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Toyota Dealership

Summary of Proposed Building Plan Changes at 6040-6060 N. Western Avenue In April of 2015, a Planned Development was established for a new…

Shots Fired

We just received this information from the Police today the 21 April 2016. Please understand we don’t currently have a complete picture yet and…

Clark Street Nomination

Clark Street Nomination

Clark Street is a nominee in a national contest to choose the best main street in America. Cast your vote daily thru June…

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office will host an event on Thursday, April 28, at Swedish…

California Water Main Project

Update: Through Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago infrastructure improvement program, the Department of Water Management (DWM) recently completed the installation of…

Citywide Clean and Green

Saturday, April 16, 2016 The 40th Ward encourages residents to take part in the city’s citywide spring Clean and Green. Clean and Green…

Outdoor Roll Calls

Come out and join the 20th District Police for Outdoor Roll Calls (Subject to Change due to Operational needs) Monday, March 28,  at…

Jamieson Construction Update

Jamieson Construction Update

Construction of the Jamieson addition is coming along nicely. Completion date is mid-August – in time for the 2016/2017 school year.    …

Amundsen High School Improvements

Amundsen HS has seen many improvements in the past couple of years. With the $7,793,069 TIF money I secured, as well as the…

California Avenue Water Main Replacement

California Avenue Water Main Replacement

The Department of Water Management has begun working to install a new water main on California Ave. from Foster Ave. to Lawrence Ave.…

Andersonville Honors Gala

2016 marks 51 years of the Andersonville community, and for its 5thannual Andersonville Honors Gala, the Andersonville Development Corporation, soon to be reborn as the Andersonville…


Earlier this afternoon, Tuesday, February 23, a shooting occurred in the alley behind 5831-35 N. Washtenaw Avenue. The individual shot was transported to…

Shots Fired

On Tuesday, February 16, at 10:45 pm, there were reports of shots fired at 2758 W. Peterson Avenue in the 24th District. This address…

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Applications are now available online. Please note that applications will no longer be accepted in paper form, email or fax. Each year, the Jumping Jack delights children across Chicago.…

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Summer Jobs

If You SEE Something, SAY Something

Aggressive Panhandling

Neumann Family Services Job Fair


Chicago Launches “Open Grid” to Help Residents Explore Their Neighborhoods

Mayor Emanuel Launches Initiative to Support Home Buyers And Strengthen Neighborhoods Across Chicago

Chicago Heat Ordinance

City Warming Centers

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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 Flower Show

The tradition of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show can be traced back to 1847 when it was created as an exhibition of prized fruits and flowers. Today…

Peterson Garden 2016 Registration

  Registration Now Open! People interested in gardening with Peterson Garden Project do not need any prior gardening experience. The mission of the project is to teach people…

Water Conservation Tips for Residents

from the EPA: For Every Room in the House With Plumbing Repair leaky faucets, indoors and out. Consider replacing old equipment (like toilets, dishwahers and laundry machines). In…

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Summer Jobs

Below is a list of summer employment and internship opportunities for students One Summer Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based…

The Home Depot

Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 17 Apprenticeship Program

Uber Jobs

City of Chicago Jobs

Internships and Volunteer Programs

Job Search Engines

Work 4 Illinois

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Aggressive Panhandling

Aggressive Panhandling

It is a violation of the Chicago City Code 8-4-025 to aggressively panhandle. Panhandling often supports substance…

Chicago Heat Ordinance

Cold Weather Pet Care

Alley Safety

Safely Dispose of Expired Medications

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Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS)

Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS)

The Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS) program provides safety, security and accessibility improvements that help…


3 Easy Steps to Fight Flu

Bed Bug Fact Sheet

Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites

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Chicago Park District Prescribed Burn Notice

Chicago Park District Prescribed Burn Notice

Please be aware that the Chicago Park District will soon begin performing prescribed burns in the…

My Chi Parks™ App

Chicago Park District

Chicago Beaches

Chicago Park District Ranked on EPA’s National Top 100 List of Green Power Users

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Edgewater Theater Pass

Edgewater Theater Pass

The Edgewater Theatre District Pass is like a subscription to the neighborhood! For one price, experience…

2016 Chicago Festival and Event Line-Up

Griffin Arts Center

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

Chicago Artists Resource