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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…

40th Ward Vehicle Sticker Days

40th Ward Vehicle Sticker Days

Two Days: Thursday, June 25th and Tuesday, July 7th The Chicago City Clerk will be selling city vehicle stickers at our ward service…

ComEd Smart Meter

ComEd Smart Meter

Please be aware that ComEd has begun the installation of smart meters in our ward.  Much of the installation will be complete by…

Half Acre Brewery Update – Your Opinion Counts!

Half Acre Brewery Update – Your Opinion Counts!

Half Acre Brewery in Bowmanville (located at Rascher and Hoyne), which is currently operating solely as a manufacturing location, is getting ready to…

GrowCommunity Update

Article from DNAinfo  By Patty Wetli | April 13, 2015  LINCOLN SQUARE — The creation of a comprehensive neighborhood k-12 school system on the North…

Update: West Ridge Nature Preserve Construction

Construction of the West Ridge Nature Preserve is well underway. The completion date of August 1st will be here before we know it…

40th Ward Spring Shred Event

40th Ward Spring Shred Event

It’s that time of year again when spring cleaning seems to produce much unneeded paperwork.  Midway Shredding will be on hand to shred…

Shooting Near Winnemac Park – CAPS Meeting Update

Last night (Tuesday March 31st) a 2031 Beat Meeting was held at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Along with the officers in attendance, 20th District…

Working Closely with Swedish Covenant Hospital

I just wanted to thank all the amazing staff at Swedish Covenant Hospital who helped with improving the health care options we now have…

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Update

Dear residents, I just wanted to give you an update that the applicant has withdrawn their request for a medical marijuana dispensary license,…

20th Police District Egg Hunt & Bake Sale

Sponsored by Ald. O’Connor and Ald. Pawar Don’t miss the 20th District’s Free Annual Egg Hunt and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 4th…

Trumbull School Update

Trumbull School Update

On Monday, March 23rd, the working group of various neighborhood organizations, the Edgewater Historical Society, and the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce met with…

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The City of Chicago offers a multitude of internship and volunteer opportunities for high school students. These unpaid positions are available in many of the city’s departments and…

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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…

Recycle Appliances and Electronics at Best Buy

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…

40th Ward Traffic Circle Beautification

While neighborhood traffic circles have proven to be quite successful in making residential streets safer for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, the foliage that was originally planted can at…

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One Summer Chicago – Applications Accepted April 1st

One Summer Chicago – Applications Accepted April 1st

One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer over 24,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24. The…

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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…

Life Enrichment Programs for Chicagoans 60 Years and Better

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Chicago Park District 2015 Day Camp

Chicago Park District 2015 Day Camp

Looking to keep your kids active, engaged and safe this summer? Over 30,000 kids do just…

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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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