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Medical Cannabis Dispensary Community Input

I would like residents to be aware that there has been interest in the property located at 1954-68 W. Peterson by a company looking to open a medical cannabis dispensary. While the property is properly zoned for this type of business, the city requires that the interested party go through a special use process which includes […]

Recent Zoning Change / Carmen and Winnemac at Rockwell

Our office has begun the process to downzone the property located between Carmen and Winnemac at Rockwell. Given that the Archdiocese has closed several churches and schools in the last few years, we felt that a zoning change to the land occupied by Transfiguration Catholic Church was appropriate. If the church were to close, under […]

ALERT: Chicago Development Partners Proposal Updated for the Nov 24th Community Meeting

ALERT: Chicago Development Partners Proposal Updated for the Nov 24th Community Meeting

Update November 21st: Chicago Development Partners proposal has been updated for the presentation on Monday, November 24th. Note: Some of the proposals are quite large so the download will be slower. When: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Where: Trumbull School, 5200 N. Ashland 1. Cedar Street Companies 2. Chicago Development Partners 3. Svigos Development 4. Waldorf School […]

ENERGY ASSISTANCE: Priority Registration Open for LIHEAP

Peoples Gas is encouraging seniors 60 yrs & older and people with disabilities to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) if they need assistance with their natural gas bills before the weather turns cold. LIHEAP provides grants to help customers pay outstanding bills, reconnect service, and maintain natural gas service. During last year’s […]

Resurfacing Project Peterson Avenue

Please be aware that a resurfacing project has begun on Peterson Avenue from Damen Avenue to Ridge Road, and on Ridge Road from Peterson Avenue to Clark Street. This street is part of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s Arterial Street Resurfacing in the 40th Ward. The work will include milling and paving the existing asphalt […]

Free Homework Help at Budlong Woods Library

Budlong Woods Library is offering free homework help on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 6:30pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. A certified teacher will be on hand to help children grades 1 through 8 with homework in all subject areas. The library is located at 5630 N. Lincoln Avenue, 312-747-4300.  No appointment necessary.

ALERT: Aggravated Robbery in Winnemac Park

Chicago Police are advising people to be especially careful in the wake of an aggravated robbery in Winnemac Park.  A woman was walking with two children when she was approached by two robbers who knocked her down and stole a necklace she was wearing.  CPD was quick in calling out helicopters and canine units and […]

St. Matthias Becomes 1st Catholic IB School in Illinois

St. Matthias Becomes 1st Catholic IB School in Illinois

Congratulations to St. Matthias Elementary School for being the first Catholic elementary school in Illinois and the ninth in the nation to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. St. Matthias is authorized to offer the Middle Years Programme in their junior high (6th, 7th, & 8th grades) with future plans of including grades preschool through […]

Air Traffic Noise Concerns

Update Sept 21: I, along with Alderman Michael Zalewski, Alderman Mary O’Connor, Alderman Margaret Laurino and representatives of the Mayor’s Office recently met with representatives from United Airlines to discuss the makeup of the Airline’s fleet and traffic patterns at O’Hare Airport. This was another meeting in a series of meetings we have held, and will […]

Double Value Coupons for Link Card Holders at Andersonville Farmers Market

Double Value Coupons give Chicagoans who use the LINK card an easy way to bring home twice the fresh produce and other LINK-eligible food items without spending a penny more.   Your LINK-eligible purchases will be matched with dollar-for-dollar Double Value Coupons up to a maximum amount per day set by the farmers market. You can […]

Green Briar Park Ribbon Cutting

Green Briar Park Ribbon Cutting

I am pleased to announce that the new Green Briar Playground is now complete. The ribbon cutting ceremony, which took place on Thursday, September 11, was a wonderful event with Clinton Elementary School’s 3rd grade class participating in the cutting of the ribbon. First Lady Amy Rule and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly […]

West Ridge Nature Preserve Ground Breaking Ceremony

West Ridge Nature Preserve Ground Breaking Ceremony

Alderman O’Connor and area neighbors gathered Saturday, September 6, to welcome Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with Michael Kelly, General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District and Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation to celebrate the much anticipated ground breaking of the West Ridge Nature Preserve. The Nature Preserve is located at the northwest […]

DIVVY Stations

DIVVY Stations

As you may be aware, DIVVY’s equipment supplier (PBSC) filed for bankruptcy back in January. Because of this, the Department of Transportation has only recently been able to begin finalizing the expansion of 175 stations, 10 of which will be in the 40th Ward.  The new stations and bikes will be built over the next […]

Annual Softball Tournament and Family Fest

Thanks to all who came out and joined us for our annual 16” Softball Tournament and Family Fest. The weather could not have been better for the community to come out and enjoy an afternoon of family fun. A special thank you goes out to the Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce for, once again, hosting […]

2014 Street Resurfacing

The Department of Transportation has informed us that they will soon begin the resurfacing of streets in our ward. Below is the list of streets being resurfaced for the 2014 construction season. The city works hard to adhere to posted dates but due to the high volume of construction that takes place during the summer, […]

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