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Water Pumping at Edgewater Medical Center

Water Pumping at Edgewater Medical Center

The contract purchaser of Edgewater Medical Center has tested the standing water in both the garage and the hospital basements. Based on the results, they are able to pump the water out of the garage (and they have obtained the necessary permits). They will start pumping as early as this Thursday, December 11, 2014. However, […]

Chicago’s Minimum Wage Increase

Chicago’s Minimum Wage Increase

The City Council voted to gradually increase the City of Chicago’s Minimum Wage from $8.25 to $13.00 over a period of five years. As the Chairman of the Workforce Development and Audit Committee, I oversaw the meetings on this important and historic subject. In doing so, we voted to help bring 400,000 Chicago residents above the […]

Snow Parking Restrictions Begin December 1st

Snow Parking Restrictions Begin December 1st

In order to ensure that the most critical roadways in Chicago are kept open to full capacity at all times, the City of Chicago instituted and vigorously enforces a Winter Overnight Parking Ban on 107 miles of vital arterial streets from 3AM to 7AM between December 1 and April 1, regardless of snow. Motorists who […]

32nd Annual Food Drive

32nd Annual Food Drive

This year marks our 32nd Annual Food Drive. The food collected is distributed to various food pantries within the 40th Ward and to the Little Brothers and Sisters of the Poor. Please consider dropping off non-perishable food to our ward office between Novemer 17th  and December 20th.  Together, we can help ease the burden for […]

Learn When it’s a Telephone Scam

Learn When it’s a Telephone Scam

Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk, and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a […]

Support our local businesses!

Now that the holiday season is upon us, what better way to give thanks then to come together as a community and support our local businesses. Before you head out to the malls, take time to stroll through our neighborhood shops for unique gifts that can’t be found in big box stores. We are so […]

Jamieson Elementary Annex Meeting Update

Jamieson Elementary Annex Meeting Update

Update: December 3rd On Tuesday December 2, in front of a packed auditorium of parents, teachers, neighbors, and students, Alderman O’Connor, along with the Mayor and the Public Building Commission, discussed the proposed addition for Jamieson Elementary School. Jamieson is one of only three schools in the entire City that is getting a major capital improvement […]

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 […]

Trumbull Elementary School’s Community Meeting Presentations

Trumbull Elementary School’s Community Meeting Presentations

Update December 3rd: Hub @ Trumbull formerly Trumbull Court Partners presentation from the November 24th community meeting has uploaded to our site. The Hub@Trumbull presentation.   Update November 25th: On Monday, November 24th, community members gathered at Trumbull Elementary School to see proposals for the future of the building. We believe the meeting was a huge success, with […]

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 […]

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