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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 […]

Bowmanville Oktoberfest

Mark your calendars for the BCO and Griffin Theatre Company’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Come and enjoy local music, local food, local folks and beer on tap from five local brewers. The event is outdoors on the Griffin Theatre property, 1940 W. Foster Avenue, from 3-9pm.  The $10 entry fee also includes 1 […]

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 Brian Park Ribbon Cutting

Green Brian 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 […]

40th Ward Free Flu Shots

40th Ward Free Flu Shots

The Chicago Department of Public Health will, once again, be offering free flu shots at our service office on Monday, October 20, 2014, from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to protect yourself and your family during this upcoming flu season. Our service office is located at 5850 N. Lincoln Avenue. […]

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 […]

Trumbull Community Involvement Process – Proposals Posted

Trumbull Community Involvement Process – Proposals Posted

Update August 26: Added two proposals, Chicago Waldorf School and Joseph Freed and Associates LLC. Update August 22: Please review the submitted proposals for Trumbull School: Mixed Use Revitalization Project 5200 Ashland Chicago Development Partners Chicago Jewish Day School Svigos Development Bancroft School Gorman Company Chicago Waldorf School Joseph Freed and Associates LLC Update August […]

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, […]

Ward Construction Projects

Ward Construction Projects

California Resurfacing Project The Department of Transportation is in the process of resurfacing California from Bryn Mawr to Peterson. The construction process should be complete by August 21st.  Please be aware of No Parking signs in order to avoid being ticketed. One lane will be open throughout the construction period. Bryn Mawr Sewer Project Update:The Bryn […]

TIF Will Support Improvements to Swedish Covenant Hospital

An $18.4 million modernization project at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Lincoln Square will be supported with $4.6 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) under a plan approved today by City Council. The work will include $10.4 million in emergency room upgrades at 2739 W. Foster Ave. and $8 million construction of the Mayora Rosenberg Women’s […]

Trumbull School Could Become Distillery, Senior Housing, Retail Complex

from DNAinfo Chicago: ANDERSONVILLE — What’s in store for Lyman Trumbull Elementary School? Ideas for the closed school’s reuse include a distillery, senior housing complex, a charter school and a hybrid of housing, retail and nonprofit space. The office of Ald. Pat O’Connor (40th) is accepting proposals for what to do with the shuttered school from […]

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