 1,291 feet of 8-inch water main on Berwyn…

Where is my Beat Meeting

We have adjusted the Beat meeting map to reflect the changes to our Ward boundaries. Each Chicago police district is divided into three…

Edgewater Medical Center Proposal

Edgewater Medical Center Proposal

MCZ, the contract purchaser for the balance of the Edgewater Medical Center site, recently submitted a TIF application for their project. In total,…

Committee on Workforce Development Right to Work Zones

Committee on Workforce Development Right to Work Zones

On May 6th 2015 Alderman O’Connor who is the Chairman of the Committee on Workforce Development and Audit reported to City Council the results of…

Filming in our Ward – No Parking

Dear Neighbors, Please be aware that Big Table Media will be filming scenes for an episode of “Kitchen Crashers” in our neighborhood from…

West Ridge Nature Center Update

West Ridge Nature Center Update

Construction of the Nature Preserve is really moving along and is still projected to be complete by August 1st. Check it out! The…

40th Ward Neighborhood Rezoning

Dear Residents, I have recently taken steps to downzone the area generally bordered by Granville on the North, Rockwell to the East, Peterson…

Grand Opening: Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center

Join Ald. O’Connor at the Grand Opening of the URBAN POOCH TRAINING & FITNESS CENTER, 5400 N. Damen Ave., on Saturday May 16th! Big…

Divvy Bike Stations Arrive by June, 2015

Divvy Bike Stations Arrive by June, 2015

Great news! The installation of Divvy Bike stations in the 40th Ward will be complete by June, 2015.  Below is a list of…

5650 N. Ashland Avenue

Dear Neighbors, Currently, there is a five unit building under construction located on the site of the home that formerly held the address…

Update on Survey Results and a Note from Half Acre Owners

Update on Survey Results and a Note from Half Acre Owners

Survey respondents are overwhelmingly in favor of changing the zoning to allow Half Acre to operate a larger tap room and serve food.…

Welcome New Commanders to the 40th Ward

Welcome New Commanders to the 40th Ward

Dear Neighbors, The Chicago Police Department has recently gone through some personnel changes throughout  the city. As a result, our Police Commanders in…

Planned Metra Station Moving Forward with Parking

Planned Metra Station Moving Forward with Parking

Dear Neighbors, On Wednesday, April 22, I met with Metra officials and representatives of the Union Pacific Railroad to discuss the timetable for…

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Where is my Beat Meeting

We have adjusted the Beat meeting map to reflect the changes to our Ward boundaries. Each Chicago police district is divided into three sectors. Each…

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Chicago Park District continues to limit use of Pesticides in Parks

Each spring, park patrons may see dandelions growing in their neighborhood parks throughout Chicago, signifying a chemical free park that’s safe for play.  The Chicago Park District for a sixth…

Spring Tree Planting Tips

Spring Tree Tips from Chicago Gateway Green: A well maintained, beautiful tree is its own reward, and with the proper care its benefits can continue for years to…

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Best Buy offers the most comprehensive appliance and electronics recycling programs in the United States, and consumers recycle more appliances and electronics with Best Buy than any other…

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City of Chicago Safety Programs & Initiatives

City of Chicago Safety Programs & Initiatives

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Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to…

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Movie in the Parks

Movie in the Parks

The 15th annual Movies in the Parks series kicks off June 4, 2015 and features more than 240…

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Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

Whether or not your child wants to be a star, we’re here to encourage children to…

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